Posts tagged with: cake

(Sort Of) Cooking by the Book: Strawberry-Lemon Layer Cake (Christina Tosi recipe in Saveur)

This is not a typical Cooking by the Book post for a bunch of reasons (the recipe’s not from a book; I absolutely did not even try to follow the procedure exactly as written) but because I thought it deserved a very thorough walk-through, I’m calling it a (Sort Of)... Read More

Friday Photo — A Rainbow Kind of Day

Oh, I just think it’s the kind of day that calls for a rainbow cake. #LoveIsLove “Love, it is said, is blind, but love is not blind. It is an extra eye, which shows us what is most worthy of regard. To see the best is to see most clearly,... Read More

Friday Photo — Cake As a Way of Life

I was so busy toiling in my cake factory last week that I plumb forgot to post this photo of cake for Friday Photo! So, although it is admittedly a bit late in the day, it is still Friday, so I can at least post it for this week: This... Read More

Cooking by the Book: Bouchon Bakery Olive Oil Cake

We have a long running—about a decade—tradition with our friend, Craig, to have dinner at his house on the “Eve of the Eve” (the night before Christmas Eve). This year, our plans came together a bit later than usual, so I found myself faced with the same dilemma as at... Read More

Cooking by the Book: Birthday Layer Cake (Momofuku Milk Bar)

This is the most sprinkle-tastic birthday cake you will ever encounter. I made this because we were getting together with some friends to celebrate the memory of a dear friend we lost nearly two years ago. I volunteered to make the dessert for this little dinner gathering and since it... Read More

I’ll Blog It Soon, I Swear…Momofuku Milk Bar Birthday Cake

Some of you may have seen the birthday cake I was working on last weekend. If not, check out the Sugar + Shake Facebook Page. Here is a work in progress preview photo: The real deal post is coming soon. (It will be a “Cooking by the Book” post, which means... Read More

Happy Bourbon Day (Cake)!

National Bourbon Day is June 14. (I found that out without the help of my friend @Chef_Jay, although he’s usually my source for “It’s ____________ Day!” knowledge.) This is a day that the Sugar + Shake household feel should be celebrated with gusto. While Shake would happily toast through the... Read More

Cooking by the Book: Cake Truffles (Momofuku Milk Bar)

The whole “Cake Pops” craze pretty much passed me by with no interest on my part, but I think it’s accurate to say that Cake Truffles are Cake Pops without sticks. Or Cake Pops are Cake Truffles with sticks. I have no idea which one’s the chicken and which one’s... Read More