A showstopper layer cake filled with blackberry Italian buttercream and drizzled with blackberry syrup. Read my tips for perfectly silky Italian meringue buttercream – it really isn’t that scary, I promise! #layercake #chocolatecake #italianbuttercream #birthdaycake #blackberries #baking
Lemon-Mascarpone Crepe Cake - the crepes and lemon curd can both be made ahead of time for this swoon-worthy dessert. For Carolyn 's birthday
Chocolate Curls - Use a large offset spatula to spread melted chocolate evenly over the back of a rimmed baking sheet to create a thin coating. Let stand at room temperature until it loses its sheen, 10 to 20 minutes; then refrigerate until the chocolate is set but not hard, 5 to 10 minutes. Pull a citrus zester through the chocolate to create narrow curls.