Designer 14 Chocolate Baby Grands (page 303) – lucuma take

this feels surreal . . . rushing for my evening lap swim, walk my dog, then meet a friend to give a signed bookplate for someone who is terminally ill, a great baker who has all of Rose’s books, yet i may never have a chance to meet in person.  my ipod just tuned in with michael crawford wishing you were somehow here again, and Rose just emailed saying she is at the opera.  all this happening while making ROSE’S heavenly CAKES:  Designer Chocolate Baby Grands (page 303), lucuma take.

lucuma ice cream is one favorite native peruvian fruit.

stir 1/2 cup of dehydrated lucuma powder with 1 cup of vanilla ice cream and 1 tsp of vodka.  chill overnight, then churn.  use an over sized rose petal piping tip and pipe ice cream ruffles on a 20 gram designer baby grand cupcake.  freeze till the ice cream has hardened.  remove the cupcake wrappers.  drizzle lacquer glaze.

6 thoughts on “Designer 14 Chocolate Baby Grands (page 303) – lucuma take

  1. Phyllis says:

    Hector, I am guessing there’s no end to the possiblities for the Designer Baby Grands! I further surmise that could we see the top of this take, there would be a softly layered ROSE to greet us. I can’t think of any greater respect for Rose than to include her name’s icon in every take!!
    Thank you Hector!

    • The best part is how the cake shines its own image like a mirror on the puddle of lacquer glaze. Do notice this detail because this lacquer glaze is fabulous shiny, thus the name baby grands. Make it as soon as you can, keeps well frozen, and it goes well with everything, including as ice cream fudge.

  2. Julie says:

    Ooooo, Hector, nice take! I love your presentation of the ice cream cake. And I love hearing about all your exotic fruits- I’m off now to look up lucuma on wikipedia.

Leave a Reply