Like Lisa - finding the crystallized ginger was a bit of a challenge. My normal grocery store didn't carry it, so I went to a different one that had it way over priced. I ended up going to a Penzey Spices store. The women working were super helpful and I found the ginger much more reasonably priced.
The recipe was pretty easy to follow. The water on top of the cake looked very strange, but fortunately Lisa posted first. I could tell from her picture, that I was doing things right.
Just out of the oven
I think I could have cooked the cake a couple of minutes longer, although it was springy and cracked on top. My husband is a fan of whipped cream, so of course he was game to try it. Here is his serving: