Baking partners challenge for July is the yummy and famous French pasty Operacake. If you take a look at the recipe you will notice that there are different stages to make this cake before the final assembly
So you can understand why this operacake was the perfect long weekend project. I know I do not talk about this much but this blog is actually open to custom cake order from the Moonblushed Baker herself
No cake would be more apt for MY celebration than yema cake. Yema cake was named after the sweet. It is a recent trend but it actually is almost the same as an old fashioned swiss roll called brazo dela reina (meaning the queen's arm, the same as brazo de mercedes but has a swiss roll instead of meringue for the cake base)
I finally made puto (steamed cake) and I nailed it. My previous two trials were both big disappointments and my third steamed rice cake experiment was better but I forgot to sift the batter before steaming that the resulting puto has gritty "uncooked" rice in it
I have always had these 'jinx' when it comes to baking sponge cakes. I don't really know why, though I've followed exactly what the recipe said, but still, it will end up either being heavy or 'very not a sponge cake should look like'