Posts Tagged ‘Yellow’

30+1 Plumeria Blossoms Cake

 For the 30-th birthday of a good friend. Inspired by a cake by ‘rittenhouse’. My first attempt at gum paste and painting on edibles, took about 4 hours and several “drafts”… Petals are scored with a wood grain roller for texture. The flowers turned out fine, but they don’t look like plumeria, color ended up too intense and the mini-muffin pan where they dried closed them up too much… 10” chocolate cake in 4 tortes, with 2 baskets of fresh strawberries and whipped chocolate ganache filling and SMBC frosting.

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Cheerful Topsy-Turvy for Mom

 My very own, very first topsy-turvy cake for my mom’s birthday today. She said she wanted nothing wintery, instead something cheerful and bright… Cake is my (her!) staple flourless walnut in 12 tortes for top and 4 for bottom, with rum simple syrup; filling is similar to chocolate SMBC, but with egg yolks instead of whites – is there a name for it?… The perfect cake to decorate – butter holds it solid and it can be carved and handled easily, yet it is super moist when served… Bad lighting, it was 3am…

 Cheerful Topsy-Turvy for Mom Collage

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Lemon Genoise

Genoise, torted into 6 layers, gently brushed with Lemon Simple Syrup, filled with alternating layers of Vanilla Creme Chiboust and Meyer Lemon Curd, iced in whipped cream and wrapped in torn white chocolate (second attempt at chocolate wrap, too thin, I need to work on it). The cake should be called “Get a workout over your double boiler”, but it tastes so refreshingly awesome, it’s worth every minute in the making. Thank you for the recipe, jkalman!

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