Making Homemade Cherry Frosting and a Special Cherry Meringue Filling at the River House

Homemade Maraschino Cherry Frosting Recipe Bake This Cake

Delicate and bright homemade cherry frosting for our lovely vintage maraschino cherry cake! Just the palest pink — like a pretty pale-pink rose, whipped together with buttercream and our homemade maraschino cherry syrup FROM our luscious homemade cherries. Yes way! We’re also whipping up a special cherry meringue filling for this cake that you COULD try with some slow food time on your hands. Otherwise, frost the top and bottom vintage style with the simple frosting recipe! A perfect barbecue party cake or for a cute vintage party cake! Continue reading

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Homemade Ladyfingers for the Way-Wild Blackberry Charlotte Russe

Charlotte Russe1 photo by Christine Murphy

Homemade Ladyfingers step-by-step for our blog series on the Wild Blackberry Bavarian Charlotte Russe: A chilled 4-layer Genoese Sponge Cake layered with Heirloom Frosting and topped with Wild Blackberry Bavarian Cream Mousse, dotted with fresh local raspberries and blackberries, wrapped in a double fence of homemade Ladyfingers and drizzled with Creme Anglaise Vanilla Custard Sauce. Continue reading

Marco Polo Cake

Marco Polo Cake tight close up on cream puffs Photo by Christine Murphy

An Italian caramelized profiterole cake made with 100 petite choux pastry puffs filled with sweet mascarpone, ricotta and whipped cream. Each cream-filled puff is dipped in homemade caramel sauce then stacked into a magnificent hollow dome, drizzled with candied caramel sauce and swirled with strands of angel hair caramel. Continue reading

Cherry Hill Roulade

Cherry Hill Roulade photo by Christine Murphy

A vintage rolled cake made modern! Country jam is replaced with sweet-poached dark cherries layered on Cherry French Buttercream Meringue. The rolled cake is lightly dusted with confectioners sugar and each slice is served with gently brandied cherries and a Cherry Creme Chantilly dollop. A drizzle of homemade cherry syrup adds the final loving touch. Continue reading

San Francisco Blueberry Cake

Blueberry Cake

An elegant San Francisco Blueberry Cake loaded to the brim with fresh local blueberries, drizzled with a classic Creme Anglaise (vanilla custard) Sauce and dolloped with sweetened whipped cream. The perfect elegant travel dessert when you’re bringing the cake! Continue reading