What Happened to Goodbye Book Review

I read and reviewed Sarah Dessen's new book, What Happened to Goodbye for BlogHer Book Club. I've been a fan of Dessen's other books- she's a Young Adult author and often writes about family dynamics and situations. Her newest book is no exception. Although not my favorites of hers, it's definitely worth a read. The complete … Continue reading What Happened to Goodbye Book Review


Barefoot Contessa Chocolate Cake

It was my mom's birthday last week and she requested chocolate cake. Instead of using the dense chocolate cake recipe I use for my layered cakes, I decided to pick a different recipe. I found a recipe from Barefoot Contessa called Beatty's Chocolate Cake. It's pretty much "one-bowl," (I used a glass measuring cup for … Continue reading Barefoot Contessa Chocolate Cake

CS Bakers- Lime Chiffon Cake

I'm back to Cake Slice Bakers (at least for this month)! I love this group, but the 20th always sneaks up on me and I find I haven't made that month's cake. This month I was proactive and made it over Memorial Day! There were two cakes to choose from this month- Lime Chiffon and … Continue reading CS Bakers- Lime Chiffon Cake


Hello Kitty Cake

Finally! Someone asked me to do a Hello Kitty cake! I grew up loving Hello Kitty- my relatives from Japan always brought me HK stuff and it was AWESOME. My mom always decorated half-sheet cakes for our birthdays and I remember one year she made me a Hello Kitty cake that I adored. I've been … Continue reading Hello Kitty Cake


TWD- Brown Sugar Blueberry Plain Cake

I'll be honest here. I wasn't going to make this week's TWD because it sounded kinda boring. I mean, it says "plain" right in the name! But after reading the handful of rave comments on the P&Q, and remembering that almost EVERY recipe in this book is amazing, I decided to go for it.This is … Continue reading TWD- Brown Sugar Blueberry Plain Cake


A Discovery of Witches Book Review

In a departure from baking, I joined the BlogHer Book Club and this month's book is A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. In a nutshell, I LOVED this book! Kind of Twilight-y, but much more intelligent and grown-up. My review is here. Check it out. And read this book!!