Cake and Cream Puffs from The Cake Boss

We have seen him on TV. Seen photos of his amazing creations online. I never thought I would get a chance to see his creations in person. Then, I recently been gifted the book Cake Boss: Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia by Buddy Valastro.

Hot Cross Buns: Breakfast Treats

Easter has many traditions from searching for hidden eggs to attending church with family. However, in some parts of the world Hot Cross Buns are a special Easter treat. It graces their breakfast tables and as afternoon snacks. I have to say this is not a personal tradition for Easter, but why not try a new bake. I might even be making a new tradition for my family. 

Marshmallow Fondant: Hell or Saving Grace?

If you are looking up cake decorating videos and tips, you will come across this magically product called Fondant. You can make figures and shapes to top your cake or cover the tops of them. It gives you clean finishes that can make you look like a professional. I personally have never worked with the stuff until this recipe. Wish me luck!

Jerusalem: Travel Without Leaving Your Kitchen

With travel bans in place, world travelers like myself have gotten a little stir crazy. While others have turned to FOMO over social media, I turned to the cookbooks in order to transport myself far, far away. I have never been to Jerusalem and thought a stop over in my imagination might be exciting and brighten my gloomy days indoors. So, I opened the cookbook Jerusalem by Sami Tamimi and Yotam Ottolenghi. 

Earnest Donuts: Not Your Standard Donut

I am not the biggest lover of donuts. I love the classic cinnamon, sprinkles, or chocolate. I am picky. The best is when they come from a local place like the corner shop that is still run by the same family for generations. However, I decided to venture a little further from my local corner shop on my most recent donut hunt.

Red Caramel Frosting: Anyone can do it!

I love caramel. It goes perfectly with apples, chocolate, coconut, or really any sweet. So I have been looking for an easy caramel frosting recipe for my celebration cakes. I recently tried the Caramel Frosting recipe from King Arthur Flour’s cookbook. The closest I have found their site to the recipe is the frosting from this post.

Ista Indian: Butter Chicken Dreams

I am a huge fan of Butter Chicken. I could eat a whole pot by myself if no one was looking. I got hooked on the stuff in high school when my friend’s mom made it. However, I have no talent when it comes to trying to cook Indian food (tips would be appreciated). That is why I love finding good Indian food within the local community of Dallas. Here is a restaurant you need to add to your night-out list. 

Apple Cake: An Apple A Day

As the saying goes, an apple a day is suppose to keep the doctor a day. So why not take that apple and make it into a cake or a series of cupcakes. I turned to my trusty cookbook from King Arthur Flour to try out their single bowl Apple Cake recipe (not featured on their site).

Spring 2020 Bucket List

Spring has arrived, and despite the craziness in the world right now. I decided to create a bucket list of things I want to accomplish this spring. 

Fool-Proof Buttercream Frosting: Perfect for Celebration Cakes

When I make Buttercream Frosting for my cakes, I want it to be light and fluffy. It can’t be too sweet or would make the cake overly sweet. There is perfect happy medium that needs to be obtained when it comes to the perfect buttercream. I think I have found a fool proof recipe that anyone can use.