From the Roots of Tradition: Shod Egg Cake

“Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.” Jiddu Krishnamurti There are some works in one’s life that are fulfilling to a point, where all the aspects of one’s existence, one’s self seem to fall into place and gain real meaning. Making sugar art that draws inspiration from folk […]

Red Summer Romance: Berry Field Cocoa Gateau with Mint and Cream Cheese

“Red”, I write “is the color of life. It’s blood, passion, rage. …Beginnings and violent end. Red is the color of love. Beating hearts and hungry lips. Roses, Valentines, cherries. Red is the color of shame. Crimson cheeks and spilled blood. Broken hearts, opened veins. A burning desire…” Mary Hogan I do accept that may […]

The Art of The Paper-thin Pastry: Traditional Strudel and Baklava

“…wanted to leave the past a few hundred miles down the road, shake it off like dust. But that was the problem with the past. It kept finding…” Suzanne Woods Fisher Creating new recipes, new combinations is an uplifting act for the creator-baker. Featuring unexpected combinations of flavours in classic baked goods always goes a […]

A Tasty Affair: Chocolate Cheesecake

“It is important to experiment and endlessly seek after creating the best possible flavours when preparing foods. That means not being afraid to experiment with various ingredients.” Rocco DiSpirito Chocolate and cheese surely must be two of the most loved foods around the world… Who doesn’t love cheese or chocolate? But together? As weird as […]

A Tasty Hero: Kossuth Crescent

“And if you cannot remain indifferent, you must resolve to throw your weight into that balance in which the fate and condition of man is weighed.” Lajos Kossuth Lajos Kossuth was a Hungarian lawyer, journalist, politician and Governor-President of the Hungarian Kingdom during the 1858-1849 revolution. He was an oral genius with extreme talent in […]

Cupcake Dress for the Hungarian Somloi Galuska

“I’ve never met a problem a proper cupcake couldn’t fix.” Sarah Ockler One of Hungary’s best known delicacies is the decadent sweet dish known as somlói galuska (shom-loh-ee gah-loosh-kaw)…The name translates as “Somló dumpling” in English, Somló being a town near Lake Balaton, well-known for its wine. Calling the dessert a dumpling is a little […]

The Cake Business That is Worth Making Cheese for…

“Life is great. Cheese makes it better.” Avery Aames Good cheesecakes are based on simple recipes… Although some might think it is a craft difficult to master, when the balance of soft cheese, eggs, sugar and a few flavourings is right, making cheesecake is a straightforward confectionery affair. Cheesecakes are technically baked cheesy custards on […]

Sweet Bloom: Flower Cakes (Rose, Violet, Chamomile)

“She plants love, and she grows roses. The fragrance of romance comes from the blossom that blooms in the heart.” Jarod Kintz   FRAGRANCED ROSE CAKE “Love yourself, even a little bit each day, and your life will bloom into infinite joy.” Amy Leigh Mercree   AROMATIC CHAMOMILE CAKE “Love without reason—bloom without season.” Debasish […]

Spring Magic: Nest Cappuccino Cupcake

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” Pablo Neruda    The spring is the time of transformation in nature and in the inner worlds… The temperature and mood rises, and the flowery magic of Mother Nature brings end to the last few months of freezing surroundings. The flowers and […]