It seems like some weeks things just don’t turn out how I hope they will in the kitchen. This week I have been experimenting with gluten-free baking and so far have not had much success. I have a huge batch of gluten-free challah dough in the fridge that is barely edible. My son, the challah [...]
Now that summer has arrived I find myself gravitating towards fruit desserts. That doesn’t mean there isn’t still a soft spot in my heart for chocolate, however, so I decided to make an elegant cake that had both fruit and chocolate flavors. I started out with the raspberry buttercream recipe from My Sweet Vegan. I [...]
As I mentioned in my last post, once I had made graham cracker cupcakes my mind immediately turned to smores. I had some extra batter left over from baking the bases for the ice cream cupcakes, and decided to make mini cupcakes (mostly because I had cute new mini cupcake papers I wanted to use).
I have to admit I am not usually a huge fan of buttercream frostings, even when they are dairy. I tend to prefer things like ganache and cream cheese frostings which pack more flavor with less sweetness. However, some kinds of cakes really do need the sweet fluffiness of a good buttercream icing. When that is the [...]