The Daring Bakers bake a Perfect Party Cake with the adorable Dorie Greenspan


Here we are with this month’s Daring Bakers challenge- Perfect Party Cake from the adorable Dorie Greenspan’s Baking From My Home to Yours.”  This is Dorie’s ninth book and it is jam-packed with lusciousness.

  This month’s challenge is hosted by the lovely Morven from Food Art and Random Thoughts, check out her cake here.

For my filling, I used a jar of  homemade strawberry jam that my sweet Aunt B made a couple of weeks ago and was nice enought to share with me. I filled and frosted it with buttercream and everything was easy as pie cake! I crowned it with fresh strawberries, applied coconut to the sides and candied lemon and violets to really tart it up! This is a super easy cake, quickly made and so lovely for a party! Hope you try it and thanks to Morven and Dorie! There are over 800 DBs now so grab a cup of whatever and check them out here!


mise en place


ready to bake


Ready to enjoy!


Love to all the Daring Bakers out there- can’t wait to see your creations!



  1. Jaime says:

    what a beautiful, beautiful cake! i think that’s the cake i had in my mind…but i ended up w/something a little different. i ran out of coconut and could not add it to the sides…and then ended up not getting strawberries when i was at the store. oh well!

    again, lovely cake!

  2. Mary says:

    What a lovely cake you made! I’m jealous of your homemade strawberry jam. The fresh strawberries look lovely!!!!

  3. Gabi says:

    Gosh Thank you everyone you’re all so great! For the DBs I have really enjoyed going round and feasting my eyes on all of your beautiful cakes.
    For my friendly readers -Thanks for your support!

  4. Aoife says:

    Such a pretty cake — your layers are so perfect and even! The fruit on top makes it even more delectable!

  5. Cakespy says:

    Oh my, oh my, oh my. The violets just make me think spring during a non springy time in Seattle…your attention to detail (the candied lemon, the preserves) is an inspiration!

  6. Ramona-scuttle says:

    Thanks for stopping by WOW your cake is so inviting! I could just eat it write of the screen.

  7. Paula says:

    Your cake is so pretty! I put homemade strawberry jam in mine too. It went great with the lemon flavor of the cake. Nice job your cake looks like a slice of spring!

  8. Pixie says:

    Your cake looks incredibly delicious and moist. Love all the cut up strawberries and how fortunate to have homemade strawberry jam!

  9. Bridget says:

    It looks fantastic! I wish I’d had some homemade strawberry jam for the filling.

    Are there really 800 Daring Bakers? Wow.

  10. Lynn says:

    Wow, your cake is over the top gorgeous! I love the addition of the candied lemons and violets.

  11. lama says:


    cake looks delicious and so does the new blog design. i’ve been reading you from my google reader of late and haven’t been to the site like i should–so if it’s been here a while sorry for the late noticing

  12. April says:

    This cake looks wonderful!! I love all of the fresh strawberries on the top!

  13. dhanggit says:

    oh gabi this cake is sooooooooooooo beautiful!! i wouldnt even dare slice it..great idea!! thanks for inspiring me i will definitely make one like this for my sister’s bday 🙂 this week

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