The Baking Owl

A blog written by an aspiring 14 year old baker…..


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Cinnamon Crumb Cake (Picture Tutorial!)

Guess what?! Another fall recipe!

Today I made a crumb cake! Crumb cake is also sometimes known as coffee cake. There are multiple variations of this cake, but because we’re getting into the fall season, I went for a cinnamon crumb cake.

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A crumb cake is basically a moist cake with a crumble on top and in the center of the cake. The crumble that I used is made with a mixture of two kinds of sugar, cold butter, pecans, and walnuts. You can’t go wrong with those ingredients. 😉

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Gingersnaps (Refined Sugar + Gluten Free!)

I feel like fall has officially started. We finally have weather colder than 85 degrees here in NorCal which means I have an excuse to make as many fall like recipes as I want.  I absolutely LOVE fall baking especially if I’m making gingersnaps.

One bite out of these gingersnaps and you’ll taste an explosion of spices and that prominent sweet ginger. It’s basically the definition of fall in your mouth.

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Did I mention that they’re gluten free? And refined sugar free? And dairy free? Yup. The best part is that you wouldn’t even know what was missing if you ate one.

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Sushi/Asian Themed Cake

I recently got an order to make a cake that I’ve never made before- an Asian/ Sushi themed cake! I was really excited to make this cake and I think it came out pretty good..

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Holiday Desserts and Treats

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I know, I know. I haven’t posted a blog-post in FOREVER. Well a month to be exact. But, I have a perfectly reasonable excuse for it.

I was sick. Really sick.

It was pretty terrible. I basically lived in my bed for a couple of weeks. And what’s worse is that I got sick during the Winter HOLIDAYS!

But that doesn’t mean I didn’t bake anything, cause everyone in my family knows that I’ll be the one making Holiday desserts for them to eat. Unfortunately, because I was asleep half the day, and I was exhausted or in a coughing fit for most of the other half of the day, I didn’t get to bake as much as I’d wanted to. But I couldn’t just not post a couple of holiday recipes for you guys. Right?

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Thanksgiving Desserts

This Thanksgiving I was with my family and cousins in Tampa, Florida. And as usual, I was in charge of the desserts.

My cousins had never tasted any of my desserts before so I wanted them to try some of my specialties – that included moist and delicious red velvet cupcakes, pumpkin spice cupcakes, flourless chocolate cake and cinnamon rolls.

It was a lot of fun making these desserts even though I wasn’t in my own kitchen and I didn’t have my faithful Kitchen Aid mixer with me. But they all turned out great as all these recipes can be made by hand with just a little more effort.

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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Fall is finally here and in my opinion it’s one of my favorite seasons.

And it’s not because of the red and gold leaves or because it’s finally sweater weather, or even because I get a week long break from school.  It’s because I have an excuse to bake with so many flavors.

I mean there’s pumpkin and apple and so many different spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.

Today I have here a recipe that’s so easy you don’t even a need an electric mixer. It can be made all by hand. Not to mention that these cupcakes are absolutely delicious.

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Baby Shower Cake

This is the first cake I have ever made for a baby shower and I have to say, it was a lot of fun making all of the fondant decorations.

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S’mores Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake (Picture Tutorial)

Today’s recipe is a twist to a favorite summer treat! I made a s’mores chocolate chip cookie cake!

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Yup. Pure chocolatey marshmallowey (<–yes, I just made up that word) goodness.

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