Cakes

Frappuccino Cupcakes

February 4, 2015 Cakes
creamy frappuccino cupcakes

Say HELLO to your favorite breakfast drink in cake form. These creamy frappucino cupcakes with cinnamon sugar dusting will have you craving cupcakes for breakfast. The cupcake stump has the taste of a hot brewed cup of coffee, and the super creamy cinnamon sugar and espresso dusted frosting is out-of-this-world creamy. I took one bite and […]

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Raspberry Cheesecake

December 26, 2014 Cakes
raspberry cheesecake

This cheesecake is fluffy and light with a melt-in-your-mouth graham cracker crust. Topped with raspberries, it’s a beautiful addition to your dessert table. Best part? It’s a super easy to make! Hello from San Diego! I’m home for the holidays and celebrated Christmas at our family friend’s house last night with lots of good company […]

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Winter Wonderland Ombre Cake

December 16, 2014 Cakes
winter wonderland ombre cake

This winter wonderland ombre cake is a vanilla cake frosted with peppermint frosting, filled with a surprise chocolate ganache inside each layer. Ombre frosting, snowflakes, and snowmen complete the winter wonderland look. This week is the Spork’s father’s birthday. Since his father’s birthday, his birthday, and my birthday are all in December (within a 10 day […]

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Mint Chocolate Cake

December 8, 2014 Cakes
Thumbnail image for Mint Chocolate Cake

A rich velvety chocolate cake coated in minty fresh frosting, drizzled with chocolate ganache, topped with mint filled Ghirardelli chocolate. When I turned 24,  the Spork (read: boyfriend) surprised me with this lovely cake. I was meeting him for lunch after taking some finals, and was kind of surprised he offered to cook lunch since it was […]

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Maple Walnut Cake with Chocolate Ganache

November 11, 2014 Cakes
Maple Walnut Cake with Chocolate Ganache

This maple walnut cake with chocolate ganache is a vanilla cake is wrapped in maple frosting and filled with chocolate ganache. Dotted with maple candied walnuts, this cake is ready to bring maple to your kitchen in cake form. Cake is one of my favorite things to make. I love the process of dreaming up what the […]

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Green Tea Caramel Cupcakes

August 22, 2014 Cakes
green tea caramel cupcakes

Green Tea is one of my favorite flavors because it’s so calm and soothing. When I drink green tea it makes me feel like I’m sitting at a breezy place (the beach in San Diego is my favorite) in a soft armchair enjoying good weather. Besides liking the tea itself, I’m obsessed with any food […]

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Berry Vanilla Birthday Cake

August 8, 2014 Cakes
Berry Vanilla Cake

This is my favorite style of cake. A simple white cake decorated with chocolate swirls, chocolate words, and fresh red berries. The berries make the cake taste light, perfect for Spring and Summer. Unlike fondant cakes or cakes with fancy royal icing flowers, all you need to decorate this cake is a few simple tips […]

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Daisy Fondant Cake

August 1, 2014 Cakes
daisy fondant cake

I made this cake for my friend Grace’s birthday, and it was one of the funnest cakes I’d ever made. This cake is 100% vegan from the cake to the decorations The flowers and colors were so fun to do, the perfect evening activity when you’ve spent your daytime looking at a computer screen all […]

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Raspberry cupcakes with surprise center

July 17, 2014 Cakes
vegan raspberry cupcakes with surprise center

Hello there! I’m super excited about these cupcakes, because in addition to being delicious and vegan (code: healthier) they have a surprise center! I bought a cupcake corer when I started med school last Fall, but school and classes got in the way and anywho this is my first time using it (but will NOT […]

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Vegan Vanilla Rose Cupcakes

May 9, 2014 Cakes
Vegan Vanilla Rose Cupcake

This week it was one of my friend’s birthdays, and to celebrate a couple of us planned a surprise birthday party for her. When I think of her, I think of the color lavender because she’s very warm and comforting. She also likes flowers, so I thought it would be fun to make an edible […]

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