frankenstein cake

frankenstein cake

just like frankenstein's monster, this cake is composed of a bunch of stuff shoved together into one whole. i opted to use leftover cake scraps instead of human and animal parts, though, and i think my creation turned out a bit better than dr. frankenstein's. i always have tons of leftovers in my freezer after a big [...]

battenberg cake

battenberg cake

if i'm making something like cookie dough stuffed brownies or chocolate layer cake — desserts i've made once a week for the past few years — i can bake for hours without actually thinking about the baking itself. it's nice, because i can watch netflix, listen to music, or just let my mind wander while my muscle [...]

lucky charms cupcakes

lucky charms cupcakes

today's my senior prom! i'm actually feeling pretty sentimental; it will be my fourth and final year of attending. freshman and sophomore years were great (i felt very cool being surrounded by upperclassmen), but i think this year will be the best. there's something special about attending as part of the graduating class. but it's also crazy and sad that it'll be [...]

ombré cake

ombré cake

it's so hard for me to choose a favorite between chocolate and vanilla cake. with most sweets, i have a clear preference — vanilla ice cream, chocolate pudding, white chocolate chips, chocolate cheesecake — but not with cake. i think chocolate cake is easier to "get right," because cocoa powder is deliciously complex while naturally [...]

breakfast burritos

breakfast burritos

i was just about ready to commit to cornell when george washington university came and swept me off my feet! i visited the school yesterday, and it truly seems to have everything i want. urban? check. cool people? check. financial aid? check. journalism school headed by the emmy-award winning, NPR- and CNN-seasoned frank sesno? i admittedly didn't know who [...]

salted apple cake

salted apple cake

i'm currently in ithaca, ny — home to cornell university, and also home to a huge annual apple festival! the festival is in october (this cake is sorta seasonally inappropriate), but it's one of the many cool events that take place in this tiny town. ithaca is small, and it's in the middle of no where, but [...]