An Advantage of Being Small

I’ve been acquiring many strange and sometimes useless tools and ingredients along my journey to pastry chef-dom. While I am still without a proper full-sized cake pan, I have a giant cupcake-shaped pan (which to me looks more like a chef’s hat – it’s not the two-piece Wilton one everyone is used to seeing), a […]

Cheesecake Centerpiece: Daring Bakers April 2009

This month’s Daring Baker’s Challenge is another first for me: cheesecake! Baked in a water bath and everything! The April 2009 challenge is hosted by Jenny from Jenny Bakes. She has chosen Abbey’s Infamous Cheesecake as the challenge. I left the flavor choosing up to Z and my dad, since they both love cheesecake. They […]

Swirlberries, Or How Everything Is Better With Booze In It

I thought I had seen the last of the Meyer lemons for a while, but found some that were a little sad but still perfectly acceptable at Whole Foods the other day. I had no idea what I’d be using them for, but I figured they’d get used somehow. It’s going to be very hard […]

Iron Cupcake Earth: Soda

This month, I was a little “meh” about the theme for Iron Cupcake. I don’t really drink soda (I’m a tea and water kind of girl), and considered sitting this one out. But, it wouldn’t be a challenge if I didn’t do it, and besides, I was able to make something for the coffee challenge, […]