It’s baking season! I have 5 cakes due between now and October 8. They’re all birthday cakes. This cake is for a girl/woman turning 19, and the only brief was “she likes strawberries.” I sent it off with a container of crushed strawberries to pour over the slices, since I couldn’t think of any way to incorporate them without making the cake soggy.
Next up is a vegan chocolate/cherry/coffee/Cheerwine cake for a coworker, already baked and due Tuesday. I baked it after watching an episode of Top Chef: Just Desserts so I might have been a little over-open to innovation in flavors (I was also thinking cayenne pepper and eyeing the merlot, but I didn’t go that far). I don’t know what I’m going to do for a glaze.
Next up is a baseball cake for an eight year old, due Thursday, then a squirrel cake for another colleague, due Saturday. The October 8 cake has an earth/ecological theme, for 10 year old. Stay tuned!