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.