Richland sisters find sweet success with Layered Cake

Richland sisters Elena Gavin and Concetta Gulluni admit they were never good friends as teenagers.

Being 3 ½ years apart in age, they had their own friends.

But now, as business partners in Layered Cake Artistry, 117 W. Kennewick Ave., Suite 110, in downtown Kennewick, Elena, 41, and Concetta, 38, have become the best of friends.

Well, for the most part. There was the Great Éclair Incident of 2019 that got Gavin banned from the kitchen for a while. But more on that later.

The two have found tremendous success, despite having to survive a pandemic which forced them to

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How red velvet cake originated and rose into America’s cake canon

In the late 1800s, the first recipes for chocolate cake called for bars of chocolate to be grated or melted into the batter. Devil’s food cake stood out for its significant amount of chocolate and rich flavor. Some batters were moistened with hot water; others with coffee, milk or buttermilk. When cocoa powder began appearing on store shelves in the early 1900s, it quickly replaced chocolate bars in cake recipes. But this wasn’t the dark cocoa we see today. It was raw cocoa, which contains higher levels of anthocyanin, a pigment found in plants, fruits and vegetables that turns them

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Metro Roundup: Homewood cake business opening new storefront in Mountain Brook

A specialty cake baking company is soon getting its first brick-and-mortar location.

Mallory Webb, owner of Daughters Baking, had been baking cakes in the kitchen at Yellow Bicycle Catering Co. in Homewood. This summer, she plans to open a storefront in Mountain Brook Village.

She started baking right before graduating from Samford University in 2013. Then when she got a job at Urban Standard after college, she had more freedom to experiment in the kitchen. She spent time studying the art of baking foods like croissants, puff pastries, pies and more. When she landed on cakes, she found something she

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A Boozy, Mousse-y Cake for Pops

A Father’s Day gift meant for sharing is this new, intensely chocolaty cake from Lady M infused with Japanese whisky. Inside a framework of chocolate sponge cake are milk and dark chocolate mousse and a layer of jelly. Added to the mousses and the jelly is some Iwai Tradition from Mars Whisky in Japan, an amber spirit with a hint of sweetness and smoke. The whole 9-inch cake is available at Lady M boutiques, and from Goldbelly, it is sold frozen nationwide. Iwai Tradition is available in liquor stores for around $50 for a 750-milliliter bottle.

Lady M x Iwai

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Queen Elizabeth Insisted on Cutting Her Cake with a Sword

  • Earlier this weekend, at an event for volunteers organizing next year’s Platinum Jubilee celebrating the Queen’s 70th year on the throne, the Queen hilariously cut a cake with a sword.
    • The Queen insisted on using a ceremonial sword to cut the cake at the event, a move that caused Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Kate Middleton to laugh.
      • “I know there is,” she said when someone reminded her that there was a knife available to cut the cake with. “This is something that is more unusual.”

        Queen Elizabeth II will cut cakes however she sees fit, with whatever she sees

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        Litchfield Unveils Bicentennial Cake | The Journal-News

        The city of Litchfield unveiled their birthday cake, commemorating Montgomery County’s bicentennial, displayed in the center of downtown Litchfield on the corner of Route 16 and State Street in Carnegie Park.

        Montgomery County will celebrate its 200th birthday on Saturday, June 5, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds in Butler with a live pioneer scene, petting zoo, antique tractors and cars, wood carving, more than 50 booths and historic displays, and live entertainment.

        In honor of continued growth for the county, Litchfield created a living birthday cake. The body of the cake is made of hundreds of

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        The 20 best easy cake recipes | Cake

        I have a secret confession to make. I have (whisper it) yet to bake a cake. But now I have no excuse. Presenting 20 sublime, simple recipes to make you and me into a Prue or Paul. We have the buttercream of the cake-baking world: Jeremy Lee, Yotam Ottolenghi, Benjamina Ebuehi. There’s Meera Sodha’s salted miso brownies, Nigella Lawson’s birthday custard sponge, Anna Jones’s cardamom and carrot cake. There are cupcakes, sheet bakes, strawberry and cream cakes. And they are all, honestly, easy. I might have to buy an apron. It’s nearly time for tea. Ready. Steady. Bake!

        These citrussy

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        Girl, 3, requests morbid ‘Lion King’ scene on birthday cake so she can have it all to herself

        A request from a 3-year-old girl celebrating her birthday went viral when pictures of her birthday cake were posted online by her family.

        The special request from the birthday girl, Leona, was that her cake depict the scene from “The Lion King” where Mufasa, Simba’s father, dies.

        And Leona had a reason for such a seemingly morbid request.

        “Everyone will be too sad to eat the cake and it will be all for me,” she said, according to a Twitter post by her uncle, Casey Feigh.

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        How to Make Traditional Tres Leches Cake: Simple Recipe to Follow

        Chef Pati Jinich remembers growing up in Mexico City and, when it was time to celebrate, she and her family headed straight to Macram, a regional chain that specialized in one thing. “This was a tres leches bakery,” she remembers. “You would go there for a birthday cake or for Sunday comida. Bringing the cake back home was a big event.”

        Jinich has since perfected the traditional tres leches cake recipe and many adaptations, having to make it out of necessity when she first came to the U.S. more than two decades ago. “When I first moved here, you

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