Monday, July 18, 2016

Lemon Raspberry Wow Cake

Birthday time for one of the Crafty Girls -
that I featured on my last post,
and I volunteered to make the cake.

I decided to make my 
but I wanted to jazz it up a bit.

I played around with some white chocolate
coating, cutting it into triangles, and
making swoops with the back of a spoon,
and then dusting it with pink praline powder
that I got in Paris.

I dolled up some lemon and raspberry macarons
that I found at Costco ($15 for 36) with a little

Some pearls and fresh raspberries finished off
the top of the cake.

I love the look of these wing-like swoops.
Just dip your spoon in the white chocolate
and smear it onto parchment paper.  Make
extras in case the thin chocolate at the edge
breaks when you remove it.

The frosting is a lemon whip cream, so we took
a quick picture and then put it back in the
fridge until we served it after dinner.  

Jann's birthday cake was lit off with these amazing

I had seen them years ago in a fancy restaurant in
town, and tried to contact the company to purchase them,
but no luck!  Now you can buy them online!  

They are the perfect topping for this showstopper cake.

Posting this with


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Such a gorgeous cake. I bet Jann felt so special. What's not to love with the lemon and raspberry, especially the pretty macarons and pearls. This cake looks so decadent too.

  2. Jacqueline, you really do make the most decadent desserts. This cake is beautiful! I'm sure Jann was so honored that you would do this for her. It's beautiful.

  3. It looks lovely .. Great job.. And Happy birthday to her. With love Janice.. Thank you for your visit last week

  4. I have missed visiting you !!! So happy to be back in blogland, reading and viewing all it's loveliness. I'm gonna make this cake !!!

  5. MY OH MY! Jacqueline, this is what I LONG TO DO! Oh how sensational this must be for all the senses! You have party favors such as the lights and bunting, your beautiful and warm smile, and this cake. I bet your guests and family will remember the flavors for years to come, as I can remember the taste of my mother's Betty Crocker trendy experiments: orange cake with buttercream and COKE cake...they all say "SUMMER" to me!

    Thank you kindly for coming to visit my blog. It's always lovely to see dear blogger friends!

  6. Jacqueline,
    "Wow" cake is the perfect name for this and your presentation with the macarons and glitter make it even beyond wow! The recipe is so interesting with the mayo. I know my aunt used to make a chocolate cake with mayo, which she said kept it moist. I love the combo of raspberries and lemon too. Such a special treat for the birthday girl and the guests too!
    p.s. My birthday is in October. :)

  7. Beautiful Jacqueline..if you needed a new career:)

  8. What a great is almost my birtday too...can i order ? from me Ria x

  9. That cake is a work of art, Jacqueline, and I know Jann felt so honored that you made it for her special day. The sparkler candles added the perfect touch, too.

  10. I bet this is as much fun to eat as it was to put it together. It's beautiful!

  11. Your cake is an abstract masterpiece Jacqueline! Gorgeous! I'm off to check out the sparkler candles, thanks for the link :)

  12. That cake looks almost too good to eat. Almost, lol Thanks for joining the DI & DI Link Party, we enjoyed having you and hope to see you again! Have a great weekend Jacqueline :-)

  13. Jackie, I know first hand how delicious this cake was! Not only delicious, but absolutely breathtakingly gorgeous! Thanks for all of your hard work making it and thanks for sharing it with SYC.

  14. Hi Jackie, I had to feature you girl at SYC. I know first hand how delicious this cake was!!


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