The Gemini Cake (Mixed Berries with White Chocolate)
I recently made a Birthday cake for one of my co-workers. When I asked her what type of cake she wanted I mentioned berries, since its finally summer and berries are readily available. I love using berries in desserts, but I like using fresh, local products, which can get challenging in the Boston area in the winter and spring.
The plan for a berry cake were slightly altered when I learned that the birthday girl soes not like cream- so a the whipped cream filled I was thinking of was now out of the question. So I searched for other ideas- I thought about cream cheese frosting and a vanilla buttercream. But when I came across the idea for white chocolate buttercream I was sure I had the answer!
The cake itself was a yellow cake ( my own recipe) filled with strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries and the white chocolate buttercream. More berries with a raspberries glazed topped the cake. (There's a good shot the inside of the cake below-even though it was take with my blackberry).
When the office was eating the cake, the idea was suggested to called it the Gemini Cake since the berries are in season during Gemini birthdays. That's how this cake was named Gemini.
White Chocolate Buttercream adapted from Bon Appetit.