Roopa On day two of cake decorating class, we switched over to a more chocolatey direction. My favourite direction! Obviously, the most important part here is the quality of chocolate used. We used Casa Luker dark chocolate/cocoa in this recipe, but any high quality chocolate brand will do. Day 2: Cake: Devil’s chocolate food cake … More Devil’s Chocolate Food Cake with German Chocolate Icing (and Modelling Chocolate)
Roopa I was asked to make a cake for my friend’s baby shower, so after some insta-creeping, this was the aesthetic I decided on. I was a little rushed so things didn’t turn out exactly as intended, but I enjoyed my first experience of buttercream painting (and realized I need to be MUCH more patient).
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 My friend came over to help me make a cake for his brother’s birthday. Well, “help” me. He pretty much did everything while I provided moral support. He stirred some butter and reached some really high pans, which is basically all there is to making a cake. Oh, and he torted the cake rather proficiently. … More Chocolate Cloud Cake
Roopa It’s my CEO’s birthday tomorrow, and he requested pavlova, mousse, or tiramisu. I’m actually in a tiramisu course next week, so of course he is out of the office. I decided to go with this chocolate mousse joconde cake from Sprinklebakes; I already made pavlova last year, and any tiramisu I make would be disappointing … More Mint White Chocolate Mousse Cake
Roopa I mostly see Valentine’s day as an excuse to bake things and decorate in an obnoxiously pink fashion. I have been baking the same chocolate cake/cupcake recipe for ages, because it’s nice to bake something that you know will turn out well. I wanted to try something new, so I was creeping around for non-heart … More Chocolate Valentine’s Day Cake with Raspberry White Chocolate Icing
NUTELLA CHOCOLATE CAKE Roopa I am going to be moving to Vancouver pretty soon to start my after-degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics. My friend Nick was pretty invaluable during the application process, so to thank him I made him a chocolate cake with Nutella icing. I tried to make it sort of prosthetics themed, which is … More Prosthetics Cake
Roopa My good friends Marcus and Michelle got engaged this month, so obviously a cake was in order. They both LOVE Nutella so it needed that, but I also wanted to incorporate M&Ms (their names both start with M, so M and M…hahaha I’m so clever…). Since it was for an engagement, I also wanted … More Nutella Engagement Cake
CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH MALTED CHOCOLATE ICING Roopa This cake is from a while ago, but I was looking through my old pictures and remembered how much I like the basketweave design. I used this cake recipe and this icing recipe. To date, the malted chocolate is one of my favourite kinds of icing!