Coloring book pages for grown-ups: summer fun! They're free! (CakeSpy for Craftsy)
Essential tips for beginning bakers. (CakeSpy for Craftsy)
Banana split ice cream sandwich cake. (The Spiffy Cookie)
The best (foodie) pool floats for summer. (Sugar + Cloth)
Three ingredient flourless cake. Genius. (CakeSpy for Craftsy)
The best food podcasts. Hey, my friend Matthew Amster-Burton's podcast is on this list! Woo! (Guardian)
Did you have the gall to miss the most magical cake ever? (CakeSpy)
Dark and stormy sticky toffee pudding. OMG. (Baking a Moment)
What menus can tell us about our cities. (USC News)
Malted milk chocolate cake. (Eva Bakes)
On the same site as the last one...Chocolate acorn squash baked custard. File this one for fall! (Eva Bakes)
Graham cracker crumb cheesecake bars with golden oreos. OMG! (Wallflour Girl)
Peach brown butter sweet rolls with brown sugar cream cheese glaze. Yes. (Cooking for Keeps)
Book of the week: The Cake Therapist by Judith Fertig. Do you love novels that focus on food? I do, and I particularly loved this novel. It features a fictional bakery in a small town, a woman who is getting her life back on track and regaining her sense of taste and intuition, and flashbacks to the past. It is a great story and you might even learn something new about baking!
That group above? The "CakeSpy Fan club"--a group of cake loving summer camp kids who sent me this picture to let me know they were spending the week getting to know all about the history of cake. Isn't that fantastic? *heart melting*
Grilled watermelon with creme fraiche. AWESOME. (The Floating Kitchen)
Bourbon white peach popsicles. HAPPY. (The Beach House Kitchen)
Discover bristol board: it's my paper of choice for making art. CREATE. (CakeSpy for Craftsy)
Caramel peach fritters with salted caramel sauce. FAINT. (Cooking for Keeps)
Cornbread pudding muffins. CORN. (Dinner at the Zoo)
Strawberry cheesecake dip. I DIP YOU DIP WE DIP. (Spoonful of Flavor)
How to make alcoholic ice cream. The title made me laugh. TIPSY. (Gizmodo)
Truffles that are vegan and gluten-free and actually tasty. NOT LYING. (A Lovely Side Project)
How to make ridiculously tall pancakes. LOVE. (Crumbs and Cookies)
Elvis on a rocky road bundt cake recipe. HUNKA HUNKA BURNIN YUM. (It's Yummi)
Rhubarb upside down cake. DELICIOUS HEALTH FOOD. (Java Cupcake)
No bake rainbow pie. RAINBOW. (Spend with Pennies)
Go ahead: make choco-donettes into s'mores. DARE YOU. (Culinary Concoctions by Peabody)
Product of the week: No book of the week this week, because I have created a product that is so much better than any literature. How about a swishy skirt with cupcakes, unicorns, and robots on it? It's real, and it's for sale in my online shop.
Caramel cashew meringue cookies. Don't try saying that fast, just make the things. (Cookie Madness)
Rice krispies treat "sushi". Love it. (Marla Meredith)
"Nana's Energy Bars". Also featuring rice krispies, thank you very much. (Fork to Belly)
How to make ganache with cocoa powder. For those times when you don't have solid chocolate on hand. (CakeSpy)
Strawberry hand pies. Summer in your hand! (Eva Bakes)
Strawberry jam French toast with Strawberry butter. Yes. (Blogging Over Thyme)
How to draw roses. Because you have to do something while you wait for the cakes to bake, right? (CakeSpy for Craftsy)
Ice cream cupcakes. Huzzah! (Crazy for Crust)
Homemade Drumsticks ice cream cones. (Instructables)
Masala peanut bhujia in less than five minutes. (Indfused)
Homemade orange jelly candies. I want to try this out. (Taste of Home)
Easy coconut curry. It's savory but so good I had to share. (CakeSpy for Craftsy)
Book of the week: Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure. Our relationship with candy is odd. How did our definitions of food and candy come to be so muddled? And how did candy come to be the scapegoat for our fears about the dangers of food? This book explores these subjects.
