I’ve been swamped with work, so much that I have not even had the time to take pictures of all the stuff I’ve been baking these past months. But the year is coming to a close and I’ve resolved to make time for this blog in 2008, no matter how busy I may get. For now, here is a hodgepodge offerring of some of the cakes I’ve made in 2007, that I never got a chance to write up in proper posts.
Enjoy, and here’s hoping that the new year brings more sweet treats and delicious fare to everyone!
This was my very own birthday cake (yes, I am such a loser that I bake my own birthday cakes). It was a sponge cake sandwiched with strawberry and white chocolate mousse. Meringue buttercream, fresh strawberries and caramel almonds topped it off.
Delia Smith’s wholemeal carrot cake with mascarpone frosting and pecans.
Vegan vanilla cupcakes. So incredibly moist and fluffy, you have to taste it to believe it.
Oreo cheesecake. It turned out a little more dense than I would have liked… still hunting around for that perfect oreo cheesecake recipe.
Delia Smith’s very sticky prune and date cake. Almost pudding-like, this had a gorgeous ’dark’ flavor.
Vanilla cupcakes made to look like a flower garden
A chocolate raspberry confection for 2 special ladies in my dance class. I loved this cake, it looked and tasted so darn good.
My darling younger brother’s birthday cake. I came up with the combination myself, and it was soooo delicious, if I may toot my own horn. But really, this I was really proud of. A hazelnut and almond dacquoise for the base, chocolate truffle layer made with Varlhona Manjari, a sheet of devil’s food cake for the top, and everything encased with sweetened cream, chocolates and raspberries.