Well, that was last week.
And this is this week.
I went ahead and finished the recipe. I am not sure why but I wanted to see what the whole recipe was supposed to be like at least on the outside if not on the inside.
I picked up fresh Hood strawberries at the market. They were gorgeous and super sweet. Sugaring them went without a problem, and they were by far the best part of this recipe.
Whipping the cream was another failure. I whipped it too long. Right when I was about to turn the mixer off, it turned from smooth and silky to chunky and stiff.
I was so tempted to try this recipe again right on the spot, but I know we are doing more recipes based on genoise so I held back. In the morning, I scraped the whipped frosting off the cake and gathered up the leftover sugared strawberries, and spread it all over fresh pancakes. That was not a failure.