I am new to the forums which I recently discovered after baking out of Heavenly Cakes and doing some research online, I stumbled across Rose’s and this lovely place!
My mother bought TCB when I was only 5 years old so I grew up tasting Rose’s amazing creations. My favorite was the cage of honey around our birthday cakes!
When I got married and moved to California, she gave me her tattered and earworn copy and bought herself a new one. When I saw that Rose had a new book, I snatched it up immediately as I’ve been interested in opening a wedding cake business for a couple of years now. I’m still a while away from that, but I’ve definitely found some AMAZING recipes! I bake on average 3-4 cakes/pies per week and take them to work so I don’t gain a zillion pounds.
My current favorite is the Deep Chocolate Passion cake - I am normally a vanilla girl, as I think a vanilla cake beautifully displays the baker’s skill as it is so deceptively simple. However, this chocolate cake is so delicious, I wouldn’t mind making it 100 times over!
I also like to run and knit - both desert-unfriendly hobbies with temps hovering at 115-120 F for 6 months out of the year….....