There’s something about layer cakes that always brings me great comfort–from both making them and eating them. To me, layer cakes are baked bliss, truly. Don’t get me wrong, cupcakes are wonderful; cupcakes are sweet; cupcakes are darling (and perky), but they just aren’t layer cakes. Perhaps part of the glory of layer cakes is the intrigue of what’s beneath all of that swirled frosting, or the wonder of what fills the stacked layers under a perfectly composed exterior.
Carrot Cake Sandwiches | Handle the Heat Despite it still being mid-March, summer mode has already set in here in Phoenix. Near 90 degree F weather = flip flops, air conditioning, and swimming. Some days it’s still nice outside, especially in the mornings and evenings. Other days it’s scorching. When I saw these summery cake sandwiches in this month’s issue of Martha Stewart Living they just looked perfect.
The Pastry Affair - Home - Lemon Chocolate Tart I put all of my recipes through a test. It's a ridiculous test with even more ridiculous criteria but, consciously or unconsciously, every recipe on this website has been sent through it. This lemon chocolate tart was the first and only to pass this test. Only one recipe passed? I imagine you must be thinking. What could this test possibly be?
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, so says the old proverb. I've been on an apple kick lately, eating my way to dozens of apple cores in the last month. I ate apples with sandwiches instead of chips. The Pastry Affair - Home - Apple Cinnamon Cake
The Pastry Affair - Home - Banana Cake with Chocolate Glaze Banana cake is as unpretentious as bread and butter or toast spread with strawberry jam. Banana cake doesn't set out to dazzle your eyes (though it may very well dazzle your taste buds). It's not trying to re-create the (cake) wheel, by any means.