Mexican Sweet Buns (Conchas)
I am a pastry devotee through and through so I'm not sure why it took me so long to make these delicious Mexican sweet buns. I've had them bookmarked for ages. They have just about everything I want in a pastry. They are soft and cottony at the center with a crunchy sweet coating, and (this is ...
Mango Boba (Bubble) Tea
Oh, delicious bubble tea. I could subsist on those sweet, chewy tapioca pearls. This is a problem because the only place that serves it on my side of town has recently decided to use old boba in their tea. Fresh boba is chewy, soft and lightly sweet. Expired boba is rock-hard and nearly ...
DIY Gelatin Confetti Sprinkles
Hey sprinkle-shakers! I'm so excited to share this new project with you. I love sprinkles of all kinds, but my favorite sprinkles of all are those teeny-tiny edible stars that look like confetti and come with a not so teeny-tiny price tag. I just adore them, and I will probably always keep at least
Matcha Chantilly Cakes
I've been pleased to see all the attention matcha tea is getting lately from big-name food magazines and their online counterparts, but as someone who has been using it in sweets since 2010, I take issue when they call it a trend . Why can't we call it the new must-have pantry staple, instead? I ...
Skinny Meyer Lemon Mousse
Here's a friendly little recipe to get your weekend started. It's easy, no-fuss and has been in regular rotation at my house for quite some time now. I can't believe it's taken me this long to tell you about it! Continued, click to read more...
Strawberry Sakura Marshmallows
The trees outside my window are covered in pink blossoms. Soon the petals will release and float on the air like snowflakes, and then the show will be over. This spring spectacle is too brief, so I decided to try to capture it in a confection - and what could be more "springy" than a pink ...
Tropical Vanilla Sunset Cupcakes
My good friend Christen had a birthday recently so I made her some extra special cupcakes. They were inspired by a name given to her by her sister Stephanie (during a Skype call, involving glasses of wine, I'm told) - vanilla sunset - because Christen is the only blonde sister in the family. I ...
Watercolor Graffiti Chocolate Cake
Today's post is extra special because I have some exciting news. My friend and fellow baker Rosie Alyea of Sweetapolita is releasing her first cookbook - The Sweetapolita Bakebook ! I recieved an advance copy a few weeks ago and I've been paging through it ever since. It is utterly gorgeous! I feel
German Fried Egg Cake (Spiegeleierkuchen)
I considered making a prank recipe for April Fool's Day, but honestly, I'm just the worst when it comes to practical jokes. They never work out for me! I can never keep a straight face, or I give up mid-joke because the whole thing feels dishonest. I'm just not a practical joker at heart. I know -
Easy Bunny Bark
Happy Spring, friends! Last week was a pantry-organizing, cobweb dusting, and office cleaning kind of week. This time of year has me rearranging things for a fresh perspective - this blog even has a new shine! I usually avoid obsessing over blog analytics, but after having a good look at them last