When A Birthday Cake Is A Big Cupcake, and Lights Get Wavy

The 22nd of November is the birthday of my friend and fellow cat enthusiast. Last year I missed the actual date, so it doesn’t count. Since then I found that she likes chocolate cupcakes with white frosting, so I made a big one with two layers and found some decadent Belgian chocolate nonpareils to act … More When A Birthday Cake Is A Big Cupcake, and Lights Get Wavy

New! Rainbow Jones, A Raspberry Cookie with Lemon Cream Rainbows

This is the name my daughter wanted me to give Sprinkles Jones* and the cookie I dreamed up the same night she suggested it because I was firm on the sprinkles. It’s my Rainbow Jones, the second recent successful experiment! It is a tasty, pillowy soft raspberry and lemon cookie worthy of joining my Joneses, … More New! Rainbow Jones, A Raspberry Cookie with Lemon Cream Rainbows

In the kitchen with juliyya: Bake Sailing with Chocolate Cupcakes and Queen’s Crown Cookies

It was the real deal this past weekend, the 4-H bake sale for a charity, so we got busy with butter and sugars and such. There were eggless chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream to decorate with sprinkles in enough variations to cause little children to argue over who gets the pink, the chocolate, the rainbow … More In the kitchen with juliyya: Bake Sailing with Chocolate Cupcakes and Queen’s Crown Cookies

Feliz Cumpleanos, otherwise Happy Birthday without the tilde

The mother of a neighbor child asked me to make her daughter’s birthday cake again this year. She wanted a three-layer cake with two white layers, top and bottom, a chocolate layer in the middle and with vanilla buttercream filling, top and sides, to provide cake for 18-20 people. I said that a 9″ cake … More Feliz Cumpleanos, otherwise Happy Birthday without the tilde