49 comments

  1. says:

    June 18, 2015 at 7:12 am

    I seriously can’t wait to see pics of your wedding! These cakes are lovely beyond belief. And you’re so right about summer mornings! Being a morning person during this time is the best thing ever. Have a safe trip to Hawaii!

    • tworedbowls says:

      June 18, 2015 at 1:23 pm

      Right??? I feel like I’m kind of a medium morning person usually but the summertime makes me want to be a real, 8am (7am??) breakfast-eating morning person. So dreamy. Thank you dearest Valentina!!!

  2. says:

    June 18, 2015 at 7:25 am

    How exciting with your trip to hawaii!! hope you have a great time!! and these cakes look so beautiful and delish – wish i could have a piece with my morning coffee now <3

  3. says:

    June 18, 2015 at 7:26 am

    Oh these are adorable! I love them. They look so beautifully gorgeous and fresh and summer. I only imagine how delicious your wedding cake is going to taste :)
    Congratulations on getting all your pre-wedding tasks out of the way. Now you can just focus on enjoying the big day!
    Jennie x

    • tworedbowls says:

      June 18, 2015 at 1:25 pm

      Thank you so much, Jennie!! I know, I’m happy that we have a summer wedding and a summery cake to go with it! :) Thanks so much for your sweet words :)

  4. says:

    June 18, 2015 at 7:59 am

    I couldn’t agree more – it’s the early mornings that I live for in summer! And my summer evenings would be better with a pretty cake like this. I mean, really??? This is amazing!!

  5. says:

    June 18, 2015 at 8:19 am

    I love your mini cakes and what a beautiful memory if those pristine mornings. When I’m lucky I can recreate that feeling, but it’s usually relegated to growing up. You really bright me back. Your wedding cake looks amazing. I’ve always been afraid to try the can method, but now I think I must. Enjoy! Xo

    • tworedbowls says:

      June 18, 2015 at 3:49 pm

      Amanda, what a lovely comment! I know, when I was writing it really struck me how that feeling was so distinctly child-like. Just summer break and wondering what book to read at the pool! But just like you said, with a little luck we can recreate it from time to time :) Thank you so much for such thoughtful words!

  6. themoonblushbaker says:

    June 18, 2015 at 8:31 am

    I am simply in love with this mini cakes. Strawberries and cream; so Wimbledon :) but yet perfect for the Northern hemisphere summer. Using cans are really clever; only if i remember to save them before they go in recycling! Have a great time off on your trip!

    • tworedbowls says:

      June 18, 2015 at 3:49 pm

      Oh my gosh yes!! So Wimbledon!!! The best strawberries and cream I have ever had were when I managed to go one summer. Thank you so much for the sweet words, Belinda!

  7. says:

    June 18, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Those little cakes are literately the cutest things ever! They look soft enough to sleep on!! Omg your wedding cake sounds absolutely amazing and perfect in every way!!!! I mean strawberries, whipped cream and GUAVA??!!!
    I totally get your parent’s cries of not making it too sweet; mine would be exactly the same way. And the real reason I absolutely love summer is because of the reasons you described above (plus: NO SCHOOL).

  8. joyosity says:

    June 18, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Gorgeous! I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of Cleveland cassata cake, but if you just add some custard in between the layers, that’s what you’d have!

  9. says:

    June 18, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Oh, I just love your miniature cakes :-) Wonderful idea to add gelatin to the cream; I’ll have to tuck that one away for later :-) Also, your writing in this post is just beautiful…that first paragraph…wow!

  10. says:

    June 18, 2015 at 9:57 am

    AHH!!!! YOUR FLIGHT IS TOMORROW!!! omgomgomgomg. i am squealing in excitement. and this cake!!!! amazing. i know those “not too sweet” pleas well :) eeeeeee!!! cynthia is gonna be a misses!!!!!!!!!

  11. says:

    June 18, 2015 at 10:58 am

    omhygawd cynthia this is just so, so cute!!! have fun at your wedding — it sounds like you really thought out all the details (especially the food) and it’s going to be such a blast!!! congrats to you guys again!!!

