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A Daring Bakers' Flourless Chocolate Cake….Oh The Possibilities!

Flourless Chocolate Cakes

I can’t believe today is the last day of February! This month has flown by! Tomorrow, my parents will be here. March will be filled with more deadlines, assignments and anticipation of things to come. End of the month? Well, that must mean another Daring Bakers' challenge. Yes indeed! A Flourless Chocolate Cake to be precise. And ice cream…hmmhmmm.

As I do with many of the challenges, I read the recipe and walked away. I like to look at the structure of recipes and think about how I could play with them. This one was perfect for some afternoon fun in the kitchen. I like to take out molds and baking pans and ponder about how to make a recipe work with what I have on hand but I really had little time lately to play as much as I would have wanted to (manuscript due in about a month!). Once the cake batter was made, I divided it up in different ways: square silicone molds, round cake rings and a half sheet pan. For the ice cream, my MO these days is "one recipe-several applications" so I made a vanilla bean ice cream base and divide it to be flavored in a couple of other ways.


The square flourless cakes have an indent on top which was perfect to fill with some fresh berries and top with a quenelle of vanilla cinnamon ice cream. I split the round cakes and layered them with coffee ice cream with almond brittle bits and wrapped them around sheets of tempered dark chocolate. That’s when B. entered the kitchen and exclaimed "Yum! Ice cream sandwiches!"…."Ugh no…these are layered ice cream cakes". He then asked what I was going to do with the half sheet pan leftover and since he really seemed to want ice cream sandwiches, I went ahead and used a nifty little gadget that Mary sent me for my birthday and made him some simple vanilla bean ice cream sandwiches.


The February 2009 challenge is hosted by Wendy of WMPE's blog and Dharm of Dad ~ Baker & Chef. They have chosen a Chocolate Valentino cake by Chef Wan; a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Dharm and a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Wendy as the challenge.

Chocolate Valentino Cake Recipe, adapted from Chef Wan.16 ounces (1 pound) (454 grams) of semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
½ cup (1 stick) plus 2 tablespoons (146 grams total) of unsalted butter
5 large eggs separated

Put chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl and set over a pan of simmering water (the bottom of the bowl should not touch the water) and melt, stirring often.
While your chocolate butter mixture is cooling. Butter your pan and line with a parchment circle then butter the parchment.
Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites and put into two medium/large bowls.
Whip the egg whites in a medium/large grease free bowl until stiff peaks are formed (do not over-whip or the cake will be dry).
With the same beater beat the egg yolks together.
Add the egg yolks to the cooled chocolate.
Fold in 1/3 of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture and follow with remaining 2/3rds. Fold until no white remains without deflating the batter. {link of folding demonstration}
Pour batter into prepared pan, the batter should fill the pan 3/4 of the way full, and bake at 375F/190C
Bake for 25 minutes until an instant read thermometer reads 140F/60C.
Note – If you do not have an instant read thermometer, the top of the cake will look similar to a brownie and a cake tester will appear wet.
Cool cake on a rack for 10 minutes then unmold.


Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Recipe:

6 egg yolks
1 cup (100gr)
2 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 vanilla bean, split open and seeded

In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks and the sugar until pale and thick. In a saucepan set over medium heat, bring the milk, cream and vanilla bean to a simmer, without letting it come to a full boil. Slowly pour the hot cream over the egg yolks mixture while whisking to temper the egg yolks. Pour the whole mixture back into the saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the cream coats the back of spoon. It should register 170F on a candy thermometer. At this point you have made a custard sauce, also known as "creme anglaise". Let cool completely, strain and refrigerate until cold, preferably overnight.
Once and the custard is cold, process according to your ice cream maker manufacturer’s instructions.
Divide the ice cream in three equal portions.

Cinnamon Ice Cream Recipe: place a cinnamon stick in the soft ice cream and let it freeze 2 hours or overnight to get all the flavor from the spice without the brown color. Remove the stick before using.

