5
April
2009

My daughter Kaisa had her 6th birthday.  As usual she told me what she wanted for her cake.  Since she had declared what this was not long after her 5th birthday I was curious to see if her request had changed now that a year had passed.  It had.  In many ways I was relieved [...]


9
January
2009

It’s about time this post got, well, posted. The youngest son had his 2nd birthday (more than a month ago). I had the idea to make a cake for him with chocolate 7-minute icing, since I’ve never tried that before and he loves chocolate and the marshmallowy texture of 7-minute icing. I [...]


19
September
2008

This recipe I came up with on the fly, out of the blue, in order to have something quick and easy for dessert. I looked around at other recipes but I can’t find anything really that it is like. As you may have noticed I really love baking cakes and that’s what I [...]


11
August
2008

Woohoo! A cake made with beer! I’m not a big fan of beer, but Brian is. I’m the chocolate cake fan. This cake looked quite toothsome and I really wanted to see if the beer gave it a unique taste. I came across it on The Village Green. Thanks [...]


5
August
2008

Another winner from Cookie Madness. I had some bananas I wanted to use so I decided this would be an interesting recipe to try. They are very fruity and have a soft texture that is not crumbly from all the fruit in them. I used dried reconstituted cherries to use up some [...]


22
July
2008

This cake was made in honour of my eldest son’s fourth birthday. Unlike his older sister, he hadn’t been talking on end about what he wanted his birthday cake to look like. A few days before his birthday, I asked him what he wanted it to be. He said he wanted “green [...]


10
July
2008

Here is another good recipe from Anna at Cookie Madness. Just the name alone is amusing enough for me to want to bake them. When my kids tried to pronounce the name it came out as “Chooga Chew-Chews” at first, then shortened up to just “Chew-Chews”. These are tasty bars and to [...]


19
June
2008

This recipe for Tres Leches Cake is from The Food Network. I saw Alton Brown’s episode on Tres Leches Cake and went looking for his recipe first. When I couldn’t find it right away, I stopped to look at the other recipes and decided on a different one with more eggs and less [...]


23
May
2008

We’re moving to Los Angeles, California! Yeah!  Our journey begins this Saturday, the 24th, which is my birthday as well. I wish I could bake a cake for the trip but my baking supplies and utensils are all packed away. Awwwww . My blogging has slowed in the last few [...]


30
April
2008

This is another recipe inspired by a great one from the Food Network. Their original is from the Retro Desserts cookbook. Peanut butter and bananas is one of my favourite combinations, so I’ve had this recipe on my list for some time now. The cake is baked as a loaf cake, [...]