Friday, 16 March 2012
Mallorcan Orange & Lemon Cake
When I first arrived here, hubby had his habit of buying me yellow or orange flowers. I was more into pastel then you see, so I told him NO yellow or orange flower or things for me please. He got the message and from then on, he only gave me pink, blue, purple and white/green flowers or any other colour except for yellow. Orange was also another colour which I am not so fond off. I find them too striking and garish, and it feels as thought the sun is constantly on my face which I detest before I came here. Coming from a country with endless sun, it is inevitatable that I shy away from it.
But somehow last year, my taste in colour started to change. I started noticing colours like how a child experiment with their box of crayon on their first day at school. The feeling is great needless to say but I am still tracking carefully with purchases around me. Temptation to add colour to my wardrobe and living space is there, but I am not all out 100% yet. With the only exception on food and my flowers. The more the merrier because after all, it is only temporary feast to the eye. This morning, I woke up to a mission to create a striking and garish cake.
The cake base is a simple butter cake with zest from oranges and lemon I brought back from Mallorca. It tasted exquisitely fragrant and deep. My luck with cream icing ran out of me again so I resorted to using our last pack of butter to create buttercream. Texture wise, love it because it is sturdier but tastewise - it is super rich and I´m not so fond of it. The saving grace are the orange slices on top which I felt went well with the cake. It did a marvelous job cutting thru the heaviness of the butter cream and cake with its light, refreshing, citrusy taste.
Taste aside, I thought the cake so sunny and happy, no?