Coffee-Almond Brittle Ice Cream Recipe:
Almond brittle:
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for baking sheet
1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 cup slivered almonds

1/3 of vanilla ice cream mixed with 1 teaspoon intant espresso powder. Freeze until almost set.

Preheat oven to 350°. Butter a half sheet pan or an 8×8 baking pan and set aside.
Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in sugar and honey. Bring to a boil. Cook, without stirring, until mixture is golden brown and registers 280°on a candy thermometer, about 6 minutes. Stir in the almonds. Cook until mixture reaches 300°, about 2 minutes. Pour onto the prepared baking sheet. Let cool completely. Break into pieces.

Add the broken brittle to the coffe ice cream and freeze.

Flourless Chocolate Cake...

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A February 28, 2009 um 7:30 am

Ah! Brilliant as always!!

Lisa February 28, 2009 um 7:35 am

Wow – Gorgeous 'everything' as always. I can never stop staring in awe at your creations!

Anonymous February 28, 2009 um 7:42 am

Gorgeous! I love everything on your blog! I could browse your blog over and over again! Love it!

Anonymous February 28, 2009 um 7:45 am

What wonderfullllll recipe!!!!! You make me happy every morning… Enjoy your next days with the "French" ;)))) With Love, Sabrina from Italy

Anonymous February 28, 2009 um 7:49 am

truly truly one ofthe lovliest and picliciousest food blogs.lovely!

glamah16 February 28, 2009 um 7:50 am

This cake would make lovely ice cfeam sandwiches. As always beautiful presentation. I llok forward to reading posts with your Mama being with you now.

Snooky doodle February 28, 2009 um 7:54 am

superloative! pure joy to the eye and taste buds 🙂 these look so nice.

Dewi February 28, 2009 um 7:59 am

Beautiful as always. I like the sandwich ice ream top with fresh berry.

Anonymous February 28, 2009 um 8:54 am

Endless possibilities,as you say ! I wonder why I never have these wonderful ideas…:-(

Anonymous February 28, 2009 um 9:19 am

want to eat beautiful screen

Rosa's Yummy Yums February 28, 2009 um 9:38 am

I love alll three versions! That coffee-almond brittle ice cream looks particularly delicious! Very well done, once again!



Kaylovesvintage February 28, 2009 um 9:40 am

amazing ,yummy,beautiful

Anonymous February 28, 2009 um 9:59 am

Waouw, sublime comme toujours et très appétissant ! J’aime beaucoup la 3ème photos.

sefa firdaus February 28, 2009 um 10:08 am


you really are talented and very creative Helen.

• friX • February 28, 2009 um 10:16 am

All four versions look amazing !

Unknown February 28, 2009 um 10:20 am

yum!! away from home & eating in hotels at the moment, and craving to be able to get into the kitchen and make something…will bookmark this for next weekend when i'm back home
take care, sharon x

Lis February 28, 2009 um 10:51 am

I want ice cream sammiches too!!

Beautiful challenge 🙂 Have fun with the parents!!!


Anonymous February 28, 2009 um 10:51 am

What a wonderful range of results you got from one recipe! I just love the ice-cream sandwich. Excellent photos as always.

Cannelle Et Vanille February 28, 2009 um 11:28 am

helen, you should check on the side of your rib cage to see if you have scars from conjoined twin separation surgery! 🙂 and for being a bit uninspired we managed right? oh those ice cream sandwiches with all those berries…. i want one for breakfast!

Christy February 28, 2009 um 11:48 am

Helen, what did you use to get that polka dot textured surface on your cake? I’ve been dying to do that but couldn’t for the life of me figure out what to use! Lol…I had to laugh at Aran’s comment, but I agree, you guys really do think alike!

Love your take on all of them, and oh, your post of Design Sponge is FABULOUS! I love all the colours!!

Isabelle Lambert February 28, 2009 um 12:00 pm

que du beau et du bon Tartelette ! c’est absolument fantastique tout le travail que tu as fait 🙂

Pei-Lin February 28, 2009 um 12:04 pm

O my! Falling in love with all your masterpieces! I REALLY enjoy visiting your blog!

