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 [...]

blueberry cake with liquid cheesecake and graham crumble

blueberry cake with liquid cheesecake and graham crumble

the cheesecake factory has a massive tome of a menu, filled with a huge number of appetizers, entrées, and desserts. "over 250 dishes," it reads, "made fresh every day." WHAT? HOW? OVER 250? WHAT DOES "FRESH" MEAN THEN? you can walk into any of the restaurant's 185 locations and order filet mignon, or an egg roll, or a mac n [...]

strawberry cake

strawberry cake

i have writer's block or maybe i should call it a strawberry jam SORRY you’ll need a 6-inch cake ring and a 6×20 strip of acetate cake (recipe from chocolate moosey) 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries 1 tbsp water 2 cups flour, sifted 1 1/2 cups + 2 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp baking powder 1 tsp kosher [...]

red velvet cake with chocolate and vanilla liquid cheesecake

red velvet cake with chocolate and vanilla liquid cheesecake

a few months ago, while trying to stay awake in ap calc, i pulled out my notebook and jotted down a list of momofuku-style cake ideas. christina's cakes are deliciously novel, setting a precedent for layer cakes with textured fillings and exposed sides. unfortunately, they often require special order ingredients like pistachio paste and passionfruit puree. admittedly, [...]

chocolate malt cake with malt fudge and charred marshmallows

chocolate malt cake with malt fudge and charred marshmallows

many describe childhood as tasting like strawberry poptarts, animal crackers, and crustless pb&js. to me, it tastes like ovaltine powder scooped straight from the jar. i skipped the milk and relied on saliva to keep me from choking, allowing the powder to moisten into a thick, fudgy paste in the back of my throat. ovaltine is [...]

cocoa cinnamon cake

cocoa cinnamon cake

there's this little coffee shop here in durham called cocoa cinnamon. i've actually only been there once (i'm not made of money), but they have the whole industrial chic / exposed brick / gluten-free pastries thing going on. you know the type. apparently, while addressing a DPAC crowd, sarah mclachlan said it had the 'best coffee [...]