• Momofuku Milk Bar Birthday Cake (with some changes)

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      Hi guys! I know I don’t update this as frequently as  I should, but I’m coming to you today to help you tackle Christina Tosi’s infamous Birthday Cake! I know I’m a little late to the party (pun intended ;-D), but I just tried the cake for the first time at the Milk Bar store last week! Obviously my next step was watching the episode on Netflix’s Chef’s Table about the pastry chef herself. I knew right then and there that I would tackle two of her most famous recipes – Birthday Cake and Crack Pie (look out for…

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  • Tiramisu and Chocolate Mousse Layer Cake

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      “Happiness is knowing there is cake in the oven” Who likes tiramisu? Mascarpone frosting? Chocolate Mousse? Chocolate Ganache?? If you like at least one, or all of these – you will love this cake! This is a little 6-inch cake, perfect for your little birthday needs. Tiramisu Cake (2 6-inch cakes) 4 eggs, separated 1/2 cup +2tbsp sugar 1/4 cup espresso 2/3  cups flour 1/2 tsp baking soda Pinch of salt Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks with electric mixer and half of the sugar. When frothy, add in 1/4 cup of cooled espresso. Continue…

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  • Tiramisu Cake

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      “If in doubt…bake a cake.” So I wasn’t reeeally in doubt about baking a cake, because, I mean, why wouldn’t you bake a cake?  🙂 However, I wasn’t sure in exactly the format I wanted to go with my tiramisu cake (once I decided on that). Tiramisu is a traditional Italian dessert, which is usually created with alternating layers of ladyfingers and a mascarpone-egg cream, with some good espresso and rum mixed in. I knew I wanted to do that cool ladyfinger lining on the outside of the cake though – which by the way, technically makes this tiramisu cake…

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  • Mini Ombre Yellow Petal Carrot Cakes

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      “Wherever you go – no matter what the weather – always bring your own sunshine.” So if it’s winter, and you’re going to a party, bring your own bright yellow cake! That would be the literal interpretation of this quote, right? I’d been wanting to do this petal frosting thing for a while, and I finally did it. Good thing it was a mini cake (well, two of them), because it actually took a while! Maybe that was also because I did an ombre version that twisted around in a swirly pattern. I also did it late at night…

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  • Painted Buttercream Cake

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      “Friends knock on your door. Best friends walk into your house and start eating” Not sure where this quote is from – but I like it! This week I baked a white cake for my best friend’s birthday. She wanted a white cake, and it had to have strawberries somewhere. But I also knew it had to be special. When you’ve been friends with someone for almost 20 years (!), you know they deserve a darn good cake. I’m pretty happy with my frosting recipes, but I was definitely worried about the painting aspect. Most things I could find…

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