Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I heart cake

I guess you could say my goal is to make everything, or a slight variation on everything in Milk - my new favorite pastry book by Christina Tosi. Have all of the recipes worked out well...ummm, not exactly. However, it is not because I don't know what I am doing, I SWEAR! Haven't figured out just what is going wrong yet. But, cakes tend to back over the pans...some of the cookies burn, but regardless, I am trying out all of these wacky recipes!

Here is the Banana Hazelnut Cake. Well, minus the hazelnuts and crap. I couldn't handle the 7 recipes in the 1 recipe the day I made this, so it was a bit simpler.

And here is a picture where you can see the crazy layers! I love it!!! I will probably never make a normal cake again.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The most organized mess.

I got a new book! I am SO excited! Along with everyone else who got this book & caused Amazon to be out of stock on 6 inch cake rings...who knew?! Christina Tosi is kind of like a celebrity & her book rocks. Check it out here.
I made the Birthday Cake (pictured above) with a little trouble, but it came together in the end. This truly is a glorified Funfetti Cake...like from a box...just WAY better. Because these recipes in the book are like recipes with recipes inside of recipes...inside of recipes...I took the idea, with the cake recipe  & simplified it by using my own butter cream recipe. I'm not a production kitchen, much to many people's surprise! And I have to say, it turned out well.

This cake looks like a giant mess! But, then once you look closer, you realize it really is a neat, organized mess in a perfect 6 inch circle. Then, you get to thinking, how the hell do you do that?! Acetate stripes & 6 inch cake rings. It really isn't as tough as it may seem!

Anyhow, this was the first idea I made from this book & I cannot wait to make more awesome messes! Check out the book...seriously.