When I saw that this recipe for Classic Carrot Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting (from the Cinnamon chapter of Baked Elements) was coming up, I got really excited– it’s been a while since we’ve made a complicated cake! I was imagining my thick, hearty, stacked layers smothered in spiced cream cheese, and that gratifying feeling of plunging my big knife through one…two…three layers of cake and filling….
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but… I really wanted to make a layer cake. There was a time not so long ago that I dreaded the Baked Sunday Mornings assignments for layer cakes. So much work, so much time, so much potential for things to go wrong… But I’ve come a long way since those […]
If you’re anything like me, you are watching the Winter Olympics every night with baited breath. (Or maybe you’re not quite as nerdy as me, but keep reading anyway.) Every time I watch, it makes me want to pull on my ice skates, jump onto my snowboard, or take up skiing… none of which I […]
I am forever searching for new ideas to decorate cupcakes. Some may say, a little obsessively. (Don’t judge.) I saw this idea in the Butch Bakery cookbook, which is *highly* underrated, by the way– every recipe I’ve made from that book has been awesome. This is a New York City delivery-based bakery that makes “cupcakes […]
Kiss Me… Be Mine… Sexy… XOXO… Dreamy… Sweet Talk….. Text Me?! I have to admit… I can’t stand Valentine’s Day conversation heart candies. To me, they are chalky and dry, and they just don’t taste good. However, those Sweethearts made by NECCO are one of the most iconic sweets for this holiday, and the quintessential […]
My heart is overflowing with joy, pride, and relief as I watch the 2012 election coverage this evening. Without getting too political here, I am so happy that our nation chose to be on the right side of history today. In celebration, I am posting a photo from the historic 2008 election that I was […]
I normally like to make colorful, silly, whimsical treats for Halloween, such as werewolf, owl, and mummy cupcakes or bloody eyeball cake pops; this year I wasn’t able to do this, but I decided to make some slightly more understated treats instead. I went a little stencil-happy at Williams-Sonoma this season and brought home some […]
As I mentioned in my last post for Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Scones, I am not the biggest fan of the illustrious chocolate-peanut butter duo. I don’t hate it or anything, but I feel like the peanut butter eclipses my total chocolate immersion experience, and frankly, I find that concept very troubling. However, this […]