What's in The Works?

Happy February everyone! Man, does it feel great to be past Fat Tuesday and Valentine's Day!! While Cakes By Kristi might not make paczkis, we were SO busy at my bakery job (Toni Patisserie located in Hinsdale, IL) that this past week just flew right by! So what have I been up to lately, and what is in the works for the future?

This past month I got the opportunity to create a cake for Alter Brewing Company, a local brewery located in Downers Grove, IL with super awesome beer that I LOVE to bake with. I was so excited to be included in their beer pairing night, which you can read all about on their blog!

I hadn't baked with their Smash Tun Imperial Stout yet, so experimenting with it was SO fun and I know my taste testers enjoyed it too! In fact, they enjoyed it SOOO much, that I'll be adding Smash Tun Toffee Crunch cake to my flavor menu!

The Cake: Chocolate Smash Tun cake with Toffee Crunch filling. Frosted in Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream and accented with Satin Ice fondant hops and hearts!

So what did they think of my cake?

"It... was... amazing. Perfect consistency to the buttercream, rich but not overwhelming chocolate cake... and the crunch of the toffee pieces really added that amazing final touch."

-Alter Brewing

You can even see a quick time lapse of the making of this cake on my YouTube Channel!

So what else is in the works for Cakes by Kristi?

One word:

What is Patreon, you ask? Simply put, it is an artists' platform where artists of all forms can post videos, tutorials, pdfs, pictures, and more of their work, and you can support them and build relationships with them by subscribing to their channels! The Cakes by Kristi channel will launch on March 1st, with FOUR different tiers that you can subscribe to! I can not wait to share the details of the support tiers with you soon- I am SO STOKED to get it off the ground and share the cool cakes and cake toppers I have made and plan on making!!! Make sure to keep an eye out for my next post which will have FAR more information on it as well as a link to subscribe!!

Lots of Love and Cake,

Kristi

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