Hummingbird Hydrangea Cake
Hummingbird Cake is one of my favorites! It seems I’m often looking for an excuse to bake this traditionally Southern cake…pineapple, bananas, and cinnamon. What a delicious combination.
I needed to take cupcakes to a thing on Monday, but just about a dozen. This particular batter makes quite a bit of cake so I knew it wouldn’t be a problem to bake a small cake and bake the cupcakes.
Again, thinking ahead to Spring, I wanted something colorful. Last summer we traveled to Venice, Italy and Murano Island – many planters and small patches of available land were covered with amazing Hydrangeas in bloom. Yep. That was colorful.
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Then I began piping on the flowers in small clusters of two or three. I worked alternating among four colors: lavender, blue, pink, and tangerine. I kept aiming for balance and I think over-all I might have gotten there.
I’m not quite sure I got them just right on this one, but I can practice again.
It’s a simple presentation, but I think it’s working.