human brain cake

human brain cake

throughout most of middle school, i was set on pursuing a career in neurology. this was not because of a love for science or the medical field; rather, it was a result of reading ben carson's autobiography, "gifted hands," in sixth grade language arts. i grew out of the neurosurgeon phase, but carson remained in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

pumpkin profiteroles // quick cream puffs

pumpkin profiteroles // quick cream puffs

makes twenty-four profiteroles I really wanted to make sufganiyot tonight. Sufganiyot are Israeli confections - donuts that are deep-fried, filled with custard or (more commonly) jelly, and dusted with sugar. Unfortunately, my mom was set on making latkes and used up all the vegetable oil, so the sufganiyot will have to wait. Cream puffs (profiteroles and cream [...]

gingerbread diner

gingerbread diner

Tehila and I like diners. Characterized by rows of booths and floor-mounted stools, personable wait staff, and a wide variety of comfort food, just thinking about diners triggers a certain, incomparable sentiment in both Tehila and me. Because of the template we used, the structure does look quite house-like, but the prominent D-I-N-E-R cutouts elucidate [...]

sweet potato, parmesan, and chive waffles

makes four servingsMashed and sweetened sweet potato is the base for these slightly savory waffles.These work for breakfast or brunch or really any meal, they're that good. Add buttermilk, cheddar, and finely chopped chives to a basic waffle recipe and stick them in a waffle maker. Take it easy when you're pouring, these look cool as [...]