This cake, modeled after a Bounty Chocolate bar was brought up as a possible idea for a new cake. We all agreed that it was a good idea to try, but that is where the agreement and civility stopped.
The cake came out looking rather nice, a bit fudgy on the top and could easily be topped with strawberries for accent. Good start so far.
We cut it open and Vincenzo has something to say about it already, there is too much sponge at the top. He wants to distribute the coconut and sponge a bit more evenly to help the taste and it even might be more visually appealing. That’s not so bad, easily fixable.
As we all sample a piece, the opinions run the gambit of all that is possible: Vincenzo was indifferent, I enjoyed it, and Daniel absolutely hated it. The toping he thought, a simple chocolate icing made from condensed milk and cocoa powder, was the only bright spot. The cake was then instantly relegated to the boys downstairs so they could have a try and it may not even get a second thought.
It just goes to show, there is no perfect idea, nor is every cake that we try and make here, a good one (at least to some people).