Children's Party Cake (Phoney Fried Eggs)

Total Time
45mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 20 mins

My Mom did this for my 8th birthday party and you should have seen the look on the kids faces "fried eggs at a birthday party?). The platter looks great and kids love them

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Make the Jelly roll cake.
  2. Line a jelly roll pan with waxed paper and lightly grease.
  3. Beat the egg yolks, sugar, water and vanilla until very thick.
  4. Slowly fold in the flour until just blended.
  5. In another bowl beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt until frothy.
  6. Gradually add the sugar.
  7. Continue beating until stiff peaks form.
  8. Fold egg white mixture into the egg yolk mixture.
  9. Turn into the prepared pan and spread evenly right out to the edges.
  10. Bake 350°F 15-20 minutes until the cake springs bake when you touch it.
  11. Immediately loosen edges with a sharp knife and turn onto a clean tea towel.
  12. Remove paper carefully& cool (If you have a rack large enough cool the cake on it).
  13. Whip the cream until stiff, add 1 1/2 tsp sugar and a bit of vanilla.
  14. When cool,cut out irregular shapes about the size of a fried egg and the same shape as a fried egg.
  15. Arrange cut pieces on a large platter.
  16. Spread apricot preserve on each piece (egg).
  17. Cover with whipped cream.
  18. Top each piece with a half apricot so it now looks like a real fried egg.
  19. Serve.

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I made the cake part this morning and I am going to do the final assembly tomorrow morning at work of putting the peachs on. This is such a cute idea!! I love the lightness of jelly roll cakes but normally I am a faliure at jelly roll cakes since they always crack and such when I roll them, but there was no room for error with this since there was no rolling involved (very good for me). Anyways I really enjoyed the flavor of the cake when I snacked on a few scrapes and I am subbing canned patted dried peaches for apricots since thouse are easier to come across in my store. I love this idea and plan on making this again for the kids I work with for a fun and silly treat!

anme April 15, 2007

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