process photos for ROSE’S heavenly CAKES: She Loves Me Cake (page 15):
1- She Loves Me Cake? and I Love Cafe! a small break while getting all ready:
4- spraying the pan with baking spray and using a brush to cover all convolutions. i brush till the baking spray seems to have disappeared, and be sure there isn’t excess accumulated on any of the tiny angles:
5- measuring vanilla. my vanilla jar has vanilla bean and vanilla seeds! one of my students, who follows my method closely, asked me why my cakes tastes with a higher note than his cakes? he narrowed up the flavor gap to my vanilla vanilla!
6- when possible, i like to be the mixer myself during the first seconds of mixing. i hold the mixer attachment with one hand and go slowly. this keeps my apartment clean (preventing anything from jumping).7- a secret to achieve perfect cake with all the pan imprints, is first spread a thin coat of batter and smooth with a small icing spatula while pressing gently: (do not toss the batter around, or you will be removing the baking spray!)
8- and this is how perfect Rose’s recipe is written for this pan. bakes level and fills all the way to the top edges of the pan. i have never seen this type of pan-to-cake accuracy elsewhere: (i spread a thin coat of orange marmalade on my cake board to the cake won’t slide).