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Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake, Inktober, and other shiny things

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake, Inktober, and other shiny things

Where have I been and a new recipe for chocolate chip cookie cake!

The Doctor is in – testing doctored box mix methods

The Doctor is in – testing doctored box mix methods

I like to save time – I don’t like to futz around with stuff, which is one reason why I love a good one-bowl cake recipe. (psst – it’s why I love my chocolate cake recipe) That’s one wonderful thing about box mixes, one bowl,…

The GOAT… cake

The GOAT… cake

If you’re a football fan at all, perhaps you have heard of Tom Brady. He, to some, is the GOAT (Greatest of All Time). He is a New England Patriots Quarterback, wears jersey #12 and appears to be more controversial than any other football players…

My Favorite Chocolate Cake

My Favorite Chocolate Cake

I’m sharing my recipe for my favorite chocolate cake – deep chocolate, moist crumb and a real crowd pleaser.

A Tale of Two Cakes

A Tale of Two Cakes

Two cakes and many ideas Have you ever spent time just looking at the shapes of cakes? I mean, not thinking ahead of time what the cake is going to be, but allowing the cake’s shape to determine its future? I recently had extra cake…

You can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread butter (cream)

You can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread butter (cream)

So, I know that you have probably heard of cookie butter. Biscoff brand is the most famous that I have heard of. But have you heard of gingerbread butter? I hadn’t – until now! The genesis This year at Christmas my daughter and I were…

As American as Apple Hand Pies!

As American as Apple Hand Pies!

Hand Pies are the way to happiness on a winter Sunday morning! Oftentimes, on Sunday mornings, what I really want to do is bake for my family.  I usually wake up earlier than everyone else and have a bit of time on my hands.  I…

Milk Bar Mashup, or Entremet My Way

Milk Bar Mashup, or Entremet My Way

What is an Entremet?? If you follow cake stuff at all, I’m sure you have seen these gorgeous videos by cake artists like Ksenia Penkina who create these fancy mousse based entremet cakes and then pour multi colored mirror glazes over them.  They are mesmerizing…. I…

How to create an Isomalt Tree

How to create an Isomalt Tree

Ever wonder if you could make an isomalt tree topper your cake?  I’m here to tell you that you can – and it isn’t even that difficult! This year I was lucky enough to participate in the Sugar Art for Autism collaboration that brought sugar…

Baumkuchen (Tree Cake)

Baumkuchen (Tree Cake)

Here’s a little known fact – I lived in Germany as a child.  In Munich to be precise.  This was a long time ago, but there are things that stay with you – memories of tastes, sounds and sights, right?  This Baumkuchen brings back vivid…