The Baking Owl

a blog written by an aspiring 17 year old baker.


mother’s day cake.

Mother’s Day has long passed, but as I was amidst finals, AP exams, and all things stressful, the time to get more than four hours of sleep much less to write a blog post was sadly scarce. However, summer has finally rolled by and while Mother’s Day is no longer here, I’d like to think any day is a great day to celebrate our moms.

And so I present to you this six inch naked cake with caramelized nuts and vanilla whipped cream! A cake that sounds a lot more fancy than it actually is, this is sure to blow everyone away, mothers and all.

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Gold and Ivory Rose Cake (Cake 4 Kids Contest {2016})

For the past three years, I have competed in a cake competition held by this non profit organization that I volunteer for called Cake 4 Kids.

This year I decided to make this gold and ivory rose cake! I chose to do my favorite dark chocolate cake with a delicious homemade strawberry whipped cream.


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Vanilla Chiffon Cake w/ Cream & Strawberries

Here’s a cake with a big fancy name- Vanilla Chiffon cake with homemade vanilla whipped cream and fresh strawberries.


Yes, it is as good as it sounds. Maybe even better.

Chiffon cake has been on my baking bucket list for as long as I can remember. Now there are many types of chiffon cake. Chocolate chiffon, orange chiffon, lemon chiffon, the possibilities are endless. I opted to make a vanilla chiffon cake.

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Vanilla Cupcakes with a Raspberry Filling

Yesterday we had some guests come over for dinner, so my mom asked me to make something for the dessert. And of course I wanted to make something new so I made vanilla cupcakes with a raspberry jam filling, and topped off with homemade sweetened whipped cream. These cupcakes had a really nice flavor to it and everybody really liked them too. For the filling I mixed some raspberry preserves with a little bit of sweetened whipped cream to give it a bit of sweetness. If you would like to know how to make homemade whipped cream click here or go to my Recipes page for my homemade recipe. You can also find my vanilla cake recipe in the Recipes page too. Hope you like it!

Below are a few pictures of the cupcakes:





Strawberry Filled Chocolate Cake

Yesterday, i made something new and different! It was a simple chocolate cake that was soaked in a raspberry sugar syrup and filled with homemade whipped cream and fresh organic strawberries. It was a six inch cake that was cut into 2 layers. The sugar syrup was made by boiling sugar and water together and then adding a little bit of raspberry extract. It keeps the cake from drying out and makes the cake softer. I whipped some whipping cream and added a bit of powdered sugar for sweetness. After that, I added finely chopped strawberries into the whipped cream and slathered it in between the 2 layers. I decorated the cake with plain sweetened whipped cream and fresh strawberries. To find the recipe of the sugar syrup look below the pics or in Recipes.

Here are a couple of pictures I took:





Sugar Syrup

Makes enough sugar syrup for two six inch cakes

or ½ cup of sugar syrup


¼ cup of granulated sugar

¼ cup of water

1 tsp. of any extract (Optional)


1.Pour water and sugar into a pot.

2.Constantly stir on high until the sugar and water comes to a boil.

3.Remove the pot from heat and wait for it to cool down a bit.

4.Then add your choice of extract.

5.Brush the sugar syrup on the cut side of the cooled cake and let the sugar syrup soak into the cake for about 5 minutes.