I like to use birthdays as an excuse to make a new cake. Or make an tried and true cake that challenges my decorating abilities. Thus, the Tiara Cake came to be. It’s in honor of M’s 5th birthday, which is today. Having a child turn 5 is one of those milestones, where you say… Continue reading The Big Cake
It’s time again to be thinking about cakes and, specifically, birthday cake number 3 for M’s birthday. Number 1 was: My favorite yellow cake (with white wine) from the New Basics. It had an internal strawberry layer and cream cheese frosting. Number 2 was: Yellow cake (from Cook’s) with a pastry cream layer (Tartine) and… Continue reading Cake Time ’09
Chemistry is important. I’ve written about this before here. I like to watch whipped butter lighten or sugar transform. But this year, around M’s birthday, I was busy. I found one cupcake recipe that sounded good but called for three sticks of butter for twelve cupcakes. Uh… and it took an hour of prep. So… Continue reading birthday cupcakes 2012; who’s in charge?