Vanilla Cake– egg free and yet delicious

A delicious vanilla cake is the cornerstone of every baker’s repertoire. It’s light and airy, and combines beautifully with a myriad frostings to make a delectable treat. But an eggless version. A nightmare! Eggs add that lofty volume. Eggs add a wonderful golden colour to cakes. Things, one takes for granted, until one leaves out…

Bloom

This one was for a little girl who turned 8 last week! This cake was so many firsts for me! First time doing a pink ombr√© buttercream frosting. First time I heard of Winx Club and Bloom– can you believe it! She even has a Facebook page. I started with 4 layers of pink and…

Cupcake couture

Some of you may have been wondering- what happened to the cupcakes I’d promised to post about? Did I forget? Not at all! Here they are, in a new avatar. Not just as deep and darkly satisfying cupcakes, but also Jungle animals that you can make with your kids! Or nieces ūüėČ Seven lovely ladies…

A Tale of two Chocolate Cakes

Yesterday was my¬†daughter¬†D’s birthday. It was also my friend J’s birthday. Both Chocoholics! But the similarity ends there. J likes deep, dark, barely sweet chocolate while D is a fan of the fudgy, gooey tooth-achingly sweet stuff. I’d planned on making a cake with fabulous reviews on Zoe Bakes. A cake steeped in rum and…

Wilton cake decorating class

For some time now, I’ve been debating doing a cake decorating course. I’ve always felt that my cakes look too home grown, too rustic. And so I finally embarked on my class at Wilton. On day one we torted cakes and filled piping bags, used couplers and made buttercream. In the second half of the…

A dessert a day keeps depression away

I love raspberries. Tiny, beautiful, red and jewel like. I love topping desserts with them, I love adding them in layer cakes with fresh cream filling. And I love making a compote or a raspberry curd. They add such tang and panache to chocolate desserts. I recently made this raspberry white chocolate parfait. Parfait- even…