Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake

I still have more lemons than I knew what to do with. I had made glazed lemon tea cookies, and now was going to try out a lemon buttermilk pound cake recipe that I found on once upon a chef. I was immediately sold when I saw buttermilk listed in the ingredients. I’m personally convinced…

Overwatch Birthday Cake

This is my sixth year in DC, and this is my sixth “fancy” birthday cake challenge.  This year Miles wanted an Overwatch birthday cake.  Overwatch is a video game. Most of his cakes revolve around a video game. It started with Sonic, then Minecraft, Pokémon, a Zelda Hylian Shield, Monster Hunter Felyne, and now Overwatch….

Grilled Lemon Saffron Pound Cake

When I was visiting friends in Chicago last month I stopped by The Spice House, my favorite place in the city to buy spices.  Actually it’s still my favorite place to buy spices.  They have a mail order service, so when I do my corporate baking for holidays, I order from them. While I was…

Soccer Ball Cake

  Ok, so the Sonic cake I made was a small success. One of my edith + ethel clients saw the cake and asked if I would make a soccer ball cake for her grandson who was turning 8. I immediately freaked out. How in the world would I do it? Sonic was for my…

Sonic Birthday Cake

It’s about a month from my son’s birthday and we’re hanging out in the living room. It occurred to me that it was close to his birthday and I should probably start finding a bakery to order his cake, find out the theme etc. I asked him what kind of cake he was thinking about…

Zebra Cake: a lesson in the consequences of cocky baking

I knew I wanted to make this cake as soon as I saw it.  I was feeling rather cocky and thought I could do it – no problem. I was too lazy to research or create my own recipe for the chocolate/vanilla cake, so I used one that went with the picture I found on…

Zebra Cake

I knew I wanted to make this cake as soon as I saw it.  I was feeling rather cocky and thought I could do it – no problem. I was too lazy to research or create my own recipe for the chocolate/vanilla cake, so I used one that went with the picture I found on…