Gumpaste Flowers

Roopa I’ve always found gumpaste flowers exceedingly beautiful, but there is a little bit of a barrier to entry for these guys. They require a lot of parts, a LOT of time, and a decent amount of know how. Now that I’m a bit adultier than when this blog started, I don’t always have a … More Gumpaste Flowers

A Rice Krispie Purse (and Marshmallow Rolled Fondant)

Roopa This project really affirmed my decision not to go into fashion design… For realsies though, I’ve really learned that a project like this goes so much better when you have a vision going in. I have some conflicting aesthetics going on that could have been addressed with a little more foresight, but I’m overall … More A Rice Krispie Purse (and Marshmallow Rolled Fondant)

Candied Oranges

Roopa We talked specifically about oranges, but this applies for any other fruit as well. DIRECTIONS Cut the peel into nice quarters Blanch the orange peels by submerging them in boiling water for 20 – 30 seconds. This cleans the skin, and also opens the cells so they can absorb sugar Put the peels into … More Candied Oranges

Mango Sticky Rice

Roopa I’m finally making things again! I have been on the road for the last two months (Toronto –> NYC –> Calgary –> Edmonton –> Winnipeg –> Italy –> France –> Germany –> Thailand) and have been doing more eating than baking. In Thailand, I was able to take a cooking class in between all … More Mango Sticky Rice

Hot Chocolate & Marshmallow Project Part II

Alana Oh marshmallows, where to begin? I have been avoiding writing this post since I began my marshmallow ordeal. The idea behind my hot chocolate & marshmallow project was to give away jars of homemade hot chocolate mix with an accompanying bag of marshmallows as Christmas gifts. The hot chocolate half of this project worked … More Hot Chocolate & Marshmallow Project Part II