  12. cakeoversteak says:

    June 18, 2015 at 11:28 am

    So perfect!!! I can’t wait to see/hear more about the wedding. It’s nice that you took two days off before you left. Doing all of that crap like breaking down recycling, packing, sweeping, making sure everything is in order, etc. can be so exhausting! I know I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off before the wedding. Wishing you both the best! :-*

  13. s0370 says:

    June 18, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    This is so perfect! I love mini cakes, and with the 4th of July coming up, these would be a perfect addition to a sweet little picnic. Gorgeous photos, wonderful recipe!
    xx Sydney

  14. stephanie says:

    June 18, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    cynthia, i love this so much. your words, your imminent wedding, your fluffy perfect tiny wedding cake reproduction (minus the guava bottom). i just know you and andy’s day is going to be perfection. wishing the two of you so so so much joy xoxo

  15. says:

    June 18, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    “not too sweet” omg you just echoed the voices of so many asians. haha! also guava chiffon with strawberry frosting on the bottom tier.. eeks! oh man, it’s going to be such an incredible wedding – really excited for you guys… will you email me pics? hehe… and loving these gorgeous towers of strawberry chiffon creamy cuteness! sending lots of love for the big day!! XO

  16. says:

    June 18, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    So lovely! You’re going to have the best time and your guests will feel so loved because of all the work you put into the menu! Hawaii sounds soooo good right now.

  17. says:

    June 18, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    The way you described an early summer morning is exactly how I imagine it in my head. I have loved every post in this series and am so crushed it’s the second to the last but then again, you’re getting married SO SOON, so I guess it has to be close to the end. Can’t wait for the last one!! I think I know what it is and am crossing my fingers and toes that it is!! xoxoxo

  18. says:

    June 19, 2015 at 4:07 am

    I am absolutely swooning over this cake. What a perfect choice! These are the prettiest little cakes ever. And I can’t believe your wedding is nearly here!!!!!

  19. says:

    June 20, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    This cake is so dreamy, I hope you have the most amazing wedding! Can’t wait to see the pics, I’m sure you’ll be gorgeous. Also I love your comment about asian moms pleading for cakes that aren’t too sweet. It’s SO TRUE. My momma refuses to eat cake unless it comes from an asian bakery and has fruit on it. Hope your flight went well and congratulations!

  20. Sherrie says:

    June 21, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Oh I love this SO MUCH! I also had a take on a strawberry shortcake for my wedding cake. Classic and perfect and summery in every way. I am sending you all the good travel and love vibes as I can. Your day is going to be so special, and I’m so happy for you!!!! All the love, all the time, xo.

  21. says:

    June 22, 2015 at 6:27 am

    This cake is filled with love & summer vibes; just perfect for your special day! I hope you had a safe trip to Hawaii and are not all stressed out because of the wedding preparations. Remember to enjoy it all, breath it all in. It’s going to be magical <3

  22. says:

    June 22, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    perfection, girl! these are breathtaking. i am so giddy for you two, and so excited for your big day! so many virtual hugs to you! xoxoxo!

  23. Stardancer says:

    June 23, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    The cake is adorable! But mostly I wanted to say (preemptively) CONGRATULATIONS, and I hope it’s everything you could ever want! Enjoy Hawaii 😀

  24. Greg L says:

    June 28, 2015 at 4:22 am

    Hi! I was wondering if you had any experience with larger chiffon cakes aside from the typical ring-shape – it is possible to make them larger without them collapsing? I just tried doubling this recipe and putting it into a ~9″ springform, but when I lifted the pan to remove the cake (after inverting to cool), I found it had already fallen out of the pan and had collapsed onto itself. Do you have any suggestions?

    • tworedbowls says:

      August 10, 2015 at 11:08 am

      Hi Greg, that’s so frustrating! I’m so sorry that the recipe didn’t work for you and for this late (and unhelpful) response — unfortunately I don’t have any experience with a 9″ springform chiffon, so your guess is as good as mine. :( I did do a little Googling and it looks like it’s very important not to grease anything in the pan for a large cake, which you probably already knew, but other than that, it seemed like it might just be that a larger than 6″ cakes would require a different recipe than mine to be sturdier? Again, I’m so sorry that you ran into trouble! Hope you had better luck with another recipe or you were at least able to make a trifle out of it!

  25. says:

    July 8, 2015 at 5:18 am

    Ahhh Hawaii!! I want to go there again, or probably just stay there forever. We had been there for our honeymoon, 10 days vacation and we had so much fun! You guys will enjoy a lot. It’s one of my fav travel destination :)

  26. Winter says:

    October 20, 2015 at 2:48 am

    Hi! I’m a novice baker and this is my very first attempt to make a chiffon cake.

    So, I followed your chiffon recipe for my husband’s birthday caramel cake using a 6 inch (regular) round tin and they were just absolutely PERFECT! Moist and fluffy! (like it was actually bought from a bakeshop). I couldn’t believe it! It didn’t shrink at all. And when I was supposed to invert it for cooling, it immediately came out from the pan. Did not even need to run a knife around it. I was more surprised than my husband while he was very impressed! haha!

    Out of all the recipes out there, yours by far was the best! Thank you so much!

    • tworedbowls says:

      October 28, 2015 at 1:24 pm

      This totally made my day!! THANK you for trying the recipe and for such kind words. I’m so glad you liked it!

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