Happy National Doughnut day! Check out this "design a doughnut" infographic I made. (CakeSpy for Craftsy)
Hummingbird cake. A forever fave of mine, and this one looks gorgeous. (Pass the Sushi)
"Idaho breakfast loaf" and other gross prison food on feature here. (McCall.com)
PUG CAKE POPS. Thank you Bakerella. Thank you. (Bakerella)
Here comes the story of the hurricane...the drink, that is. (WPTZ.com)
When to use dark versus light baking sheets. Interesting! (Lifehacker AU)
Can we talk about babies? Dutch babies? The food, not the people. (CakeSpy for Craftsy)
Peruvian cuisine 101. (Paste Magazine)
BEST EVER: Dana Cree finally shares her famous nutter butter recipe! (Lottie + Doof)
How the Jell-O shot went from frat parties to craft cocktails (Eater.com)
Related: What happens when you put jell-o in the ice cream maker? (CakeSpy)
Ever heard of Japonaise biscuits? (Honeycomb Crunchies)
Frozen chocolate mousse cake with a touch of pepper. Wow. (Sippity Sup)
Edible chocolate dessert cups. A very good idea. (CakeSpy for Craftsy)
Wimbledon cupcakes. So classy and summery. (What Jessica Baked Next)
Cheesy cauliflower tots. Not cake, but...sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet idea! (Babaganosh)
15 uses for leftover cake. (CakeSpy for Craftsy)
Book of the week: Back in the Day Bakery Made With Love. This book features the sense of wonder and delight that so many bakeries lack these days: adorable and whimsical decoration tutorials (marshmallow chandelier, anyone?) as well as treats that DELIVER: star brownies, party cakes, and some savories too. A fantastic book with solid recipes.
DIY hacks: make your own baking ingredients. Bookmark this one for sure!
DIY coloring book pages. Fun for kids and adults alike!
Free download: coloring book pages for adults! Related to the above link.
DIY pudding mix. You will totally win at dessert and gifting all at once if you give this to people.
Awesome infographic: 300+ cookie variations from one recipe.
Tips for painting pet portraits. I talk about the life skills that matter.
DIY cookie butter. So delicious.
Tips for painting oil portraits. Get artistic!
A guide to the most common canvas sizes. A helpful reference.
Edible dessert cups made of chocolate. AWESOME!
Gluten-free eggplant parm. I love gluten, but this stuff (made with cornmeal) is SO GOOD.
Bonus: here's a post by my mom! How to get started out drawing anthropomorphic animals.
Homemade vanilla wafers. #winning (Heather's French Press)
I'm pretty into this hearty seeded wheat bread. (Heather's French Press...again!)
Pickles throughout history. Not cake, still interesting. (History.com)
Cinnamon sugar pull-apart bread. I want this. I NEED this. (I'd Much Rather Be Baking)
An interesting article about the history of Florida cuisine. (Ocala.com)
In case you missed it: DIY cake mix. (CakeSpy for Craftsy)
Lemon meringue ice cream. Pucker up! (Love and Olive Oil)
Tips for painting portraits in oil paint. Not cake, but interesting for artists (and wannabe artists). (CakeSpy for Craftsy)
Momofuku's Christina Tosi offers tips for newbie bakers. Refreshing and honest! (Refinery 29)
Not sweet, but totally delicious: eggplant parm made with cornmeal instead of breadcrumbs. (CakeSpy for Craftsy)
Mango julius. Like a mall snack but better. (Crazy for Crust)
Good question: what does a food historian do? (KCET.org)
Learn how to make Butter Bakery's world-famous marshmallows. (CakeSpy archives)
Book of the week: Butter Baked Goods: Nostalgic Recipes from a Little Neighborhood Bakery. Out of Vancouver, this bakery creates ambrosial sweets, and they make them accessible to the home baker in this beautiful book. Especially worthwhile: the marshmallows (link directly above) and cookie bars. YES!
