The Baking Owl

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


Leave a comment

Batman Cake

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.

IMG_0321-Edit

Continue reading

Advertisements


Leave a comment

Naked Dark Double Chocolate Layer Cake w/ Vanilla Cream Cheese

Last week, my aunt came all the way from Pakistan to visit my family here in California. I of course had to bake a “Welcome to California” cake, so what better than this decadent naked dark double chocolate cake paired with my favorite vanilla cream cheese frosting? Nothing. Nothing is better than this.

IMG_2932

It didn’t hurt that my aunt is also a chocoholic like me and my brother ;).

Continue reading


1 Comment

Pretty Pink Baby Shower Cake

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a decorated cake, so I was really happy to get an order to make a baby shower cake for a couple who are having a baby girl!

IMG_3313

Like the last baby shower cake I made, this one was also SO much fun to make. For some reason, I just love sculpting fondant into little baby toys and teddy bears. Because this cake was for a girl, I got to put a bunch of little girly details like the tiny flowers and the pink bow on the bear’s head.

Continue reading


Leave a comment

Vegan & Gluten-Free Date Brownies

Here is another dessert that’s on the healthier side.

Brownies!!!!!!

IMG_3870[1]

How are these healthy, Sofia? This question might have popped into your head, so i’ll tell you. Continue reading


1 Comment

Chocolate Mousse Cake

Here is a cake for chocolate lovers everywhere!

photo 4 (4)

Today I have here a chocolate mousse cake. This irresistible chocolate goodness is complete with a dense dark chocolatey flourless cake base and topped with a thick layer of sweet chocolate mousse and bittersweet chocolate ganache. Continue reading


2 Comments

Graduation Day Cake Pops

Congratulations to all those who are graduating! I myself do not graduate from junior high until next year, but I made these cake pops anyway for our neighbors’ college graduation party.

IMG_3260[1]

I found this cute idea on this blog and decided to try it out.

If you haven’t figured it out already, these cake pops are supposed to look like little blue graduation day hats.

IMG_3263[1]

For the bottom portion of these cake pops, I used cupcake shaped chocolate molds and I filled the mold with blue candy melts and a cake ball in the center. Then I placed a lollipop stick into the center of the cake ball and I let it harden in the freezer. For directions on how to make cake balls, please look below.

IMG_3252[1]

Then for the top part of the hat, I didn’t find any square chocolate molds, so instead I improvised. I placed a square cookie cutter on top of a parchment lined tray and I filled the cutter with the blue candy melts. Then I placed the tray into the freezer until the chocolate hardened. I took the tray out and when I picked the cutter up, the chocolate easily slipped out.

IMG_3268[1]

For decorations, I used a mini yellow M&M and I used an Air Heads Extremes candy for the yellow tail of the hat.

Our neighbors really enjoyed them and I hope you do too!

If you enjoy reading posts like this and would like to get updated when ever I post something new, please follow my blog by typing in your email in the “Follow The Baking Owl” box on the right ->->.

Also to watch tutorials on how to make many delicious treats, subscribe to my YouTube channel – TheBakingOwl!

Thanks for reading! 😉

 

 

 

 


1 Comment

Mother’s Day Chocolate Flower Pots

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers everywhere! This year for Mother’s Day, I made a delicious treat that moms everywhere will love- chocolate flower pots!

photo 3

Last year for Mother’s Day, I made a cupcake flower bouquet that was very cute and effective. This year I baked moist chocolate cake in little jars with chocolate flowers I made.

photo 5

These desserts were very easy and simple and only needed a few things to make.

What I did first was bake chocolate cake batter in oven safe glass jars and for the dirt, I slathered on some Nutella (or you could also use chocolate frosting) and added crushed Oreos (or any chocolate cookies) on top.

photo 4

Then, for the flowers, I melted several different colors of candy melts and poured the melted chocolate into Ziploc bags. I snipped the corner of the bag and piped different kinds of flowers on to some wax paper. For the stem, I used cake pop sticks dipped into green melted chocolate and after it was dried, I attached the stem to the back of the flowers using a bit of melted chocolate.

These treats aren’t just great for Mother’s Day, but for many other occasions and holidays!

If you enjoy reading posts like this and would like to get updated when ever I post something new, please follow my blog by typing in your email in the “Follow The Baking Owl” box on the right ->->.

Also to watch tutorials on how to make many delicious treats, subscribe to my YouTube channel – TheBakingOwl!

Thanks for reading! 😉

 

 


1 Comment

Graduation Cake

Last thursday was a very exciting day for me.  I had to make a two layer chocolate cake with chocolate frosting for my friend’s highschool graduation. He requested an Oreo cake, but because I didn’t have an Oreo cake recipe on hand and I didn’t know if everybody would like it, I made a chocolate cake decorated with Oreos. And I knew everybody would like that because who doesn’t like chocolate? 🙂 For the recipe look below the pictures. 

Below are a couple of pictures:

IMG_4031

IMG_4032

Chocolate Cake

Makes 1 8in. Or 9in. Cake

Makes about 15 cupcakes

Ingredients:

2 sticks of organic unsalted butter

1 cup of granulated sugar

4 organic eggs

1 cup of organic all purpose flour

½ cup of Dutch-Processed  cocoa

2 tsp. of baking powder

¼ of a tsp. of kosher sea salt

2 tsp. of pure vanilla extract

Directions:

1.Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease your pan with butter or cooking spray.(Line cupcake liners if making cupcakes)

2.With an electric mixer, beat butter until nice and creamy. Then add sugar mixing well until the mixture is light and fluffy.

3.Then add eggs one at a time beating at medium-high speed.

4.In another medium sized bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cocoa, and salt. Whisk until there are no lumps.

5.Add the flour mixture a little bit at a time, beating well after each addition.

6.Finally add the vanilla extract and beat until all of the ingredients are well incorporated.

7.Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted into the cake comes out clean.

*Most of the ingredients I use are organic and it makes a big differencein taste for the cake, but you may use non-organic ingredients if you prefer