Boiled Milk Cake for The Italian Lovesong Cake

The Italian Lovesong Cake — a cake-upon-cake cake with an old-fashioned Boiled Milk Cake (Torta di Latte Caldo) on the bottom, double-decked with an elegant cheesecake (Torta di Latte Formaggio) that is wrapped in a Ladyfinger Cookie Crumb Crust, and dolloped center stage with a wildly unique Hibiscus Custard. Continue reading

Marco Polo Cake

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

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

Princess Kate Cake: Vintage 6-layer Chocolate Mocha Cake with Chocolate Ganache

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Break out your pill-box hats and put on some shoes for Princess Kate and her charming Prince! The Princess Kate Cake is a 6-layer chocolate mocha torte with cocoa mocha cream and chocolate ganache — redesigned from vintage recipes in honor of Princess Kate’s visit to Los Angeles. Continue reading

Elegant Summer: Carmel Cottage Cake

Vanilla Cream Slice

We’re handing at the little family cottage in Carmel and baking up a Vintage Vanilla Cream Cake with French Meringue Buttercream Filling and Frosting. Although we’re whipping everything by hand (cause we have to) you can use your electric mixer. haha! Continue reading