DIY Pudding mix. Yes!! (CakeSpy for Craftsy)
The cutest and most delicious infographic ever! (CakeSpy for Craftsy)
From "Broken Angel" to condos. This was a building very familiar to me, built by a strange but wonderful man I befriended at Pratt. It was bittersweet to read. (NY Times)
Ever heard of goetta? Not sweet but interesting. (NKY Tribune)
Sweet potato biscuits. Can you even handle it? (CakeSpy)
Rhubarb "big crumb" coffee cake. Take a big bite, mouth! (Eggs on Sunday)
A definitive guide to flour. Handy! (Huffington Post)
Deep-fried cupcakes on a stick. YES! (Serious Eats)
A history of how food stamps have tried to ban junk food. (Think Progress)
Banana coconut cream popsicles. YES! (Spoonful of Flavor)
How to make your own coloring book. (Craftsy)
Chocolate cake with basil buttercream (Vanilla Bean Blog)
How to store baking baking ingredients. (CakeSpy for Craftsy)
Strawberry shortcake pudding. YES. (Something Swanky)
Book of the week: Biscuits: Sweet and Savory Southern Recipes for the All-American Kitchen. I shared a sweet potato biscuit recipe from this book the other day, and every other one in the book looks just as good. For instance...Tavern Biscuits. Ever heard of 'em? I'm intrigued, and that one is my next recipe conquest!
Cinco de Mayo! I really hope you're going to make white chocolate cups that look like margaritas. (CakeSpy)
Margarita Jell-O Shot Cake is also acceptable. (CakeSpy)
Margarita pudding cups also sound tasty. (Sweet Cuppicakes)
How to pair alcohol and cake. A fantastic article by ME. (CakeSpy)
An interesting historical look at yogurt. (Detroit News)
"New Coke"? Big flop. (History.com)
Orange blossom pistachio milk. Sounds amazing! (Kale and Caramel)
Syllabub! It's fun to say and delicious to eat, so let's revive this lost dessert. (History.com)
Homemade sprinkles. Seriously! Amazing! (Craftsy)
Chocolate lasagne meets tiramisu. Heaven! (An Italian in my Kitchen)
Ever tried natillas? Ever HEARD of natillas? (Just a Pinch)
Remember that time I went to Nanaimo, to celebrate and explore the hometown of my favorite bar? (CakeSpy)
The best cornbread recipe, ever. Bold words! I'm intrigued. (In Jennie's Kitchen)
Peanut butter melting moments with caramelized banana cream. OMG. (Dessert First Girl)
Book of the week: A World of Cake by Krystina Castella. It explores cakes all over the world, complete with recipes, lore, and history. From European stollen to honey fritters in Africa to delicious cassata cake in Italy, this is the most delicious sort of armchair travel!
How to draw block letters. Totally awesome!
Learn how to draw from memory. Seriously--a great artistic skill!
How to paint on canvas: invaluable tips.
Cheese-stuffed meatballs made in the slow cooker. I am in love with this recipe.
How to cook a whole chicken in a slow cooker. Delicious.
How to make homemade sugar cubes. Easy, and how fancy!
6 easy things to draw. If you're new to drawing, this will get you started on the right foot (hand?).
Common cooking mistakes...and how to remedy / prevent them!
Awesome doodling ideas. And proof that doodling is good for your brain!
