Citrus Cake & Settlers

I've been dying to make a cake recently and I've always loved a cake I saw based off of a fabric she liked.
So I went for it. The citrus started leaking juice and running down with the icing, ha, but overall still really cute and the citrus flavors combined make for a super delicious cake, the lemon curd I filled it with really sealed this one for me. It's a keeper. Plus it tastes like sunshine- who wouldn't love that!
Lemon Curd:
3 egg yolks
zest of 1/2 lemon
1/4 cup lemon juice
6 tbs sugar
4 tbs butter; cold

1     combine yolks, zest, lemon juice and sugar in a small pan and whisk together
2     turn stove on medium heat and stir the mixture constantly with a wooden spoon
3     cook until the mixture can coat the back of the spoon 6-8 minutes
4     remove pan from heat and stir 1tbs at a time of the butter
5     put in a small bowl and cover with plastic wrap, make sure the plastic wrap is
       laying directy on the curd so it won't make a skin.
6     place in refrigerator for at least one hour, can make this a few days in advance
citrus cake:
1 cup butter; room temp
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tps lemon zest
1 tsp orange zest
1/2 tsp lime zest
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs + 3 egg yolks
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 cup buttermilk

preheat oven 350 degrees F

1     grease pans for cakes, I made 4-6" cakes or you can make 2-8"
2     in a small bowl whisk together flour, powder, soda, salt and citrus zests
3     in another large bowl beat together sugar and butter
4     beat in the eggs/yolks one at a time
5     beat in orange juice
6     then alternate, starting with flour mixture, pouring the flour and buttermilk
       in while the mixer is on low
7     divide batter into pans, smooth their tops and bake for about 20-30 minutes
       for mini cakes and 30-35 for 8" cakes- check with a toothpick

let cakes cool completely

1   cut up slices of fruit you'd like to adorn the cake
2    bring 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water to a simmer in a saucepan
3   add in the citrus slices and simmer them for 25 minutes
4   remove from pan carefully and place on wax paper to cool completley

then make this frosting  but throw in a little lime zest

cut the cakes to have flat tops
place a heap of the lemon curd on top of one layer, smooth it out
place the other cake on top
frost cake with the citrus buttercream
top with sugared citrus slices


my little visitor was not being helpful!

Our friends joined us for dinner to devour almost a whole mini cake- while we played with lego candies and settlers. They were both destroying us in the game, like not even close, so Joshua and I decieded to make animals with our extra pieces (because we had a ton) The giraffe was our favorite. We also made a moose, and something between a duck and pegasus.

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