New Baker Hack: DIY Vanilla Sugar.

vanilla bean infused sugar for baking cakes, cupcakes, donuts, and candies

  Alright stop. Collaborate and listen. Amanda’s back with a brand new…baker hack. (I tried.) I really wanted to make Vanilla Ice work with this presentation but it’s just not happening. I never was a lyricist. And I really don’t want Suge Knight to come here and hang me out my window. But to the point: Do you have any idea how easy it is to make your own vanilla sugar? It’s so easy that I feel silly even making a blog[Read more]

When I Drip, You Drip, We Drip

purple drip finished brick

My neighbor’s fantastically generous mother picked this cake stand up for me during a shopping expedition, and I’m totally in love! Teal is way up there on my list of favorite colors, and so bright and beautiful that I just know you’ll be seeing a lot more cakes decorated specifically for this stand. So a very special thanks to her since I know she reads this blog. Muah! It’s important to note, however, that I do have a very dark past[Read more]

World’s Best Fluffy Vanilla Bean Sponge Cake

fluffy vanilla bean sponge cake

These cakes are cooling on my counter as we speak but I just could not wait to share because as you can see, I’ve already leveled off the top of one of these bad boys and ate it! This was an experiment that went really well. And given that I’m still relatively new baking, I considered it a big risk because not only was I relying on a method I learned a while ago (that I wasn’t sure would work[Read more]