I love layers in my cake, how all the different flavors mingle together to form one perfect harmony. Just like this cake. It's got a moist buttery cake, thick cream cheese filling, sweet jam made from fresh strawberries and a nice crumb topping. What could possibly be better than this? It IS the PERFECT coffee cake!
Monday, April 30, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
I love carrot cake. It's so hard to say no to those moist layers of cake that's chock-full of carrots, pineapple, raisins and walnuts with irresistible cream cheese filling and frosting. At least that's my idea of the PERFECT carrot cake. If you are a purist, then you are in the wrong place, my friend. But maybe you should still give this a try. It just might surprise you. It could totally change your mind about what you like or not.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Balancing work, blogging, baking and chatting with my boyfriend who lives in Europe at midnight is really starting to take its toll on me. I've had 3 hours of sleep the past few nights this week. I barely even get to enjoy my weekends anymore because I have to buy ingredients for orders from friends and then I spend whatever free time I have left baking. Honestly, I don't know why I do it, why I sell baked goods when I get so little profit that I wonder if it's even worth it. The only thing that comforts me a little is that I get to share my food with others which makes me happy.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
"You are what you eat", they say. I suppose there is some truth to that since I was feeling kind of sluggish the past weeks, low on energy and at times a bit irritable. I felt uninspired to do anything, even baking. I was feeling Bleh! It made me take a good look at the stuff I'd been eating lately - ice cream everyday (YES), cakes, even chips though I've never been a fan of it. In other words, I was feeling crappy because of all the accumulation of too much junk I'd been putting into my body for weeks. No wonder all my clothes feel tighter. I've gained some pounds from all that junk.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
It's only been like 3-4 weeks but it felt like I'd been away for months. I would like to apologize for disappearing a few weeks but I'd been busy with the visa application to Netherlands and I had 2 books to finish.
I started reading the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins near the end of last month, just a few pages here and there when I had the free time at home, in between work and baking and by the end of the first book, I was completely HOOKED. I fell in love with the characters, strong and brave Katniss Everdeen and the sweet selfless boy with the bread, Peeta Mellark. I knew I had to continue reading the 2nd and 3rd books or I was never going to get any sleep at night, always wondering about what will happen next. I finally finished the last of the trilogy, Mockingjay.