Husband had his birthday a few weeks ago, and I’ve finally gotten around to putting together the information on how I made his mammoth birthday cake. His request was for me to make him a vanilla sponge with three layers; one of vanilla custard and one of chocolate custard. Not asking much hey? So I set about to making it. Unfortunately, the vanilla sponge was a bit of an epic fail, but the vanilla and chocolate custards were great – I was really happy with my first attempt at these. I’ll definitely make them again.
For the “sponge” I cheated and bought a packet vanilla cake – not really acceptable behaviour, is it? The cake was far too heavy and dense for the beautiful, light custards.
For the custards, I used a recipe from food.com for Pasticciera Cream (Italian Pastry Cream) which could also be used for filling cannolis (YUM!)
Here is the adventure that was making Husband’s birthday cake…
Now for the layering…
He is one lucky Husband….
Have you made Italian Pastry Cream? Or do you have another recipe? Do you have someone in your life that makes birthday requests?