With our similarities in mind, it wasn't hard for me and Ela to come up with a cake that we'd all love. Our initial priority was to use fruit, and we easily achieved that. Ela is a sale-finding-coupon-clipper, so when she saw kiwis and strawberries were on sale at Stop & Shop, we knew that was the way to go!
For the cake, we added pureed kiwi to the batter as a replacement for water. We made lemon curd for the filling and added sliced strawberries. Sari had been raving about the Ghirardelli chocolate chips on sale at Shaws, so we went with a chocolate ganache for the icing.
|Stawberries and Kiwis!|
|Delicious bittersweet chocolate|
|Cut in half, ready for filling|
|Making the lemon curd|
|We had to add stawberries|
|Making chocolate ganache for the first time|
|Looking good already|
|Ela did all the decorating|
|A tropical-looking cake just in time for spring|
|Adding the candles|
|And the final result!|