My dad is turning 60 today, so I wanted to make a fancy cake for his birthday. I chose a 6″ cake, but I made it a four layer cake. For my previous four-layer cakes, I’ve actually just cut two layers in half to make the four layers, but I decided I wanted to try… Read More 60th Birthday Cake
I think something is off with my oven. It took a few tries to get these cakes to work; I had two come out underdone, even when the skewer test seemed fine, the top sprung back, and the cakes were in far longer than their recommended baking times. I don’t think it’s the fault of… Read More Lemon-Raspberry and Chocolate Drip Cakes
A friend of mine just turned 30 so I made her a chocolate cake for her birthday party this weekend. She’s a big fan of chocolate, and I wanted to do something extra rich and chocolatey this year. I started with a devil’s chocolate food cake, which I cut into four thin layers (about half… Read More Chocolate Truffle Filled Cake
I wanted to play around with some more decorating techniques, so I took these two designs from SweetAmbs on Youtube. She is absolutely phenomenal and I will share her tutorial videos here because they are so good. For the galaxy cookies, I followed this tutorial. I took five icing colours: black, blue (royal blue by… Read More Galaxy and Latte Art Cookies
I haven’t been as good about posting recently because my laptop has been out for repairs, and it turns out it’s pretty difficult to write a lot of blog posts on a phone (editing is a bit of a nightmare!). Luckily my laptop is back today, so hopefully I’ll be back posting with greater frequency.… Read More Happy (Belated) Mother’s Day!
Allergy friendly baking is always a learning process. I’ve been lucky to have mostly good experiences and good results in the kitchen, but last night I almost had a catastrophe (or cake-tastrophy, as I’m calling it). I was trying to make a chocolate cake that was dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and with coconut sugar to boot… Read More Gluten-free Chocolate Cake (and some dairy-free baking mistakes!)