I think this is the 1st week where no one (except myself) made the cake on the schedule.
ECL decided to make the Tres Leches, a cake that she "faced with trepidation." Counting how many types of milky substance is in the cake (there's 5), she was relieved to find out that the cake is not terrible. Definitely not "a big soggy mess" but instead "retains its texture and toothsomeness."
Faithy is back!!! Just moved to a new apartment and been busy, hence the lack of postings, she said. She's making up for it though, having made Marble Velvet Cake, Apple-Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake, and Rose Red Velvet cake recently. "All 3 cakes are equally delicious" is the verdict.
Vicki made the Tiramisu for her son's 30th birthday. "It was easier than I thought. I have only attempted to make it once and it was a dismal failure. It resembled more of a brick than a light dessert. Rose's recipe surprised me with the addition of Marsala instead of rum but I liked the flavor very much. I also like how it's added to the egg yolks while cooking so the alcohol cooks out"
Our FEATURED BAKER this week is someone who stayed up until 11 PM making Zach's La Bomba That person is Mendy. I love how he began his post by ranting. Not a typical rant, however, because his complaint was that the dessert was "too damn small!!! For all that work it really should have been at least twice as large." Since he finished making the dessert so late at night, he doesn't bother with the 8 hour long wait and poured the glaze right away. The cake was a hit, it was gone in an hour. "This was a fantastic, unique dessert that is really above average palette."
I want to shout out a CONGRATULATIONS to Vicki, who has finished all 94 cakes in the book. However, she just told me that she wants to make the Groom's Cake from the Wedding Cake section because Marie made this back in February 2010. I know Rose "absolved" us from having to make any cake from the wedding cake section, so I don't know if you guys want to include this on the schedule. Though, if we really want to make a cake from the wedding section, one of the other cakes sound more exciting to me, but that's just my opinion. Please vote on what you all want to do and I'd go with the majority.
The voting choices:
A. Grooms Cake
B. Another cake from the Wedding Cake section
C. No cake from the Wedding Cake section - i.e. we just finish the 94 and call it DONE!
Our next cake is the No-Bake Whipped Cream Cheesecake. I was somehow under the impression that this will be an easy cake. I think I got the idea from the word "no-bake" and the fact that it's cheesecake somehow makes it sound easy. However, reading the recipe last night, this cake requires you making italian meringue. This will also be an expensive dessert, seeing that it also uses almost half a pound of creme fraiche, and a pound of whipped cream cheese and sour cream (that's almost 2 1/2 pounds of fat, if you're counting). I'd say we shouldn't schedule a physical or get on a scale at any point near making/consuming this cheesecake :).
Edited to add (yes I am cheating, but considering I just posted the LC NC 2 hours ago, I'd say this count!):
Melissa made the Chocolate Tomato Cake with Mystery Ganache. She's been absent due to some major kitchen renovation. She went all out with this cake, making the full size, complete with the Pirouette cookies, just like in the book. She is finding out that her family does not share her excitement of dark chocolate ganache and chocolate cake. Melissa, always the optimist, exclaimed "just as well, I need to show off the semi-completed renovation so I can press the cake on our visitors!" Good luck with your kitchen renovation. We look forward to seeing more photos of it!