When "S" gave Upper Cut Cakes gal "E" free reign to create whatever type of cake she wanted for "S"' housewarming party, it was a chance to make a cake that was individualized to the recipient and occasion and that would also expand "E"'s baking repertoire. With "S", a Calcutta gal, planning to serve tasty savoury Indian treats, "E" was inspired by the mango lassi, a delicious yoghurt-based drink from the Indian subcontinent. Inspired enough, in fact, to attempt her first mousse cake!
And it was accompanied by a gigantic sigh of relief from baker "E". To quote directly the text message she sent when the cake didn't collapse upon release of the springform pan: "Holy moley, i think it worked! So excited!"
Many thanks to fellow baking blogger 'Sotong Cooks' for "creating by adaptation" and posting what turned out to be the perfect recipe for a Mango Lassi Cake, perhaps without even knowing it. Shakespeare may have said it best: "A [cake] by any other name would [taste] as sweet." (okay, so maybe that's very slightly paraphrased...)