I really look forward to my monthly trips to cake club. It is such a great way to socialize with new and interesting people and of course there is a butt load of cake to eat! This months theme was "Baking with Beverages" so our cakes were themed around drinks. Inevitably there was a lot of alcohol involved in the recipes on the table, I dread to think what might have happened had someone lit a match.
I had a lot of ideas for my cake this month and changed my mind about 17 times before settling on a recipe. In the end I went for a Shirley Temple cake, a lot of people didn't actually realise that a "Shirley Temple" was a drink so I did spend a lot of the night explaining the connection.
I definitely won the prize for pinkest cake this month! The recipe for this bad boy will follow shortly, as I want to try them out as cupcakes instead, I think it would work better in cupcake form.
The sponge is a ginger beer flavoured concoction, with a lime curd filling and maraschino cherry buttercream slathered all over. All I can say is YUM! ...