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Tuxedo Chocolate Orange Cake

People often ask me about my favorite flavor of cake. 11 out of 12 months of the year, anyone would be hard pressed to get a straight answer out of me.  I love ALL of my children flavors equally, and… Continue Reading →

The Bear Necessities: It must taste good!

Client: My son’s favorite toy in the world is his teddy bear.  Can you make the bear into a cake? Me: Will he be traumatized when the cake gets cut and served? Client: This will not be a problem. Me:… Continue Reading →

Adventures in San Diego: My Renaissance of Process

I was never competitive as a kid.  I didn’t play sports, or participate in the spelling bee.  Even sibling rivalry seemed pointless.  I never felt threatened by my little sister’s academic achievements, artistic talent, or the time she spent with… Continue Reading →

Return of the Ninja

I could go into a hundred reasons why I stopped posting here, but none of them are good reasons.  So instead of trying to justify it, I’m choosing to simply accept that it happened and move forward. There have been… Continue Reading →

Niki and Patrick’s Santa Cruz Ocean Wedding

Niki was my perfect college roommate. No one else (except perhaps my own mother) would have put up with my shenanigans the way she did. We gossiped and adventured our way through our first and second years at UC Santa… Continue Reading →

Vegan Engagement Cake

Vegan chocolate cake with chocolate coconut mousse filling, covered in chocolate ganache.  Oh, and a marzipan banner.  Omnomnomnom!

At the Copa! Copacabaaaanaaaaa…

Her name was Lola.  She was a show girl.  With yellow flowers in her hair, and…  Huh?  Oh, sorry. I’m sure you all know by now that when someone from my culinary school asks me to make them a cake,… Continue Reading →

Dia de los Muertos Cake

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday.  This year, all of my creativity went into putting this cake together instead of into a costume.  (I’ll spare you all the bright orange pictures of me dressed up as a traffic cone…)… Continue Reading →

Sam and Kasia’s Peacock inspired Wedding

Ever since the birthday cake I made for Sam’s mom, this bride and groom have had a particular fondness for my chocolate/almond/apricot cake.  This was to be the featured flavor of the cake for the cake cutting ceremony at their… Continue Reading →

Wizard 101 Birthday Cake

I am not familiar with the game, but my heart simply began to melt as I was I constructing the charming, cartoon-like characters on this cake.   Gluten-free chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream. Tiger Lily.  Broom Shroom. Fire Peas. I… Continue Reading →

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