Sunday, December 9, 2007

Banana Cake with Espresso Caramel Frosting

Banana Cake w/ Espresso Caramel Frosting

This is what the cake from the failure post was supposed to look like.

This cake is from Tish Boyle's The Cake Book. I don't actually own a copy, so I cannot post the recipe right now. That said, it's one of the more interesting layer cakes i've made and I highly recommend it.

I'm not sure how much i'll be baking this week, as I leave for California a week from today. If you would like to see me bake something in particular, leave a comment. If you have hungry coworkers/classmates in the Pittsburgh area, i'd love an occasion to bake for. No promises though. Also:

  • I am going to Philadelphia in January and would love suggestions for bakeries/eateries to visit.

  • I'm looking for advice on finding food donations for a church event.

  • I need suggestions for a good, non-genoise chocolate cake recipe for a wedding cake. All the recipes I have are too moist and won't provide enough structural support.

    That is all.

    Glenna said...

    MMmmmmm....looks wonderful! Great job!

    Dana said...

    I'm originally from Philly :). As a food lover, you should definitely check out Reading Terminal Market. Lots of good eats there. I love Metropolitan Bakery's bread (and muffins), and Le Bus has good baked goods too, and great lunch/brunch. Another excellent brunch spot is Sabrina's Cafe near the Italian Market. If I think of any others, I'll drop you a line!

    Arties32 said...

    STOCKS! It's worth the trip through the kind of sort of not so great neighborhood to get the pound cake. World famous. You have to try it. 2614 East Lehigh Avenue, 215-634-7344. I lived in Philly for a bunch of years, and this is the best. I miss it!! Enjoy, hope you get some!