I shared with you that darling ♥cake roll and the cute cute site..The cake was delicious but poor Jacques ate my practice cake all week~
Couldn't let him have it again at his real birthday:)
Weeks and weeks ago..at Sprinkle Bakes~ ( I have shared her site before when I made the wafer paper cookies at Christmas.. and mentioned her book)~I saw her Espresso Biscoff cake..
I knew we were heading into town..and could stop at La Vieille Europe..where I knew I could find the Biscoff~
I was expecting friends for dinner and thought I would make the cake..as it turned out they were blessed with a new little grandson..Francesco~ and looked after their other 2 little ones ..so they could not make it..
When I saw that Jacques had eaten the roll to his ♥'s content..I thought try the Biscoff for this weekend..It's actually Jacques' birthday tomorrow:)So I tried the cake~Wish I didn't put it on that cake thing.. but it's too late now:) Happily it sits on a pedestal for the party~Takes nerve to post..you will see why after seeing hers:) So much work goes into posts like her Biscoff cake..I was in the kitchen 5 hours I am sure..had I wrapped it in the transfer paper..well..I just couldn't..Hats off to those who keep sharing great ideas..tips etc..
It's actually an espresso-biscoff cake.. I made the cake round instead of heart shaped..as the other cake had had hearts:) I was going to wrap it in transfer paper and chickened out..I only made the small heart with the chocolate transfer sheet..the gold music notes.. and simply used that tool bottom right to line the sides..
It's a two layer biscoff cake..that has an espresso biscoff chocolate filling and an is topped with the same..sort of.. as a buttercream though~
I was totally excited to make chocolate seals..which appeared on her post shortly before I made the cake..
They were much easier to make than the piped buttercream on top..since I did not surround teh top w/ a large transfer sheet..the sides of the top are not perfect..I hope the seals and heart distract the diners:)
You can find the recipe at the links above~
I was excited to share the link to the seals..You may remember the Monogram I had made..in fondant..
I never thought to use the seals:) So go see..and have fun making them..they are lovely on chocolate and her video is excellent.
It's also my friend Susan's birthday..this coming Monday..we go back to Gardenbuddy days~
She lives at..Savoring Time In The Kitchen..beautiful photos..wonderful recipes~
Happy Birthday Susan~:)
I think the cake will be delicious..as the fillings are divine..Not that I will eat any..but I had to taste
Have fun browsing the links..weekends can be such a nice time to visit~
PS I am still under snow..no magic melt yet!:)
Footnote..today is Sunday and the dinner was last night..everyone loved it and asked what that delicious flavor was..
:) I grew up with a Dutch friend..who's dad flew for KLM airlines..they would give me real speculaas cookies..dropjes..et..
Biscoff..is exactly that ..like a Speculoos spread..
I can get it at European stores.. quite pricey..the 350 g jar was $7.59.
But worth it..as it makes the cake..Really it was a hit..
Serve it room temp as it is a buttercream..and will be too rad if not room temp.
Ours was perfect.