Pollyanna Cake

by Melisa Brown
(Monroe, NC USA)

We've been wanting to have a Pollyanna Cake ever since we first saw Disney's "Pollyanna" and the cakes they had at the orphanage fund raiser.

None of the recipes I found in my cookbooks or online seem to fit the look of those big, beautiful cakes on the silver screen. But when I stumbled upon Wedding Cakes for You last week, I knew that the 1-2-3-4 Cake was going to be perfect.

We have several birthdays in July and were planning one birthday celebration for all of us last Sunday. I made the small wedding cake recipe for three-twelve inch pans. I added almond and Triple Sec flavorings to the vanilla. I also use peach and Triple Sec syrup between the layers and added more Triple Sec to the light-caramel icing - just a little.

It was so much fun to cut such generous slices for everyone (or to have to cut some in half for lighter eaters). I don't know if I'll ever make a cake like that again since I don't bake like I used to. The joyful satisfaction of finally being able to make a long-awaited Pollyanna Cake that lives up to its grand expectation has memorialized this family's July birthdays for years to come.

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Jul 29, 2014
Yay!!! Im so Happy You Found My Website
by: Lorelie

Hi Melisa,

This post made my night. Thank you so much. I am very happy to hear that you found the perfect recipe for your Pollyanna cake right here at Wedding Cakes For You.

I remember the movie now. I had forgotten about it until you posted this. I went in search of scenes. This one below is perfect.

I love that you added your yummy touches to the recipe and a light caramel icing sounds so perfectly matched to this cake.

Happy Birthday to all of you and thanks for sharing these wonderful photos of the Pollyana style 1-2-3-4 old fashioned recipe.

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