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I Believe This Might Just Be My Masterpiece: Birthday Cake 2014

Who makes the best cakes?  Momofuku Milk Bar makes the best cakes.  I am not being paid or otherwise compensated to say this.  It’s just the damn truth. Here’s the logic: the best food texture is, obviously, crunchy.  Obviously. What makes a good salad better?  Crunchy croutons (or crunchy bits of bacon). Want your mac […]

Apple Cider and Walnut Birthday Cake

Every year, I ask my boyfriend not if he wants an elaborate, ridiculous, complicated, over-the-top birthday cake, but what kind. As I was trained as a pastry chef, the chance for me to flex my pâtissière muscles once a year is irresistible.  I dive into the research stage like a student studying for final exams, […]