painting cakes

painting cakes

While I've always loved cake decorating, my interest in baking is rooted in my desire to make things taste good. This blog has evolved into a creative outlet for my photography and writing, but at its core is a chronicle of the recipes I've spent years testing, developing, and perfecting. Over the past few months, [...]

#metoo cake

#metoo cake

#metoo, obviously. i don't know a single woman who hasn't had a "me too" experience. i know i'm a bit late to the game — i haven't posted the hashtag before now for a number of reasons. one is because i'm frustrated that the burden is on women to open up and share our personal, [...]

iced sugar cookies

iced sugar cookies

i took the red-eye megabus home from d.c. last thursday night and arrived in durham friday morning, bleary-eyed but ready to bake in my own kitchen. i scrolled through pinterest and came across molly yeh's adorable sugar cookies, which seemed like the perfect way to start off my holiday baking, but after reading the recipe, [...]

dark chocolate plum cake

dark chocolate plum cake

today marks a month since i moved in to college! here's a timeline of some (lena's lunchbox-related) events that have happened so far: august 28: i started marketing immediately, plastering my door with cake photos and posting in the GW facebook group. i figured it would take a while to get my name out there, and [...]