Tomorrow, March 1st, is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day! It’s like Christmas, only better! How will you be spending the day? I’ll be going to a Math Fair to present my project on probability. Yay. And then coming home and making … Continue reading
Have you heard of Cakespy? She’s a genius. Jessie Oleson, aka Cakespy, is the first dessert blogger I ever discovered, back in ninth grade when I started baking banana muffins. Her recipes were so creative and original, and her posts … Continue reading
Have you heard? I made a pie! My very first real pie ever! And what a beautiful pie it was: <3<3<3 I bet you’re wondering what was in this oh-so-amazing pie. I’ll let you into the loop. Coconut. AND, the secret … Continue reading
Happy Monday, sweeties! I hope your weekend was as delicious and full of sugar as mine was. I reeaally like cookbooks. I have three shelves of them in my living room that my mom collected before I even started baking, … Continue reading
Good morningggg! Or afternoon…sorry, I’m in high school, sleeping ’til noon on the weekends is my job. Sometimes I wake up and have pancakes, sometimes I have grilled cheese. I was feeling the grilled cheese today. So I found this … Continue reading
Remember my Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies from yesterday? Of course you do, they were amaaazing 🙂 I hope you make them and eat them all and they become your best friends. Cookies are magical. They can go anywhere and do anything. … Continue reading
Hi there! Two words. Peanut butter. Two more. Vegan cookies. I’m a major sucker for peanut butter, preferably in cookie form. There is just so much you can do with a cookie. And when it’s vegan, the possibilities are truuuuly … Continue reading
The age old question: How can I tell when my cake is done?
I’ve read up on this a lot over the past couple of years. I’ve found three strategies work best to test for doneness:
- Insert a toothpick into the center of the cake. When it comes out clean, it’s done.
- Check the sides of the cake. They should be just a tad darker than the center, and slightly pulling away from the sides of the pan. I even nudge the cake away from the pan a bit with my finger to see if it holds its own and comes away cleanly.
- Lightly press the top of the cake with your finger. It should feel like cake, and pop up accordingly. It’ll be springy!
Make these cakes:
Six Layer Cake – OMG.
Chocolate Raspberry Ombre Petal Cake (This was my Sweet 16 cake!)
Happy Presidents’ Day! Because of Hurricane Sandy, my Presidents’ Week break was cut short- to only two days :(. So I plan on doing as much baking in these two days as I possibly can with all the homework I … Continue reading
Linky links. As some of you may know, today is the first Sunday of Lent. Being a very rebellious Christian, I myself was absent from church, but my dad came back from mass with the story of the forty days … Continue reading