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 I had a going away to bake for recently, and after an unforeseen work trip popped up, I did not have a lot of energy to bake. I wanted to make red velvet something, but cupcakes seemed like so much work and so many dishes that I couldn’t muster up any motivation. I found … More Red Velvet Brownies
RED VELVET CUPCAKES WITH CINNAMON CREAM CHEESE ICING Roopa It’s a coworker’s birthday soon, and she said her favourite flavours are red velvet and dark chocolate; I elected to make these red velvet cupcakes that have turned out really well before, and top them with dark chocolate almonds.
RED VELVET CUPCAKES WITH CINNAMON CREAM CHEESE ICING Roopa I used this red velvet cupcake recipe from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World (and I actually remembered the oil this time!), and this cream cheese icing recipe. Nothing terribly novel. Most of my baking this break has to fit in small time slots, so I need … More Christmas Cupcakes
Roopa It was my friend Clara’s birthday a little while ago, and upon my insistence that I make her a cake, she requested anything with cream cheese icing. I decided to go with a lemon cake because – let’s be honest – lemon is kind of amazing. I wasn’t feeling that well when I made … More Lemon Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Icing
Chocolate Mini Bundt with Cream Cheese Icing Roopa I had some leftover batter, and made a mini bundt along with some cupcakes. The recipe is over with the original post here.
Roopa I tried a slight adjustment to my normal chocolate cupcake recipe today; I used coffee instead of milk. I actually liked the taste quite a bit more. The texture was a little bit soft right out of the oven, but after 20 minutes they’re pretty reasonable. They are a little more moist and sticky, … More Veganish Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing
Roopa I’ve never really made any sort of whoopee pie/ sandwich cookie, so I thought that would be a strategic use of my leftover cream cheese icing. I had a few issues with the cookie making, but they worked out ok. They were originally supposed to be a chill-roll-cut kind of cookie, but that was … More Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
I am a little bit sad that I have not been able to experiment nearly as much with my baking in recent days. Firstly, after a glorious summer of unemployment, I actually have a job now. Employment sort of cuts into time. On top of that, a lot of the baking I’ve been doing has been … More Carrot Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing
Roopa I’ve always eyed rainbow cakes – I like bright things far too much – and finally decided to try making one. I modeled it off of Sweetapolita’s rainbow cake, but changed things up with the decorations, mostly based on the birthday boy’s favourites. The cake recipe can be found here: http://sweetapolita.com/2011/04/rainbow-doodle-birthday-cake/ I didn’t have … More Rainbow Cake with Cream Cheese Icing