I baked this cake for my brother and uncle birthdays last week. This cake has a story. First of all my brother is known for being obsessed with everything peanut butter.
I don’t know if I already told you but my Dad is mixed and I grew up in Africa, in Ivory Coast for the most part. We came back in France when I was about 14.
In Africa we used to eat a peanut butter sauce with chicken and rice.
Lets be honest on this. I am writing from my bed. Internship is great but it’s tiring and I’m in Paris which means that I’m seeing my friends and eating out a lot. Like a LOT ! I’m eating a lot of scrapes at the bakery because I have to taste as much as possible, plus all the Starbucks, pizzas, burgers … I never stop eating. ..
Anyway. About this trifle. It was my baby brother birthday
I know that it sounds like a Fall cake. Pomegranates and Cranberries are Fall Fruits. The truth is : It was one of my birthday Cake and my birthday was December the 2nd which is in Fall. The truth is also that even thought I haven’t blogged in almost a year I kept baking and taking pictures when I was able to do so.
I told you that I had to move to Lyon for 7 months last year and we had to share
I decided to try a new thing and do a new fondant cake and paint it. I told you that I went to art school a very long time ago and it was the first time in a very long time that I was actually painting. I loved it. I used this beautiful Yiying Lu illustration.
The thing is that my first attempt at covering this cake with fondant by myself was a disaster. I had to rip off the fondant, scrape the
I meant to post this for Father’s Day but obviously I didn’t. It was a long time ago.
I bought a lot of fondant while in Manchester last November but somehow I felt intimidated and didn’t used it . And few months ago , thanks to Ma Belle
Tuesday was my mom’s Birthday and I love my mom so much that I needed to bake her a special Cake. So I started thinking. I wanted something original and that would really surprise her. And finally, while driving to the airport a few weeks ago I had the idea : An After Eight Cake.
My mom has always loved those After Eight thin mints. She loves chocolate filled with mint. She loves eveything
My brother’s birthday is next week but he will be back in Canada by then so we decided on organizing a pre-birthday lunch while we are still all together, before he leaves. The day I picked him at the airport (3 weeks ago ), I asked him what he would like as a birthday cake and he answered me : « Un fraisier ».
First thing to know is I love strawberries so bad but I don’t like fraisier
Tomorrow is the Epiphany. What is the Epiphany ? Well do you really care, do you really want me to go on an explanation here ? Well the most important thing to know is that the tradition is to eat la Galette des Rois (King Cake) on that day which is january the 6th which is Friday this year. Usually it’s made out of flaky puff pastry layers and filled with frangipane (almond
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