What cake to serve at a summer dessert party to celebrate a friend's marriage.

Looking for something pretty (with layers) and tasty. Already serving fruit served in the watermelon shell, chocolate mint brownies and peach ice cream. Any suggestions?



katiecookstoo July 17, 2011
Thanks for all the great suggestions. I will definitely be trying some of them. For the party I went with a "lemon party cake"--white cake, lemon filling and whipped cream frosting. It was yummy and balanced out the other offerings. I appreciate all who share their thoughts with food pickle.
Summer O. July 14, 2011
Coconut cake or lemon cake. I'd recommend the one from Planter's Inn/Peninsula Grill in Charleston. They do not list their recipe anywhere online but surely you could find something similar. Or a strawberry cake with a little lemon zest??
cakillgore July 14, 2011
Oh you want layers, how about a delicious "Whipped Creme Caramel Cake" From Southern Living Magazine December 2008 Issue? It's incredibly delicious and a bit challenging, but one your guests wont forget. I have recipe if you cannot find. [email protected]
Amanda H. July 12, 2011
Was also going to suggest the Grown Up Birthday Cake. But then I might skip the brownies. Also this cake is good with summer fruits and would work well with the peach ice cream: http://www.food52.com/blog/2262_tender_yellow_cake
Brette W. July 12, 2011
Sounds like an awesome party. Here are some options:

Grown Up Birthday Cake: http://www.food52.com/recipes/6857_grownup_birthday_cake

Angel Food Cake with Heath Bar Whipped Cream Icing: http://www.food52.com/recipes/4719_angel_food_cake_with_heath_bar_whipped_cream_icing

Lemon Birthday Cake: http://www.food52.com/recipes/143_lemon_birthday_cake
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