Category Archives: Special Cakes

Berry Birthday Cake


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Daylight saving time has happened. Yesterday we made the switch and, even though I love the result of it and the long warm days that are coming our way, today I feel bummed out. My poor body is just not meant for waking up at 6:30 AM. It is not even meant for waking up at 7:30 AM, but some how I’ve found the way to persuade it to do it. But not today, obviously 6:30 is not negotiable. The good thing is that today is almost over, and hopefully tomorrow I will enjoy a new fresh start of the new time, because summer is coming and a little sleep deprivation can’t ruin this for me. Continue reading

Hazelnut Chiffon Cake with Pears


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Dear women all over the globe, Happy Women’s Day!

I hope today you receive the attention and respect that you deserve. And I also hope that every day of the year you are loved and appreciated for the things that you do. Because I see no reason to fool ourselves, this world be nothing without us. And being calm, considered and balanced, and also life planner, scheduler, home builder, organizer, friend, lover and a pillar for everyone, sure as hell deserves recognition and gratitude, not only today but 24/7, 365 days. Continue reading

Chocolate Cheesecake


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Remember last time I told you about the chocolate fiesta that I threw in the kitchen?

Well, besides the chocolate cookies that I baked (that only got better with time, by the way), I also made a chocolate cheesecake. All in effort to touch the heart of a very special chocolate lover who resides with me :).

Cheesecake is the one think that I nailed since day 1. Yes, it has happened to have cracks, and in the beginning I had a lot of issues with an old oven, but despite the little bumps in my way, cheesecake has always been a success, taste and texture wise. Maybe, because I always treated it with respect and devotion, or maybe because, in reality, this is one of the easiest dessert to put together. Continue reading

Orange Dessert


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This dessert was a total improvisation. It started with the idea of an orange curd, then I decided to place the orange curd on a crust, make it like a pie and more nibbly (is this a word? spell check says “no!”). After that I thought it will be nice if I add another element to compliment the taste of the orange curd, so I included Bavarian cream. Butter crust did not look so appealing at this point. I replaced it with a Joconde. In my head the dessert was starting to look a lot like a cake. Naturally, a cake needs something to put on top of it to make it look finished, orange gelle stepped in.

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