Let’s All Eat Cake

Last week was Cake Week at work: I had just a few days to create and design a new cake menu for our wholesale and catering books. We’ll still do lots of custom cakes, but these are our new standard offerings, with apologies for the poor lighting and ugly set-up: Carrot cake Triple Chocolate Coconut…

Gooey Chocolate-Caramel Bars

I made these awesome soft caramels last week, and after making the Girl Scout cookies I still had almost a pound of caramels left over. An upcoming potluck was the perfect excuse to put this caramel to good use. I made a decadent flourless chocolate cake base, topped it with softened caramel, and finished the…

Pudding with your cake?

I was creating a tutorial on using chocolate transfer sheets for the website yesterday, so I made a little cake to demonstrate on. Since it was only for show I didn’t want to spend much time making it, so I used a cake mix and a new easy frosting recipe. (Side note: not to be…

These are a few of my favorite things

This is one of my favorite things I have made recently…maybe ever: It’s not much to look at, but it tastes fantastic. It’s an apple caramel trifle: layers of spice cake, creamy caramel sauce, ginger-cinnamon pastry cream, and caramelized apples cooked down so that they barely held their shape. Topped with whipped cream (of course)….

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream

Jason & I enjoyed our first Thanksgiving alone this year, which was seriously fantastic. Since I had to work the day before and the day after, we figured traveling or hosting would be too overwhelming. In addition to the obvious benefits of not having hosting duties (didn’t shower till 2pm, yesssss) I was also free…

Baby shower cake

Strawberries and cream cake for a baby shower, 12×24 inches. (And the berries weren’t really black, somehow the color just came out that way).

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Semi-Sincere Flattery

I spent the entire day at work creating these fairly ugly cakes. It was a little depressing to slave over something I didn’t design and didn’t particularly like. The worst (best?) part is, they’re not even real. It’s just styrofoam rounds covered with fondant and buttercream. They were for a photo shoot, and the client…

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