Nicole from Wausau, WI (2018 Week 1: Cakes)




Wausau, 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.

Bourbon Old Fashioned Babas

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

I gave myself the same time constraint as the contestants and finished with 8 minutes to spare. They turned out beautifully and taste delicious!

Describe how you added a Wisconsin twist to your creation.

It’s Friday and that means Old Fashioneds! I like mine with brandy or bourbon and decided to go bourbon for these. I even added some orange bitters into the syrup and soaked the cherries in the syrup in addition to using it for the Babas.

How did you do?

It’s perfect – and I’m not sharing!