Welcome to another Milk Bar Monday! Milk Bar Monday is a group of me + 6 other ladies that are baking our way through the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook. Buy the cookbook here to bake along with us!
This week Nicole from Sweet Peony chose our challenge. She decided on the apple pie layer cake.
I must admit…I was a little nervous about starting this adventure. There are a few specialty cake tools needed that I’ve never used before, and this cake has a lot of components to it.
There were a few bumps along the way.
The biggest problem: My acetate cake collars didn’t show up in time for me to make the cake.
Luckily Krissy had read about substituting overhead plastic sheets in place of the acetate. I stopped by the bookstore on campus and only found a few of the plastic project covers, but bought them anyways.
I cut the sheets into 3 inch wide strips, used in place of acetate collars and it worked!
It’s the perfect solution for any one that either can’t find, or doesn’t want to buy acetate cake collars.
The other problem…no buttermilk. Luckily you can make your own! Simply add 1 tbsp white vinegar or lemon juice to a little bit less than 1 cup of milk. Let stand 5 minutes then use immediately.
Overall, this cake was not as intimidating as I thought it would be. And it is totally indulgent. [Read more...]