It's been a while since I last posted but that's because I've been too bothered by the hot weather to do much productive tasks.
I did cater a BBQ last month for about 35 people and make a red velvet cake with cream cheese icing, chocolate moose cups, and most importantly some goddam macarons that I forgot to take photos of.
It would have been some of my finest work I tell you, they were raspberry buttercream filled macarons arranged in ombré pink. I'm disappointed I didn't record it to make a blog post but life will go on.
This time I did remember to photograph the cake I made for Maurizio's birthday and it was glorious and delicious and all that you could ask for in a cake really. Tastes like perfection.
I used dutch process cocoa powder in my favourite chocolate cake recipe and finished it with some home made salted caramel for the sauce and buttercream, my first time making it and it tastes sooooo good.
I also had a go at using gold leaf but I was a bit hasty and dropped a whole sheet on there... oops. I meant to cut it into slices and decorate a strip along the bottom but that failed. Ah well, it was a good trial run for next time.