Tag Archive: cake

Extolling Extracts

In my cooking of late, I have been using extracts to add a little extra oomph to drinks, desserts, and confections. One of my favorites is coconut extract (especially in summer). I recently… Continue reading

Cola, Meet Cake!

I have a friend named Rita who is one of the most talented bakers that I know.  For a party a few months ago, she brought a plate of the most unusual and… Continue reading

Anatomy of the Modern Cupcake

In the early 2000’s, suddenly cupcakes were everywhere: in coffeehouses, at wedding receptions, on The Oprah Winfrey Show, and at little shops in strip malls all across the country.  The cupcake became the… Continue reading

Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting

Last night I made a chocolate depression cake, and then I found I needed to frost it.  One problem: I didn’t have any milk. Enter this easy chocolate sour cream frosting I came… Continue reading

An Almost Depressingly Good Chocolate Cake

This weekend I decided to attempt a version of a chocolate depression cake, popularized in the Depression era when dairy items were hard to come by, and people tried to make due with… Continue reading

The Sticky Toffee Pudding Project

I first fell in love with sticky toffee pudding on a television special featuring the creation of the next new flavor of Häagen-Dazs ice cream.  I thought that the dark, syrupy pudding cake… Continue reading

Orange Tres Leches Cake

This weekend we celebrated a big birthday in my family with a large Sunday dinner that I prepared.  I thought the perfect twist on “birthday cake” might be a tres leches cake with… Continue reading

Cake Pop Disaster

I was initially going to title this post “Butter-Cream Yellow Cake Pops,” but in light of recent events, I changed the name to “Cake Pop Disaster.”  Read on, mes amies… A little over… Continue reading

Sassy “Shortcakes” With Balsamic Drizzle

I first thought of making a balsamic drizzle when I posted a shortcakes recipe in May. This recipe is inspired by and loosely adapted from: Patriotic Mini-Cakes, see the Resources page for more… Continue reading

A Wedding Cake Alternative: Petits Fours Glacés

Perhaps I should begin by saying that I’m not much of a cake person. If given the choice, I will choose pie over cake every time. So, years ago, when mon mari and… Continue reading

Multi-Purpose: Cookie Cutters

One of the things that I love to do is to figure out different uses for everyday objects around my home. I like to re-purpose an item I already own by using it… Continue reading

Patriotic Mini-Cakes

I recently saw a recipe for star-shaped shortcakes in the Summer 2011 edition of Publix FamilyStyle Magazine.  Please see my Resources page for more information on the original recipe.  The cakes were topped… Continue reading