Valentine’s Day might have triggered the idea of me making chocolate truffles. After all, they are part of the tradition. Many of us, including myself, love chocolate-covered strawberries. Yum!
While I do understand why a lot of people, including myself, prefer commercially-made cakes for occasions, I often bake mine from scratch.
A few times a year, I like to make candy apples from scratch. It’s only a few ingredients: apples (obviously), corn syrup, sugar, water, and red food coloring. The hardest part is having to get the right temperature in order to dip the apples into the candy liquid. You will need a thermometer. You canContinue reading “Candy Apples from Scratch: They’re Kickin’ Sweet and Amazing”
I have been cooking for many years, ever since I was 12. I first discovered how much I enjoyed it when taking home economics in 7th grade. Recent years, I have been cooking for many of my private events, such as birthdays. But the reason isn’t for health or money—it’s because I have a fewContinue reading “How to Cook for Private Events Without Making Yourself Crazy”
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”
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”
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”