Monday, March 14, 2011

The Creation of A Cake

This cake was Keishon's invention.  He wanted to make a fluffy white cake with lemon filling and lemon frosting.
 I translated that as
 White Genoise with Honey-Lemon Curd Filling and Whipped Lemon Frosting.  
We spent the afternoon creating his cake. 
 Tomorrow  there will be a small birthday party with his best friend and twin, E celebrating both of their 9th birthdays. 

Cutting parchment circles for the cake pans.

 Keishon making beurre noisette.  
Just browned butter, really.  But beurre noisette sounds much nicer, doesn't it?

Weighing the eggs for the genoise.

Ah, nice fluffy batter with the flour and cornstarch sifted over the top and just waiting to be folded int gently.  That is a mommy job, ya know.

And into the oven to bake, with our fingers crossed because, after all, genoise is sometimes fickle.

But all is well, and now the cake is cooling nicely while we move on to the next step.

Honey- Lemon Curd.  Oh yeah!!!

K's first egg separating experience. 
 He loved it, and who can blame him? 
 It IS amazing to feel the white slide through your fingers and to hold this lovely round yellow orb in your hand.

Stir, stir, stir!!!

Brushing the layers with simple syrup.

Spooning on great mounds of Lemon Curd.

He seems remotely happy. Don't you think?

and now for the frosting, and a bit of mommy help.

Dream cake completed.


  1. Wow, I can't believe he is 9 already! tell him I said happy birthday! Lorida

  2. Happy Birthday Keishon... and it looks like you are well on your way to be a gourmet cake creator. - Krista

  3. Wow! I'm impressed with the boys taste! My kids probably wouldn't touch this much less request it. This looks like something I would only make for a fancy ladies tea or something.
    BTW, I'm Rachel, if you don't remember me, you're husband probably does (hopefully not with any embarrassing stories attachted ;)
    I've just started a little bit of blogging too, stop by some time if you have a minute!

  4. Hey Rachel, but of course I remember you guys! no embarrassing stories either. :-) Lucky you!
    I tried to check out your blog but couldn't get any further than you profile. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. My boys and their tastes are really something else! I think they are forever ruined by their mommy's love of cooking and baking.

  5. Krista ~
    Lordia ~

    Your Birthday wishes were passed along and brought a happy smile. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Ok, try again, I changed my privacy setting...I'm still figuring out how all this stuff works. I found your blog through Krista a little while ago and it's been fun following your very sweet family occasionally!


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