Harry Potter theme cupcakes

Had a request from one of my fave lil girlfriends for her birthday she is going to have a painting party with her gffs and wanting a Harry Potter cupcakes. Unusual theme for a 10 yo girl?  Probably..but that was what made it special and challenging for me as I don’t recall making any cupcakes…

Chocolate cupcakes 2 ways

I have a request to make chocolate cupcakes for a little gathering tomorrow. My lady friend said chocolate when I asked what flavor she wants me to make. I kept thinking on how to elevate the request. Somehow the thought about making “just” chocolate cupcakes sounds boring to me. Don’t get me wrong,  I love…

Red Velvet Cake – no cream cheese

Ok don’t get me wrong. I have no problem with Red Velvet Cake with cream cheese frosting. However, since my mother in law introduced me with a different frosting for red velvet years back, we (me and husband) prefer this frosting. Old fashioned vanilla buttercream frosting is what we call it. It’s not as sweet…

Steamed sponge cake aka Bolu Kukus

Steamed sponge cake or should I say cupcake since it’s made in a little cup? Known as Bolu Kukus. It’s an Indonesian cake that is very famous, not only because it’s pretty looking, taste so good, kinda sorta healthy, and some people are “cursed” for having no success in making these cake smile.  Healthy? My…

We gotta start somewhere!

Hi y’all as Paula Deen says…The butter queen. I adore her. She is awesome I don’t know why but I have been thinking about Paula, her recipes, her story, her restaurant, her hard work to get to this point. She is amazing, at least from what I read.  Anyway, it’s gotta start somewhere..and I have always been…

Cake Balls

I have been fighting this little image on my head for the sake of my diet that just started last week. Yeah finally gave in to the good conscious. However this sweet little chocolate ball images with pastel color drizzle keep floating around me. Tempted? YES. It started few weeks back when I bought this book…

“Special” Peanut Butter Cupcakes

I baked and brought to work and of course my husband’s office mates got some too, Peanut butter cupcakes. Wonderful recipe! As usual when my son sees me cooking he will show a little enthusiasm for a little bit. He wants to help and of course I let him. So I give him a very important…

Chocoffee cake with coffee buttercream

This image of chocolate coffee cake with the chocolate covered coffee bean has been floating around my mind since couple weeks ago. I just could not get rid of it. I think it is all because it’s not part of this diet and therefore I am craving and keep imagining stuffs that I can’t have….

Pumpkin Rules

Pumpkins in the air I am not a fan of pumpkin before I tried a pumpkin roll cake with cream cheese that my co-worker made for Thanksgiving last year at work. It was soft, moist and the creaminess of the cream cheese was oh so good. She is a baker, a good baker while me..not…