Monday, July 22, 2013

It Wouldn't be a Celebration Without "Torta"

Tonight, at 8 o'clock, a winner will be picked for the blog-aversary giveaway! In the meantime, let's discuss cake.

What I really want to do is honor the cake maker, my young friend Audrey. Her family and ours have been long-time friends. Every member of that clan is wildly creative, so our get-togethers are a great source of joy and inspiration. When you visit the D-family, you'll experience aria singing, beer brewing, bee-keeping, gardening, piano/harp playing, painting, drawing, and all manner of hilarious Jane Austen-quoting. Curious Acorn has already featured some of the talents of Joan, Mary, and Fiona (Rachel, your turn is coming next, and I can't wait!)

Anyway, today belongs to Audrey and the magnificent "Cassata alla Siciliana" she made for our visit last week. I've seen the recipe for this cake, and let me tell you, it's daunting. Audrey took up the challenge and was victorious. Way to go, beauteous shield maiden!





*The Cooking of Italy, Time-Life Books


   

"Delizioso!"

12 comments:

Amy said...

What a family, what a young friend, and what a cake! Wow! Looks delicious in every way:)

JoAnn Hallum said...

ohhh yum!

Southern Gal said...

Yum. Love that photo! My daughter has asked me what kind of cake I want for my birthday and I can't choose. Sad, isn't it?

Deb Colarossi said...

Ti voglio tanto bene Jodi!

Dewena Callis said...

My goodness! What an accomplishment! Years ago I clipped a recipe and picture from a food magazine of an Italian cake, with many layers, that looked a lot like this. There were so many steps that I never attempted it. I bet this one tasted like no other cake you'd ever had. Rich, too?

Leslie said...

THAT is impressive!!!

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

I feel that talking about cake must always be a fine idea!

This looks wonderful and the young woman who created it is inspiring!

Anonymous said...

What a surprise!!!!!!
Making the "Cassata alla Siciliana" was such a privilege and an adventure.I am always inspired by the delicious treats you make.Saro fare anchora presto per voi!

Connie Smiley said...

It looks magnificent, Jodi! And congrats on the anniversary (a little late). It's always a pleasure stopping by.

Nancy said...

I was daunted by your Pavlova. Every time I hear the name (or a bell rings) I salivate. :)

Jodi said...

Nancy, you crack me up. :D

Mary Drennen said...

These pictures are excellent and the cake was so good. I am so looking forward to seeing you all again for Hobbit Day!

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