Leslie Macchiarella, Los Angeles, CA, US
I'm a lawyer by day, solo mom to 3 teens (and 3 dogs, 3 cats, 2 turtles and a tortoise), home baker of vintage cakes in my "spare" time". I am the author of BakeThisCake.com - bringing vintage recipes to the modern table and an active member of: Culinary Historians of Southern California, Slow Food USA, Society for Culinary Arts & Letters and Los Angeles Food Bloggers. I have a passion for research and, in particular, researching the history of cakes in order to bring awareness of historic baking to the public -- and to bring vintage cakes alive. :)
With all the charm of an 1850's recipe for Boston Cake kicked up with sherry and decorated with heirloom vanilla custard frosting!
Step by step photo recipe for mouth-watering vintage cinnamon rolls!
The Princess Kate Cake -- a vintage recipe of chocolate mocha torte layered with mocha buttercream frosting then drizzled in chocolate ganache!
Rich and buttery and based on historic recipes, we think we made Mary Todd Lincoln's cake just a touch better. Here's to you, Mary!
Simple and fresh from scratch without using gelatin. Overnight refrigeration required.
A light and lovely old-fashioned whipped cream cake for the holidays with a center filling of cranberries, strawberries and buttercream, frosted with a classic cream cheese buttercream frosting.