DIY brown sugar. Technically from a while back but well worth checking out. <3
Double chocolate stout bread pudding with balt marley caramel. Sounds awesome! (Lost Recipes Found)
Rum chocolate pineapple brownies. Interesting. (Recipe for Perfection)
Common cooking mistakes...and how to combat them. (Craftsy)
Raspberry curd tart. I want it. (Tutti Dolci)
A guide to the iconic desserts of Kansas City. (KCUR.org)
Lemon cookie gelato. Please, can I marry this recipe? (How Sweet Eats)
No bake cookie butter bars. Be still my beating heart. (Wallflour Girl)
Bakerella's roundup of the Ben & Jerry's ice cream adventure! (Bakerella)
VERY early morning breakfast bars. I want one, or five. (Salt & Serenity)
Mango cookies. INTO IT. (Whipperberry)
Adventures in Bakebook-ing: a roundup of the totally sweet Sweetapolita blog book tour. (Sweetapolita)
Easy things to draw if you're just getting started. (Craftsy)
Westhaven cake. I'd try it. (Cooks.com)
5 foods to try in Canada. I could go for a beaver tail. (Eturbonews)
How about a Brooklyn egg cream crawl? (Airship Daily)
Ever tried a hedgehog slice? Don't worry, no actual hedgehogs were harmed in the making of. (Giramuk's Kitchen)
Caramelized white mocha meringue. Pinkies out! (Moonblush Baker)
Is rejection worse than death? (CakeSpy)
One response: is rejection worsee than death? (Slow Bloom)
Another response: is rejection worse than death? (Thick Dumpling Skin)
Check me out on the Food Psych Podcast! (Food Psych Podcast)
Book of the week: Betty Crocker's "Frankly Fancy" Foods Recipe Book. This retro recipe pamphlet is one of the more awesome ones that I have come across. It's readily available (and cheap!) on Amazon or ebay - check it out!
Battenberg cake! Make it now. (CakeSpy for Serious Eats)
Marble halvah recipe. I'm gonna try it! (Joy of Kosher)
I've been nominated to go back to Bali to teach. Vote for me? (Vote here)
My best friends, Ben and Jerry, have a sweet new product. Worth your time (Brr-rito)
Speaking of my bffs Ben and Jerry, did you see the cute cartoon I made to document my visit? (CakeSpy)
Easy pancake rolls, three ways. Don't you love the post already? (Crazy for Crust)
How to maintain a healthy relationship with sugar. By my friend Pam! (Peaceful Dumpling)
What was Abraham Lincoln's last meal? (History.com)
That led me to wonder: what about other famous people's last meals? (Mental Floss)
My kind of museum show: an exhibit on New Jersey diners. (GMnews.com)
Good eggs: the many purposes of eggs in baking (Craftsy)
Muscovado chocolate chip cookies. Get a little fancy, why don't you. (Love and Olive Oil)
In praise of doodling. (CakeSpy for Craftsy)
Carrot cake pop-tarts. (The Emotional Baker)
Matcha chantilly cakes. SO elegant. (Sprinkle Bakes)
Shortbread cookie truffles. Awesome. (CakeSpy)
Book of the week:
Will It Waffle?: 53 Irresistible and Unexpected Recipes to Make in a Waffle Iron. Seriously. A dude puts every type of food in a waffle maker with one question above all others as motivation: will it waffle? You'd be surprised how often the answer is yes.
be sure to listen to me live on Sunday! Here are the deets:
Above? That's me with Ben. OF BEN & JERRY. I got to visit their Vermont HQ this week - more about that soon!
Battenberg Cake: A good showoff cake for Spring, and to consider for upcoming Mother's Day. (Serious Eats)
This vegan lemon meringue pie features a meringue top made with...chickpeas!? (Seitan Beats Your Meat) - thanks Ren for the lead!
Unicorn wine holder. Truly magical. (Amazon) - thanks Ren for the lead!
