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Dawn (KitchenTravels)

Hi Bernadette - your first cake ever? You picked a doozy! This is a pretty ambitious cake for a beginner, what with the multiple steps and all. Kudos to you for sticking with it! I wish I had known you were making this, I would have been happy to help you out with any questions. Please always feel free to email me. As for the frosting, I haven't tried to color it, but I've read on other food blogs that sometimes liquid food coloring doesn't do well in certain recipes. There is a powdered food coloring you can buy on line that you might think about for the future. In any event, so glad the cake finally worked out for you. What a nice friend you are to make a homemade cake for your friend's birthday! I'd love to see pics of the finished cake. :) Have fun! xo, Dawn


Wow this was a journey for me! I gave this a whirl, and it was my first cake EVER. I have to admit I had to make the actual cake 3 times before I got it right (beginner mistakes/mishandling), and found out too late that the butter cream frosting (which was deee-lish) didn't take too kindly to food colouring, and eventually had to resort to store bought. The finished product is gorgeous and I can't wait to try it tomorrow at my friend's birthday :). Thanks for posting it, I wanted to give her something a little special, and now I can!

Dawn (KitchenTravels)

Hi Sarah - you are so sweet! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I made this cake again recently, and found out (the hard way) that it is imperative to use cake flour in this recipe. I tried using a homemade substitute of regular flour mixed with cornstarch. No go - the cake fell completely in the middle and the texture was all wrong. At least the frosting was still good! ;)


Oh what a beautiful cake. I think the super bowl could use some lemon curls on top.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment.So many wonderful blogs all on Tasty Kitchen. I've enjoyed going over yours! I look forward to many more visits.

Thanks again.


Dawn (KitchenTravels)

Hey Kim - let me know if you do! It's really yummy. Be sure to use real cake flour. I tried to "make my own" the second time I made this cake, and the layers did not rise properly in the oven. :( Lesson learned!

Kim at Rustic Garden Bistro

Great post, thank you! This might be how I use up the last of my lemons off the tree... :-) [K]

Dawn (KitchenTravels)

Thanks, Laurie. We love lemon desserts, too. I've got 5 jars of lemon curd left, but I'm already thinking I need about a dozen more. ;)


Dawn, this cake is gorgeous! And I'm sure it was very welcome at the Super Bowl party. Lemon desserts are my absolute favorite.

Dawn (KitchenTravels)

Hi Sarah - thanks! This cake turned out so yummy that I am ordering the book. :) I like the photos on your blog - they really pop!

Dawn (KitchenTravels)

Yvonne - ha! I know, pretty funny. :)


This looks so good! I love anything lemon and I've heard great things about every came to come out of "Sky High".


The toothpicks at the end are just perfect!!!

Dawn (KitchenTravels)

Holly -I wasso happy to see you on my blog! Thanks for your comment. Coming from you, its a huge compliment. :)


Beautiful photographs!

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