Friday, May 24, 2013

The Lorax

Friday, May 3, 2013

Tools of the Trade - Measuring Cups.

When you're looking at recipes, specifically at cake recipes, accuracy is always stressed with the measurements (at least if it's a good recipe).

The problem with getting recipes from all different places, is that a "cup" is slightly different in different countries. A cup can range from 180ml to 280ml! So if you're making a large cake that calls for 10 cups of different ingredients, you could be 1000ml off just because you're not using the right cups.

So remember; try to determine WHERE the recipe came from, and then find out what they think a "cup" is. This will help you avoid troubleshooting a recipe gone wrong. I highly recommend keeping a conversion chart handy as well. The one I'm linking to is a more "middle of the road" cup, and where to go from there. I have one of these, and I love it.

Happy Cake Making!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wedding Cake for Culinary School

This cake was done in 2011 for the UVU Culinary Arts School. Molly used pulled sugar to create small peacock feathers throughout the cake.

It received a 100% grade. Up until this point, a wedding cake project had never received full marks.

The orchid flowers were made from gum paste by hand. The cake itself is sitting on a foam core board with ribbon glued around the edges.


This blog is for Cakeomancy. A private cake making/decorating service. Currently, the cakes are made through Guru's. A restaurant in downtown Provo, UT. Pictures of the cakes will be posted, as well as the occasional cake tips.