Sunday, August 22, 2010

SMS: Sweet Almond Cake and a Goodbye

I was VERY excited for this cake because it contains three of my favorite things... Almonds, lemon curd, and mascarpone. The cake itself contains ground almonds and I must say, I LOVED the cake. The layers are filled with homemade lemon curd and then the entire cake is frosted with a mascarpone frosting. Overall it was a great cake and I am glad I made it!

Thanks to Katie of Katiecakes for hosting this week. The recipe can be found at her blog.

Now for the sad part of this post... This will be my final SMS post. I have so enjoyed baking along with this group over the past 15 months but I am unable to give 100% to the group anymore. Even with cutting back to 2 TWD and 2 SMS recipes a month and scaling back the recipes (sometimes to an 8th of the recipe!), it is just too many sweets.

On top of all of that, I still have my Daring Baker commitment and my CIA homeschool list. Unfortunately, there isn't enough time to bake everything I want to bake or enough mouths to eat it all!

I still look forward to checking out what the SMS bakers are creating and thanks for a great ride!

14 comments:

Shelby said...

This sounds yummy Cristine! I totally know where your coming from with all the baking. While it is fun, too much of a good thing is just too much!

The McBride Family said...

I wish I was there to help with the burden of eating all of those sweets... :) But i agree with shelby too much is just too much. Love you girl and minus this almonds this sounds FABULOUS! :) sorry you know me...

Candy Girl said...

Awww- hate that your leaving SMS! Your cake looks fantastic! Good luck with everything.

Anonymous said...

Your cake looks fabulous...and I understand about needing to cut back. I've left a few groups myself. Sometimes it's better to do a few things beautifully then to try to do too much and not have fun doing it.

The Grows said...

So sad to see the end of your SMS. If only I lived closer to help eat those sweets. ;) Oh, and Monica should know that Almonds always make thing better but, you know me.

Gloria said...

Your cake looks beautiful! I absolutely loved the cake and thought it was the star of this recipe.

Best of luck with all your baking endeavors!

The Mortensens said...

This cake sounds amazing!

Katiecakes said...

Oh, we're going to miss you over at Sweet Melissa :(

Thanks for baking along!

Katie xox

HanaĆ¢ said...

Seeing your cake makes me wish I hadn't skipped this one (even though it would have been impossible with all the State Fair baking I did this past weekend). Might have to do a rewind on it. Sorry to see you leave. When I first "met" you, you were still living in Germany :o) A lot happens in 15 months. Isn't life great? :o) I hope we stay in touch! Take good care!

Julie said...

Totally understand the too much sweets thing. I send or take as much as I can to work. We'll miss you.

This is a beautiful final SMS recipe. Take care.

Eliana said...

Cake looks awesome. I'll miss you SMS creations but look forward to still reading more of your posts.

spike. said...

sorry to see you go but I understand how all the sweets add up! What a great cake to go out on!

Ingrid said...

Hey, I totally understand! I didn't know how you were doing it all to begin with! Especially having to little ones at home.

I can't tell you how much I want, nay NEED this cake. I've been thinking about it - a lot!
~ingrid

rebecca said...

Christine, I feel your pain about baking so much... and I just joined a new Dorie baking group! And the Daring Bakers seems so amazing- i wish I could join that one too. I had to stop baking for a bit, because I was gaining too much weight.

Your cake looks delicious and I cannot wait to try it someday.

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