dog cakes & the cake conceptualization process

dog cakes & the cake conceptualization process

Every once in a while I receive cake orders that are extremely specific. A customer might email me saying, "I'd like a 6-inch strawberry cake with vanilla frosting, decorated with three red buttercream roses, seven green buttercream leaves, and yellow sprinkles around the top edge." But most of the time, the orders I get are [...]

matcha tres leches cake

matcha tres leches cake

i usually make some sort of red, white, and blue dessert on the fourth of july. in the past i've made this hidden american flag cake and this star-shaped trifle with strawberries and blueberries. this year is different. i'm not feeling very patriotic. we have a president who has admitted — BOASTED — about committing sexual assault. [...]

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 [...]

cookie layer cake

cookie layer cake

i've lost track of the number of times the media has named durham the new "it" town of the south, specifically when it comes to food. southern living says we're the south's tastiest town. the new york post deems durham the foodie capital of the south. even buzzfeed ran an article called 34 amazing things that will make [...]

asparagus cake

asparagus cake

i recently watched whiplash and black swan. one is about andrew, a jazz drummer, and one is about nina, a ballerina. the movies are very similar; both are about dedicated artists driven to madness by their abusive mentors and their own ambitions to achieve greatness. i see myself in both characters, mainly through andrew's desire to attain musical perfection [...]

funfetti cake

funfetti cake

british english is so much better than american english.*  especially the insults. i'd much rather call someone a tosser or a prat than an idiot or a dumbass. i'd also like to start saying "cheers" in place of "thank you." apparently brits call sprinkles "hundreds and thousands"?? that's cool. it's sort of a mouthful but it [...]