French Jewels: Coffee and Almond Madeleines

“If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree.” Michael Crichton   Madeleines are associated with a little French town, Commercy, whose bakers were said to have once paid a large amount of money for the recipe of the little cakes […]

A Baker in the Making: Molly’s Halloween Pumpkin Cake

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” Socrates A simple, but most satisfying reason to bake should be the fact that it is a fun activity combined with joyful results that anyone can be proud of. When I was younger I often looked through my mum’s baking books which […]

Autumn Tangerine: Carrot bread

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” L.M. Montgomery As leaves change from green to yellows, reds, browns and oranges to signal the arrival of autumn, the mood and taste of people often captures the season with  matching variation of culinary sensations. Orange is certainly one of the dominant colours, and […]

Sweet Perfection: Hidden Design and Surprise Inside….

“How ridiculous and how strange to be surprised at anything which happens in life.” Marcus Aurelius    I would not actually bravely call myself an expert professional baker by any means, but by all means I have baked a lot of cakes in my life. I am usually determined to get the cakes looking as perfect as […]

Truly Dramatic Dress on a Carrot Cake: Unusual Choice of Wedding Colours

“Love was a feeling completely bound up with color, like thousands of rainbows superimposed one on top of the other.” Paulo Coelho   Finding a rainbow is a truly magical experience, but with a vast array of basic colours and colour-combinations to choose from, it’s easy to become lost when trying to immortalize the experience…  […]