Sunday, 27 November 2011

rum and coconut triple layer cake



our friends Paul and Roz went on a cruise to New Zealand a couple of weeks ago and secretly got married... bless em... and to celebrate they invited the whole gang to the pub on Saturday night to have a bit of a shindig...

... Roz was kind enough to bake me a fabulous birthday cake for my 40th last year so I returned the favour with a wedding cake of sorts... something pretty in white... with a bit of a kick for Roz who likes a tipple or two!

this is another fabulous recipe taken from Dan Lepard's Short and Sweet with a wonderful buttercream icing taken from the same book... i've added lime juice and the grated peel to the buttercream icing to give it a little zing and then covered the icing with shredded coconut to add a little drama.  Unfortunately I don't have a good pic of the inside as it was dark in the pub but needless to say it looked very pretty with its three layers and it tasted divine and rather velvety...

eat and of course, enjoy!

28 comments:

  1. Oho... I... just... and creamy... and coconut and, well... words... failing... sumptuous... cake.

    CAKE!

    That looks like a cake worthy of falling into face first and not sitting up again until it's all gone.

    I love the way the recipe turned out as just exactly an ideal single serving.

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  2. what a gorgeous gift to the newly weds! (gotta love that Dan!)

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  3. Oh my goodness, that looks divine.

    I once had a slice from a cake just like that in the New York Plaza and it was wonderful, I shall never forget it.

    I just treated myself to Dan Lepard's book for my forthcoming birthday so I will go immediately to look it up......I can see me making my own birthday cake !!

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  4. Rum and coconut is such a good combination, especially for Christmas. I love the look of this cake.

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  5. What a very pretty cake. The coconut is so ribbony and wide. The coconut over here is very small and stringy. It makes a huge difference in presentation. Wow!

    What a good friend you are to bring a cake to the newlyweds.

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  6. What a great guy you are! Killer cake! My birthday's coming up in a few days ... too bad you're on the other side of the pond! Otherwise, the plea would be more plaintive!

    I am dying to know what this cake tasted like, though. All those gorgeous flavours and Susan is right ... it's tough to find coconut that is shaved so widely here in New Hampshire ... dang! It's all that sweetened sticky stuff.

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  7. What a beautiful cake and a lovely gift for your friends.

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  8. Dom, what a pretty cake- such a thoughtful gift!

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  9. Dom, that is a beautiful looking cake. White on white, very elegant!

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  10. Firstly, congrats to your friends - how romantic!
    This cake contains so many of my favourite ingredients: lime, rum, coconut and buttercream (yes, I'm counting buttercream as an ingredient.) Looks gorgeous, too. I've got to get this Dan Lepard book!

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  11. Beautiful and very wedding appropriate! There are a couple of coconut cakes about today in bloggerland.

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  12. Amazing looking cake with a very tropical feel. Congratulations to your friends!

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  13. Oh wow - that cake sounds absolutely stunning! Looks it too. I'm dreaming about rum now...

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  14. What a lovely, lovely present for the newlyweds Dom!

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  15. What a FABULOUS gift for the newly-weds and such a PRETTY cake too....I MUST get a copy if that Short and Sweet, sounds such a useful book.

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  16. Just stunning---but all I can think of as I sit here and drool is, what does it looks like with a big giant piece cut out of it?

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  17. This cake must have been such a welcome treat, I imagine they were pretty happy with you!
    The coconut flakes are a brilliant touch too xx

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  18. Looks a great cake - just right for the occasion. Like the idea of the lime.

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  20. Got to know about your blog from Pear Tree Log. I am glad to pay you a visit and find yet another wonderful space to hang out. The cake looks divine and so pretty. It will be a lovely centre piece for a White Christmas celebration! I thought I saw the recipe hehe then when I read the post one more time, there is none:D but I will search for the book and get it from there then. Many thanks for telling us about this cake.

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  21. It should be called "Dom's Decadent, Delightful & Delicious" confectionary!

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  22. Oh my God, that looks so sinful

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  23. What a wonderful cake for a wedding. Looks like loads of buttercream, mmmmm. It might be Dan Lepard's recipe but it is your idea for a wedding cake. GG

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  24. Oh my! Your cake is absolutely glorious, looks beautiful and scrumptious in equal measure. X

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  25. Dom this looks superb. And so much better than mine. Love the way you've decorated it. I made this weeks ago now, but haven't published the post yet. I thought it was a delicious cake and really like your addition of lime.

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  26. I can only imagine someone giving me a gift of a cake this beautiful!

    Love the lime in there - mmmmmmm!

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  27. Great decoration using coconut flakes and a fab recipe too.

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