It’s that time of year again, where the world seems to be a hue of reds and pinks – Valentine’s Day! At New York Cake Co. we are excited about making pretty and delicious treats. With a seven dozen cupcake order in about a month ago from one of the local restaurants, we’ve been thinking Valentine’s Day for a while now and we LOVE it!! At this particular restaurant I had the pleasure of hearing the Executive Chef say “I’ve never tasted a better cake before in my life” – that was an enormous compliment from a chef of his caliber!! But better yet was when I was discussing with him what type of decorations and cake he wanted for his Valentine’s Day dinner and he said “I give you full freedom, do whatever you want!” Have I really gained his trust that whatever I make he’ll approve?! 🙂
Though many cake flavors can signify with Valentine’s Day, of course we all know of Chocolate, there’s still space for something new. Yes, I agree chocolate will never go out of Vogue! However in our kitchen, here in Townsville where we introducted the flavor of Red Velvet – Red Velvet is beginning to steal the show!! So the flavor choices for Valentine’s Day 2012 are: Chocolate of course! Red Velvet, a must, as Townsville folk have made it clear it’s their best. Last but not least… Strawberries n Creme! A tender moist cake full of sweet strawberries topped with a rich, creamy, buttercream.
Lately I’ve been focusing on using fruit in my cakes, as I’m looking for a fresh and “clean” taste. Chocolate will be around forever. But there is space for something new and fruity. There is a post about blueberries here and raspberries here. In a short time with a few tweaks the recipe for the Strawberry cake and the Creme frosting was created. There were some extra fresh strawberries so I quickly made a jam for the top. As a trial, I brought them to the markets and WOW – they were a hit!! And again, something new in Townsville!! 🙂
About the cupcakes: Strawberry & Creme