Frankfurter Kranz

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.

Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (Black Forest Cake)

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)

Baby Shower 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

Dragon 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