Top a showstopping crown of Mascarpone Frosting with swirls of Apple Cider Caramel Sauce and a scattering of salty-sweet Spiced Pecans (minus the ground red pepper). Caramel sauce, rather than frosting, sandwiches together the moist cake layers.
Ready to move beyond the classic shrimp cocktail? We thought so! Hard cider (fermented apple juice) infuses the shrimp with a faint hint of sweetness and subtle fruitiness. Cook shrimp up to 1 day ahead, then stir together a quick and colorful salsa just before serving.