I finished baking through RHC last weekend. It took me 2 years and 3 weeks to bake through
94 cakes plus 1 wedding cake (the groom’s cake).
Technically I’m not done because there are still 3 wedding cakes to make. But I am calling it done anyway as part of being a Heavenly Cake Bakers we are only making the 95 cakes! But I am done! HURRAH!
I still have 4 cakes to blog about but that’s all I have to do now. Aside from ehem, baking from Rose’s other books.
Impressions after being done: Happy, relieved, and somewhat feeling surreal. I honestly could not believe I’m done. And I have a confession to make. When I joined the bake through, back in September 2009, it was mostly to get the autographed copy of the book . The 1st 10 people to join would get a copy and I was no. 3. I had no idea at that time that I even make it halfway, let alone finish. The idea of baking every week was crazy. Of course now I am totally addicted. I have learned so much about baking, in addition to now food photography, which in itself is now a hobby and addiction. And I have Rose and Marie to thank for!
And for you guys who have not baked much from RHC. It is really a great book to bake from. I love that almost every cake has a picture so you can see what it’s supposed to look like.
Pictured here are the Bernachon, Molten Chocolate Souffle and Lava Cakes, and the English Gingerbread Cake.
On the Bernachon, I forgot to strain the glaze after I added gelatin so the glaze was not smooth :(. It was very upsetting because I worked hard to get the cake and the ganache to be smooth. But the picture is nice so in the end I was happy . Sadly, I was not impressed with this cake. It was fudgy and chocolate-y and it tasted like a chocolate bar. Which supposedly is good but I made this the week after making the yummier groom’s cake, so it paled in comparison.
The molten cake is so good. Eaten warm - 10 seconds in the microwave, was the best. Next time I want to try it with ice cream. The gingerbread cake was mostly eaten by my husband. It was way too sweet for me.