Roopa My coworker Brandon got married last weekend, and through a series of events I ended up making the wedding cake. It was a pretty small and informal wedding and they just wanted a simple 6″ cake, so there wasn’t a ton of planning/time required. They wanted a white cake with an almond icing and … More Blackberry Wedding Cake
Roopa Now that I’ve joined the birthday baking committee at work, I will be making ~50% of the birthday treats at the office. I’m also going to be making a wedding cake in August, so there was an icing style I wanted to try out on this cake. They want a cool ruffle texture (which … More Lemon Cake with Swiss Meringue Icing
Roopa My coworker Rebecca is having a baby girl! We’re all very excited for her and while I unfortunately could not attend the shower I offered to make a cake. It’s the year of the pig so she wanted a pig themed cake. Can’t say that’s not an interesting request. While I can appreciate fondant … More A Pig Themed Baby Shower Cake!
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 Happy Pride!!! My buddy Marcus was staying with me over the long weekend, and after much deliberation, we settled on a cake project. I recently purchased some food grade silicone, so we planned to use that + my 3D printer to create a chocolate mold, as well as do a cool rainbow dripping ganache. … More Lemon Lavender Pride Cake
Roopa It’s my good friend Chris’ birthday!! Last year I was over 8 months late with his birthday cake – I know, I know – so I promised him a more timely birthday cake this year. Last year he gave me a Tasty video of what he wanted, and I harassed him incessantly about how … More Lemon Cake with Coconut Icing
Roopa My good friend Marcus was visiting Vancouver and staying with me for a few days. We’re both sort of ridiculous and encourage that in one another, so obviously we decided to bake a dragon cake with a 3D printed egg and baby dragon. And we did a lot of chin ups. Either way, we … More Dragon Cake
Roopa It’s wedding time! To recap, my friend Gina asked me to make her wedding cake last year, and of course I said yes. Her and Alex wanted a three tier lemon raspberry cake with a “messy” buttercream finish. I’m not all that confident with my fondant skills, so this worked for the best. I did … More Raspberry Lemon Wedding Cake
EARL GREY BROWNIES Roopa I have a beach birthday bash to attend today, so obviously I’m bringing baking. I was a bit low on time so I opted for these Earl Grey Brownies I made last year. I had some leftover Swiss meringue buttercream so I spread that on top. How can you ever go wrong with … More Earl Grey Brownies
Roopa Last year, my friend Gina got engaged and asked me to make her a wedding cake! I was really flattered and excited about the cake, and really happy about the wedding. I’m really close with Gina’s older sister, so she’s kind of like a little sister. And, Bonnie will be flying in for the … More Lemon Raspberry Wedding Cake: Part One