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Dec 15, 2011 04:47 AM

I need ideas for a PINK cake---can you help?

My wonderful coworker is having a baby girl after two "all boy" boys. (These guys were using hockey sticks before they could walk!!!)

Any ideas for a pink cake? I know I could just tint the frosting pink, but you guys will have much more creative ideas than that, I am sure :0)

For what it's worth, I have many pounds of frozen raspberries--picked from our backyard patch this summer---in my freezer. Bonus points for cakes using frozen raspberries somehow (filling? curd? other use?)

Thanks in advance.


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  1. I used to have a recipe with a sponge cake base and raspberry mouse icing. To make the raspberry mousse, you juiced and strained the raspberries, added some gelatin and then the cream and whipped to make a mouse. You brush the cake with some alcohol(Chambord, but you could always use juice instead) before putting the mousse in. Then, you decorate.


      Maybe you could use raspberries instead of the strawberry puree in this cake? I'm kicking myself that I only found this recipe once strawberry season was over!

      1. I searched for "raspberry cake" on the Martha Stewart website, and got

        Some of these are bound to be pink!

        Or you could have raspberry shortcake, or a white cake *marbled* with pink-tinted batter.
        I think pink lemonade is made pink by raspberry juice, so a pink lemon cake might be nice.

          1. I saw a show recently called "the best thing I ever made". Someone was doing a segment on a Victorian rose geranium cake. It sounded lovely, if you want to do something very feminine and out of the ordinary. And, they did add red food coloring to the icing to make it pink.