So it’s been a looong time since I’ve posted a decorated cake (almost 5 months!!), and I’m so glad to be able to share this super cute garden themed cake that I made for a little girl’s 1st birthday.
Valentine’s Day is here and you can’t spend the day without making these wonderfully chocolatey lava cakes.
Molten lava cakes have been a favorite dessert of mine ever since I was little. I clearly remember the first time I ate one; I was on vacation in Whistler (a beautiful town in British Colombia), with my family and the four of us had to share one little lava cake. I remember the hot chocolate oozing out with vanilla ice cream melting into the warm cake, my nine year old self wondering how in the world did they get the center of the cake all melty and yummy.
Cookies are really popular this time of year. There are sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookies, snickerdoodles, gingerbread men, and so many more holiday cookies. I wanted to try something a bit different using two of my favorite ingredients in cookies- oatmeal and brown sugar!
I’m sure there are many recipes out there for brown sugar oatmeal cookies, but it’s usually not the first thing you think of when holiday desserts come up. Well, let me tell you that it should be cause these cookies are absolutely amazing.
Thanksgiving break happens to fall around the same time as my dad and my little brother’s birthdays. My brother’s birthday came first which meant I had to somehow find the time to make a cake for him.
Last week was Thanksgiving which meant lots and lots of baking. During the course of three days I made multiple desserts including two birthday cakes, a whole lot of cookies, and this absolutely delicious fruit tart.
This fruit tart was sort of a last minute dessert. I knew I wanted to make some kind of tart for our Thanksgiving meal, and I just happened to spot these berries at the grocery store so I went with it. Although strawberries aren’t the most seasonally appropriate fruit, the tart was definitely a hit! (Also doesn’t it just look so pretty?!)
I know, I know. It’s been a while. But I have a perfectly good explanation for that- I was in Vegas!
For 4th of July weekend, my mom and I flew to Las Vegas, Nevada for a convention celebrating my mom’s side of the family’s Assamese heritage. If you didn’t know, Assam is a small but beautiful state in Eastern part of India and every year, the biggest Assamese gathering of expatriate Assamese is held somewhere in the US. This year, it was held at the Luxor hotel in Las Vegas.
As 4th of July was coming up, I wanted to make something I’ve not made before. So I made this cake with a surprise inside: It’s the US flag!