Happy Birthday Noah!!! Noah picked out his cake, and it was probably the most successful and put together cake I have ever made. Everything came out perfectly, it was moist, light, flavorful, and the frosting and homemade strawberry cherry jam on it were so delicious :). Everyone liked this, Aaron, Owen and I gave it a 9, and Noah gave it a perfect 10.
The cake was Perfect Party Cake from Dorie Greenspan's cookbook Baking. This was so worth the time to make it, and like I said, Noah picked it out, so he was super happy. You can find the recipe here, and the calories for 1/20 of the cake are about 422 calories with the very slight changes I made.
Aren't the layers of the cake so pretty? I love how this cake looks. The small changes I made are only to add more jam, instead of 2/3 c I used about 1 1/2 c, and I didn't use raspberry jam, I used my strawberry cherry jam. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly. I love the meringue buttercream, I hadn't ever made that kind of frosting before and it was fun to do something different :). The cake was a hit, which is what I always hope for on a birthday!