Blueberry Pie Cupcakes

Blueberry Pie Cupcakes

Posted by on Aug 6, 2012 in American, desserts, Recipes | 2 Comments

My mom recently came to Seattle for a visit, and I had suggested to her that it could be fun to make a recipe together. This was especially meaningful to me since I learned to bake with my mom and grandmother. What better way to pay tribute to the main culinary influences in my life, ...

The Ultimate Cherry Upside Down Cake

The Ultimate Cherry Upside Down Cake

Posted by on Jul 16, 2012 in American, breakfast, desserts, Recipes | No Comments

Ok, I’ll admit it…I have a cherry addiction. It’s true. Now that I live in Washington, how can I not take advantage of the amazing cherries I see every week at the farmers market?! Not only are they delicious, but they have many health benefits. Cherries contain red pigment antioxidants called anthocyanins, which have been ...

Carrot Cake with Vanilla-Cardamom Cream Cheese Frosting, Crystalized Ginger and Candied Walnuts

Carrot Cake with Vanilla-Cardamom Cream Cheese Frosting, Crystalized Ginger and Candied Walnuts

Posted by on Apr 10, 2012 in American, desserts, Recipes | No Comments

After a long couple of months, having moved across the country from Champaign, Illinois to Bellevue, Washington, I’m back…and I come bearing cake! What better way to celebrate a new home, in a new city, than with a decadent carrot cake. A little comfort food to help me settle back into my life. I’m excited ...

Al (Cap)Pacino Cupcakes

Al (Cap)Pacino Cupcakes

Posted by on Jan 18, 2012 in American, desserts | No Comments

Cupcakes for your Scarface. Hands down, coffee is my favorite flavor for dessert. We have an amazing local roastery here in Champaign called Columbia Street Roastery. The delicious aroma of roasting coffee beans as I walk into the store always brings a serene smile to my face. For this recipe, I highly recommend using freshly ...

Green Tea Cupcakes with Candied Almonds

Green Tea Cupcakes with Candied Almonds

Posted by on Dec 13, 2011 in desserts, Japanese, Recipes | 3 Comments

I tested these ‘lil guys out on a group of non-vegans who tend to eat your typical “American” diet. I wasn’t really expecting many people to like them…or even TRY them! Just goes to show, don’t underestimate people. They were a hit! With that said, the original cake part of the recipe I made was ...

Ted “Damson Plum” Yogurt Cake

Ted “Damson Plum” Yogurt Cake

Posted by on Sep 11, 2011 in American, desserts, Recipes | No Comments

Last weekend at the Urbana Farmers Market I came across some little baby Damson Plums. The lady selling them had warned me that they would most likely be too tart to use for anything other than some sort of alcohol. I beg to differ. It’s funny how something like tartness can be so relative. They ...

Fun With Fondant

Fun With Fondant

Posted by on Mar 4, 2011 in desserts, Recipes | One Comment

Commissioned cake #2! I’m still learning as I go and trying to figure out what all this fondant bizness is about. This cake is vanilla-almond with lavender “buttercream” frosting. Since this is my favorite flavor cake, I thoroughly enjoyed eating leftover cake scraps and icing along the way! The soundtrack for this evening was my ...

The Pooh-Tater Cake

The Pooh-Tater Cake

Posted by on Feb 27, 2011 in desserts, Recipes | No Comments

Well…after 2 days of trial and error, reading up on cake decorating and watching countless youtube videos on sugar art, I just finished my first commissioned vegan cake! This is the “Pooh-Tater” Cake…a John Deere-lovin’ Winnie the Pooh farmer enjoying a margarita on the job. Notice the inebriated expression on your childhood friend Pooh Bear’s ...

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Posted by on Dec 31, 2010 in desserts, Recipes | One Comment

I’m not much of a chocolate lover, but I must say, I do like eating this cake. Probably because its an excuse for me to make lots of frosting. The cake is a mere vessel, for which to shove lots of frosting in my mouth. Mmmmm. My husband, however, IS a chocolate lover and he ...

Apple Cider Cake With Salted Caramel

Apple Cider Cake With Salted Caramel

Posted by on Dec 10, 2010 in American, desserts, Recipes | 3 Comments

Photo by Jenni Kotting Again with the salt? Oh hell yes! Salt and caramel are like two peas in a pod. So, its only natural that I would think, “Hey Megan! Yeah? What if – now hear me out – what if we (and by ‘we’ I mean me and my mind) made a cake ...