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Toasted Butter Pecan Cake

February 25, 2016

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I haven’t baked in a while which has made me pretty sad. It’s something I really enjoy doing but I just haven’t found the time these days to just get stuck into it, I really hope that changes soon… I often look at My “Baked Goods” Pinterest board which is overflowing with amazing looking cakes and I wish I could try my hand at them all. So the other day when my friend said that she was coming over for tea I decided to stop whatever I was doing and try make one of the cakes off my board.

After a bit of scrolling and some uncontrollable drooling I settled on a Toasted Butter Pecan Cake recipe because I absolutely love pecan nuts and butter and to me it sounded like an awesome combo. Luckily I had pecan nuts in my freezer so I didn’t have to drive to the shops to buy some. Nothing makes me more despondent that when I’m really amped to make something but I’m missing one ingredient that can in no way just be left out of the recipe, especially when said ingredient is in the title.

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Italian Cream Cake

April 20, 2015


The other day I tried my hand at an Italian Cream Cake. For those of you who have no idea what an Italian Cream Cake is, not to worry I’ll explain…it’s a white cake that originates from the South that is flavoured with coconut and pecan nuts and covered in cream cheese icing. I know what you’re going to say, where does the Italian and cream fit into it? Well the cream is in the batter and as for the Italian, I’m as confused as you are on that one…

Before I stumbled across this recipe, I had also never heard of or tasted an Italian Cream Cake, but now I’m so glad that I’m no longer a stranger to this fluffy coconut-ty cake of loveliness.

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Brooklyn Blackout cake and Carrot cake

September 25, 2014


Yesterday a bunch of our friends who hadn’t yet met Miss Nina James came to the house to see her. It was so nice hanging out with everyone and Nina even managed to stay awake for about 40% of the visit, she just sort of quietly stared at each person who held her, she was probably wondering how the hell so many giant faces could fit in one room at the same time.

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Twinkie layer cake

May 9, 2014


I was just looking around the net a couple of weeks ago and I came across this Twinkie layer cake recipe. Now who on God’s green earth does not like Twinkies? I bet you the answer is no one, well at least in my world it’s no one. I remember being a kid and loving Twinkies so much, there was just something about the softness of them and the fakeness of the cream inside, they were just delicious. Truth be told, I haven’t had one in about 10 years, so when I saw this recipe and then read about how the lady that made it used specific things to insure it tasted just like the real thing, I had to try it.

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June 13, 2013

In Japan we ate a lot of sweet things and I saw such cool stuff, some we tried, some we didn’t and some just looked way too pretty to shove into ones mouth, it felt like it would of been a sin to destroy them. I took some photos of the things I liked, hope you enjoy them…































baked goods, RECIPES

Typography cake. Now. I want it now.

May 15, 2013


Good Lord, look at this amazing cake! My friend Clint always finds the coolest things like this and then mails me the link (he found Eyescream and Friends). He is the best at finding stuff that makes me want to backflip off a roof. I’m so so so going to try make this cake and when I do I will blog about the results, but for now check out these cool photos and read about how to make it. Here is a link back to the genius who actually made this in the first place – Victoria I’m sending you a virtual high-5, because your face and this cake flipping rule.

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