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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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, [...]


11
April
2008

This recipe was inspired by one for a Chocolate Truffle Pound Cake from Diana at Dianas Desserts. I was looking for a way to use the raspberry icing that I botched when making my daughter’s birthday cake. (Which again, I have been keeping in the freezer. I love my freezer. It [...]


6
February
2008

This cake has been a three day effort in honour of my daughter’s 5th birthday. She described to me in quite good detail exactly what she wanted. The title above is what she’s been calling it. I went to my list of recipes and found one I thought would fit [...]


26
January
2008

I have been recovering this week from a clogged milk duct. (Too much information perhaps, but bear with me, it gets better, I promise.) This cake from Gluten-Free Mommy, seemed just the thing to brighten my mood. Natalie says her sister, Caroline, brought her this cake to cheer her up when she [...]


17
January
2008

I saw Alton Brown make this cake on the Food Network and thought it sounded tasty. This was my first time using quinoa flour, which I have steered away from using in the past because I thought it would have too strong a taste. I decided to give it a fair chance [...]