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Joy Cho’s Gem Cakes Are an Internet Sensation. Here’s How to Make Your Own

Joy Cho’s Gem Cakes Are an Internet Sensation. Here’s How to Make Your Own

Last year pastry chef Joy Cho was developing a recipe that just wasn’t going the way she’d hoped. Then, on a whim, she picked up a new baking pan at the mall and brought it home to play with. To give her mind a break, she began to work on a totally different recipe: a mini Bundt cake. And that’s the origin story of Cho’s wildly popular gem cakes, which disappear from her online shop faster than a newly released vaccine appointment. Note that the flour will create a mottled appearance on the surface of the baked cakes, but once glazed they’ll still look shiny and perfect.