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Today, the 18th of august, is my father’s birthday. He turned 49 today and we keep teasing him that next year he’s going to be fifty – or I keep teasing him – and he’s not so impressed. 865 more words


Fraisier Cake - a three day affair

I knew this bake would be intense, I mean it’s 34 steps and multiple recipes within recipes. But this was something else.  From cellulite-y crème pâtissière to making my own marzipan the challenges just kept on coming. 893 more words

Basic Vanilla Cupcakes ... Raspberry (and Blueberry) Cupcakes and Curd

Buying boxes of white or yellow cake mix is tempting, especially when they’re on sale.

It’s convenient and then you can dress up your cupcakes as you want. 515 more words


Day #5 Writing Challenge - Ad Hoc Fiction

Back in the writing world tonight, I entered this gem of a competition Ad Hoc Fiction.

The rules for this were to follow a 150 word count max and to include the word “set”.   275 more words


Pineapple Olive Oil Cake

I had made a cupcake version of Pineapple upside down cake may be over a year ago. I made a few changes and made a sheet cake and topped it with Broiled Pineapple. 208 more words


Meyer Lemon Chiffon Cake

The fragrance of Meyer lemons makes this chiffon cake really special.  You can substitute regular lemons, but I recommend finding Meyer ones.

Original recipe

Meyer Lemon Chiffon Cake… 300 more words


Candlegate 2016

Having a large family, you never run out of birthday parties. Literally all year, almost every month, there’s a birthday. In the year 2017, if I add just myself, my parents, and siblings together for how many candles we will blow out this year, it would be 271 candles. 306 more words