Bobbi from Birchwood, WI (2018 Week 1: Cakes)




Birchwood, WI

Baking Challenge

Rum Baba

Give your cake a name based on the ingredients and decoration – and tell us about the origin of your recipe.

Friday Special Rum Baba. I had to Google what a rum baba was and read up on the history, so chose what I hoped was a classic recipe from the Barefoot Contessa. Friday Special because I shared it with the "Office Hungries" on a Friday afternoon after work.

Tell us about your proudest moment – or humble failure – in this week’s baking challenge.

Learned a lot and things worked out with the yeast but next time I need to be more creative on the Wisconsin Twist.

Describe how you added a Wisconsin twist to your creation.

Purchased the rum at my friends’ local family-owned liquor store, and the butter and cream at Wisconsin-based Kwik Trip. (Does that count?)

How did you do?

Pleasantly satisfied.