Category Archives: baking

Halloween baking

So… we haven’t even bought Halloween candy yet. We should probably get on that (when the stores reopen). But I can offer some suggestions for Halloween baked goods! For an orange and black(ish) treat, try the orange-chocolate chip cupcakes pictured … Continue reading

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Tomboy cake

I was super excited when I got the October 2012 issue of Bon Appetit with “best-ever layer cakes” on the cover. But not all of them looked that exciting, honestly. Then I signed up to help Zach and Clay of … Continue reading

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Ahoy, it’s a boy!

You may recall that my¬†former neighbor, Joanne, has asked me to make cookies for a few wedding showers she’s hosted. Well, apparently the cookies went over pretty well, because a guest at one of those showers asked me to do … Continue reading

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Cotton candy cloud cupcakes

After I decided to bake cupcakes for DC Cupcake Camp, I had to decide what kind to make. It wasn’t an easy choice. First, I made a long list of ideas. Then I asked some friends for their input on … Continue reading

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DC Cupcake Camp

You may recall that Toby and I went to something called “Cupcake Camp” in Baltimore last year. It was low on organization, but high in cupcakes. This year, since we moved to Alexandria, I thought we’d try DC Cupcake Camp … Continue reading

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Ombre heart cookies

Ombre seems to be everywhere — from hair and nails to jeans and tops. But you don’t have to wear graduated color or dip-dye your own lampshades to get your ombre fix. I made these cookies a while back for … Continue reading

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Double coconut, double chocolate chip cookies

Remember that time I made scones with coconut oil instead of butter, but gave you no good explanation for it? Sorry about that. I had forgotten that I hadn’t already shared these cookies. And I’m REALLY sorry about that. These … Continue reading

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