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 [...]

tectonic smash cake

tectonic smash cake

soil profiles! wow, talk about something i don't give a fuck about! i'd rather pass an entire slim jim through my sinus cavity than have to learn about loam and bedrock again. APES was such a bullshit class. that might've had something to do with my teacher not believing in climate change, but who knows. so WHY [...]

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 [...]

chocolate butterbeer cake

chocolate butterbeer cake

after the sixth harry potter movie came out, there was some dispute over whether the movie promoted underage drinking: neville serves drinks to his comrades, harry splits a bottle of mulled mead with his professor, hermione is tipsy after a few sips of butterbeer. WELL, the BOOKS never disclosed whether or not butterbeer contains alcohol. they [...]

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, [...]

dark chocolate cake with blueberry preserves and liquid cheesecake

dark chocolate cake with blueberry preserves and liquid cheesecake

nick jr. usually stops showing peppa pig around 3 am, so if i'm still awake, i turn to infomercials to keep me entertained. early one morning, bleary-eyed after enduring a two-hour long ad for hip-hop abs, i was about to switch the tv off, when suddenly.......big letters and boldly colored fruits flashed across the screen! a hallucination? an [...]

coconut cake with kaya, strawberry preserves, and lemon cream cheese buttercream

coconut cake with kaya, strawberry preserves, and lemon cream cheese buttercream

kaya is the asian version of dulce de leche. it's a thick, milk-based spread with a fragrant nuttiness that comes from being cooked for a long time over low heat. comprised of coconut milk, sugar, and pandan leaves, the kaya in this cake adds a sweet layer of texture with a subtle coconut flavor. tangy lemon cream [...]