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 [...]

banana blondie trifles with dulce de leche custard

banana blondie trifles with dulce de leche custard

      my preferred banana ripeness is spotted, brown, and mushy. i like them best when the peel softens to the point of falling off and the fruit tastes almost fermented. people often recommend getting rid of brown bananas by masking them with spices in a quick bread, but i think they deserve to be the star of their [...]

chocolate chip peanut butter cookie dough brownie cake

chocolate chip peanut butter cookie dough brownie cake

  this is more a Neat Stack Of Diabetes than it is a cake. rounds of peanut butter cookie dough get spread with chocolate ganache and squashed between brick-like layers of brownie, then doused in more ganache and frosted with rosettes of whipped peanut butter buttercream. butterbutterbutterbutterbutter. i'm not sure what the best occasion for [...]

star-spangled cheesecake bars + popcorn pops

star-spangled cheesecake bars + popcorn pops

on with the themed b'nei mitzvot! this one was broadway-based. the centerpieces were displays of playbills and it was so classy/cute/something my thirteen-year-old self would have very much envied! i tried to keep the desserts aligned with the color scheme (black, white, and red) and somewhat broadway related. popcorn pops - aka popcorn-balls-on-stick - for the 'audience,' [...]

cookie dough stuffed brownies

cookie dough stuffed brownies

makes nine (huge) brownies i surprised myself by making these. i usually shy away from the 'edible cookie dough'/'funfetti cake batter' shit that's plastered all over Pinterest (you know what i'm talking about), looking down on them haughtily while perched atop my cardamom-scented-gold-luster-dusted mille feuille. nothing against mille feuille, but these cookie dough stuffed brownies are [...]