When people hear ‘Neopolitan’, they often associate it with the chocolate, strawberry and vanilla ice cream of their childhood — I know I certainly do (I also used to think it was ‘Napoleon’ ice cream). This is a cake version of that popular flavour combination, with a layer of chocolate cake, strawberry cake, and vanilla cake. The strawberry cake has strawberry puree in it, although I also put some strawberry jam between the layers to give it a stronger flavour.
The inspiration for the icing once again came from Martha Stewart. I was browsing through the wedding cake section and came across this wonderful cake. I knew I couldn’t attempt something as ambitious as that three tiered beauty, but I desperately wanted to try out the piping technique. It looked so elegant and sophisticated. Also, I already had a petal tip (the same one I used for my ruffles cake), and I knew this cake would be a chance to practice piping flowers.
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