I had so much fun pouring the mirror glaze on this cake with my mom! It was fun making her laugh when I tried to put the extra glaze back inside the bowl and it got all over my hands. It was fun watching her be amazed as I poured the stripes and they sunk into the mirror glaze and dripped off. It was really great having my mom here seeing this process and appreciating how much work goes into this simple looking cake!! I made this donut shaped entremet with caramel mousse in the center, and chocolate mousse on the outside, and covered in white chocolate mirror glaze. I made this cake for my good friend Lynn’s son who is getting baptized! Her son has been friends with my son since they were 1 years old! I can’t believe he’s 8 now and getting baptized!
Five simple ingredients – cream, vanilla, salt, eggs and sugar, make for an exquisitely rich and elegant dessert. Crème Brûlée is the star of this entremet.
My entremet is filled with decadent crème Brûlée, caramel mousse, chocolate ganache, chocolate mousse, and chocolate hazelnut sable Breton.
Happy New Year! My inspiration for this New Year’s cake was gold confetti falling down at midnight, champagne bubbles, and that silky black dress you wear to the New Year’s party. Aren’t New Year’s parties fun?! Continue reading
This cake was really fun to make! My favorite parts are the gum paste snowflakes, and the marble sail. Continue reading
This red velvet cheesecake is the ultimate layer cake! It has three layers of red velvet cake, two layers of cheesecake, buttercream frosting, and candied cranberries on top! This cake is tall, dramatic, and vibrant. The red velvet cake is moist, melt in your mouth soft, with that light chocolatey buttermilk flavor. The cheesecake layers are smooth, rich, and creamy. Together, the layers make the perfect combination.
My Grandma Mary made the best Eggnog at Christmas time. It was thick, creamy and delicious. I always looked forward to her eggnog and Christmas cookies. She would make a huge batch of sugar cookies, always sprinkled them with sugar and cinnamon. I can almost taste them just thinking about them! I really miss my Grandma. I wonder if she knows how much we talk about and think about her cooking, her “yummy stuff” as my sisters and I call it (or Grandmas macaroni as some of the family calls it), her taquitos, her beans and rice, her eggnog… the list can go on and on. I made this eggnog tres leches cake in honor of my Grandma and her famous eggnog. I hope it tastes at least half as good as hers!
My son is still keeping track of his half birthdays, and wanted to celebrate turning 7 1/2 He requested a candy cake with all his favorite chocolate candy. It was really fun decorating with candy, and I loved seeing his face when he noticed his new favorite cookies and cream Hershey’s bar! This is a 6 inch cake with four layers of chocolate mud cake. It is so yummy and dense, almost like a fudgy brownie. The trick is that I put melted chocolate right in the cake batter! There are three kinds of fillings in this cake- raspberry, blackberry, and ganache. It is frosted with vanilla bean Swiss meringue buttercream and has a chocolate glaze drip.
I made this cake for my good friend Lynn on her birthday! This cake is a 4 layer chocolate mud cake with fresh raspberry buttercream. It is frosted with black ganache and decorated with 14 carat gold leaf, pink cyclamens, and a chocolate sail.
I have a passion fruit vine that has been growing like crazy lately! The flowers are a beautiful purple, and I love seeing them pop up! The vine is very long and the tendrils grab on to every plant they can find in my garden. Because of this, it is sometimes hard to see the flower. The flower lasts only one day, and usually pops up in the late morning. My son and I like to go outside at least once a day to hunt for passion fruit flowers, new passion fruit growing, or even large passion fruits that may have been hiding! I had more then the usual amount of passion fruit this week, so I decided to use some in this cake. It is so rewarding using home grown fruit in my baking! This cake has three layers. One is passion fruit and the other two are lemon. The vanilla bean Swiss meringue buttercream balances out the tanginess of the lemon curd filling. It is a winning combination!
My sister Wendy loves purple. When I made her this birthday cake, the first thing I envisioned was a giant bright purple sail on top of a purple cake. However, the purple luster dust that I ordered online was more of a dark purple. And the sail fell off the cake and broke in the car on the way to delivering the cake to her. Next time I will secure the sail better! This cake is 5 layers; 3 layers of chocolate mud cake, 2 layers of white chocolate mud cake, with blackberry ganache filling, and frosted with vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream.
This Cake is a three layer black forest cake: a rich chocolate fudge cake, whipped cream and cherry filling, frosted with American buttercream, and topped with a chocolate sail, red and black macaroons, and buttercream piping. Continue reading
This scary Halloween cake is made with three layers of chocolate cake, vanilla bean Swiss meringue buttercream, marshmallow fondant, chocolate ganache, and black chocolate melts.
This cake is a 5 layer white vanilla bean cake filled with white chocolate, vanilla mousse and cookie crumbles. It is frosted with a vanilla bean swiss meringue buttercream frosting. This cake was made to celebrate my nephew Timmys Baptism!
This delicious German Chocolate cake is a 12 layer cake when you include all the fillings! It has layers of chocolate cake, malt milk soak, crack pie coconut filling, pecan crunch filling, chocolate frosting, and coconut pecan frosting. It is based on the Milk Bar’s German Chocolate Jimbo Cake. Continue reading
This strawberry chocolate mousse cake is a moist, dark chocolate cake, topped with fresh strawberries, rich chocolate mousse, covered with chocolate ganache, and garnished with blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, mangoes, and kiwis.