Friday, January 7, 2011

What do you think?

Ok, cupcakes are obscenely popular right now, and I really prefer presenting a spectacular layer cake at parties, but I am not sure that certain flavors belong in a giant cake.

For instance, my mother has a recipe that she has used for ambrosia since I was a little girl, which includes pineapple, marshmallows, coconut, mandarin oranges, and sour cream.  While I was eating it this Christmas, I was thinking about how perfectly balanced it's flavors are, and how texturally satisfying it is.  The marshmallows become all mousse-like, the coconut retains its bite, the sour cream adds a tang that counteracts the mallowy (made it up) sweetness.  I love the mandarin oranges, and growing up I assumed that they must be expensive, otherwise we'd eat them all the time (thought the same about cauliflower).  As I finished the last bite, I thought about replicating all of those flavors in a baked confection, but I think a whole cake would be way too overpowering.  So, tomorrow, look out for (what I hope will be) a delicious post on...

The Ambrosia Cupcake.


Also coming next week...a finished song (recorded, mastered, yadda yadda).  This, I am truly nervous about, so please be nice.  You can be critical on the next one.  Ok?

Ok.  Off to the studio.

Rachel Bee

PS- Any favorite flavor combos you'd like to see in a cake?  Inspiration, anyone?

1 comment:

  1. ooh - I think that would be such an interesting cake! My mom used to make something like that too. Good luck with your experimentation!! :)

    And a song?! How cool is that. I'm sure it's going to be amazing.