Btw, have you heard of Chef Wan before this DB challenge? He’s THE pastry chef back home … sort of like the Pierre Herme of Malaysia.

Anyhow, keep up the great work! Look forward to seeing more of your masterpieces and about your family’s stay in the States.


Anonymous February 28, 2009 um 12:10 pm

MMMM ice cream sandwiches! And those quenelles are beautiful too Helen! Superb JOb!

Anonymous February 28, 2009 um 12:11 pm

Amazing! You did a very great job.. and your pictures are so yummy!!

Julia February 28, 2009 um 12:34 pm

Such beautiful photographs. I’m drooling for a slice.

Anonymous February 28, 2009 um 12:44 pm

The photos are just amazing, so beautiful!

LizNoVeggieGirl February 28, 2009 um 12:46 pm


Anonymous February 28, 2009 um 12:46 pm

Beautiful!! I am glad that you used all semisweet chocolate. I used the same too;-)

Jen Yu February 28, 2009 um 12:59 pm

Utterly and perfectly gorgeous. You will laugh at me, but when I saw the quenelle, I thought it was a slice of almond (hey, I’m on the laptop). Then I thought – those are either teenie tiny berries or a HUGE almond. Doh! 😉 You are so fun and creative. I *heart* you 🙂

giz February 28, 2009 um 1:01 pm

this cake lended so well to all the confabulations

Marija February 28, 2009 um 1:03 pm

Beautiful, as always!

I was reading the rest of the comments and what Michelle N said is so true 🙂 Whenever I come here, I just keep browsing again and again and just can’t get enough!

Leslie February 28, 2009 um 1:11 pm

Beautiful as always!!!

La cuisine des 3 soeurs February 28, 2009 um 1:20 pm

À vous tous, les daring bakers vous formez une équipe extraordinaire. Chacun de vous interprète le thème choisi pour notre plus grand bonheur. À chaque fois, c’est un festival de douceurs, sans même parler des photos.

Anonymous February 28, 2009 um 1:31 pm

Great job as always. I’m so tempted to get some square silicone molds all of a sudden.

Anonymous February 28, 2009 um 1:32 pm

I love the contrast of the elegant cakes and the cute ice cream sandwiches. Beautiful!

Dharm February 28, 2009 um 1:48 pm

You never fail to amaze me!! Thanks for joining us this month and it looks like you had a lot of fun with this challenge!

MC February 28, 2009 um 2:17 pm

Ravissant ! Quel talent tu as… Bravo!

NKP February 28, 2009 um 2:20 pm

I love all your variations! I would be all over the ice cream sandwiches too… 😛
Great photos, so very pretty. I would blow them up and put them on the walls.

Anonymous February 28, 2009 um 2:27 pm

This is beautiful, Helen! I love all the colors. I think I’ll make this, this weekend. Anyway, I bet you are so excited with your parents coming and I am anxiously waiting for you book to come out. I’m sure it will be spectacular!

Anonymous February 28, 2009 um 2:27 pm

Amazing! You photography always impresses me, as well as your variety of products you produce so extravagantly from such a small concept. Bravo!

Meeta K. Wolff February 28, 2009 um 2:27 pm

bravo – what a wonderful bnunch of creation. i am with B – ice cream sandwiches are the best!

Lori February 28, 2009 um 2:32 pm

I always look forward to seeing your Daring Bakers creations. You and Use Real Butter are my first stops!

Sugar Daze February 28, 2009 um 2:40 pm

Words cannot describe how truly beautiful your creations look and I bet they taste great too! The fresh berries are gorgeous and must have been a wonderful pairing with this simply delicious chocolate cake!

dessert girl February 28, 2009 um 3:00 pm

What a cute idea! Is there anything better than flourless chocolate cake? Yep, flourless chocolate cake with ice cream in the middle!

PAM February 28, 2009 um 3:02 pm

Beautiful job and great post. Love the ice cream sandwich idea!!

