Swiss Meringue Buttercream

This entire post is dedicated to my favorite buttercream of all time, the Swiss Meringue. This is my favorite not only because it looks the silkiest and smoothest out of all the buttercream versions, but because it isn't as sweet the others. The base of this buttercream starts with egg whites. Lots and lots of [...]

Tayberry Chocolate Cake with Fresh Cut Roses

The second part of the weekend resided in celebrating my roommates birthday. Since her birthday was on a weekday we celebrated on Sunday. We went to Newport and rented bikes to cruise down the coast in a gorgeous 84 degree weather. The sun was shining but the coastal wind was blowing gentle enough for it [...]

It’s a Boy! Baby Shower!

This past weekend I had the chance to go back up north for a friend's baby shower! Since she is expecting a boy, I wanted to make her a blue cake to go with the baby shower theme. And, since the mother is an extreme chocolate lover, I made a chocolate cake with a blueberry [...]

Vanilla Cupcakes and Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Besides my dog and my family and the fresh clean air of NorCal, I've also missed one other thing. My beloved KitchenAid. Oh how life is so much easier with it around to beat all of my egg whites and sugar together. I also had a 2D Wilton tip that I've been wanting to use, [...]