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.

#graduation #vanilla #cake #chocolate #buttercream #sweetandsavorytastings #desserts #sweets

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. 

#nakedcakes #cake #sweetandsavorytastings #dessert #sweets #frosting

Thursday, July 24, 2014



Why buy canned salsa...when you can make fresh salsa without all of the preservatives. 
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. 

#salsa #romatomatoes #tomato #garlic #jalapeno #redbllpepper #redonion #anchochiles #oliveoil #lime #chilipowder #scallion #greenonion #cilantra #salt #pepper 

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.

#darkchocolate #chocolate #ghirardelli #cake #dessert #bakery #sweetandsavorytastings

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.

#lemon #cake #lemoncurd #curd #lemoncake #lemoncreamcheese #creamcheese #sweetandsavorytastings #dessert #bakery #sweets

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).

#edible #edibleprint #edibleimage #cake #southern #comfort #desserts #sweetandsavorytastings

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.

#atomiccake #brickhouse #banana #bananapudding #strawberry #strawberryfilling #whipcream #chocolate #ganache #sweetandsavorytastings #cake #dessert #sweet 

Strawberry & Banana Pudding Shooters for Dessert Table

Dessert Table

Once again; Sweet & Savory Tastings is filling orders for a custom Dessert Table. When a request for a dessert table is ordered; we help the clients fulfill the needs of every palate and theme of the event. For this particular event we had to fill an order for a Strawberry & Banana Pudding Shooter. This shooter is layered with bananas, banana pudding, strawberries and fresh strawberry jam. topped with whip cream and a vanilla wafer (not pictured). 

#sweettable #desserttable #dessertbar #sweet #dessert #theme #shooter #banana #bananapudding #strawberry #jam #strawberryjam #sweetandsavorytastings #whipcream #wafer

Lemon Curd & Strawberry Filling

Lemon Curd & Strawberry Filling

I received an order for a 1/2 lemon curd & 1/2 strawberry filling cake. The smell of lemons is refreshing especially when the oils from the zest is being released. I believe in utilizing the entire lemon. If a recipe calls for fresh lemon juice...lemon zest will be utilized also. Sweet & Savory Tastings fresh strawberry filling can be used for so many things for example (cake filling, waffle, bagel, toast toppings, ice cream) etc. I will be investing in Mason Jars soon. I would rather use fresh ingredients than a jar anytime.

#cake #filling #lemon #curd #lemoncurd #strawberry #dessert #cake #sweetandsavorytastings

Premium Cupcake Menu

Premium Cupcake Menu 
Available at Sweet & Savory Tastings
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Sweet & Savory Tastings Premium Cupcake Flavors

Carrot cupcake frosted with our cream cheese frosting and crushed walnuts.

Caramel Apple
Moist apple pie spice cupcake with apple pie filling and frosted with our vanilla bean cream cheese frosting drizzled with rich caramel.

Strawberry Chocolate
Strawberry cupcake with strawberry preserve filling and a layer of chocolate buttercream topped with white chocolate drizzle.

Cookies & Cream
Chocolate cupcake topped with our classic vanilla cream cheese with crushed chocolate sandwich cookies mixed in and cookie on top.

Chocolate Sundae
Chocolate cupcake filled with vanilla buttercream frosting topped with vanilla cream cheese frosting drizzled with chocolate ganache, sprinkles, chopped peanuts and a maraschino cherry

Vanilla cupcake tinted pink filled with strawberry buttercream frosting and topped with lime cream cheese frosting dusted with pink sugar.

Devil's Food
Chocolate cupcake with chocolate buttercream filling and frosting then adorned with mini chocolate chips.

It’s my Birthday
Vanilla cupcake with rainbow sprinkles baked in filled with vanilla buttercream frosting and topped with vanilla cream cheese frosting covered with rainbow sprinkles.

Chocolate cupcake filled with chocolate ganache and topped with mint flavored cream cheese frosting and mini chocolate chips.

Key Lime (In Season)
Key Lime cupcake made with the juice and zest  and filled with vanilla buttercream and frosted with a key lime cream cheese and dusted with green candy sugar.

Peanut Butter Cup
Chocolate cupcake filled and frosted with our peanut butter buttercream frosting and topped with peanut butter cup pieces and chocolate chips.

Pink Lemonade
Lemon cupcake made with the juice and a zest of a lemon and filled with lemon buttercream topped with lemon cream cheese frosting tinted pink dusted with yellow sugar candy.

Raspberry Surprise
Vanilla cupcake filled with raspberry preserves and frosted with a vanilla cream cheese with folded in raspberry preserves.

Red Velvet
Classic red velvet cupcake with French vanilla buttercream filling and cream cheese frosting topped with crushed walnuts.

Chocolate cupcake filled with vanilla cream cheese frosting topped with chocolate cream cheese frosting covered with chocolate chips, mini marshmallows and crushed graham crackers.

Vanilla Coconut
Vanilla cupcake with cream cheese frosting and topped with shredded coconuts.

Pina Colada
Vanilla cupcake flavored with cream of coconut and filled with sweet pineapples and topped with cream cheese frosting and shredded coconuts then adorned with a maraschino cherry.

German Chocolate
Chocolate cupcake filled and frosted with the sweet and sticky coconut pecans and chocolate buttercream.

Banana Pudding
Banana cupcake filled with vanilla pudding frosted with banana flavored buttercream topped with a slice of a banana and wafer.

Lemon Berry
Lemon cupcake made using the juice and zest of a lemon filled with lemon curd and your choice of berry cream cheese frosting. (strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July Cake Flavor of the Month...LEMON

July Cake Flavor of the Month...LEMON

Lemon Cake with Lemon Curd in between the layers. We us the juice and zest of real lemons. Cake is topped with either Lemon Cream Cheese or Buttercream Frosting. Can also be made as cupcakes or Bundt Cake using a Lemon Glaze. #lemon #cake#lemoncurd   #creamcheese   #buttercream