Saturday, September 18, 2010

Hazelnut and Chocolate Meringue Cake

What's baking?
Recipe from October issue of Food & Wine magazine, Hazelnut and Chocolate Meringue Cake.  All of my favorites: chocolate, hazelnuts, whipped cream.  Taking it to friend's house tonight.  Can't wait to try it!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Display Cake

What's baking?
Actually, not this cake!  It's a display cake made with a styrofoam base covered with fondant and gum paste flowers.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Cake Decorating Class - Gum Paste & Fondamt

I'll be teaching Gum Paste and Fondant Cake Decorating Class starting this Wednesday - not too late to sign up!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

The School of Essential Ingredients book Cake

What's Baking?
Hosted book club and author chat here.  We read Erica Bauermeister's The School of Essential Ingredients to mixed reviews.  I thoroughly enjoyed the book because it was about food and sharing!  All appreciated the author's insight in our discussion with her.  Although there are no recipes in the book, as students are encouraged to understand the essential ingredients and go from there, Erica does have a few posted on her website.  I baked, of course, and chose Carl's White on White Cake.  I often use recipes loosely and so in this case, I added Fiori di Sicilia