Fireball Brownies

Roopa It was my friend Rebecca’s birthday and she is a big Fireball aficionado. Not really sure why, but that’s besides the point. We were having a conversation about birthday baking, and I told her that the entire point of having a friend who bakes is that you can get whatever you want, and aren’t … More Fireball Brownies

Devil’s Chocolate Food Cake with German Chocolate Icing (and Modelling Chocolate)

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)

Swiss Brunsli Cookies

Roopa This is a relatively newer cookie, as chocolate was not traditionally available. Still delicious though! They are named after their colour (bruun) and are a classic Swiss cookie. They are made with sugar on top which provides a characteristic crunch.

Baby Shower 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

Cookie Butter Bars

Roopa I’ve never been much of a bar person; they usually aren’t very challenging, and there isn’t much fun decorating involved. That said, they’re really handy when you need to make a treat for a volleyball tournament at 1:00 AM the night before! They also are relatively stable in the heat.  I’ve made these bars … More Cookie Butter Bars

Rainbow Doodle Cake

Roopa My friend’s daughter just had her 5th birthday, so obviously a baking party was necessary. We wanted to do something fun, so we went for the aesthetic of this rainbow doodle birthday cake from Sweetapolita. Seriously, what child wouldn’t want to draw on their own cake. I’m 26 and I want to draw on … More Rainbow Doodle Cake