Dawn Newsome February 28, 2009 um 3:25 pm

I could EAT these photos!

baked in alaska February 28, 2009 um 3:29 pm

Flourless chocolate cake is my favorite treat…next to ice cream that is. What a wonderful pairing!

chef_d February 28, 2009 um 3:37 pm

Oh wow!!

Philo aux fourneaux – Blog culinaire February 28, 2009 um 3:42 pm

J’adore la première photo qui donne tout de suite le ton !

Junie Moon February 28, 2009 um 3:44 pm

I am so impressed with what you’ve done with the February Daring Bakers challenge–your pictures are so beautiful that I’m drooling.

As a new baker, I’m rather limited in my skills. Your post has encouraged, inspired, and awed me to be brave about trying new techniques and skills. Thank you for this and for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment.!

Lauren February 28, 2009 um 3:54 pm

Mmm, I love your cakes! And your ice creams, especially the cinnamon one, sound wonderful!!

Arundathi February 28, 2009 um 4:02 pm

the icecream sandwiches are brilliant!

Laurel February 28, 2009 um 4:03 pm

Fantastic job! What creativity! Daring Bakers' Challenges always provide us a great opportunity to get the artistic juices flowing… 😉

Rachel February 28, 2009 um 4:12 pm

Wow you never cease to amaze me with your gorgeous creations….

Fit Chick February 28, 2009 um 4:14 pm

Helen, as always spectacular!!! So many variations, where do you find the time? Each one perfect.

jill elise February 28, 2009 um 4:40 pm

Your ice cream sandwiches are beautiful (well, all the photos are). I considered making them but my ice cream didn’t firm up enough. I wish I had some of yours!

Vera February 28, 2009 um 4:49 pm

Beautiful creations, Helen! But these ice cream sandwiches are the cutest 🙂

Char February 28, 2009 um 5:02 pm

it sounds so easy but I know I would make a mess – beautiful recipe and photography

MyKitchenInHalfCups February 28, 2009 um 5:06 pm

Gadfry, It is always safe to say Helen will knock it out of the ball park! Everyone of those is glorious.
Note to self: ice cream molds !
Love ice cream sandwiches!!

Anonymous February 28, 2009 um 5:07 pm

Those are all gorgeous! I especially like the square ones – like you, I took advantage of the sunken tops and used them like little bowls.

Anonymous February 28, 2009 um 5:14 pm


Beautiful job as always. I love the little square ones with a nest for the berries…. very sweet!

I loved this recipe as well and thought of many possibilities – a great basic to have on hand!

pastry studio February 28, 2009 um 5:29 pm

Oh my, perfection on every plate. Each one looks luscious and entrancing. What a tour de force!

Kitchen M February 28, 2009 um 5:54 pm

Wow… they are so beautiful!!
I really like how you added berries in this recipe!

What chocolate did you use?

Anonymous February 28, 2009 um 5:57 pm

Gorgeous as always, Helen! I particularly like the little square cakes. One day I’ll treat myself to some cute little moulds!

Anonymous February 28, 2009 um 6:11 pm

Quelles merveilles ! I definitely want to taste the sandwiches !

Pattern Patisserie February 28, 2009 um 6:12 pm

What a beautiful post, thanks so much for the visual delights!…Patricia

Lesley February 28, 2009 um 6:29 pm

Oh geez, I’m not worthy, again!

Susan @ SGCC February 28, 2009 um 6:43 pm

Wow! Each photo is more stunning than the last! I love all of your different tweaks on this recipe. I barely had time to make just one! Beautiful job!

Fahrenheit 350° February 28, 2009 um 6:46 pm

I’m excited to have chose to make an ice cream cake too! Twiners!

Namratha February 28, 2009 um 6:56 pm

Wow, wow, wow! These look out of this world, very well done!

Culinary Wannabe February 28, 2009 um 7:40 pm

Those are the best looking ice cream sandwiches I’ve ever seen!

Sarah February 28, 2009 um 7:58 pm

I just found your blog and it is beautiful! I’m in my last semester of culinary school and am going on to get a degree in photography. Love your styling and of course beautiful food! Funny thing is I’m having a group of photographers come to do a shoot at my home tonight, dessert is molten chocolate cake.

