“IN THE CHERRY BLOSSOM’S SHADE THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS A STRANGER.” Kobayashi Issa
Well it is cherry blossom season here again in the nation’s capital! And while the Cherry Blossom Festival is officially underway, it certainly doesn’t feel like spring here yet. The highest temperature today is a breezy 53° and all I want to do is drink hot chocolate! But this is my first time participating in Bundt a Month. This group, founded by Anuradha of Baker Street and Lora of Cake Duchess, is made up of some amazing and creative bundt bakers. And when it was announced that cherry would be the theme, I felt like I had to represent!
I chose to bake a coconut based cake studded with sweet Oregon cherries and semi sweet chocolate chips. Top it off with a drizzle of chocolate cherry ganache and a sprinkling of coconut (tinted the color of cherry blossoms), and I feel like I am on a float in the middle of the parade! [Read more...]