frankenstein cake

frankenstein cake

just like frankenstein's monster, this cake is composed of a bunch of stuff shoved together into one whole. i opted to use leftover cake scraps instead of human and animal parts, though, and i think my creation turned out a bit better than dr. frankenstein's. i always have tons of leftovers in my freezer after a big [...]

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 [...]

asparagus cake

asparagus cake

i recently watched whiplash and black swan. one is about andrew, a jazz drummer, and one is about nina, a ballerina. the movies are very similar; both are about dedicated artists driven to madness by their abusive mentors and their own ambitions to achieve greatness. i see myself in both characters, mainly through andrew's desire to attain musical perfection [...]

red rose cake

red rose cake

i got accepted into the university of edinburgh! in scotland! yay! i'm so happy to have gotten into one of my top choice schools. my other top choices are tufts and northwestern, which i won't hear from until april, so it will be a long time until i make a final decision. but i'd really love [...]

funfetti cake

funfetti cake

british english is so much better than american english.*  especially the insults. i'd much rather call someone a tosser or a prat than an idiot or a dumbass. i'd also like to start saying "cheers" in place of "thank you." apparently brits call sprinkles "hundreds and thousands"?? that's cool. it's sort of a mouthful but it [...]

happy sunday!

happy sunday!

over the week, my attitude toward orange is the new black season three progressed from 'pretty excited' to 'uncontrollably jittery with anticipation.' netflix released it on friday, and i'm proud to say that i have watched all thirteen episodes. the jitters were partially due to the daily consumption of the huge cookies and cookie sandwiches shown above. i'm interning [...]