Bribery Cake

Roopa It’s finals time! I don’t know what it is about finals, but I become extremely efficient at doing all sorts of things unrelated to school. I read The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons in the last three days – an excellent book, in case you were wondering – did some packing, and made my teachers … More Bribery Cake

Banana Cream filled Cupcakes with Butterscotch-Peanut Butter Icing

Roopa I was requested to do some baking this weekend, and was really feeling the lack of cupcakes in my life. I considered a few possibilities and at the end laziness won, so I made whatever I could that didn’t involve me leaving my house. I had a little bit of peanut butter and some … More Banana Cream filled Cupcakes with Butterscotch-Peanut Butter Icing

Cinderella Cake

PRETTY, PRETTY PRINCESS CINDERELLA BIRTHDAY CAKE Roopa My friend was making a Cinderella themed birthday cake for his daughter’s birthday and I got to help out! We used this cake recipe (minus the chocolate chips) and this icing recipe, and swapped some of the vanilla for lemon. We got it baked and decorated in about 4 hours, … More Cinderella Cake

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

Lego Cake

Roopa Tomorrow is my last day working at the Lego store this summer, so I decided to make a Lego brick shaped cake for the occasion. I made a vanilla cake with a white chocolate buttercream icing so I could food colour it pretty easily. I made a 9"X13" cake and cut it in half … More Lego Cake

PB&J Cupcakes

Roopa I have a few people to make cupcakes for this week, and they told me to be creative, so I decided to give PB&J cupcakes a try. It’s pretty much my favourite so I figured I really couldn’t go wrong. I used a vanilla base with a peanut butter white chocolate icing, and filled … More PB&J Cupcakes