3 Tier Chocolate Cake

This is my go to when I make chocolate cupcakes or cakes...I love this recipe so much, you get the chocolate flavor, the coffee flavor...so yummy! For frosting, I use my basic buttercream and salted caramel sauce for filling. The picture at the top of this recipe is this chocolate cake recipe, three layers of... Continue Reading →

Basic Buttercream

Why is this my favorite buttercream? I'm not a professional patisserie, so I don't understand the science behind it, but one day when I was making buttercream I just let it keep going in my stand mixer for about 10-15 minutes and it came out super delicious and fluffy... The recipe below is good for... Continue Reading →

Basic Macaron Recipe

Like all my "basic" title recipes, it's all because I believe you should play with the flavors and colors to your taste. Once you try these you'll be annoyed at how much macaron's cost in bakeries. For the filling, you can use any style of buttercream. I added a basic vanilla filling recipe here, but... Continue Reading →

Salted Caramel Sauce

This can be used for so many yummy things...this weekend I used it for a chocolate cake I made as well as macarons. I'll post the recipes for those later. Enjoy! This is a pretty small portion if you are using it for cake. Salted Caramel Sauce     Ingredients 2 tablespoons of butter 1/2... Continue Reading →

Chai Tea Concentrate

I'm not really a story teller with my recipes...but I want to share what inspired me to try and make my own chai tea. When I was traveling in Oslo I ordered a chai First of all, I'm a chai fiend...I LOVE chai...so so much...and when I was traveling in Oslo I ordered a chai... Continue Reading →

May Day, the best 46SEK I ever spent

This is geared towards yesterday, but I got home pretty late. May 1, essentially European Labor day, so everyone, minus retail, is off. This means I magically got this day off too and decided to go to Strysö, the biggest island in the southern (on the west side of Sweden) archipelago. Getting here is pretty... Continue Reading →

Oslo Day 1.5

I mentioned this earlier, but I am suffering from a dreadful cold...it was so bad that when I flew in my ears refused to pop for hours until after I landed. This may not sound like a big deal, but I have noticed in the past 10 years when I fly my ears will naturally... Continue Reading →

Lessons learned

So...I'm all about traveling cheaply and one of the ways I save money is by finding package deals on Expedia. This has always worked well for me, well...I'm off to Oslo for this weekend and my total cost of flight and airfare was ~$350...which isn't bad, but...I really value my time. I hate wasting it... On... Continue Reading →

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