For today's Baking Day segment on "Living Today," we spoke with Warren Brown, founder and owner of Washington DC's CakeLove and Love Cafe. In addition to sharing his recipes for Yellow Cake, Old-Fashioned Buttercream, and French Meringues, Warren spoke with us about his upcoming participation in the 90th birthday celebration for the Phillips Collection, a modern art museum located in Washington DC. As part of the celebration, nine local pastry chefs were invited to create a cake design inspired by artwork in the museum's collection. For his contribution, Warren plans to combine some of the recipes mentioned on today's show along with a few others to create a one-of-a-kind cake.
This is what Warren had to say about the inspiration for his design:
“I love the layers of colors and expression of light in the works at The Phillips Collection. Layering paint to express light inspires me to layer a variety of flours, spices, sugars, and liqueurs to create texture and flavor in the layers of a cake. Accents on the cake's exterior are hints of the treasures waiting to be uncovered with each bite. Butter and sponge cakes are layered with an old-fashioned, cooked milk buttercream and gently sculpted. The cake is covered in French meringues and accented flurries of candied nuts and candies. Probably heart shaped and presented on a 14" x14" square silver cake board."
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