|The four cupcakes (center and right) have the "apple core;" the others don't. This is what the Test Kitchen is all about.|
Totally switching gears...
The Apple Cake... I wanted it to be a special, presentation cake. I chose blue because I like blue. I considered a red ombre, but it would have looked mostly like a pink cake and I wasn't in a pink mood.
|The first layer of ruffles is on...|
This was a new technique for me..I'd tried several months ago and it was a mess. Today I worked on consistency and just gave it another go. It's not where I'd like it to be, but it's much better.
|Working from the top down meant I could add color as I frosted without tinting too much frosting one shade or another.|
Final product for the Apple Layer Cake. I really love the flavor profile of apples, cinnamon, cream cheese filling, and vanilla buttercream frosting. Such a lovely explosion of deliciousness in every bite.
This has been a wonderful day. I got to bake a new test kitchen recipe and take a run at several different types of frosting and decorating techniques. It's also been an historic day for American families and what they can look like.
We all deserve to be loved and to love in return. And today I did that with apples.