Where to begin. My last day of employment was Jan. 19, 2018. I have decided to live my passion, baking, and soon, to be the owner of a coffee house bakery! I’ve had this dream since the early 90’s, when I went to CA and visited my first coffee house ever. I fell in love […]
So I thought the square 6″ pans were the answer for a mini version, but not so. The one pictured here has 6 layers, and is just as big as the rectangular and round full sized Carrot Cakes. I tried less layers here, and the proportions weren’t right, it was too short/flat. So, the 6″ […]
I’m getting ready to experiment on Strawberry, Strawberry Cream, and everything else Strawberry out there! Hey, I’ll probably even bake a Strawberry Cheesecake with fresh Strawberry Topping, yummmm! This cake, and a Hummingbird Cake are in the works for a beautiful soon-to-be-bride, Jessica 🙂 Any taste testers out there?!
We’ve found the answer to too much cream cheese frosting. I’ll pour batter into 4 minis, which will create clean edges. This will allow us to apply the right amount of frosting, nice and even, as opposed to filling in the uneven sides. Now the frosting will be perfect outside and in! And since appearances […]
We’ve decided to add smaller cakes to our menu, just in case you aren’t having a dinner party for 12. The mini cakes serve 4-6. The may be small, but they are still impressive! Plus, they’re cute!
This cheesecake is absolutely incredible! I wouldn’t have believed it if I had just heard it. But I made one, and after tasting it, I thought it was amazing! I even covered it with a buttercream frosting (slight hint of cream cheese). I thought for sure it would be too sweet, but I swear, it […]
I tried many recipes, and I was becoming discouraged. And then, a co-worker gave me a recipe, and it was good. However, I couldn’t really taste the chocolate, so I added more cocoa 🙂 And in my opinion, it was a bit too red. So I reduced the amount of food coloring. Of course, I […]
Seek and ye shall find! I opened my favorite recipe book, America’s Test Kitchen Cookbook, and found a wonderful pie crust recipe! I mean, OMG. In my opinion, the crust is better than the pie filling! However, there was one problem. It didn’t present well at the restaurant. Should have called it apple pie cobbler! […]
Good Sunday afternoon! I hope you are enjoying this sunny (in Hampton Roads), Superbowl day! Inspiration comes from many places. Gotta admit, I’m most inspired and creative when well rested. Sunshine can also be very inspirational to me! Can’t get enough of the stuff! In regards to baking, I believe my first inspiration came […]
What a great week last week! Who knew Pilot Media folks liked chocolate cake as much as they did. I baked a Dark Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Icing, and Raspberry Chambord Sauce for The Press Box, and within two hours, Kathy and Adam had sold over half. After they sold the chocolate cake, Kathy […]