Friday, August 31, 2012

Cake like a cup of tea

Nothing like a luscious cup of tea after a day of drudgery.........cake  is added bonus.  This cake IS a cup of tea. I made it for a Mad Hatter Tea Party. I just love love love the Mad Hatter from the Looking glass (or Alice in Wonderland).  Johnny Depp was just adorable as this character. “There is a place. Like no place on Earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger! Some say to survive it: You need to be as mad as a hatter. Which luckily I am”.

Sometimes this world seems like a tea party, where we switch places on the table without reason, make short, personal remarks, ask unanswerable riddles and recite nonsensical poetry. Is there a rhyme and reason to anything or are we in this world like a storm in a teacup--- here one day, gone the other?

This stormy teacup is almond cake with almond mousse filling. Yummy with a cuppa --- Unless coffee is more your “cup of tea”….. this cake will taste well with that too. Enjoy!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Bookworm cake

Books were my best companion as I was growing up. I used to be quite the bookworm, devouring every book I could lay hands on and the local library was my favorite hangout. Maybe I was like this little bookworm with its jaunty green hat. I just loved climbing inside the book and loosing myself in another world. Now books are on kindle and Iphones and we seldom experience opening a book that felt so familiar in the hands. Nevertheless the vast treasure of knowledge contained in books will always be priceless and the experience of immersing oneself in a book is a nonpareil experience unbeaten by clicks of the mouse or shows on TV.

This cake salutes all those bookworms who like to read inspite of the many distractions clamoring for our attention. Consume your books like this bookworm would have this stack of red velvet cakes and enjoy the creamy icing of knowledge.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Yankee Stadium Cake

This Yankee Stadium was located in the South Bronx in New York City, New York. It was the home ballpark of the New York Yankees, one of the city's Major League Baseball franchises, from 1923 to 1973 and from 1976 to 2008 It hosted 6,581 Yankees regular season home games during its 85-year history. It closed following the 2008 baseball season, and was replaced by the new Yankee Stadium which opened in 2009.

I made this cake for an engagement party for a couple of Yankee Fans. He proposed at the stadium so this cake was symbolic of their mutual interest. It was a yellow chiffon cake with Bavarian cream filling.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Chess cake

This chess cake was very easy to make. It is chocolate cake with chocolate mousse filling. The pieces are dark and white chocolate. The flavor was simple and one dimensional unlike the complex game with its special setup, complicated movement, daunting tactics and strategies all under a time control. It sounds so much like life where our moves and decisions have good or bad consequences and we face wins and losses. At times our best decisions can bring out negative outcomes; at times we must make sacrifices. We are like pieces that must keep moving though life and eventually end up in a box when time is up.

So in this board game of life let's hope to be the kings and queens of our domains….  meet that knight in shining armor… live in the castle of our dreams…….. all in chocolate.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Purse Cake

Louis Vuitton Malletie, is a French fashion house founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton. The label is well known for its LV monogram. Louis Vuitton has been named the world's most valuable luxury brand.

The LV purse pictured above was a yummy chocolate cake with raspberry filing covered with chocolate fondant guaranteed to titillate the palates of the best fashionistas.

Behold delicious style!