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
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
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
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
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
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!!