Posts tagged "cake boss"
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    8
    Mar

    My favorite new toy

    Okay, so maybe it’s not that new, but I hadn’t blogged in a while and never mentioned what I got for Christmas! I got Buddy Valastro (aka the Cake Boss)’s cook book for Christmas! So very exciting! So far I’ve made tea biscuits, chocolate chip cookies, and vanilla cake on a couple of different occasions (once I made them as cupcakes). I’ve also used his recipes for buttercream and cream cheese frosting. His recipes are so delicious! And it’s taught me a lot of things about baking too. For example:

    It’s really important to know the temperature of your batter for a cake before you put it in the oven. If it’s less than 70 degrees F or more than 74, it’ll crown, meaning that the middle part will rise up kinda funny and will have a weird color and just all around it doesn’t look good. I’ve made this mistake. It also doesn’t do anything for the taste or texture. If you don’t have a thermometer like me, just stick your finger in and make an educated guess. If it feels cool, it’s too cool. Let it get to about a room temperature feeling.

    Also,

    Cake flour makes all the difference in the world! Being a college student, I’m usually way too cheap to splurge on luxury items such as cake flour, but for the first time I did it and it made such a difference! It tasted so much better than the other times I had made it and it looked better too! Cake flour even smells better than regular flour. I highly recommend using it!

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    Feb

    Cake Boss

    Look at this cake. It’s absolutely gorgeous. This is just one of the many cakes that Buddy Valastro has made in his bakery on the show Cake Boss. I have seen the most amazing cakes come out of that bakery. I wish that I had that kind of skill with decorating and making cakes. So of course, while I’m watching this show, I’m looking up cake decorating classes. I found a class series near me for about forty dollars that covers a whole bunch of different aspects of cake decoration. I would love to gain these cake decorating skills and then just come back to school and be like BAM! I can decorate cakes! When I go home in March, I’m totally going to play with cakes and decorating them.

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A myriad of musings from a pensive procrastinator


I'm Jess, I'm 20, I'm a college student, and I love my life.


“For oft, when on my couch I lie

In vacant or in pensive mood,

They flash upon that inward eye

Which is the bliss of solitude;

And then my heart with pleasure fills,

And dances with the daffodils.”
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