Cake Decorating

Lychee Swirl Cupcakes

June 15, 2017 Cake Decorating

I have been wanting to make a swirl cupcake with two-toned frosting ever since my friend Marta showed me a photo of some cherry swirl cupcakes she had made a few years ago. They were just beautiful! But the thought of getting two colors of frosting to pipe neatly seemed a bit of a headache, and […]

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Snickerdoodles & Match Day recap

March 22, 2017 Cake Decorating
snickerdoodles

The end of medical school culminates with a single red envelope, inside which holds our residency destination for the next 3-7 years. In the fall and winter of our last year of medical school, we go on interviews in our chosen specialty and both we and the residency programs make lists ranking each other. The week […]

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Chiffon Cream Cake

December 10, 2016 Cake Decorating
chiffon cake

Taking a break from the regular vegan cake, today’s cake recipe will be a chiffon cake (the cake itself is dairy-free, however the frosting is not). This elusive cake is technique wise harder to make well than a vegan cake, however it’s light fluffy texture and not-so-sweet taste makes every extra minute worth it. This […]

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Double Chocolate Cupcakes

July 16, 2016 Cake Decorating
double chocolate cupcake

From the long hiatus since my last post, I have been on my surgery rotations, during which I almost exclusively ate food of the Trader Joe’s frozen food section. I think I might try them all before the end of residency, though I suppose that depends on how quickly Trader Joe’s changes their frozen food selections. Although […]

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Fondant People

December 15, 2015 Cake Decorating
Fondant People

Instead of a recipe today, I’m sharing a tutorial on how I make fondant people. They are very fun to make, and make cute cake toppers. If you want the fondant people to keep their shape extra well, you can use a mixture of 1/2 fondant, 1/2 gum paste instead of all fondant. The gum […]

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