Monday, July 28, 2014

Graduation / Trunk Party


I had the pleasure of doing the cake table for a recent high school graduate going off to college. I had to utilize the high school colors of royal blue, silver, white and gold. I baked a 9 x 13 single layer vanilla cake with buttercream. I applied an edible image on top of the cake of a graduation cap. I also provided cupcakes and cake push pops in vanilla with buttercream and vanilla with chocolate buttercream. I then adorned the top of the cupcakes, cake push pops, and cake with graduation vanilla candy mold in royal blue.

















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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Naked Cakes

Naked Cakes...

I love naked cakes... It let's the beauty of the actual cake show...the texture & moisture. 
Naked cakes can also be made with fruit on the inside as a filling...letting the colors of the fruit show. 
Naked cakes can come in a variety of sizes. Pictured below are minis. The mini size would be a good replacement for a cupcake. These are perfect for dessert tables for many different functions. 

Since frosting isn't covering the entire cake it shouldn't be left uncovered for extended periods of time. 


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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Salsa...

Salsa...


Why buy canned salsa...when you can make fresh salsa without all of the preservatives. 
Ingredients
6 Roma tomatoes...chopped 
4 garlic cloves
2 seeded and minced jalapenos (I use the seeds for the heat)
1 red bell pepper, finely diced
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
2 dry ancho chiles, seeded and chopped
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 lime, zested and juiced
Chili powder, cilantro, fresh scallions, salt and pepper to taste.

Place in the refrigerator to let all of the flavors infuse up to 12 hours. 

I generally add my ingredients in the food processor. I like my salsa with the consistency of baby food.

Go out and invest in some mason jars. 





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Dark Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Dark Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache 


You must love chocolate to appreciate and enjoy this moist dark chocolate cake with chocolate ganache. This cake is made with dark chocolate cocoa powder and Ghirardelli Chocolate Chips for the ganache.


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Lemon Cake with Lemon Curd Filling & Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Lemon Cake with Lemon Curd Filling & Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

 When making these lovely lemon cakes it is all made from scratch. We utilize the zest and juice of the lemons. The zest releases essential oils and the fragrance is bright making the lemon flavor pop out even more in the cake as well as the curd and frosting.


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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Baking Southern Comfort Dessert

Southern Comfort Desserts

Here at Sweet & Savory Tastings we don't do custom cakes with all the fondant and 3D shapes. Sweet & Savory Tastings bake up Southern Comfort Desserts that my grandmothers used to bake...but with a twist. We bake up layer cakes, cupcakes, pies, cobblers, brownies and we also set up custom candy and dessert tables.

The only custom cakes that we do is the application of an edible cake print. (pictured below).



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Introducing....The Brick House

The Brick House...

While some may call this cake an Atomic Cake; but we at Sweet & Savory Tastings call this the Brick House. It is called the Brick House because it is our only three layer cake at the shop and its stacks up mighty nice. 

A traditional Atomic Cake is a three layer cake...starting with a banana cake base that is topped with a fresh cut of bananas and custard. Next is a layer of yellow cake topped with fresh cut strawberries and whip cream. Then the final layer is a chocolate cake topped with chocolate fudge. Finally, the cake is then iced with whipped cream. 

The "Brick House" starts with a banana cake base that is topped with banana pudding and fresh cut bananas. The middle layer is the chocolate cake topped with strawberries and a strawberry filling. The top layer is a vanilla cake. The cake is filled with whip cream in between cake layers. Finally a layer of chocolate ganache is poured over the top layer of the cake until it spills over onto the sides. The cake is adorned with chocolate covered strawberries and chocolate candy sprinkles.


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