Strawberry Rosette Cake

A senior at my school knew that I bake, so she asked me to make her a strawberry cake. I first made a strawberry puree out of some frozen strawberries, and set that aside. I made the cake batter, substituting 1/2 a cup of liquid for some of the puree. Once I put that in…

Buttercream Rose Cake

*I’m going to sprinkle pictures of the cake among the directions, so the pictures aren’t in the order of action described*   I was in the mood to make a cake, so I decided to do just that but also practice my piping. I made a random homemade vanilla cake from a Pinterest recipe I…

Twix Cookies

I was entered to compete in my county fair’s youth baking contest, and one of the categories I’d selected was cookies. I couldn’t do just any, run of the mill chocolate chip cookies. These cookies had to be special and delicious and award winning. My mom and I scoured Pinterest, looking for the best cookies…

My First Cream Puffs

I was spending some of my summer in Seattle, WA with my family, which was amazing. I love the shore and the city, especially those two combined. My grandmother was an avid baker, so she wanted me to take home a new skill after the trip ended. She paid for me to take a class…

Rose Apple Pie

It was around Thanksgiving time, and I had a dinner to go to for the sport I’m in. I got assigned to making a dessert, seeing as how that’s my specialty, I decided to make an apple pie, with homemade pie crust, because I’d never made one before. Usually, when I’d made pies, I just…

Beach Cookies

In the summer of 2015, I was attending a swim party with some friends. I decided to try out a new type of baking for the third time…sugar cookies decorated with royal icing. Royal icing is an icing for sugar cookies that dries hard. Using a thinned out royal frosting is called flooding. It’s a…

Flower Sugar Cookies

These are some sugar cookies I made decorated with royal icing. I just used a simple recipe for the cookies and cut them out with varying sizes of smooth circular biscuit cutters. I used a recipe to make stiff consistency royal icing. Wilton icing tip 123 was used to make the petals. Tip 67 was…

Plant Cell Cake

For my Honors Biology class, I was assigned a project of making a 3-D model of a cell. Of course, I opted to make mine out of cake. I made a simple round 8″ vanilla layer cake with plain Jane vanilla buttercream frosting. I crumb coated the outside of the cake, and the covered it…

Carrot Cake

This is a two-tier cake I made in September 2015. It was a simple carrot cake recipe with shaved carrots added in to the mix. In between layers and on the outside is cream cheese frosting. Garnishes used are walnuts and candied carrot chips. It sold for $130 in auction.