Today I trotted off to the shops and came back armed with butter and lemons... and so commenced the lemon-layer-cake challenge!
My cake is slightly different to hers because I topped it with lemon buttercream icing, rather than the kind of icing she shows in the recipe. Her's looked perfectly nice but I just can't beart to pass on the buttercream!
This was the hardest cake I've made so far... it involved slicing the two baked sides in half, so I had 4 layers, and then adding the home made lemon curd between each layer and stacking them. Once again, my layers aren't totally straight and even, but I think once the icing's on you don't really notice. And it doesn't affect the taste! I really had no idea what I was doing with the lemon curd, or what the outcome should be, but I gave it a whirl and it turned out fine. It seems to have a good zing! to it anyway, which is all you really need.