Vanilla Doughnuts

VANILLA BABY DOUGHNUTS Roopa These were another attempt at these vanilla doughnuts from Sprinklebakes. I added just over 1/8 tsp. of nutmeg, used vanilla almond milk with 1 tsp. of apple cider vinegar instead of buttermilk, and only used vanilla (since I didn’t have any beans handy). I’d go a little lighter on the nutmeg next … More Vanilla Doughnuts

Baby Doughnuts

Team Shambles There is about a week in between our pastry courses, and we really don’t get to bake together all that frequently, so we planned to tackle a couple other baking projects. Roopa recently got a mini-doughnut pan so this was the perfect opportunity to try it out!  There are several doughnut recipes on … More Baby Doughnuts

Chickpea Cookie Dough

Alana A week or two ago, Mike and I went browsing through the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market. It is one of many farmers’ markets in Edmonton and runs throughout the year. If you’re ever in Edmonton, you should definitely stop by there 🙂 Anyways, while we were there I picked up a container of “Chickie Dough”, … More Chickpea Cookie Dough

Dehydrated Oranges

Alana This project isn’t baking per say, but it is very related to baking that I mentioned in my last wedding cake post (aka Theresa and I are baking and decorating a practice cake in a couple days). Roopa found a really lovely looking cake that was decorated with dehydrated oranges, and was reminded of our … More Dehydrated Oranges


BUTTERBEER Roopa My sister came to visit me for a few days so we decided to make butterbeer!!!!! I followed this recipe pretty closely, except one is root beer and one is cream soda. I felt like I was in a diabetic coma after drinking it, but it was completely worth it! 

Baileys Truffles

Roopa I got to go to Ireland over spring break to visit my sister! I missed St. Patrick’s day by 2 days, but things were ramping up for the weekend. The people she was staying with were absolutely lovely and let me use their kitchen to some baking! I was lacking a lot of my … More Baileys Truffles

Homemade Vanilla

VANILLA EXTRACT Roopa After procuring some vanilla beans, I decided to try actually making vanilla extract. I’m home for Christmas, so I figured that I could get it all set up now and let the beans steep for 5 months, and then it will all be ready when I’m home again! I followed this process to … More Homemade Vanilla