Monday, March 5, 2012

I could be your hero baby

After the recent success of Jay's burger cake and seeing my boss's reaction to that cake, I knew I had no choice but to make him a cake just as delicious and realistic for his birthday.

Enter the REAL Garden of Eden Santa Fe hero sandwich:


Consisting of avocado, red onion, tomato, pepperjack cheese and chipotle mayo:


Now, to spice up your life (people of the world):


John likes this sandwich super spicy so I decided to make the cake spicy as well - a dash of chili pepper in the 'chipotle mayo' frosting:


 And then crystallized jalapeno peppers in the 'pepperjack cheese.' For the frosting, I sliced and candied the jalapenos on the stovetop in a simple syrup of 1 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar. 

 

After putting them in and out of the hot bath a few times, the peppers shrink/harden and can then get chopped up to mix into the cream cheese frosting:


 Now to assemble the sandwich as a true sandwich artist would:
(what type of bread? would you like that toasted?)
The pepperjack cheese and red onions are my favorites:


A bit brighter than the real thing, but it's sweet, savory, AND spicy:


Roll it up:


and no one's the wiser:


Happy birthday John!

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