The Special Offering of Easter: The Gift of Life…Coconut and Green Tea Cupcakes

“A child is a special possession from God.” Lailah Gifty Akita There are many, who do not sense, or stop and trying to understand the greatness of every child as a gift. Every person is a true, unrepeatable present to the universe, every person adds to the magic of the universe, lucky are those who […]

The Naked Truth: Mum’s Poppy Seed Mug-measurement Cake in Elegant Cherry

“Your naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked soul.” Charles Chaplin   A good cake should really be about the flavour, as the inside is the cake’s true soul. Traditional cakes typically have some kind of icing, however, due to fashion trends, usual customs often undergo fancy makeovers […]

Turning Wounds into Cakes…A Square Sweet Cottage Cheese Bundt

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” Oprah Winfrey    Why does one really bake? To feed? To please? To heal? To create? For a smile?….Probably for all – and many more – of these reasons…Most likely, the power behind the action or process of bringing something to existence is what lies beneath every human soul’s need for […]

Gift for a Beautiful Child: A Damn Good Chocolate Cake

“Children see magic because they look for it.” Christopher Moore   Many (home and professional) bakers claim owning and following the ultimate chocolate cake recipe…I would not dare…Ultimately, I do not believe there is such a thing, as ‘the ultimate‘ will vary from one person to the other. One likes moist, one prefers fudgy, another […]

Celebratory Fancy Dress for Timeless Cakes: Boiled Icing

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” Mother Teresa A common belief among philosophers of physics is that the passage of time as an ordinary experience is merely an illusion. The idea is seductive since it blurs the uncomfortable fact that best human theories of space and time […]

Rudolph, The Red Nose in the Flavours of Christmas: Walnut-Orange-Cinnamon Cupcake

“He always knew he was a little different, but he let his light shine regardless of what the others said. be more Rudolph.” http://www.minfulwishes.com When did Rudolph become a part of the holiday tradition? The names of Santa’s team of eight flying reindeer were established in the poem A Visit From St. Nicholas, published in […]

A Bit Dark, a Bit Serious, but Sweet in Every Crumb: Chocolate Liquorice Cake

“When your madness is creative and necessary, people will not notice the fact that you are crazy.” Michael Bassey Johnson Achieving cakes that appear involved and serious is not always the question of methods and baking knowledge but quite often a well established or surprising flavour combination, that happens to cause a craze. Liquorice and […]

Light and Love-filled: Gluten- and Dairy-free Mini Spongecakes

“God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.” Voltaire I am all about sweet and savoury baked goods, therefore, I work hard on all cakes and bakes, but the sweetest little sugarmuffin I ever made, proves to be an ongoing baker’s challenge…My little babycake is […]

Classic Beauty Within: Ischler Biscuit Cupcakes

“I continue to be interested in new things that seem old and old things that seem new.” Jaquelin T. Robertson When one has only little time to enjoy things she likes, one will put all the effort in to bathe in the pleasure…Therefore, making a decorated cupcake with an intricate biscuit underneath, although might seem much […]

The Apple of My Eye: Apple Bakewell Tartlets with Homemade Speedy Jam

“Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.” Mother Teresa    Whilst one can not make jam out of love, one can certainly make it with love. Good jam is a treat that can be freely enjoyed in small quantities and when used in hearty, old recipes, jam […]