When I had first started teaching myself how to bake, back at the start of this site (when it was still called The Happy Hufflepuff), I had made a strawberry cake that I was very, very happy with. I actually do still enjoy that recipe from time to time, a soft sponge made with puréed … Continue reading Strawberry Cake, take 2
Buttercream and I have a love-hate relationship, in that I love that it doesn't taste like fondant (yuck), but I hate that sometimes it's too sweet and clumps up in my decorating tips. But now that I've figured out just how easy Swiss Meringue Buttercream (SMB) can be, I'm never going back to that sugar-heavy … Continue reading Buttercream Ruffles
Everyone and their mother is either baking or ordering a Rainbow Cake these days. It's cute, I admit I gasped the first time I saw that picture on Whisk Kid's blog, and then I'm quite sure I was throwing up rainbows when Sweetapolita posted her Rainbow Doodle cake up. My friends Soraya, Pri and I … Continue reading Lemony Rainbow Cake
I thought long and hard about the cake I would bake to celebrate one year of blogging, scratched many designs and flavours, and last night... I finally just did it. Instead of doing fancy buttercream designs like I had intended to, I decided to keep it simple and homey, very much what I like to … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Ellebug!
I realize that is the most audacious title you might ever see on this blog, but I assure you I wasn't the first to make the claim, nor will I be the last. Trust me on this one, would I ever lie to you?It being Saturday, and my cousin having celebrated his 25th birthday last … Continue reading Best Chocolate Cupcakes Ever
I consider myself lucky that I have an amazing mother. She is strong, smart, beautiful, intuitive, possesses far more talent in her pinky finger than I do in my entire body, and so full of love that she has shared so generously with everyone around us. My mother really is the best.Most people are blessed … Continue reading Ladies Who Lunch: Mama Zee’s Birthday