This week our focus is on dessert cakes. Cakes like Red Velvet, German Chocolate, Coconut Cake, etc. etc. etc. You get the idea.
I have to admit that I made my very first angel food cake on Monday.......chocolate angel food cake of course! It really wasn't nearly as challenging as I thought it would be and it will make a fantastic strawberry shortcake. Since most of these cakes are still a work in progress so I will post pictures later. We had to make an angel food cake, a chiffon cake, a cake roll, and two dessert cakes. Sooooooo, I chose chocolate angel food cake, orange chiffon cake (this you will not receive a picture of because alas it did not make it.......it was totally delish though!), a pumpkin roll, coconut cake, and a german chocolate cake.
As of last night all of the cakes are done. Now on to the components.........you know all the goodies. I have a lot to do tonight. Coconut pastry cream, coconut pecan icing, meringue, strawberries........oh boy!
Oh my gosh, I almost forgot! We were given our themes for our practical exam cakes on Monday night as well. I say given because we each drew an object out of a bag for one of our other classmates. Whatever that object was became our muse for our cakes. Take a wild guess at my theme...........nope, not it..........nope, not it..........ok, ok I'll just tell you. HOT WHEELS! How cool is that? I can't wait to design my cake and cupcakes around that.
Have a fantastic hump day everyone and I'll see you on the screen later. :)