Roopa An Esterházy cake is a Hungarian cake that was one of the most famous cakes in the Austrian-Hungarian empire.
Roopa An obstkuchen is a cake that layers a pie like crust, custard, and fruits. It’s more of a spring/summer cake that uses seasonal fruits and flavours. I definitely want to remake this next summer with locally grown berries!
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