Woody’s Lemon Luxury for Italian Masquerade Birthday.
Posted: 07 January 2012 11:53 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I had an unusual request from a customer last week… Lemon cake with Chocolate.  I used Woody’s Luxury Lemon Cake and buttercream recipe, Rose’s Midnight Ganache recipe, fondant, gumpaste and isomalt.  I followed Woody’s recipe to the T, except I had NO time for making lemon curd.  I had to use store bought, which was rendered useless because the buttercream had almost no lemon flavor to it.  I added almost 1/2 cup of lemon juice and more butter to the bowl and thankfully it produced a very similar result. I layered the cake according to the recipe, thin layer of the lemon buttercream on the outside, partially froze the cake, then topped it with a very thin layer of Midnight Ganache, partially froze the cake again, then added fondant and decorations. 

I practically had to make all of the molds by hand for this cake, but they came out very nice, so I’m glad I had a chance to do it!  The customers said the cake was divine, one said it was the best cake she’s ever tasted. 

Another win! Thanks Rose!

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Posted: 07 January 2012 01:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Your cake is beautiful.  Did you make the chocolate fondant from Rose’s recipe and using Amazing Mold Putty to make you own mold? Thanks for sharing.

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Posted: 07 January 2012 07:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Sophia and Julie-  Thank you! I keep getting weird flavor combinations over here.. they definitely keep me on edge!

Bean- Thanks!  I used Amazing Mold Putty and it worked like a charm.  It’s a bit expensive from my local craft store, but I’ve been able to make 10-15 molds from each box I buy so it definitely is worth investigating if you’re curious!  I didn’t make the chocolate fondant.. I actually bought fondant for this cake because my time was unbelievably limited.  My local cake supply shop had 20lb buckets of Satin Ice fondant.. I used White- vanilla butercream on top of the chocolate ganache, and and also used the Elite Jet Black fondant for the outer layer.  The Elite brand uses chocolate in their recipe, but it doesn’t taste as great as Rose’s.  But since it was such a thin layer (probably 1/16”) I didn’t feel it affected the flavor.  No one from the party complained about the fondant. 

Charles- That’s what I told my customer.. chocolate overpowers lemon!  But she wanted a lemon-chocolate cake regardless.  I even sprinkled some lemon juice on both sides of the cake (before putting down the thin layer of lemon curd and lemon buttercream filling) to make sure the flavor stood out.  And, I only iced the Midnight Ganache about 1/4” thick.  They all said it was amazing.  Go figure!

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Posted: 08 January 2012 08:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Stunning cake! Such an unusual flavor combo though!

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Posted: 08 January 2012 07:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I love your work! This cake is absolutely stunning! The details are so beautiful. The flavor combo doesn’t appeal to me personally tongue rolleye But I’m so glad your customer liked it!

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Posted: 14 January 2012 01:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Picture perfect.  The detail involved is fantastic.

  I wish I had your talent.  Do you have a bakery or is this something you do just to do it.  I’m fascinated.  Thanks for posting & sharing.

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Posted: 18 January 2012 05:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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almonds - 14 January 2012 05:14 AM

Picture perfect.  The detail involved is fantastic.

  I wish I had your talent.  Do you have a bakery or is this something you do just to do it.  I’m fascinated.  Thanks for posting & sharing.

Thank you so much Almonds, I’m very flattered! 

I don’t have a bakery, although it’s something I’ve recently been considering.  I just do this as a hobby for family, friends and friends-of-friends.  I really want to take professional classes, maybe a formal degree.  I’m a Fine Arts grad, specialization in sculpture with a professional sequence in art education… so there’s that smile  I quit my teaching job to be a stay at home mom for my little one… so I do this in my spare (and not so spare) time.  It keeps me sane :D

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Posted: 23 January 2012 02:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Sherrie- Thank you!  And LOL It’s definitely a great outlet!  I dunno how people get so stressed out over cooking and baking.  I mean, I have my days with mistakes and fast approaching deadlines but I love seeing the end result and making people so happy.  Definitely a thrill.

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Posted: 18 September 2014 12:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Such a splendid cake! Congratulations.

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