“No person is a means to get to the end, every person is the end.” – David Theriault
It’s quite astonishing how one person can have such an effect on a community. As students, we feel like the only thing we have an effect on is our report card, but in reality, we’re worth much more. Last Friday, a bike accident took the life of a classmate of mine, Sean Severson.
In defense of many bakers out there who think that they have to make over the top designs for their cupcakes, they kind of have to. Because people don’t like simple. People like complicated, people like crazy. For some reason, people just don’t seem to like flat frosted cupcakes, despite their rising popularity across many gourmet bakeries. Continue reading Flat Top Cupcakes Rant
Shockingly enough, if you’re a baker, you use chemistry pretty much every single time you bake. Why? Well, when you’re mixing together your wet ingredients + your dry ingredients, you’re creating a chemical reaction! Now, the only reason why you’re creating a chemical reaction is because you’ve probably got somewhere, mixed into your flour, a leavening ingredient, like baking soda and baking powder. Really what is the difference? You have two powders that are both odorless and white, and cause numerous baked goods to rise. Continue reading Baking Soda and Baking Powder: What’s the Difference?
Truth is, I haven’t been baking for a long time, only a little more than a year. But, for me, it’s been quite a long journey since then.
Actually, to be accurate, I’ve been baking since I was about 8 years old. Continue reading My Baking Story
How do these 3 things relate you may ask?
This week I’ve been fortunate enough to finish all 3 of Sophocles’s plays about Oedipus roller coaster journey. Much to my dismay, it was surprisingly an interesting play with messages that I think should be portrayed in more of today’s young-adult fiction. One of the major themes in the book is pride, and hubris. Continue reading RE:Framed: Pride and Love and Baking
I know everyone has a bad idea once in a while. Maybe all the time, or maybe very little at all. But everyone on earth has made a bad idea once in their lifetime. For me, most of my bad ideas go with baking.
My idea of a perfect date is a Harry Potter marathon with cupcakes as the main snack. I’m a Potterhead, a muggle born wizard to be exact. I was introduced into the series about 5 years ago, when I was in the 5th grade. Continue reading A Potterhead’s Main Source of Sugar: Harry Potter Cupcakes
Why Cake? Why is it, that everywhere I go, I look for cake. Whether it is a cupcake, a cake pop, a brownie, chocolate cake, vanilla cake, tiramisu, any cake, I will eat it. And why is that? Continue reading Why Cake?