Minecraft Cake

It’s only fair to share…  The original idea for my daughter’s birthday cake this year was definitely not mine…please look at http://cakesdecor.com/cakes/233820-minecraft-cake.  However, the hours of labor were definitely mine.  Those squares were a doozy and I recommend using Jessica Harris’ wax paper transfer method for this or you’ll spend all day trying to attach them. I…

Croquembouche

It’s only fair to share…You will need: Approx 100 cream puffs (double recipe pate choux) 1 recipe caramel Approx 4 1/2 cups creme patissiere (double recipe) 15″x 5″ Foam cone from a craft store like Joann’s Parchment paper Flat head pins Serving tray or 12″ cake board A truncated whisk or fork (you can make your…

Dobos Torte

It’s only fair to share…Dobos Torte Adapted from Maida Heatter’s Great Book of Desserts and Joe Pastry. I made this with chocolate Swiss meringue buttercream instead of the traditional chocolate buttercream because I prefer the taste but just be aware that although SMBC tastes best at room temperature it will also soften to the point that…

THE Ohio State cake

It’s only fair to share…A foreword by Stephen Keszey: My wife is rather obsessed with baking, especially “caking”. I would say her near-sick obsession is rivaled only by my own obsession for my Ohio State Buckeyes. So my birthday cake could be viewed as a “convergence of crazy” that resulted in an awesome and incredibly…