Category Archives: Thoughts and Musings

A look on how I usually spend my weekends…

All the macarons that needed filling
All the macarons that needed filling
All the cupcakes that needed frosting!
All the cupcakes that needed frosting!
Sinful Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Cupcakes (say that 5 times fast)
Sinful Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Cupcakes (say that 5 times fast)
Pretty in P ink Vanilla Cupcakes
Pretty in Pink Vanilla Cupcakes
Wonderful red velvet cupcakes
Wonderful red velvet cupcakes
Springtime macarons with sanding sugar to decorate
Springtime macarons with sanding sugar to decorate
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RE:Framed: Getting to the end…

“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.

Continue reading RE:Framed: Getting to the end…

Flat Top Cupcakes Rant

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

Baking Soda and Baking Powder: What’s the Difference?

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?

My Baking Story

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

RE:Framed: Pride and Love and Baking

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

A Potterhead’s Main Source of Sugar: Harry Potter Cupcakes

Photo by Kristie Hoang Leica
Harry Potter adorned Red Velvet Cupcakes

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