Last year I made a strawberry lemon cake for my family’s Easter lunch. These flavors are probably the first that come to mind when I think of spring, so I decided to celebrate the warmer weather with a tiered cake! I’ve never made a tiered cake before, mostly just because I’ve never wanted to fool with adding supports and all that, but I didn’t do any of that with this cake. Just stacked ’em all up and slathered some frosting on there.
On Saturday, my friends Meredith and Rachel came over and we had a photo shoot in my living room all afternoon. I honestly wish I could do that every single day! So we played with props and fabric and cooked bacon and played with edible flowers. Pretty good Saturday if you ask me!
- For the lemon cake layers, you can use this lemon cake recipe from my Blueberry Lemon Cake, minus the blueberries.
- For the strawberry cake layers, I like this strawberry cake recipe from Southern Living. Except I cut the sugar from two cups to 1 1/2.
- For the vanilla frosting, try this recipe from my Dark Chocolate Cherry Cake. You will probably need to double this recipe to cover both tiers.
- For the bottom tier of cake, I used 8 inch cake pans, and 6 inch pans for the top tier.
- Bake the cakes for 18-20 minutes. My 6 inch layers were a little thicker than the bigger ones, so they still baked in about the same time.
Allie | Baking a Moment says
Wow what a gorgeous cake! I love that the layers are two different colors! And that cake stand is gorgeous 🙂
Thanks so much, Allie! I had my eye on this cake stand for awhile, finally bought it over the weekend! 🙂
Jeff Branch says
What a stunning cake!
Thanks! 🙂 🙂
Outstanding! Love it!
Yay, thanks! 🙂
Julia @ Sprinkled With Jules says
You did a great job! I love the simplistic outside with the pops of color inside too.
Thanks so much, Julia! 🙂
What a beautiful cake!! And sounds like a fun photo shoot too!! I want to be invited to the next 🙂
Thanks, Zainab! You are totally invited to the next one but I cannot cover your travel expenses. haha 🙂
Medha @ Whisk & Shout says
The colors of this cake are so pretty and I love your bowl and cake stand! Sounds like you had a blast 🙂
Thanks, Medha! I’ve been dying to use this cake stand. 🙂
That does sound like a fun saturday!! And this cake is so pretty – perfect for easter and spring!! 🙂
Thanks, Ashley! I’m totally in the springtime zone right now. Can’t stop!
Rachel @ Bakerita says
Stoppp I love this!!! It’s so so cute. Tiered cakes are my favorite, and I’m obsessed with how you decorated it with the strawberries and lemons and little flowers! Pinned 🙂
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
What a beautiful cake! Strawberry lemon is my favorite spring combination!
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says
Absolutely beautiful cake, Beth! I go crazy over anything strawberry so I love this cake!
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
WOW. What a cake! I love the tiered layers and your beautiful decoration of it… so perfectly springy- and ideal for easter too.
This cake is absolutely stunning and I’m sure delicious!
This looks so pretty! I never thought of mixing flavours in a cake!
Meriem @ Culinary Couture says
Beth your photography gets better and better with each post! I love it and I cant wait to make this cake!
Wow, Meriem, thanks so much!! Photography is something I struggle with the most, but I’m also obsessed! Can’t stop won’t stop. 🙂
Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says
This screams spring to me! Beautiful!
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says
This cake is beautiful! I love the idea of different flavored layers.
This looks absolutely amazing! Is there any way I could make just one tier?