I haven't made many mousse cakes - only the few I tried when I learned mirror glaze - but I wanted this one to be not too plain and basic!
For the cake topper, I made a gumpaste peony and bud and added some leaves and a few gumpaste raspberries to tie into the flavors in the cake.
This is when the peony was packed to travel but I just really liked how the veining turned out on the underside of the petals!
The cake started with a brownie base that I topped with a raspberry simple syrup to ensure it wasn't too dry. On top of that went layers of chocolate mousse, raspberry mousse and white chocolate vanilla bean mousse with fresh raspberries strewn in between each mousse layer. The cake was topped with bittersweet chocolate ganache and the peony added to top it all off.
I had never tried cookie butter before but I saw this recipe and thought I would give it a try! Never mind these cupcakes, even eating cookie butter out of the jar with a spoon is good! But these cupcakes make it a little more special!
The cupcakes themselves are a light and airy banana sponge cake topped with swirls of cookie butter buttercream and speculoos cookie pieces. These were just right, not too sweet but still felt like a little indulgence!
This all started with the birthday girl showing me a sketch of a rose she had drawn. I used that as the inspiration for the white rose topper with gold edging (to match the caramel flavors that are to come!)
This was a recipe I hadn't made in awhile but it's so delicious! Vanilla bean cake layers with homemade caramel sauce and a caramel butterscotch buttercream. I added a few chocolate truffles too just to top it off!
Calories don't count on Christmas, right?? This dessert was decadent and delicious! A flourless version of red velvet cake that falls while baking creating a crater in the centre that can be filled with swirls of cream cheese whipped cream. So good! I topped with raspberries and sprigs of rosemary to try to make it look more Christmas-y! Merry Christmas everyone!
This recipe is a go to of mine because it is so good! This is vanilla confetti cake with cream cheese frosting and birthday cake crumbs. I added a bright and cheery happy birthday topper that I had been saving for just the right occasion. Every birthday deserves to include a sweet surprise with sprinkles!!
I was really excited to try a vertical layer cake for the first time! It's fun to watch people's reactions when they slice into it since it looks different than is expected!
It was also the first time I have baked with (or tasted) elderflower and I really liked it! This was a vanilla sponge cake soaked in an elderflower syrup with a blackberry Swiss meringue buttercream made to celebrate the birthday of a dear friend.
I had high hopes for this cake - chocolate cake layers, caramel sauce, shortbread pieces, chocolate drizzle on the top. Sounds good, right? It ended up just being overpoweringly sweet to the point that no one could eat more than a few bites in one sitting. I know not every recipe can be a winner but I really had been hoping for more of a wow factor with this one! On to the next baking experiment...
Princess torta is my friend's favorite cake and I had the opportunity to make it when she was visiting for her birthday! It is always nice to be able to bake something that creates this much excitement!
Princess torta is a fairly simple cake - vanilla cake layers, pastry cream, jam, whipped cream and marzipan but it is still delicious when it all comes together! The cake is topped with marzipan leaves and a marzipan rose.
This blog will follow my adventures with cake, pastry and all things sweet!