I’ve had my share of difficulties when it comes to dairy-free icings. Often, I find it hard to get the icing stiff enough, as I tend to favour coconut oil over vegan butters. The reason for that is because I am allergic to peas, of all things, and pea protein shows up in a surprising… Read More Dairy-Free Buttercream
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
Today I want to talk a bit about my adventures with allergy-friendly cookies. This is something that’s pretty important to me, as you may have noticed in earlier posts where I brought up my own allergies, or those of my research group. I think it’s important to note that when I say allergy-friendly, I automatically… Read More Allergy Friendly Cookies
As a follow up to my cakes post, I thought I’d share with you some of my recent cupcake adventures. I’m again sharing my top 5 creations, all of which are already featured in my “previously baked” gallery. #1 – S’mores Cupcakes (Gluten-, Dairy-, Egg-, Soy-, and Nut-Free!) These were inspired by Cupcake Jemma’s s’mores… Read More Custom Cupcakes
I think Pi Day is my favourite day. It doesn’t hurt to have an excuse to bake pies, of course, but growing up with a mathematician for a father I was pretty much primed (yes, pun intended) to love all things mathematical. When I was younger, I used to draw Pascal’s Triangle on my notebooks… Read More Happy Pi Day!