So this blog is about what I'll do with my quarter cow and the 100 dozen eggs that I bought in an egg share. But I don't want to be predictable so I'll kick it off with an entry about a cake. Used two eggs in it so it counts, anyways!
My friends Michelle and Bill will get married this summer, and I offered to bake their wedding cake. Because I like them, and because I like baking cakes, and because I like crazy projects! I made my first wedding cake last year, and it was a beautiful combination of two of Rose Beranbaum's cakes, the Cordon Rose Cheesecake and the Chocolate Truffle Oblivion Cake and an extra layer of Baumkuchen, an almondy cake made following my Grandmother's recipe.
Anyways - back to this cake: It's a test cake for Michelle and Bill, and it was the Chocolate Truffle Oblivion. The final cake will have a white chocolate ganache as frosting, but I wanted to try out the Lacquer Glaze in Rose's new Heavenly Cakes book.
So here it is. I made a small version, in a 6" pan. The glaze came out perfectly!