Desserts, pastries, and candy named after famous people. (CakeSpy)
Strawberry Shortcakes made with strawberry biscuits. The fruit makes it health food, and the perfect early spring treat. (Grandbaby Cakes)
Cute DIY Easter treats. Coo-worthy fo' sho'. (Cool Mom Picks)
Um...what is the difference between baking soda and baking powder? (Craftsy)
Chocolate. Covered. Brownie. Ice. Cream. Sandwich. (Good Life Eats)
In case you missed it: Cadbury Creme Egg Rolls. (CakeSpy)
Simple lemon pudding. Sounds about right to me. (One Hungry Mama)
Good question: how can I make homemade bread less dense? (The Kitchn)
Veggie stew. Not sweet, but you have to warm up for cake somehow. (Craftsy)
I make a pretty darned good interview. (Foody Direct)
Book of the week: Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book. Before I went to Vermont this week, I actually didn't know this book existed, but it's great. It features the story of how the company started and took off (which is pretty interesting and worth buying the book alone) plus some accessible ice cream recipes. It's a good book to have on your shelf.
Yumsies: Cadbury Creme Egg in Hole Toast. (Serious Eats)
Ever heard of zerde? It involves rice and saffron, and it's dessert. (Binnur's Turkish Cookbook)
Peeps art. (CakeSpy)
Ever heard of Chelsea buns? They're a classic London treat. (Londonist)
Homemade Samoas. Not the Indian snack (that's samosas). (Craftsy)
I'm intrigued by the Krispy Kreme peanut butter cup doughnut. (Tech Times)
Peanut butter s'mores bars. Oh yum. (BruCrew Life)
Nut-hugging bears. Adorable, not creepy. (Bored Panda)
Did you hear me being awesome and cute on this podcast? (Season with Sass)
I'm into these cloverleaf rolls. (Baked Bree)
How to make ganache with cocoa powder instead of chopped chocolate. (CakeSpy)
Peeps Milk will ruin your child's sense of what milk should taste like. (Grub Street)
Thin Mints pancakes, on the other hand, will ruin nobody's sense of taste. Quite the opposite. (Heather's French Press)
Coconut banana cream pie. Be still my beating heart. (Crazy for Crust)
Book of the week: Peanut Butter & Cupcake. I love kids' books, and this one just made me SMILE. I feel like if you just read the synopsis, it will make you smile, too:
What’s a little piece of bread to do when he’s feeling lonely? Find a friend, of course! And that’s exactly what Peanut Butter tries to do. But sometimes friends are hard to come by, especially when Hamburger has to walk his (hot) dogs, Cupcake is too busy building castles in her sprinkle box, and Egg laughs so hard he starts to crack up!
The theme of today's post is GREEN. That's the color associated with St. Patrick's day, and the color of all the food you should eat on March 17. Here are 10 green foods that can help you celebrate. Pairing with green beer optional.
1. Mint chocolate chip whoopie pies
Whoopie pies are great. But whoopie pies inspired by the prettiest ice cream flavor? All the better, and very appropriate for St. Patrick's Day. Recipe here.
2. Watergate cake
The connection to the scandal is tenuous at best. Following Watergate, many foods flavored with pistachio (said to be a favorite of Richard Nixon's) were dubbed after the scandal. This cake is only scandalous in its deliciousness. Recipe here.
3. Green Irish soda bread
Well, this one's easy. Take your favorite Irish Soda bread recipe...and add green food coloring. I much prefer this method to letting it mold over. The food coloring is a more delicious variation of green. Recipe here (untinted).
4. Candy salad
Possibly the tastiest method of eating your greens, ever. That isn't actual salad - it's candy and cake configured to look like it! Recipe here.
5. Princess cake
6. Shamrock shakes
Photo via Flickr member vasenka
It's not up to me to judge whether you make a homemade version or buy it at the evil empire fast food retailer. But it is a classic green food around this time of year. Homemade version recipe here.
7. Pistachio chocolate chip cookies
This is one of my favorite cookie recipes in the world. Find out why...Recipe here.
8. Something healthy
You can consider this intermission, or consider the fact that I made a banana and kale smoothie, and it actually tasted good. Recipe here.
