While I do understand why a lot of people, including myself, prefer commercially-made cakes for occasions, I often bake mine from scratch.
In mid-December, I demonstrated a virtual cookie decorating lesson for my friends. As you can see in the picture I took, I did polka-dots, a snowman, a sunflower, rainbow stripes, a rose and a basketball. The rose and basketball don’t really look accurate. But, hey, I tried. So, here is the first tip: when mixingContinue reading “Cookie Decorating Techniques You May Want to Try”
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”
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”
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”
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”