I'm a day late and €0.632711 short but here is my sweet Daring Bakers challenge for this month. Morven @ Food and Random Thoughts was in the mood for a party when she chose Dorie Greenspan's Perfect Party Cake and left it up to ourselves to choose the flavour. The sponge and buttercream are made with egg whites only and are supposed to be pristine white in colour but Irish butter made mine a little less white and a little more ivory. I stuck with the lemon flavour from the original recipe only adding a thin layer of lemon curd (there were a whole lot of leftover egg yolks) between the cake layers and a few crystallised rose petals because I need the practise for a wedding in June.
The sponge didn't turn out as fluffy as I would have liked but some guy in Greenwich stole an hour of sleep from me yesterday and I was a little on the cranky side all day. But the buttercream was beautifully silky and the curd just the right side of suck-in-your cheeks so as a whole the elements worked well together and all guinea pigs went home happy.