Cakey Saturdays: How to create an extraordinary sugar flowers, brioche cake - Evewoman


Cakey Saturdays: How to create an extraordinary sugar flowers, brioche cake

Daniel Joseph Corpuz after a good job

Daniel Joseph Corpuz is the founder of One Baker’s Cakes based in New York City. Daniel earned his associates degree in Baking and Pastry Arts in 2018, at the Culinary Institute of America and will begin his bachelor’s degree program at the school for Food Business Management this May. He has been in the industry for over five years and has also taken classes at the International Culinary Center in Manhattan, New York.

Chef Ali Mandhry and Daniel Joseph Corpuz

Daniel has worked in bakeries and restaurants in NYC, which include The Modern at MoMA, as well as competed in numerous cake shows including the New York Cake Show, Great American Cake Show, and Garden State Cake Show. As shows passes Daniel advanced the ranks of divisions landing him in the semi-professional division, winning over a dozen first place ribbons and even winning “Best in Division” in the showpiece division at the 2014 and 2016 National Capital Area Cake Shows. 

Along with running a business and competing, Daniel furthered his involvement in the industry by becoming a member of the International Cake Exploration Societé, and recently also becoming an ICES Approved Teacher. As an Approved Teacher, Daniel has taught chocolate showpiece and sugar artistry classes at cake supply stores and cake shows.

Here is the recipe used for the episode 

Brioche Cake


1200 g Egg Yolk

200 g Sugar

600 g Egg White

200 g Sugar

480 g Brioche Crumb

24 g Salt

480 g Brown Butter

50 g Grated Abinao Chocolate 

5 g  trablit coffee extract


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NB. Trablit Liquid Coffee Extract. Is The preferred coffee extract used by European pastry chefs for generations 



1. Whip yolks to ribbon stage with the first sugar.

2. Whip whites to medium peak with the second sugar, and triblit.

3. Fold yolks and whites together.

4. Fold in the brioche crumbs and chocolate.

5. Temper a handful of batter into the brown butter.

6. Return the mixed batter and fold it into the base.

7. Bake in a 6inch round pan and a 8inch round pan at 180 degrees Celsius for 2 hour or until a skewer comes out clean.

 Pâte à Bombe Buttercream


390 g granulated sugar

150 g water

50 g egg

100 g egg yolks

680 g butter, room temperature

30 g Trablit Coffee Extract



1. Mix the sugar with the water it should be the consistency of wet sand.

2. Cook the sugar to soft- ball stage at 220o F.

3. Prepare the pâte à bombe. Whisk the egg and egg yolks in the mixer. When the sugar has reached the soft- ball stage, slowly pour it down the edge of the bowl containing the whipped eggs.

4. Add the butter. Mix at medium- high speed.

5. The finished buttercream should be a light yellow color, shiny, easy to spread, and smooth, with no visible sugar crystals, lumps of butter, or air pockets.

Dig in!

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Daniel Corpuz
One Baker's Cakes by Daniel Corpuz
Pastry Chef, Cake and Sugar Artist, and Instructor
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