Mug Cake Recipe Review from “Pumpkin n’ Spice” Website

Have you ever tried chocolate lava mug cake? Do you enjoy it? I certainly do. In fact, you don’t have to go to a restaurant to have it. You can make it yourself at home. You will find various recipes on the internet or in a cookbook, if that is what you prefer. I particularlyContinue reading “Mug Cake Recipe Review from “Pumpkin n’ Spice” Website”

My Experience with Making Baked Alaska

For those who don’t know, baked Alaska is an ice cream cake with meringue. The bottom layer is cake, topped with ice cream, and covered with meringue.  You have to freeze the ice cream and cake together for at least 24 hours. Why? Because you bake it at 425 degrees. Your cake should be rock-solid.Continue reading “My Experience with Making Baked Alaska”

Items I Want to Cook During My Lifetime

Oftentimes, when we hear the word, “bucket-list,” we think of traveling. But who says that you can’t have a bucket list for cooking? Yes, you read that right. There are so many items I want to learn how to cook, but are either too time-consuming or are too difficult. Most of these foods I’ve triedContinue reading “Items I Want to Cook During My Lifetime”

Everything is Better Homemade, Including Cream-Filled Cupcakes

I used to like commercial-made cream-filled cupcakes. Now I don’t because they taste artificial. There are, like, so many chemicals in them. I won’t even eat Twinkies anymore because of that. Anyway, I have baked homemade cream-filled cupcakes in the past. They didn’t turn out as well as the most recent time. That was whenContinue reading “Everything is Better Homemade, Including Cream-Filled Cupcakes”

Who Struggles with Yellow Cake from Scratch? Me

Above is my college graduation party cake that I made from scratch. Everything, including the icing you see and the cake and filling you do not see. The cake was half chocolate with chocolate buttercream (the biggest hit) and half yellow with strawberry filling (which, by the way, tastes a lot better than the commercialContinue reading “Who Struggles with Yellow Cake from Scratch? Me”

Cake-Decorating Techniques I’m Glad I Learned

I’ve been baking and cooking since I was 12. I’ve also learned to decorate cakes and other baked goods around that age. Of course, I struggled several times, especially in the early days. However, I’ve been making a lot of my own occasion cakes in recent years, because one of my friends is allergic toContinue reading “Cake-Decorating Techniques I’m Glad I Learned”

The Process of My Pumpkin Cheesecake

That above is a pumpkin cheesecake I made from scratch. Why? I’ll tell you. Reason: I first had this at the Barnes & Noble café and theirs tasted delicious! But because of the pandemic, I haven’t gone back there. It could be open, but I feel that many places are worthless until we’re back toContinue reading “The Process of My Pumpkin Cheesecake”

When I Made White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

During quarantine, I missed a lot of my favorite commercial foods. One of those included white chocolate raspberry cheesecake from the Barnes & Noble café. It was super-delicious—both that and the one I made. There is a lot involved, though. You have to make raspberry preserves, crush Oreos and bake them as a crust, andContinue reading “When I Made White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake”

Rainbow Cupcakes, Rainbow Cupcakes, I Loved You

Ooh, pretty colors. Lots of people admire bright prismatic hues, especially in desserts. I am no different. That above is a multi-colored cupcake I baked from scratch. How did I do it? I used a vanilla chiffon cake recipe, divided the batters into different bowls, dyed them various colors, piled them up in the muffinContinue reading “Rainbow Cupcakes, Rainbow Cupcakes, I Loved You”

It’s Fun to Draw Cakes

Although it’s unlikely typical for people to want to draw designs for their cakes, no matter the reasons, I enjoyed it in my youth and still do now. As a creative and artistic person, I’ve constantly come up with various ideas and specific envisions for just about anything.  With cakes, I’ve drawn how I wantedContinue reading “It’s Fun to Draw Cakes”