Monday, June 29, 2009

Hello Summer Fun!!!!

This was the last cake I made as part of a Bat-Mitzvah project. During the past year, I visited an after-school program each month to spend time with elementary school kids who had no place to go after school. I would play games and spend time with them. At each visit I brought a cake to share. Sometimes it was for birthdays and this time since it was the end of the school year I made a farewell cake and wished them a great summer.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

500 CAKE RECIPES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On the weekend of May 29, a 3-day long book expo came to New York City, it was called Book Expo America. At the Book Expo there were many different types of cooking and baking books. I was able to get my hands on a couple: 500 Cakes By Susannah Blake and 500 Cupcakes By Fergal Connolly. The recipes in both the books are so simple and clear. They have a beautiful picture of the cake or cupcake on the page to the right of the recipe and the desserts just look and taste incredible. My favorite part is that with almost every recipe comes a delicious variation with flavors you wouldn't even think of using in a cupcake. My favorite cake is the pound cake because it is so fluffy and has a great taste and texture. My favorite cupcake is the little caramel cupcakes because the caramel is so gooey and you can really taste the coffee.