The Baking Owl

a blog written by an aspiring 17 year old baker.


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sprinkles & pink ganache cake.

Fall is finally here (at least I think it is – California as usual doesn’t understand the changing of seasons so we’ve still got 75 degree weather :/) and I started off the season with a fun cake order for two twin girls’ birthday. As most siblings do, these girls couldn’t agree on a single cake flavor – which is completely relatable because at 17 years old I still get into unnecessarily loud altercations with my 10 year old brother over The Best flavor of cake (which btw is red velvet, sorry Aman I don’t make the rules) – so I compromised and made this chocolate and vanilla layered cake with a vanilla buttercream frosting and a white chocolate ganache topping. A pretty good solution, I think.

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Gold & White Red Velvet Cake w/ Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting (Cake 4 Kids Contest {2015})

It’s been a whole year since the last Cake-Off 4 Kids, so you know what that means…

I just competed in the 2015 Cake 4 Kids contest! If you don’t know already, for the past two years, I’ve competed in this cake competition. This competition is held by the non profit organization I volunteer for called Cake 4 Kids. I’ve always loved competing in this contest, so I was really excited to be baking for this one again.

In the past two years, I was in the “Made by Kids”  category, but this year I didn’t register in time to be in this category, so I had to choose a category that wasn’t filled up. I ended up choosing the “Best Tasting” category.

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White Chocolate Snickerdoodle Blondie Bites

What’s super easy, delicious, and mini all at the same time?

These white chocolate snickerdoodle blondie bites!

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It’s quite a handful for me to say, but I promise you, it’s completely worth it. 🙂

For all those who don’t know, blondies are basically brownies….except without the chocolate.

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Chocolate Mousse Cake

Here is a cake for chocolate lovers everywhere!

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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