My youngest daughter turned two a couple of weeks ago and I had a while back already planned that I would make a meringue cake. It was the perfect cake since I knew that we had invited people who were allergic to dairy products as well as to wheat products. This was the cake all could eat.
Oh well, it did not go as I planned and the cake crumbled on the other side when I took it out of the oven. The idea was to create a cake out of meringue and the it would have a hole in the middle which would then be filled with lemon curd and fresh berries.
So the clock was 8 p.m. when this disaster happened and I had no chance of creating this cake again.
So before throwing the cake away I wanted to try the meringue, lemon curd and fresh berry combination to see if it would be worth doing again sometime. That is when it hit me. See what happened…
Just put it in a glass and you may serve it to the guests that cannot eat the other cake! This of course is not a new idea but at that point I was so happy that it popped into my mind. It also look real pretty actually.
In the end the hostess was happy and so were the guests. I’ll get back to you about the other cake soon. I also proved to myself that baking two cakes in one night is not impossible with two small kids.