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. [...]

gingerbread farm

gingerbread farm

while stuck in the sweltering reality of durham's 98 degree heat, i've found myself entertaining reveries of winter days spent in minnesota - what i would give to be taking a long walk through freshly fallen snow, or climbing up the first few icy rungs of a grain silo's ladder! i've built a little fantasy farm with gingerbread [...]

almond joy cake with a marzipan unicorn

almond joy cake with a marzipan unicorn

instead of going the pumpkin route to celebrate the october season, i decided to convert my favorite halloween candy - almond joy - into a cake. i filled two 6-inch rounds of flourless chocolate cake with creamy coconut and frosted them with sweet almond cream cheese buttercream. if you're a diehard fan of Everyone's Favorite Squash, [...]

overnight oats

overnight oats

      i make these for my dad to eat as fuel before his weekly eighty mile bike rides (he's crazy). the jars are easy to grab in the morning, very customizable, and packed with carbs and protein to ensure long-lasting energy. oatmeal is perfect for athletes, but i think it should be a staple in [...]

truffles etc.

truffles etc.

After being commissioned to make a cake topped with an edible stiletto, there were about thirteen days that I was interested in fondant. The cake turned out pretty well, though I was not excited to work with the dry, flavorless stuff again. One good result of my fondant endeavor was the discovery of HowToCookThat, a [...]