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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

German, Italian, American...and it's not about soccer

We made 3 cakes today - Black Forest Cake (German), Neopolitan Cheesecake (Italian) and New York Cheesecake (American).

Black Forest Cake
The black forest cake is one of my favorites.  It's traditional, not exactly "sexy" but it's a "reliably good cake". 

Neopolitan Cheesecake
Tomorrow's another test day.  In fact, it's our mid term exam.  I'll be making a cake covered in fondant for the practical part and we'll be quizzed on all materials covered to date.  I decided to make myself a cup of coffee to go with the Neopolitan Cheesecake while I cram for the exam.  This is an interesting cheesecake - sort of like sweet mascarpone & ricotta cheese in a tart shell. 

New York Style Cheesecake

This is your typical NY style cheesecake, which isn't my typical choice of dessert.  Well, there isn't much to say about this cake... it is, in my opinion, a "what you see is what you get" sort of dessert.


  1. I'll have the first two :) Good luck with the test! Hugues

  2. The Neopolitan Cheesecake makes a fantastic breakfast. I love the filling. I want to have this for breakfast more often.