Dottie from Eagle River, WI (2018 Week 1: Cakes)




Eagle River, WI

Baking Challenge

Hidden Design Cake

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

Sweet Summer Wisconsin

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

The cake itself turned out great. I used my go-to white cake recipe, but added watermelon juice for extra taste (turns out watermelon juice doesn’t have enough PUNCH to come through in a cake. And then there’s the failure of my lovely pink hearts as the hidden surprise: they all floated to the top of the batter and lost that heart shape. So, my hidden surprise is the tiny chocolate chips, which represent watermelon seeds.

Describe how you added a Wisconsin twist to your creation.

My Wisconson twist is imagining summer in Wisconsin, using free-range eggs from my neighbor and our own Wisconsin honey from our apiary.

How did you do?

Feeling humbled.