I was going to make this cake entirely covered in sprinkles, but when I looked at tutorials, they mostly called for 1kg of sprinkles, and that’s just not an amount I usually have on hand. I decided instead to cover just the top in sprinkles, then do a colourful rosette pattern on the sides to… Read More Sprinkle Topped Rosette Cake
I haven’t posted in the last week because I’ve been so busy making sugar cookies (I currently have 116 sitting in my fridge and freezer at home), plus a cake that will appear in another post soon. I’ve refined my technique for the sugar cookie kilts a bit since last time I posted, so I… Read More Painted Sugar Cookies
It’s my mother’s birthday tomorrow, but we’ve decided to celebrate today because my brother has an unfortunately timed exam tomorrow night. It’s important to me that I don’t get so caught up in my baking projects that I neglect family and friends, so I wanted to make sure I did something really nice for her… Read More Happy birthday mom!
I’ve been seeing some gorgeous cakes lately that are covered with a chocolate mirror glaze. This is a new baking term for me, as I’d never heard of a mirror glaze before. Essentially, it seems similar to a watered down ganache, with gelatin added to give it its characteristic shine. I looked at a few… Read More Chocolate Mirror Glaze
My first dream cake was a success, despite some rough patches with the design. I gave it to a friend for her boyfriend’s birthday, and his parents asked me to make a larger version for his birthday party this weekend. I wanted to post this cake because, although it’s not much different from the 6″… Read More Dream Cake 2.0
Have any of you read How to Bake Pi, by Eugenia Cheng? It’s a fantastic book, if you’re a fan of mathematics. Or baking. Or both, if you’re like me. I’ve been thinking about math and baking a lot recently. Do you know those problems you used to get in elementary school? If 5 men… Read More On Baking and Math (plus a chocolate-coffee-caramel cake to die for)
I previously did a pleated ruffle cake, where the ruffles go in a straight line up the sides of the cake. But I also saw this amazing cake, demonstrated by Cake Style, and I knew I had to try it. This is another 6″ cake with the popular devil’s food cake. It’s an easy recipe… Read More Buttercream Ruffle Cake