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When Life Gives You Lemons…

When life gives me lemons, I make Lemon-Blueberry Chiffon Cake.

It’s the summer now.  The weather’s getting warmer, the clothes are getting shorter, and the fruits are getting sweeter.  One of my favorite things to eat, in the world, are summer fruits.  Mangoes, lemons, pineapples, the list is endless.  The best thing is coming from a hot day, and engulfing a large bowl of fresh, cold fruit.

Lemons and blueberries are one of my favorite combinations on the entire planet.  The tart, sour taste of the lemon is brightened and complimented with the sweetness of the blueberry.  And, the yellow and blue color of both fruits is such a cheerful and happy combination.  I mean, how can you not be in a lively mood with blue and yellow?

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Chocolate Macarons

The only thing that could possibly improve the macaron is with chocolate.  Ever since my last post about macarons, I’ve improved my technique a bit, and I’m proud to say I can successfully make them almost every time.  Now the only thing left for me to do in the macaron world besides mastering the cookie, of course, is to make every flavor known to man.  I decided to start with something simple, the chocolate macaron.   Continue reading Chocolate Macarons

Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream cheese frosting is the most delicious frosting, tart, sweet, and wonderful frosting that was ever invented on this planet.  It’s my favorite, and it’s so versatile and it goes well with ANYTHING.  I used to only make cream cheese frosting, until some friends of mine grew sick and tired of it.  But me?  Please, I will never get sick and tired of cream cheese frosting. Continue reading Cream Cheese Frosting

RE:Framed: Photography and the power of the Rule of Thirds

The Power of Three.  Not one, but Three.  I’ve been obsessing over this concept recently ever since I came across it in The Count of Monte Cristo.  This book, which essentially is Pretty Little Liars meets Revenge meets Gossip Girl is, although long, full of twists and turns and metaphors, and in short, it’s just great.  Now, not to give away any spoilers, the main character of The Count of Monte Cristo  splits himself into 3 main characters in which he uses to enact his revenge on his enemies.  Other instances in the novel occur in threes as well – which led me to question the significance of this crazy number. Continue reading RE:Framed: Photography and the power of the Rule of Thirds

Classic Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet was the first flavor of cake that I fell in love with.  It’s unique chocolate-y, slightly tart flavor and vivid red color makes it unique against all other cakes.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with red velvet, let me break it down for you.  It’s a vanilla base cake, with just a touch of coco and tastes delightfully tangy and sweet.  It’s dense and moist crumb yields an incredible velvet texture.  Red velvet isn’t just vanilla, or isn’t just chocolate; it’s a wonderful combination of both. Continue reading Classic Red Velvet Cupcakes

Fresh Strawberry Layer Cake

Nothing makes me more excited about the Spring than vibrant fresh fruits, like strawberries and mangos.  I was inspired to bake this cake after my friend, Yasir, requested it from my innovation project, Krimi Sweets.  This cake is super easy and fast to assemble.  The cake base isn’t tricky itself, and the frosting isn’t temperamental either.

 

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Double C, Cookie Cake!

This post isn’t really a recipe, but just an idea I wanted to share with you all.

Are you ever in the need of something to bring to a party, or potluck, but you don’t have time?  Does that something need to be quick and delicious, and something everyone will love?

The cookie cake is your answer, my friend.  It’s literally a giant cookie paired with some sweet frosting to satisfy those sugar addicts out there (you know who you are).  And it’s even quicker and more impressive looking than a regular batch of cookies.  All you need is a lined cake pan, some cookie dough, and some frosting and you’re ready to go! Continue reading Double C, Cookie Cake!

Cake that can be devoured in a Bite

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Cake Pops have taken the dessert industry by storm, popping up in almost all bakers, and even coffee shops such as Starbucks. They have been added to today’s list of hip and trendy desserts, such as macarons and cake pops. Continue reading Cake that can be devoured in a Bite

How to Attractively Style on your Cupcake’s Dress

Cupcakes without frosting might as well be a person without clothing, completely inappropriate, unappetizing, and just wrong.

There are as many ways to frost a cupcakes as there are outfit choices in the morning.

You could either create beautiful, homespun ridges  with a butter knife;

Or you could get fancy and use a shiny metal tip to elegantly pipe on oodles and swirls onto your cake.

Today, I’m going to show you guys how to create a basic, ice-cream-parlour like swirl on your cupcake.  I’ll be using a mini cupcake for this tutorial. Continue reading How to Attractively Style on your Cupcake’s Dress