Engineer Baker February 28, 2009 um 7:58 pm

I want it. All of it. I love coffee ice cream with almonds, and cinnamon must have been wonderful with this cake. And I’m definitely kicking myself for not making ice cream sandwiches out of this – they look fabulous!

Ash February 28, 2009 um 8:10 pm

I love them all!!! Especially the ice cream sandwiches!

Anonymous February 28, 2009 um 8:15 pm

OMG! This is heaven, right! Please tell me it is! You are one talented baker and amaxing photographer, each one is different from the next and from others on your blog. Now, that is talent!!


Elyse February 28, 2009 um 9:02 pm

I love your "two for the price of one" approach! The cakes with the vanilla cinnamon and the cake sandwiches with the coffee brittle ice cream both look fabulous! Could I have one of each??

cindy* February 28, 2009 um 9:03 pm

beautiful helen! and so ambitious as always.

Lisa is Bossy February 28, 2009 um 9:11 pm

Had to chuckle at the fact that I looked at Aran’s blog first last night and then yours next… and thought perhaps I missed a memo about the challenge being "do anything but just plain cake and ice cream". 🙂 Gorgeous Helen!!

Anonymous February 28, 2009 um 9:22 pm

Just beautiful. Your presentations are always lovely!

Clumbsy Cookie February 28, 2009 um 9:36 pm

You can never do only one thing, can you? LOl! Love all, but my favourite is the one wrapped in chocolate. So elegant Helen!

Anonymous February 28, 2009 um 9:53 pm

You are amazing. This looks so good and you take so many steps to make it look and taste (I am sure) perfect. Love it. Hey what is up with all these comments???? You are one popular girl….I still like you! =]

Kristen February 28, 2009 um 10:05 pm

I love how you can never just make one variation of the recipe. You always tempt us will several different spins on the given recipe. Amazing as always!

steph- whisk/spoon February 28, 2009 um 10:26 pm

i love the way you played around with this one…and i’ll take an ice cream sandwich, too, please!

The Italian Dish February 28, 2009 um 10:42 pm

Blows me away … as usual!

Lucy February 28, 2009 um 10:51 pm

All of your variations look gorgeous as usual! I think the one wrapped in chocolate with berries looks amazing !

Sara February 28, 2009 um 11:00 pm

Yum, I love all of your variations…so pretty! The berry-topped cakes are particularly beautiful, and I love the idea of turning this cake into ice cream sandwiches!. 🙂

Anonymous February 28, 2009 um 11:12 pm

Brilliant! I love that we tried and tried for years to have you make ice cream sammies for us FOTH people and you would never do it…. 🙂

Jenny February 28, 2009 um 11:42 pm

It is actually a good thing I don’t live anywhere near you cause I would need to be carried around by a litter of beefy boys, having had so much tasty goodness from your kitchen.

Oh wait, now that doesn’t actually sound like such a bad thing….

Anonymous March 1, 2009 um 12:14 am

Just so gorgeous. I licked the screen.

Jen March 1, 2009 um 3:14 am

If I had only half the baking forms you do… great job on this month’s challenge. Your cakes look delicious.

Jen March 1, 2009 um 3:14 am

If I had only half the baking forms you do… great job on this month’s challenge. Your cakes look delicious.

Hayley March 1, 2009 um 3:22 am

You always take Daring Bakers to the next level. I’m always waiting for the end of the month to visit your blog and see what you’ve done. And once again, it’s fabulous!

Arlette March 1, 2009 um 4:23 am

An excellent job as usuall

Anonymous March 1, 2009 um 4:33 am

Love all the variations. So Gorgeous!

Helene March 1, 2009 um 5:11 am

Thank you everyone!

My apologies if it takes me some tie to visit your blogs and challenges. We have a friend in town and my parents coming in town. I’ll do my best over the next few days.

