December 6th was Jill's birthday. Since we've been married, almost 12 yrs now, Jill has been asking for a specific kind of cake for her birthday and for 11 years I've been searching the world over for it. I've probably logged a good 20 hours trying to find a place that makes the cake she's wanted. The problem, however, is that we didn't know what the cake was called...only that it has rasberry, creme, white cake, and marzipan. Whenever I'd try to explain it to someone they'd look at me like I was crazy...and for a while there I began to think that maybe I (and Jill) was, especially when Cakes by Karen, a well known bakery in Denver told me they had no idea what I was talking about. Well...we finally figured out what it's called...a Princess Cake...what a perfect name for the birthday cake for my wife.
Having figured out what it was called, I set out to fulfil my princess' wish and deliver the cake of her dreams. To make it even more special, I decided to make this cake myself. This may have been a bad decision for two reasons....1) It took me at least 5 hours to make. 2) It really didn't taste that good, even though Jill never said so. So here it is...Jill's cake. I'm committed to getting this right though, so look here next year for an update as I try to make it better, faster.