Ladyfinger sponges, also known as Savoiardi, are a staple in my pantry. I love having these light and sweet sponges on hand, so I can whip up a tiramisu on short notice. But more importantly, I love how gorgeous they look on the side of a cake, large or small. Add on a satin ribbon and the cake takes on a regal look!
This birthday cake (made for a client’s friend) looks like a Charlotte Russe on the outside, but it’s really 3 layers of sponge cake, sandwiched with 2 layers of homemade strawberry compote and cream.
I wasn’t sure how to completely cover the top with strawberries as requested. Initially, I’d thought of placing whole strawberries with their bottoms up, but changed my mind when I realised that it would look terrible because the berries were of vastly different sizes.
I’m really glad I went with the sliced version on this cake. I’ll definitely be using this layout again. I only hope WL and her dinner guests were as pleased with the cake as I was!