one of my students failed ROSE’S heavenly CAKES: Devil’s Food Cake with Midnight Ganache (page 99). the ganache was amazing! the assembly a decoration beautiful.
but the cake turned out dry. all steps were followed accurately, except the flour was measured with cups.
here is my cry to Rose:
“this is my friend’s Craig 6th cake from RHC, the devil food cake. he is well read and speaks highly of ur book! Craig is a journalist! he admires how clear u write, how all instructions are included. he admires the effort of including ingredient charts in volume and weight.
for GOD sake, I beg YOU, to please get rid off volumes! PLS list everything in grams!!!!!!!! there is NO reason anyone can’t have a scale nowadays! maybe include one with the book!!!!!!!
for reasons i can’t describe, Craig decided not to use his scale for this cake. he measured flour in cups. the cake turned out dry, like a crumbling brick!
i love this cake, the caramel ganache and cognac cherries are such refinement and quite more work than plain ganache. all ruined because flour was measured in cups! and pls… i don’t buy it when u demo that measuring flour in cups is doable when sifted on!!!!!!”