This lady is very particular about sweets, she doesn’t like anything too sweet, in fact she even says she doesn’t like desserts. The nerve!
I baked her the cake above! The flavoring was tricky, since only thing she could bring herself to say about desserts is that she loves Blueberry Muffins. Technically a breakfast food, but mama takes what she can get! Continue reading →
Nine months, boys and girls, that how long I was in the Pastry program at ICE, and what do I have to show for it? Everything! For starters how about my final project! A celebration cake complete with gum paste … Continue reading →
Last year I made two Dora Cakes, this year the same very special “clients” requested a Pooh and a Piglet Cake. Improvements from last year included an X-Acto knife and Food Sharpies Food Writers! Look how cute they turned out!
I started by looking for my templates, I looked up coloring pages online that had both Piglet and Pooh in the same image, so I’d have the correct proportions in relation to each other.
After that, as you can see above, I cut them up like a puzzle, dyed the fondant accordingly (bought a little Pooh kit) and with my spiffy brand X-acto knife cut out the puzzle pieces and drew the missing elements with the Food writer.
I then placed them on the cakes. The Piglet cake was white cake with Chocolate Ganache, I wanted to have a “safe” option since it was a kids party and the Pooh Cake was white cake with Ginger Honey Cream filling and “No Cook” Seven Minute Frosting. In the end the more “adventurous” cake had more takers than the safe one, it was pretty good, I have to say!
I’m also in love with those Edible Glitter stars!
It’s Official, I start attending Pastry School on May 17th!
This is a “Blender Cake”, there are many recipes for such a thing here in Brazil, cake mixes are a somewhat recent addition to the market, so blending cake batter might have been pre-cake mix time saving solution.
This cake albeit very tasty, is hard for me to really describe as cake, it’s almost a baked flan (consistency wise). It’s great for a snack or breakfast! It’s not very sweet and it also has Coconut Milk and Grated Parmesan, just go with it it’s very yummy!
Today Lost’s 100th episode will air! It seems VERY promising, since it’s called “The Variable”, and “The Constant” was one of their best episode’s in the whole series.
What better occasion to post this great cake, that brings together two of my favorite shows! All we need now is Admiral Adama cutting the cake and we’re done! This happened way back when in February, so it had made the Internet rounds quite a bit, but good things are worth revisiting.
The left side:
The Right Side:
PS: These images are all from Jorge Garcia’s Blog if you haven’t checked it out, you should it’s always a fun read.
PPS: A break dancing Sayid cake would be awesome! I imagine it tasting like Masala Chai and Badassery.
or why you shouldn’t make up recipes when you’ve just started baking.
So, when husband and I started packing (we’re moving), I noticed my favorite cake recipe was gone. This was my perfect recipe that I had modified many times, it could be an almond cake, a spice cake or even a brown sugar spice cake (oh!) and the result was always delectable. We searched the house, even looking behind the fridge, we’re not that messy, mind you, it was a desperate attempt to find it, no dice. I’m not ashamed to say I cried a little, mostly out of frustration because I had been meaning to put it in a folder or a recipe box but never got around to it.
At this point you’re probably thinking, “I read Carrot Cake Fiasco in the title and she’s just being emo about a cake recipe”, it’s coming dear reader, pinkie promise. My better half then suggested I try to remember the recipe since it had been used a million times, which yours truly tried to do, and while doing so the thought sprung in my head that by adding carrots and apple juice to the already uncertain recipe and I could turn it into a carrot cake!
I am lucky to have both my friends and family supporting my decision to change careers, but I have to say husband has been supportive in a near motivational speaker level, and I love him for it (amongst many other reason why), so of course, I made the exact cake he requested.
The request came a few weeks ago, it was for a kind of cake we eat a lot in Brazil, you might not know this but Ms. Cherryspoon grew up there, anyways, the cake is a simple white cake, with pastry cream and fresh chopped strawberries filling.
It was very tasty! Plus I got to make pastry cream for the very first time, so I am one step closer to being able to make my favorite cake, Gâteau St. Honoré, just kidding I have a ways to go before I can tackle that.
A few years back, I met this really cool chick, and she became one of my best friends. While getting some frozen custard at Rita’s one day, she tells that lately she’s been feeling either sick or hungry (hmmm), few months later, I met the cutest little twin babies!
These beautiful babies soon became adorable toddlers who turned 3 this past Friday, and I was delighted to make them individual Dora cakes, one pink and one purple.