Amy March 1, 2009 um 6:07 am

Helen – enjoy your visit with your friend and your parents. What a treat! Love the pans you used, they are perfect. And the sheets of dark chocolate. And… well I guess I just love it all. Like usual!

Anonymous March 1, 2009 um 7:50 am

Sigh!! You are undoubtedly the most elegant food blogger in the universe! Those look gorgeous.

Anonymous March 1, 2009 um 8:26 am

I’m drooling over your ice cream sandwiches! Can you please share the recipe for the cookie part of the ice cream sandwich?

Anonymous March 1, 2009 um 12:52 pm

ooooh I just love the sandwiches :)!!! greetings from seoul :)!! XOXO

chef_d March 1, 2009 um 3:54 pm

You never fail to amaze me with your creativity and exquisite creations 🙂

Helene March 1, 2009 um 4:18 pm

Em: I used a mix of Callebaut and Baker’s semisweet.

Thank you guys!

Anonymous March 1, 2009 um 5:02 pm

Positively beautiful as always! Well done! 🙂

Anonymous March 1, 2009 um 5:34 pm

gorgeous like always!! every shot is so beautiful. love the ones with the cream in the middle. 🙂 x

Anonymous March 1, 2009 um 6:23 pm

Delightful delectable, wonderful!
The cakes look amazing and the flavors sound delicious!
Well done!

Anonymous March 1, 2009 um 7:20 pm



Unknown March 1, 2009 um 7:28 pm

I had no idea there was a gadget just for making ice cream sandwiches!! Great job as always, and I will definitely be trying your coffee-almond ice cream recipe.

Anonymous March 1, 2009 um 8:29 pm

True bliss! All of your creations are so lovely. I am adoring those ice cream sandwiches. I see a coffee-almond ice cream sandwich in my future. Beautiful as always!

Anonymous March 1, 2009 um 11:06 pm

I love all of them and your photos… are just brilliant (as always) The first creation is my favorite, but I honestly love all of them!

Helene March 1, 2009 um 11:49 pm

Pansy: the ice cream sandwiches are made with the flourless cake recipe. I just baked half the batter in a half sheet pan and used that.

Thank you everyone!

Anonymous March 2, 2009 um 12:14 am

Not enough time to play? So many choices… Thank B. from me for the ice cream sandwiches! I love their presentation (lately I am on a "homey" trip for whatever reason).

pixie March 2, 2009 um 12:51 am

Wonderful! As always, a visual feast! With every picture I imagine the subtle differences in texture and flavor!

pixie March 2, 2009 um 12:51 am

Wonderful! As always, a visual feast! With every picture I imagine the subtle differences in texture and flavor!

alana March 2, 2009 um 12:58 am

Awe Inspiring! Once again, I bow down to the queen!

Anonymous March 2, 2009 um 1:31 am

Looks gorgeous! I invite you to look at Our #1 Favorite Chocolate Cake (flourless, too) on my site. It’s not as beautiful as yours, but I promise it’s delicious!

Anonymous March 2, 2009 um 2:39 am

Love the ice cream sandwiches!

Olga March 2, 2009 um 2:49 am

Your presentation is amazing!!! I really like the idea of ice cream sandwiches.

Cookie baker Lynn March 2, 2009 um 3:29 am

So beautiful. I love the presentation of the square cakes. What an artist you are! And I am jealous that B got those ice cream sandwiches.

Anonymous March 2, 2009 um 4:06 am

Leave it to you to add class and elegance to such a simple dessert. Bravo!

My Sweet & Saucy March 2, 2009 um 4:20 am

What lovely desserts you dreamed up!

ice tea: sugar high March 2, 2009 um 4:28 am

Your creation never seize to amaze me. Gorgeous as always Helen. I was running late this month, and it’s only been my second challenge =(. Better late than never.

How’s your book coming along? Can’t wait to see your wonderful creations get the credential and exposure they deserves.

Anonymous March 2, 2009 um 8:08 am

wow!!! Amazing photos, as always. I love your valentino "sandwhiches" 😉

Deeba PAB March 2, 2009 um 11:02 am

I'm sorry I'm late. My heart was palpitating like I was missing something…& sure I was Helen. Screaming stunning!!

