As you know, I love to bake, and I am especially fond of cakes. I do it all--classic cakes, crazy cakes, Japanese cakes, chocolate cakes, wedding cakes (trauma). I love to come up with crazy combinations, that I try to master after tweaking the recipe over and over. Over the years, I've posted many of them here on Umamimart, such as...
The Bacon Cupcake: (May, 2009):
The American Cake, for when my friend got his citizenship (September, 2007):
The Baumkuchen Follies (November, 2009):
12-Layer Heavenly Chocolate Cake (February 2008):
Japanese cheesecake (June 2009):
And, of course, the infamous wedding cake disaster (March 2009):
I usually make a cake for friends' birthdays as well. I am making a very special cake for a friend of mine for his birthday, and I have thought long and hard about what would suit him best. It will be pretty funny. Meanwhile, take a look at some of the birthday cakes I have made in the past:
Rice flour carrot cake with cream cheese frosting for a gluten free friend:
A jelly roll with whipped cream and strawberry for a Japanese friend:
Double chocolate cake for a gay guy (this was actually his 35th):
Berry tart for a work colleague:
Macaron round cake for a very sophisticated and bitchy gay guy:
Pink bunny cake for a friend of mine whose birthday happened to fall on Easter weekend:
Yeah, I've made cakes. But brace yourself for one of the craziest and funniest cakes I will be posting next week. Here's a hint:
At least this is how it will start out.