Cream Puff Towers

Macaron towers are so last year, and croquembouches are so old school! I needed something modern for my dessert tables, and we can’t deny the elegance and fun of a good old macaron tower. To be honest, a macarons would’ve sufficed, but macarons and I have a history, and I do everything I can do stay away from them. It […]

Chocolate Caramel Baby Shower Cake

So turns out, this whole nesting thing is real.  Or maybe I was just a little too happy to make pastries again. Or as my husband calls it, “just pregnant.” Either way, it’s been go time since my last post. Between painting the nursery and prepping for the baby shower, there’s been so much to do! But I love staying […]

Biscoff (Cookie Butter) Swirled Cheesecake

If you’re still trying to figure out what to make for Christmas dinner, you can stop looking. This biscoff cheesecake is the perfect winter holiday dessert.  If you don’t know what biscoff is, it’s the original cookie butter. Remember all the hype about trader joe’s cookie butter and everyone thought it was like the best thing they’ve ever tasted? Well sorry […]

What Happens When You Fry Cake Batter?

Well now that I’ve asked the question, I’m sure you’re dying to know the answer.  Let me tell you what happens: Only like the best thing ever. I’m sure you’ve seen from the photos already, but the moist fluffy cake you’ve all come to love becomes crispy on the outside and stays moist and fluffy on the inside. Exactly what […]

5 Layer Chocolate Hazelnut Cake (redo)

I’m going to take you back to my very first post: the 5 layer chocolate hazelnut cake. This cake still remains as one of my favorites, but being my first blog post, I don’t think many people got a chance to see it. Plus I wanted to redo the photos (wow we’ve come a LONG way). If you really want […]

Caramel Soaked Chocolate Cupcakes For One

So it’s my birthday today. 25. I feel like I should be freaking out, having a quarter life crisis or something, but I’m really not. Ok, not anymore. I may have been freaking out a couple months ago about where I am at in my career. BUT, just last month I was offered an opportunity that would put me exactly where […]

Milano Coffee Cake

I think it’s safe to assume we all know what a Milano cookie is. It’s the type of cookie you would enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea. Or at least that’s what I think normal people do. For me, it’s more like “finish the whole bag while watching Grey’s Anatomy” sort of snack.  Same thing. I honestly don’t […]

Naked Strawberry Cake

My husband often calls me a dork. Up until I started writing this post, I just figured it was flirty teasing. But no, he’s right. I was going to start off by explaining my process of brainstorming a cake for a special occasion. In short, I stay up late at night thinking of flavors, designs, recipes, and the final vision […]

Peanut Butter Lava Cakes

Hello friends! This week I had the pleasure of writing a guest post for the wonderful Ruby Kitchen. This recipe turned out ridiculously good – good enough to break my diet. Read about it here. And if that’s not enough to convince you, here’s this:  

Japanese Steamed Cheesecake

Happy Easter everyone! Spring is finally here, and I am more than excited.  I feel like Easter officially marks the beginning of spring (move over groundhog, the bunny is here!) With all the excitement of my garden finally growing and dreaming up of new ice cream flavors, I put a lot of thought into this Easter post. While looking for […]

Eclair Cake

I love it when I get birthday requests. This seems to be the only time of the year for people to really ask for what they want. It’s a whole day, all about them, and not about their guests.  Normally, If I do a cake or dessert for a dinner party or holiday, the host wants something generic, something everyone […]

Gingerbread Rum Cupcakes

  I hope everyone’s staying safe in the east coast! I saw a lot of you were staying at home and baking, so I thought I would share one of my favorite recipes. These gingerbread rum cupcakes are perfect to cozy up with on a snowy day. Ingredients: 2c AP flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tbsp grated ginger 1/2 tsp […]

Coffee Caramel Mousse Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes filled with coffee caramel mousse topped with toasted meringue. These cupcakes are definitely a crowd pleaser. I used Averie Cooks chocolate cake for these cupcakes. I liked how it uses greek yogurt (healthier), so I thought I should switch it up a bit with the chocolate cake. Please feel free to use any chocolate cake recipe you like. You can also use […]

Bridal Shower Food Ideas

I know I know. It’s been a while since I posted. I have good excuses I swear! But I don’t want to bore you with them, so here are some pictures of the food I made for my mother-in-law’s bridal shower:   Wedding dress (mini) cupcake cake Top of the dress is lemon meringue, bottom is early grey topped with […]

5 Layer Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

Today we will be making a 5 layer hazelnut chocolate cake (with Nutella frosting). Before we begin, I would like to apologize beforehand for the lack of pictures . I didn’t think it would be so hard to remember to take a picture of every step! Will definitely be making improvements on that in future posts 🙂 Moving on… It […]