Saturday, June 30, 2012

Heavenly Cake - Devil's Food Cake with Midnight ganache


I've been meaning to post this for a couple weeks now. Unfortunately, I lost my camera, so no pictures. 


Also my cell-phone died, so no grainy pictures either.

The good news is, the cake was fantastic and I made if for my little girls' birthday party. It was wonderful. When a kid eats your cake and thinks it is delicious, you can be proud. The adults got to have the alcoholic cherries with it, which were a nice touch. Got some nice complements on this cake.

Ooh, hold on. I found 1 picture of it. :)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Cake Bible - Cordon Banana Cake


Have not posted in a while. Still have about 10 cakes to get through in Rose's Heavenly cakes. :)

Here is the cordon banana cake from the cake bible.

I doubled the recipe and baked it in a bunt pan. I also used muscavado sugar instead of regular. It came out delicious but a bit on the chewy side. I think that the caster suger must tenderize it a bit. I made a simple ganache to cover it.

Some of Rose's brioche I made.

I went to a sephardic conference. Cookbook authors Pupa Dweck and Stella Cohen spoke. Stella was a real doll, she stole the show.

Stella Cohen, author of Stella's Sephardic Table. She gave out some of her home made marzipan and other treats when you came over to her table afterwards to browse her cookbook.

Pupa, author of Aromas of Aleppo

These were just so fab. From a sephardic wedding in Deal we went to. I had to post.

...And the cake. Boy do I feel inadequate.