Diane March 2, 2009 um 1:02 pm

What a lovely post 🙂

My comfort food network March 2, 2009 um 1:40 pm

As usual your post is fabulous, so are the recipes, the pictures and everything in it. Your pictures and recipes always reminds me of the delicious desserts that you get in Europe. Everything is petite – the right amount. Fabulous once again.

oonsky March 2, 2009 um 3:49 pm

gosh. I’m speechless.

Anonymous March 2, 2009 um 5:49 pm

Everything looks great

Anonymous March 2, 2009 um 6:47 pm

Hilarious that you and Aran were on similar brainwaves! Looks great!

Maybe someday my skills will be up to par to participate in Daring Bakers. Someday!

Anonymous March 2, 2009 um 8:26 pm

the sandwiches are so perfect!
excellent work.

Jennifer March 2, 2009 um 9:04 pm

Stunning!! Each and every one is a perfect delicious art!!

jenniferhoiyin March 2, 2009 um 10:06 pm


Anonymous March 2, 2009 um 10:55 pm

stunning. as always.
you’ve outdone yourself!

Anonymous March 2, 2009 um 10:56 pm

Of course this looks amazing as usual!

breadchick March 3, 2009 um 12:00 am

I don’t even know what to say… Your treats just always blow me away.

Rachel March 3, 2009 um 1:44 am

Everything looks lovely and delicious (as always!) but that ice cream sandwich is blowing my mind. I want one!

Half Baked March 3, 2009 um 4:14 am

Breathtaking! The little ice cream sandwiches are adorable!

Anonymous March 3, 2009 um 5:59 am

Simply stunning.

Talita March 3, 2009 um 8:59 pm

I’ve never seen before pics looking so great as yours! Gorgeous!

Anonymous March 4, 2009 um 3:02 am

I’m impressed! It looks delicious.

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Tammy March 4, 2009 um 4:12 am

all i can do is look in absolute awe at your cakes – you are incredible!

Tammy March 4, 2009 um 4:12 am

all i can do is look in absolute awe at your cakes – you are incredible!

Jo March 4, 2009 um 4:18 am

Stunning as usual and absolutely gorgeous. Words simply cannot be expressed.

Jan March 4, 2009 um 3:34 pm

beautiful! please… please… please show us how to make those amazing chocolate wraps…. YUM! 🙂

anadelicias March 4, 2009 um 5:31 pm

So beautiful cakes, Helen!!! The ice cream sandwiches too…


Beth March 5, 2009 um 7:29 pm

You are so inspired, and in turn, so inspiring. Every time I vist your blog, I am impressed with your technique, styling, and flavors. Thanks!

Anonymous March 7, 2009 um 10:34 am

I love the presentation – it’s so inspiring!
Beautiful work!

Anonymous March 15, 2009 um 10:37 pm

These are stunning and look so tasty! very inspiring food and photography

Anonymous March 20, 2009 um 8:05 pm

I LOVE ice cream sandwiches, particularly when made with love
and quality ingredients! Thanks for a beautiful blog- makes me want to bake everything! ps- I wrote to the
woman in Bretagne who asked about
what a Meyer lemon was- in French!

Unknown March 23, 2009 um 3:19 am

Everything in this post looks gorgeous, Helen! The photography is stunning as always; I love the last composite! – Karen

Hilary August 17, 2009 um 8:28 pm

Oh please please will you share the recipe of how to make that sheet of tempered chocolate? I've been looking for a recipe for such a long time, for my boyfriend's birthday cake, but can't find anything anywhere!

You are so fantastically creative 🙂

Blomma (prononcer Blouma) August 20, 2009 um 10:02 pm

Amazing, you are so creative! Bravo X 1000!

Liz C November 1, 2009 um 11:15 pm

I made this cake for my plated dessert final in culinary school and it turned out perfect!

It's easy to make and tastes amazing.

Thanks for the awesome recipe.

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