"They" all insisted I pose with my cake. So here I am with my prized Pina Colada cake. "If you like pina colada's ..." I had this song in my head when making this cake, I just had to buy it off I-tunes and I seriously listened to it over and over, I love that song.
Once again, I had a bit of trouble with the frosting. I just don't like making those meringue frostings. At first I couldn't get the frosting to get past the almost curdled stage. Then I did a little research and realized I needed to switch from the whisk to paddle attachment - that sure did the trick. But frosting it, well that was tough. Thank goodness for the coconut on the outside. It was a very strange texture, it was slippery. It was very hot that day, so that might have had something to do with it, but I don't know. I might just have to be an american buttercream baker - unless Cassie wants to visit SF and come show me since she is the queen of SMBC.
So, the verdict. People loved this cake. OE's dad, "Mr. A," liked it a lot and he's aparently not a huge cake fan, and "Mrs. A" also loved it alot. People really liked how moist it was (thanks to the soaking of the layers in rum!) and the fact that it was not toooo sweet. OE like the cake, not his favorite, but good he said. He thought it was a bit of texture overload and that the pineapple filling was a little surprisingly tart (compared to the cake). I will definately make this again for all those pina colada lovers out there.