Cakes and Muffins/ Holidays

Lavender Layer Cake with Blueberry Honey Buttercream

Well… I’m officially 16! I started this blog when I was 13 years old and I have to say, it’s been a super cool way of documenting my progress and growth as a blogger, baker, photographer, writer, and person. It’s also been so much fun getting to interact with people through comments, fun food bloggy things like the cookie swap I participated in earlier this year, and through social media.…

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Holidays/ Pies, Tarts and Crumbles

Mini Strawberry Rhubarb Galettes

Let’s face it–strawberry and rhubarb are a match made in heaven. There’s something about the sweetness of the fresh berries and the tart flavor of the rhubarb that makes for a fantastic combo, whether in the form of a drink, a sauce, a crumble, a pie or some cute lil galettes! Given that it’s Memorial day weekend and temperatures in the northeast are suuper high (we’re talking 90s!), I thought…

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Breads/ Breakfast

Homemade Croissants

So a few weeks ago I teased those of you who follow me on Instagram with a photo of Chocolate Almond Croissants. What I didn’t tell you is that I also whipped up a batch of plain croissants, so I thought today I’d show you how I made them. Don’t worry–I’ll reveal how I made that other variety in a later post. But to make chocolate almond croissants you need chocolate croissants and…

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Cakes and Muffins/ Holidays

Mixed Berry Pavlova

Hi! I’m writing to you from a world of homework and school and stress but it’s OKAY because I’m off from school this Friday for Passover, which means in just a few days I’ll be eating yummy food like matzoh ball soup and brisket and desserts like this gorgeous pavlova. Actually, I’ll probably be eating a chocolate torte because my brother is a chocolate fiend with a strong aversion to…

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Breakfast

Blackberry Cornmeal Scones

Guysguysguys. LOOK at these beautiful scones. I’m a sucker for a good basic cream scone with butter and jam, but I’d have to say that this version right here is my new fave. I was feeling extra inspired and, well, bored a few days back and realized that it’s been a WHILE since I last whipped up a batch of scones, so I decided to jazz up my favorite recipe…

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Cakes and Muffins/ Cookies/ Snacks

Frosted Red Velvet Cakies

So I just realized that exactly 2 years, 3 days and several hours ago I published my first blog posts ever. Dating from a time in which I was very young, very inexperienced and very into Instagram filters, my two first posts were entitled “A Weekend of Baking: Snickerdoodles” and “Buttermilk Scones,” and featured terrible, low-quality, er, slightly less professional writing and photography. In light of my blogiversary, I thought that…

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Holidays/ Pies, Tarts and Crumbles

Lemon Amaretti Meringue Tarts

It’s March 14th. 3/14. Which means it’s Pi Day. Which means we all get an excuse (as if we needed one) to make all the pies, tarts, quiches and galettes we can eat! I haven’t posted a pie recipe since those adorable mini peach tartlets back in September, so I thought I’d come back with a bang with these lemon amaretti meringue tarts from Baked: New Frontiers in Baking. Amaretti cookies,…

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