It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I haven’t had a ton of time to bake since getting a job in May, but I had to make the hubs a birthday cake. I’m out of practice in the decorating department, but I guarantee this chocolate peanut butter cake will satisfy. Happy Almost New Year!
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I like to challenge myself when it comes to baking. Something about pulling ingredients together that on their own aren’t very tasty but when combined make something delicious. I can’t take credit for this analogy. I heard a rambling variation of it at a funeral recently and it resonated. In his example it was bananaContinue reading “Smashing!”
A Fancy Bundt
I received a fancy bundt cake pan for Christmas. Have you ever just wondered what the heck a “bundt” is? Whenever I hear the word bundt I’m reminded of the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding. There’s a scene where the anglo American parents come to meet the Greek girl’s parents PLUS her huge extendedContinue reading “A Fancy Bundt”
They call it the Polar Vortex. Basically, the North Pole and the South Pole are duking it out and the North Pole is winning by sending bitter arctic air over the region. We’re talking frigidly cold here in Northeast Ohio. Brutal. We haven’t seen temps over 25 in days. As I type this, it isContinue reading “Still Truckin’”
Still baking. Writing – Not So Much
Pictures of bakes. Maybe one day I’ll write more.
The Big Move and the Rona
It’s been a while since my last post. I was tempted to ditch this blog entirely, but now I find myself wanting to write again and what better reason to start writing than to bake a lot of things and discuss all the things about baking that I love. I don’t know that I’ll everContinue reading “The Big Move and the Rona”
I Made This
I made this cake for a friend’s birthday. I decided to challenge myself and man, did this cake fit the bill. I’ll post more about the process later. In the meantime, here’s the cake. Was it perfect looking? Nope. Did it taste good? Yep. Chocolate with Swiss meringue buttercream and marshmallow fondant.
Sourdough – again
It’s work keeping a starter alive. I just kept forgetting to feed it. I let it go for a couple of weeks and it has this funky liquid on top. They call that “hootch.” Yep. Alcohol. I poured it off, added more flour and water, and transferred to a clean container. A couple of weeksContinue reading “Sourdough – again”
The Leaning Tower of Cake
7/1: I’ve been in a baking funk. The word “Funk” comes to mind as I sit here in this gymnastics studio waiting for my kid to finish her class. As in funky feet. I digress. Maybe it’s been because I just have too many things going on and I prefer having uninterrupted baking time whichContinue reading “The Leaning Tower of Cake”
I’ve Lost My Way…and Sourdough Starters
Here I am. Lots has happened since I last posted. Travel. Life. A case of the lazies. I’ve missed blogging about recipes that I’ve completed what feels like months ago (I think six maybe) and well, I’m just behind. And maybe I need to rethink what this blog is about. Also, I’m tired of followingContinue reading “I’ve Lost My Way…and Sourdough Starters”