This year, for his birthday, Mr. Vegan Eats & Treats requested a Frangelicake. In case you are wondering what a Frangelicake is, I was too. Basically, Mr. VE&T wanted a cake made with his new favorite liqueur, Frangelico. And, he decided it would be called a Frangelicake.
I pretty much used my successful cake from my aunt's birthday last year as a reference.
... Look, Ma -- perfectly level!At the very end, it was starting to tear the cake, so I used a knife again to help it then too. All it all, this gadget was super easy to use and I'm stoked to have it. I don't make cakes all that often, but when I do, I like them to be just so.
All put together, and ready to get dressed up for a night on the town.
Freddy Guys Hazelnuts. You might think that sounds crazy, but those are seriously the most remarkably glorious roasted hazelnuts ever known to mankind. Worth the shipping fee. Plus, you may as well just buy a bunch of bags while you're there.
Lookin' good! See how nice it looks after pulling away the parchment strips?
That way the cake board looks properly spiffy.
Then it was all ready to go!Mr. VE&T wanted to go out for Italian food for dinner, so I called ahead and made sure it would be okay to bring along our own cake. The restaurant was totally cool with that, so I put the whole cake in a cake box and packed it up. The cake box is only 8 inches by 8 inches, so that gives you some sense of this little mini cake's actual size.
The most important question of all: How was it??
It was rich and chocolately and hazelnutty! I'm not sure how dominant the Frangelico liqueur was though, so maybe next time it would be even better with some vanilla ice cream and some Frangelico drizzled on top to go with the cake. Luckily, there was some left over to enjoy the next day. Mr. VE&T was a little impatient with me as I was snapping this picture - he was sitting with a fork at the ready, all geared up for more birthday cake!!