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Wedding Cake assembly extravaganza

April 28, 2015 | By BreadDoctor

Well, the week wrapped up with quite an effort the last two days to get everything done for my first wedding cake.  It was a great experience learning how to keep the cakes level and how to assemble all four layers so that they would hold up and be sturdy.  The flowers were finished and brushed with … Continue Reading »


Angles are everything….

April 23, 2015 | By BreadDoctor

So I spent much of the last two days baking, filling and frosting the four layers that will make up this wedding cake.  It is an almond chiffon cake with orang curd and almond buttercream.  The cake is a very traditional and elegant French cake and is very flavorful.  I have never created a cake … Continue Reading »


Vive la France!,,,….wedding style

April 21, 2015 | By BreadDoctor

Well, we began constructing the wedding cake today that is essentially my cake final for this week.  We started by taking my design (which I accidentally designed a cake to feed 250….no need to do that in class…..right?) and modified it to a reasonable level.  We mapped out the sizes of the cake layers and … Continue Reading »


Happy Birthday William and Marda!….let the wedding cake begin……and Spring has sprung!

April 19, 2015 | By BreadDoctor

Well, my son William turned 15 and he celebrates a birthday the same day as my baking instructor, Marda Stoliar.  It was a great day and very peaceful and creative.  During the day we spent some time baking some loaves of soft white bread, which Marda was out of and I needed the practice on.  She … Continue Reading »


Let’s Fill the Pastry Case!

April 18, 2015 | By BreadDoctor

Well this week has ended our quest to fill the pastry case at the bakery.  All of the cakes we have been designing and baking have been an aim to be able to bake and fill my pastry case with delicious edibles that are small portions that people can enjoy and are small versions of the larger … Continue Reading »


Did I mention I am taking a cake class……….?

April 17, 2015 | By BreadDoctor

 We are frantically baking more and more cakes to expand the flavor profile and offerings at The Bread Doctor Bakery.  I baked four more cakes today that will all be divided and put together tomorrow.  One of the cakes that we baked today was a delicious chocolate pound cake that has chunks of marzipan in … Continue Reading »


Cake, Cake and more Cake

April 16, 2015 | By BreadDoctor

Okay…so I recently posted on Facebook a picture of a cake named the Basque cake (Cherry Shortbread Cake).  It is a very interesting and delicious cake that has a fruit filling (cherry in this case) that is baked on top of pastry cream inside a cake that turns out to be very much like a … Continue Reading »


The Astors and a Hail Mary,,,,

April 14, 2015 | By BreadDoctor

What a great day.  I learned two more mousse fillings for cakes and decorating techniques that will help me make beautifully symmetrical cakes.  We started with the Astor cake which involves two chocolate chiffon cake layers that are sandwiching two layers of mousse fillings.  One is dark chocolate and the other is white chocolate hazelnut.  … Continue Reading »


Hail to the King!!

April 11, 2015 | By BreadDoctor

Well, we spent most of the day assembling the Gateau George V.   This is a French cake named after an English Monarch.  It is made up of layers of Swiss chocolate sponge cake and milk chocolate butter cream.  These layers are then sliced and turned vertically and sandwiched between two layers of Devil’s Food chocolate … Continue Reading »


Layers upon Layers

April 10, 2015 | By BreadDoctor

It may have seemed at first that I was not really working hard in class this week from the lack of blog entries…but reader beware.  I have learned just how complicated and orderly cake-baking is.  The first two days we spent making bare cakes and freezing them as well as the Mont Blanc cookies.  These … Continue Reading »