9. Avocado cake
10. Green tea ice cream
Photo via Flickr member Dong Kwan
I seem to see green tea ice cream on frequent offer at sushi places, but not so much at ice cream parlors. If you want, make your own, for a dignified green treat. Recipe here.
Go ahead. Stuff your cupcakes with mint fudge covered Oreos. It's only St. Patrick's day once a year. More info here.
12. Butter mint bars
A sugar cookie base with a thick, rich buttercream topping. I don't care that they're a Christmas treat. They're tasty right now, too. Recipe here.
13. Pistachio pudding pops
So simple. So perfect. This is my favorite flavor for Jell-O pudding pops. Or, fancy them up and make a two-tone variation. Recipe here.
14. Avocado pie
Pie? With avocado? Believe it. It's actually quite good. Recipe here.
Photo via Flickr member aukirk
If you are one of those people who prefers the white variety of mint ice cream, then please, stay in bed all day on the 17th. I suggest, for the full experience, going to a local ice cream shop and picking this up. Read about how I shipped a mint chocolate chip ice cream cone to myself.
Nanaimo bars are delicious any time of year, and making them minty gives you a reason to make the middle green and to call them St. Patrick's day appropriate. Recipe here.
17. Frog cupcakes
I suppose that you could make these sweet treats, but it's more fun to find them in their natural element. Read my essay about the Curious Case of the Frog Cupcakes.
18. Green buttercream
If you're making cupcakes on March 17, I don't care what flavor they are. Tint your buttercream green. That's all.
All it takes is some doctored up cookie mix to make these tasty green cookies, which are inspired by the ice cream flavor. Recipe here.
20. Green bagels
It's possible that your local grocery store or bagel shop has green bagels on the 17th. If they do, buy them. You must! Or, tint a batch of your own. (Untinted) Recipe here.
BONUS: rainbow cookies
They're a treasure, and they're not at the end of the rainbow: they ARE the rainbow. Or, make them all green for a St. Patrick's day treat. Recipe here.
What's your favorite green food?
The curious case of the St. Patrick's day frog cupcakes. (CakeSpy archives)
Easy (and super delicious-looking) coconut ice cream. (Bonjour Sucre)
Hold on to your recipes! Don't let the "cruffin" theft befall your recipe collection. (Seattle Times)
Batik painting on paper. Not cake, still sweet. (Craftsy)
The long history of food--and celebrity chefs. (Newsweek)
Crepe cake!! It's awesome and beautiful. (Matea Milojkovic)
I need one of these unicorn bowls. (Uncommon Goods) - via reader Dini!
SO dignified! Salted chocolate dipped orange and grapefruit slices. (Mayhem in the Kitchen)
The history of Alabama barbecue is deeply tied to civil rights and politics. (AL.com)
Just take a gander at this thick, beautiful homemade hot chocolate. (Molly Mell)
Tips for making fluffy vegan cakes and muffins. (One Green Planet)
Think you know a thing or two about buttercream? Test your knowledge with this fun quiz. (Craftsy)
In case you missed it: Snickers Cheesecake. (CakeSpy)
Book of the week: Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child. It's famous. You've heard of it. You saw the movie. But have you looked through it? It's a true treasure, and a volume that everyone should own...even if they only ever look at, and never make, the aspic recipes.
How to create beautiful stippled (millions of dots!) drawings.
Think you know a lot about buttercream? Prove it by taking the buttercream quiz.
A primer on chicken flatbread sandwiches. Delicious!
Make eating easier: how to cut meat against the grain.
Roasted avocado slices. Best. Snack. Ever.
Gluten-free hummingbird cake. So. Good.
Create a beautiful batik-style painting on paper.
How to pack watercolors for travel. Good because I travel a lot!
