We've had two outings this week and I made this cake both times. Once for our Quilter's Guild meeting and then the next day I taught a SWEET group of girls a quilting lesson. This cake went over really well both times, so I'll share. Now it does look alittle Christmasy, but we had no pretty daisies left, and the only yellow flowers we have are marigolds and who wants a 'stinky' flower on their cake?!
then using a cookie sheet and flip it again so that the rounded top is face up.
After letting it cool, trim the 'hump' off with a long serrated knife, so that the cake is flat.
If you have time, let it air dry an hour or so, would be best over night.
For the icing mix large 1 carton of whipping cream until it is almost finished (soft peaks).
Then add one package of pistachio instant pudding mix.
Whip only a minute or so until it is mixed throughly. Do NOT over whip.
you could also just use your spatula and put it on if you did not have a pastry bag.
Regular jam would be fine, or use just the icing if you don't want the jam.
On the first cake I made the jam really soaked into the cake,
so on the second one I did a thin layer of the icing
before adding the jam and that seemed to help.
I also let the cake air dry (with a light towel on it) over night before cutting and icing.
Fresh strawberries would be very pretty too!