Ok...so I have decided to start a new tag called "would you eat this". Seriously, would you? I love me a good red velvet cake and my husband can tell you how much I love fried chicken, but would you bring these two great flavors together? The chicken is fried in a red velvet batter, AND it's served with cream-cheesed infused mashed potatoes.
Rose Levy Beranbaum is an award winning baker, cookbook author (The Cake Bible), and authority on CAKE! I recently stumbled across a collection of "Cake Questions" on Beranbaum's blog that address a variety of issues that may come up:
In a word, gross. Rat cake from the Curious Confectioner.
Star Trek legend William Shatner is apparently a man of many talents. Actor, recording artist, author, and baker!
I have made this Swedish Apple Cake for two dinner parties now, and it's been a big success. NOTE: I do not use fiji, but granny smith instead. The cake is already very sweet, so the granny smith adds a necessary tartness.
Cake Journal shares a link to a HowTo video on making big, luscious gum paste roses, as shown on the cake below:
Another shiver-inducing winner via Cake Wrecks.
This method is quick, easy, looks beautiful and does not require any equipment beyond a plastic bag and a pair of scissors.
House of Annie has full instructions for making these flaky, light spiral pastries called Pandan Spiral Moon Cakes (also known as Teochew Mooncakes).
Wow, I love this tutorial by VeganYumYum! HowTo: knit teeny tiny sweaters and scarves with marzipan. Scroll down past the tutorial to see examples of the finished work & a video of VeganYumYum on Martha Stewart.
Via This Isn't Happiness.
My mother-in-law threw me a baby shower yesterday, and many many people came. My sister came, and she also brought a cake her friend made. The above is a vanilla sponge cake with strawberry buttercream filling, and the decoration's made with fondant. She asked her friend to make a Zelda cake because it was our wedding cake topper. As you can see, it started going pretty fast.
Check out Apartment Therapy's guide to making this amazing supersized octopus cake.
I don't want to know the story behind this one. Via Jezebel.
Lake Street Creamery is not just the latest addition to Los Angeles' growing roster of food trucks - it's an artisanal ice cream truck. They make their own ice cream in the truck and then sell it to us, the public. Flavors include stuff like Donut, Aztec Sacrifice, and Pancake Breakfast. Of course, you can follow them on Twitter.
More monstrosities at OC Weekly.
You may follow a recipe for cake, but not really know why beating an egg turns it fluffy, or how to get the right amount of moisture for your cake. This article gives you a better understanding of cake and what makes a cake work. Maybe it'll help you out in your next recipe!
Amy Sedaris is one multi-talented lady. Nude-frosting-sprinkle model. Star and co-creator of beloved cult classic Strangers With Candy (see her in character as Jerri Blank below), sister of famed author David Sedaris, and best of all (in CAKES! CAKES! CAKES!' humble opinion): talented baker.
Freddo's ice cream cake, via The Food Pornographer.
ahahahha i love the fat lady. and the shrimp wedding cake. and the groom's head. (BTW, they are also the creators of the ghetto fabulous New Money cakes).
Via Eat Me Daily,
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An almost indistinguishable version of Winnie the Pooh's Eeyore.
Leia's favorite cake... not sure if its a lightsaber or a vibrator.
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The Recipe is found here.
yep, that's a pound of sugar for JUST THE FROSTING!
Another cake wreck.
Via Daily Mail: "Growing up I have always wanted a doll made in my likeness," explained Chidi, 35-year-old mother of four.
It pains me to post pictures of ugly cakes, but cake-lovers everywhere need to be in the know. Cake Wrecks takes on the responsibility of showing when pro-cakes go horribly, hilariously wrong...
I love red velvet cake. The deep, vibrant color. The faint taste of cocoa. The legendary myth behind the recipe.
With all the great cakes on the site, I thought I'd share one from my collection. Straight from the Make Balloon Animals World, I wanted to share this giant balloon birthday cake. This gentleman got his wish for his birthday... A giant cake AND the girl of his dreams.