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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

red rose cake

red rose cake

i got accepted into the university of edinburgh! in scotland! yay! i'm so happy to have gotten into one of my top choice schools. my other top choices are tufts and northwestern, which i won't hear from until april, so it will be a long time until i make a final decision. but i'd really love [...]