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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

"It's A Girl" Baby Shower Dessert Table

This vintage baby shower dessert table was designed for an intimate gathering of the expecting mother’s family and friends. We created a custom-designed gift box cake, sugar cookies, chocolate bon-bons, a chocolate box filled with sugared almonds, cake truffles, mint cream filled chocolate eggs, and hand-dipped madeleine cookies.



Tuesday, January 15, 2013

ASPCA Cake - NJ Cake Bakery

Some of the cakes that come out of our bakery are a 'labor of love.' This cake, made for an ASPCA fundraiser, was one of those. The event was held at a dance studio in NYC, hence, the dancing theme!
The dogs, cats, and dancer silhouettes were created using digitized images and an electronic cutter to to cut the gumpaste. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Congratulations to all the Newly Engaged Couples

33% of engagements occur between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. Congratulations if you are one of the happy new couples and we wish you all the best in planning your wedding.
We've compiled a video of some of our custom wedding cakes. I hope you enjoy the video and find inspiration for your wedding cake!


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Cake Flavors - NJ Cake Bakery

Calls and emails come into the bakery almost everyday requesting information on cakes. One of the most frequently asked questions is "what flavors do you offer?". I've thought about putting together a menu of our more popular flavors but have decided against this. Reason being, I don't want to limit the imagination of myself or my clients when it comes to flavors.

We do offer the traditional fare: chocolate cake with cannoli cream,  vanilla cake with chocolate ganache, lemon cake with raspberry mousse, red velvet cake with cream cheese filling, etc... Yes, these are all quite yummy but the following is a list of flavor combinations our clients seem to enjoy:
  • Banana cake with coconut filling: Fresh pureed bananas are baked into a gently spiced cake. Toasted coconut and coconut curd are whipped together and sandwiched between the banana cake layers.
  • Pistachio cake with pistachio cream filling: Sounds like a lot of pistachios, right? Actually, it the entire ensemble comes together perfectly and the touch of saltiness from the pistachios complements the sweet aspect of this cake.
  • Double chocolate cake with orange cream filling: Our double chocolate cake uses over 11 ounces of high-quality dark chocolate per recipe (this is triple what most chocolate cake recipes call for)! The orange cream is made with freshly squeezed orange juice and zest.
  • Almond cake with apricot filling: This combination comes from my mother's wonderful almond/apricot biscotti. The crumb of the almond cake is very fine and moist and the apricots add the perfect amount of sweetness.
  • Sour cream spice cake with brown sugar meringue: The cake is flavored with a light combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. I like to pair this with brown sugar Swiss meringue which has an wonderful rich and silky texture. 
  • Vanilla cake with mango mousse: To add an extra kick of mango to this cake, I like to stripe each layer with a coating of mango curd before piling on the mousse. Not only does this process taste delicious, it adds some eye-candy with the rich variations of colors (they say "we eat with our eyes").