pancake cake

pancake cake

most children's books depict pancakes in stacks of ten or more, drenched in maple syrup and topped with fat pats of butter. it's such an unrealistic image. even ihop's silver dollar stacks fail to meet the standard; lacking in both diameter and height, they only come in piles five high. this cake is how real pancakes SHOULD [...]

buttercream roses

buttercream roses

decorating a cake with fondant requires its own special skill set: the ability to work with speed and precision (it dries out quickly), a good eye for size, hands that aren't sweaty, money (it's expensive!)... and so on. comparing fondant cakes and buttercream cakes is like comparing michelangelo's david with the ceiling of the sistine chapel. each is a form of [...]

superhero cake pops

superhero cake pops

themed b'nei mitzvot are making a comeback! themed bar and bat mitzvahs, though frowned upon by many a rabbi, used to be pretty common. mine was slightly music-centered, with sheet music centerpieces and eighth note table confetti. i hadn't heard about anything like that for a while, however, until i was commissioned to make 80 superhero cake [...]