Kevin from Viroqua, WI (2017 Week 6: Botanical)




Viroqua, WI

Baking Challenge

3-tiered Floral Cake

Give your botanical creation a clever name – and tell us about your recipe.

Three Colored Cake – because the red is for rose pistachio cake (middle tier), yellow for hibiscus mango pineapple cake (bottom tier), and blue for lavender blueberry cake (top tier). I filled the top tier with lavender buttercream and blueberry jam and the middle tier with rose buttercream. I piped cream all over each cake

Any disasters? Did you take any risks? Proudest moment? Lessons learned the hard way? Tell us about it.

The rose cake was overbaked and the mango cake was way too heavy.

How did you add a Wisconsin twist to your flavors or decoration?

I used real Wisconsin butter (a lot!) and flowers from my backyard. I even used blueberries from the farmers market.

How did you do?

Pleasantly satisfied.