Easter Update & Well Designed Cakes

April 12, 2013

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 Ok so first, I owe you all an apology.  Did I realize the Easter cake recipe was in metric measurements?  NO, did I try to make it anyway? YES.  Did it turn out?  Well, yeah… I gotta say it was unique and a perfect complement to the beautiful lamb dinner and it fit in perfectly with the deserts others brought along.  Would I make it again? Hmmm… Maybe.  I think I’d like it better with and orange marmalade layer and zest of an orange and skip the rose-water.  It was pretty and assembly was fun and pretty easy so for that I got a big return for my investment.  If any of you have tried it, let me know how it worked out and if decide to try it, I say skip the rose-water and add orange zest and marmalade or brush the sponge cake with liquor of some sort and fold berry juice into the whipped cream instead.

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Now you probably know by now that for me it’s all in the construction and execution of cake making that gets me excited.  I am so far from this level, and frankly know myself well enough to know I don’t have the time or the patience to pull one of these cakes off, but just look at these…

mini_birkin_by_sliceofcake-d3802hf Orange_Blossom_by_Sliceofcake sweet_bows_by_sliceofcake-d2z4dd0 a0bdc06100b0e51408a106e5b0f8e827 ysl_muse_by_sliceofcake-d2zztf0 b2e293db2026893d23bab2b0587a8556 The_Jewel_Box_by_Sliceofcake hermes_violet_birkin_cake_by_sliceofcake-d2y2b9nWhat really gets me is the FLAWLESS execution of these edible masterpieces!!!  I mean seriously, look for a flaw… have these images been photo-shopped?  We are taking PER-FEC-TION.  Most of these images were found here sliceofcake.deviantart.com


2 Responses to “Easter Update & Well Designed Cakes”

  1. Beryl Shore Says:

    Hi Mr. Barr,

    I enjoy your blog out here near Seattle. Would you be willing to publish the Easter Cake recipe again, in non-metric and with your suggested ingredient substitutions? I was planning to make it but I’m glad you posted this update before I tried it. It’s so beautiful and the flavors sound great. Thanks! How’s the puppy?

    Beryl Shore


    • bill barr Says:

      The puppy is doing great! fast friends with the other two, and house training as good as can be expected.

      I will re-post my “remeasured version” and make the changes I mentioned, just because you asked. Will try and do it
      over the weekend…

      Thank you for checking out my blog.


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