Roopa After much travel, I’m back in my kitchen with some time for real baking! My company is doing a Cinco de Mayo themed lunch, so I volunteered to make cake. What is more themey than margaritas?!
After about a month on the road, I’m finally back in my kitchen! I’m only here for about 3 days before I’m off again, but it was still nice to be able to bake something. My colleague’s birthday was on January 3rd, and I’m trying to catch up on my birthday baking. I saw this … More Butterscotch Bourbon Cake
Roopa My friend is having a baby! Another friend threw a surprise Baby Shower, so I obviously said I could make the cake. The gender is going to be a surprise, so I wanted the whole thing to be pretty gender neutral. The request was chocolate cake with cream cheese icing, which kind of dictated … More Baby Shower Cake
Roopa These days, the first question that pops up when I bake is ‘how I can use my 3D printer?’ Not exactly the conventional way of baking, but it opens up a lot of possibilities! This time, I 3D printed a skull, and was trying to plan around what to do. I had a few ideas, … More Halloween Pentagram Cake
Roopa My good friend Marcus was visiting Vancouver and staying with me for a few days. We’re both sort of ridiculous and encourage that in one another, so obviously we decided to bake a dragon cake with a 3D printed egg and baby dragon. And we did a lot of chin ups. Either way, we … More Dragon Cake
Alana Theresa and I have a wedding cake project for another bestie! Katherine recently became engaged to her man, Brendan, while on a trip in BC. We are SO excited! Our excitement is not only because K is the first of our nursing trio to get hitched, but because Theresa and I will be in … More Katherine’s Wedding Cake! (aka Purple Velvet Cake)
Roopa I believe that I’m now the annual Golf Tournament cake baker! Two years makes this annual, right? Now that it’s a thing, it’s forcing me to be creative. Last year’s cake looked like this, so obviously I needed to do something different this year. It’s a company tournament so I went with pretty safe … More Golf Tournament Cake: Year 2
Roopa Happy Pride!!! A few of my friends came down to visit me during the Vancouver Pride weekend, so obviously I had to bake something. There was a relatively unanimous request for carrot cake with cream cheese icing so I obliged. I adapted this carrot cake recipe from StyleSweetCA. CARROT CAKE INGREDIENTS 400 g (3-4) … More Carrot Cake
Roopa It’s wedding time! To recap, my friend Gina asked me to make her wedding cake last year, and of course I said yes. Her and Alex wanted a three tier lemon raspberry cake with a “messy” buttercream finish. I’m not all that confident with my fondant skills, so this worked for the best. I did … More Raspberry Lemon Wedding Cake
Roopa A friend of mine had a Beach Divas themed volleyball tournament, so I volunteered to make a themed cake. It was a good opportunity to practice my wedding cake recipe too! I made some adjustments based on how the last cake turned out and was really happy with the final result!