Chris from Monona, WI (2018 Week 1: Cakes)




Monona, WI

Baking Challenge

Upside Down Cake

Give your cake a name based on the ingredients and decoration – and tell us about the origin of your recipe.

Strawberry Gin & Tonic Cake. This cake combines two things I look forward to all winter – the first strawberries of the season and sipping a good gin and tonic on my deck.

Tell us about your proudest moment – or humble failure – in this week’s baking challenge.

I’m glad the cake rose so well! The glaze has a little too much gin in it for my liking, but the cake itself, while no beauty queen, is delicious.

Describe how you added a Wisconsin twist to your creation.

The eggs came from our CSA farm in Fort Atkinson and the butter is from Wisconsin.

How did you do?

Pleasantly satisfied.