For a very important date with whoever wants to make this and invite me over!
I need to sit down. I need to breathe calmly into this bag to keep from fainting because this is possibly the most perfect cake I have ever seen and I've been looking at cakes for a long while, my friends. I marvel at the gradient pinks, the delicate layers, the thin filling that doesn't interrupt the gorgeous color. And the little paper banner on top! Perfection! I can die happy now, thanks!
I was always that jerk kid who dug out the whole strawberry stripe of the Neapolitan ice cream in the leaky cardboard box. I kind of miss those crappy boxes that were impossible to open without ripping the lid and you could never get them closed again and would inevitably end up with a puddle of freezer-burned nasty ice cream. Those were the days. Kids these days have it so easy.
Forget the tradition of ham for breakfast on Christmas morning. I want this cake first thing in the morning!
Merry Christmas, Cuteologists! Thanks so much for sticking with me through the site transition and embracing our new home. You get three slices of cake this year for being my favorite readers!
When I was a kid, the closest I ever got to decorating my own cake was a cookie and a little tube of gel icing. I had plenty of fun with just that. Imagine how awesome it would have been if we had edible paper back then? I can't say I'm not a little jealous of kids these days.
I'd like to see a crew of fashion designers work with a bunch of pastry chefs to design amazing desserts. We could mash up Project Runway and one of those Top Chef whatevers and make a kajillion dollars! I could see this as Betsy Johnson's entry for a super simple petit fours.
Finger jello is super fun even when it's only one color and just hanging out by itself. Taking the extra time to layer a whole bunch of colors in there takes it to a whole new level of snack innovation. I wonder how it tastes with all those flavors in one mouthful? Like a rainbow of fruit?
I love a repeating pattern, especially on food. Even better when it's done with something as delicious and natural as blueberries. Nothing fussy, no artificial coloring or hours slaving over perfectly smooth icing, just a fantastic and undoubtedly delicious polka dotted tower of celebration. I'll toast to that!
Source: Poires au Chocolat http://www.poiresauchocolat.net/2010/04/blueberry-and-ginger-layer-cake.html