I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Vanilla based cake that's moist, yet still crumbles √ Fruit in the cake that isn't runny and doesn't make the rest of the cake soggy √ Velvety smooth frosting with lots of flavor that holds its shape when piped √ Completely NON-DAIRY!!!!! √√√!!!!! What I'm learning from the experience of trying to find the perfect … Continue reading Completely non-dairy chocolate chip raspberry cake
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Since this time last week, I've made at least 180 mini-cupcakes. I'm finished with grad school, finished with my internship and can't think of a better way to celebrate all of the free time I have now than to bake... a TON. I've been wanting to make carrot cake for ages. Not saying I want to have … Continue reading Carrot Cake Madness: Applesauce Instead of Butter
Doing something a little different today... just wanted to share some other desserts I've made recently that weren't for wedding testing purposes. One is a cool take on a retro favorite, another is a more classic birthday cake with a dessert-caption twist (cookies IN a cake!!) and the last one you've almost definitely already read … Continue reading Baking for Fun: Blood Orange Upside-Down Cake, Cookies & Cream Birthday Cake! + those Salty Chocolate Chip Cookies you’ve heard so much about!
After a brief hiatus... I'm back! Wedding planning is going beautifully and it looks like it's really going to happen - I'm really going to get to bake my own wedding cake. Our caterer has graciously offered to let me use their kitchen to bake it. Given religious restrictions, however, we have to have a completely dairy-free cake. Yup, … Continue reading I’m Back! – with butter flavored Crisco
Wow! It's been a while. I've spent most of the last month in Cambridge, with the exception of Thanksgiving, and, as most of you know, my kitchen here does not have the capacity to handle major cake baking. I went back to Philadelphia for Thanksgiving, though, and I absolutely had to make a cake. I did something … Continue reading Blackout Cake: My Take on Ebinger’s Famous Classic
As I mentioned in my last post about my second attempt at a very vanilla cake, I've basically just been forcing cake upon everyone I know over the past few months. Usually, I do most of my baking with Ben, in Philadelphia. His apartment is a lot bigger than mine, here in Boston, and so … Continue reading Strawberry Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting
Here we are, 4 cake tests in, and I'm pretty sure all the people in my life who so graciously volunteered to be my testers are starting to feel their pants tightening around them and are getting sick of me shoving spatulas of frosting at them! This weekend I baked an updated vanilla cake based … Continue reading My Favorite Cake I’ve Made So Far! With American Buttercream Frosting
I've always loved baking. Before I decided to take on the exciting task of making my own wedding cake, I sort of developed the reputation for myself as my friend group's birthday-cake maker. Over the years, I've made a ton of birthday cakes for my friends. It's sort of a win-win situation for everyone - … Continue reading Strawberry Cake with Watercolor Frosting
It happened!! Ben & I are officially engaged and now we're one step closer to our dream wedding cake, made by yours truly. We got engaged three weeks ago in the courtyard of the Boston Public Library, which is also one of my favorite places in the world. It is absolutely beautiful and I'm so … Continue reading It Happened!! And a vanilla semi-naked cake decorated with fresh flowers
Last weekend, I decided to take a break from classes and take a cake decorating class at Boston's famed Oakleaf Cakes Bake Shop, known for its delicious confections and the beautiful works of art they create! I hoped that I could pick up a few tips and tricks I didn't already know in the three-hour … Continue reading Review: Oakleaf Cakes Buttercream Basics Cake Decorating Class