painting cakes

painting cakes

While I've always loved cake decorating, my interest in baking is rooted in my desire to make things taste good. This blog has evolved into a creative outlet for my photography and writing, but at its core is a chronicle of the recipes I've spent years testing, developing, and perfecting. Over the past few months, [...]

iced sugar cookies

iced sugar cookies

i took the red-eye megabus home from d.c. last thursday night and arrived in durham friday morning, bleary-eyed but ready to bake in my own kitchen. i scrolled through pinterest and came across molly yeh's adorable sugar cookies, which seemed like the perfect way to start off my holiday baking, but after reading the recipe, [...]

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 [...]

kanelbullar cake

kanelbullar cake

after visiting denmark a few days ago, i'm doing my best to embrace the danish concept of hygge (hue-gah). hygge roughly translates into coziness — ideally a coziness that leads to a sense of well-being and contentment. imagine sitting around a fireplace and drinking warm apple cider with friends, or curling up with a blanket and a book while [...]