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 [...]

chocolate chip peanut butter cookie dough brownie cake

chocolate chip peanut butter cookie dough brownie cake

  this is more a Neat Stack Of Diabetes than it is a cake. rounds of peanut butter cookie dough get spread with chocolate ganache and squashed between brick-like layers of brownie, then doused in more ganache and frosted with rosettes of whipped peanut butter buttercream. butterbutterbutterbutterbutter. i'm not sure what the best occasion for [...]

tuesday tuesday

tuesday tuesday

i made a spineless cactus cake! i say 'spineless' as in it literally doesn't have any spines, but i guess you could give it to someone who's acting like a coward to send a message?? it's a metaphor.  the cake is dark chocolate and the frosting is flecked with orange zest. i cut the cactus shape out [...]

monday blues

monday blues

Last year, one of my friends made me a little picture book entitled 'The Jew Who Loved Christmas." The book illustrates my inner conflict over staying faithful to my religion [Judaism] versus celebrating a holiday that I really love [Christmas]. My situation worsens when my pet cat and dog bully me for being so indecisive, and the book [...]