Beautiful and inspiring beaded wedding cakes. (pictured top)
Melt or temper? Here's a guide to when to do what. (Baking 911)
Our history is jotted on recipe cards. A sweet essay. (Charlotte News Observer)
Gluten-free hummingbird cake. (Craftsy)
Virtuous no-bake lemon bars. They look delicious, virtue or no! (Sun Diego Eats)
A new book explores the history of nutritional supplements. Interesting! (NY Times)
Opening a young coconut. (Faye's Fork)
Fruity pebble cereal baked doughnuts. (American Heritage Cooking)
Cinnamon roll cheesecake? I'm into it. (Life, Love, and Sugar)
Bananas foster bread pudding. YES! (Grandbaby Cakes)
It's a good day to make Nanaimo bars, I think. (CakeSpy for Craftsy)
Brownies with coconut and matcha swirl. I'd give 'em a whirl. (Mainly Baking)
Awesome, inspiring beaded wedding cakes. (CakeSpy for Craftsy)
I am very into these saucepan brownies. (The Cooking of Joy)
Book of the week: Raising Unicorns: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Starting and Running a Successful - and Magical! - Unicorn Farm No, not technically a cookbook, but magical enough to bear mention on this site. The description really does it for me: "In this book, author Jessica S. Marquis provides everything you need to know to make a good living as a unicorn farmer. From choosing the right breed (Purebred; Twinkletoe; Karmic; Gigglerump; Horse with Horn) to picking the unicorn farm dream team (an alchemist; stable hands; groomers; The On-Call Virgin (OCV); lawyers), you are guaranteed to have a magical journey."
Look at this thing I ate in New Jersey. Read about it (and more). (CakeSpy)
Art related: what is gouache and how do you use it? (Craftsy)
Cherry-chocolate bombe dessert. You must see this! (Cherry Tea Cakes)
Snickers Poke Cake. Yes, Yes, Yes. (Crazy For Crust)
Gooey filled brownies. OMG. (Handle the Heat)
Chocolate Italian Love Cake. (Chew Nibble Nosh)
Purple sweet potato bao. Adorable! (Everybody Eats Well)
Stippling. What is it? How can you use it to draw cake? Find out here. (Craftsy)
A fun guide to tempering chocolate. (The Guardian)
Expert bakers share their secrets (Good Food AU)
Will the Oscars give Pump Street Bakery (mentioned in an acceptance speech) a sales boost? (Wall Street Journal)
Buckeye brownie cookies. Yes. (Tastes of Lizzy)
Neapolitan seven layer bars. #winning (The Domestic Rebel)
Homemade Vanilla Kreme Donuts a la Dunkin'!. (CakeSpy)
Book of the week: Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies by Alice Medrich. Not only is the book beautiful, but the cookie recipes are all 100% solid, and there are some great general baking tips in the book so that you can become a more skilled baker overall.
Please, can someone buy me this plush unicorn bouquet? (Right here)
Curious about the life of a professional fake food maker? (NPR)
How to make tuiles, a fancy French cookie. (Craftsy)
I'm so all about this pistachio cream cake. (My name is yeh)
Cronuts and pretzel croissants: part of a trend that is pervasive and possibly perverse. (The New Yorker)
We owe the restaurant experience as we know it to the French. (Ireland Independent)
Chocolate chip French toast layer cake. OMG. (Sun Diego Eats)
Homemade French burnt peanuts: I'm intrigued. (Baked Chicago)
Since it was recently President's Day: desserts named after US Presidents. (CakeSpy)
Ever heard of Watergate cake? (Craftsy)
Red velvet gooey butter cake. ALSO OMG. (I am baker)
Love this: The first time my daughter told me she hated me, I baked her a cake. (xojane)
Book of the week: Mug Meals: Delicious Microwave Recipes. Technically, this book is not out yet, but I got an advance copy. I have to say, I am completely impressed with all of the delicious-looking meals that come together in a mug in the microwave. Yes, there are cakes. But there's a whole lot more, too, from mango crumble to even lasagna.