We challenged chefs of three different skill levels - amateur Emily, home cook Gabrielle, and professional chef Penny Stankiewicz from The Institute Of Culinary Education - to make a celebratory birthdaycake. Once each level of chef had iced up and served their creation, we asked expert foodscientist Rose to explain the choices each made along the way - both good and bad. Which birthdaycake are you blowing out the candles on first?
Check out Penny's level 3 recipe on the ICE blog: ice.edu/blog/explosion-cake
Follow chef Penny at @penny.stankiewicz Follow Emily at @emilyslamduncan Find Gabrielle at @gabchappel Looking for Rose? Head to @rosemarytrout_foodscience The Institute of Culinary Education is on Instagram at @iceculinary