Roopa The next German cake we made in pastry school was the Frankfurter Kranz or “Crown of Frankfurt”. It is a super rich modified pound cake with German buttercream, jam, and almond nougatine.
Roopa I’ve gone back to pastry school! This time, my friend Marcus came down from Edmonton to do a one week German baking course at the Vancouver Pastry Training Center. I knew very little about German baking going in, so this was very educational in a few different ways! This schwarzwälder kirschtorte or black forest cake … More Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (Black Forest Cake)
Roopa Happy Pride!!! My buddy Marcus was staying with me over the long weekend, and after much deliberation, we settled on a cake project. I recently purchased some food grade silicone, so we planned to use that + my 3D printer to create a chocolate mold, as well as do a cool rainbow dripping ganache. … More Lemon Lavender Pride Cake
Roopa It’s my good friend Chris’ birthday!! Last year I was over 8 months late with his birthday cake – I know, I know – so I promised him a more timely birthday cake this year. Last year he gave me a Tasty video of what he wanted, and I harassed him incessantly about how … More Lemon Cake with Coconut Icing
Roopa After much travel, I’m back in my kitchen with some time for real baking! My company is doing a Cinco de Mayo themed lunch, so I volunteered to make cake. What is more themey than margaritas?!
After about a month on the road, I’m finally back in my kitchen! I’m only here for about 3 days before I’m off again, but it was still nice to be able to bake something. My colleague’s birthday was on January 3rd, and I’m trying to catch up on my birthday baking. I saw this … More Butterscotch Bourbon Cake
Roopa My friend is having a baby! Another friend threw a surprise Baby Shower, so I obviously said I could make the cake. The gender is going to be a surprise, so I wanted the whole thing to be pretty gender neutral. The request was chocolate cake with cream cheese icing, which kind of dictated … More Baby Shower Cake
Roopa These days, the first question that pops up when I bake is ‘how I can use my 3D printer?’ Not exactly the conventional way of baking, but it opens up a lot of possibilities! This time, I 3D printed a skull, and was trying to plan around what to do. I had a few ideas, … More Halloween Pentagram Cake
Roopa My good friend Marcus was visiting Vancouver and staying with me for a few days. We’re both sort of ridiculous and encourage that in one another, so obviously we decided to bake a dragon cake with a 3D printed egg and baby dragon. And we did a lot of chin ups. Either way, we … More Dragon Cake
Alana Theresa and I have a wedding cake project for another bestie! Katherine recently became engaged to her man, Brendan, while on a trip in BC. We are SO excited! Our excitement is not only because K is the first of our nursing trio to get hitched, but because Theresa and I will be in … More Katherine’s Wedding Cake! (aka Purple Velvet Cake)