Thursday, December 22, 2011

Meringue Cookies.

I had to use up a few egg whites so I made Meringues.

I had a minor freak out because I thought I had messed up.

The egg whites weren't whipping up/holding their shape.

But everything worked out. It just took a while.... LIKE FOREVER. 

Luckily, I have a stand mixture so I walked around the kitchen as the egg mixture whipped, and whipped and... whipped some more.

I got fancy and added skor bits on top.

I also didn't leave them in the oven over night (like the recipe says to) so it wasn't "airy" through out the cookie. I baked them for the 20 minutes and then took them out. They were chewy and more fun to eat.


Sunday, December 11, 2011


It's hard not to notice, but just in case you didn't... I'm revamping the site. :)

Piña Colada Egg Tarts.

I just realized that I forgot to post this a long time ago. Ooops.

I modified a recipe to make some Piña Colada Egg Tarts.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Chocolate Cupcakes

Ellen, one of my baking buds, and I made some cupcakes for Guts on Ice, a fundraiser for crohn's and colitis.

They were having a bake sale. It was for a good cause and who could say no to skating with hockey players?

We topped the cupcakes with stuff in attempt to make them look cute and irresistible.

I must say that we were successful in making a mess of Ellen's kitchen.

I took a few pictures with my phone. It's proof that I'm not making this up.

Chocolate cupcakes with a Jackson Pollock inspired caramel drizzle.
Total art.

These ones were topped with crushed candy cane.
We have to get people in the festive mood with only 36 days til Christmas.

Gum balls. Plenty of balls. Red, yellow, green, blue too...

Friday, October 14, 2011

Cinnamon Rolls

I've never made cinnamon buns before... until now.

It's not too difficult.

It just takes time... and love.

Mostly just time... and maybe some cinnamon.

 Cinnamon rolls

And yes, I took a picture of the ugly one that doesn't look like a roll. 

Just use your imagination and pretend it looks pretty.

At least it was very tasty.

Remember, "looks aren't everything".

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies

What should I do with left over cream cheese frosting?

Make cookies.

But what if I can't find a recipe... 

So make one up. 


Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Egg muffins.

Eggs. Plenty of ways to cook them.

I got this idea from here.

Not sure if I can call these muffins.

They don't even look like muffins, but they were made in a muffin pan.

Egg "Muffins"

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Bacon, Bacon, Bacon.

Today, my dad roasted a whole pig in the backyard.

I've only heard about pig roasting parties that have happened on farms.

I was concerned with city violations and bylaws.

My dad didn't break any. Yay...

To go along with this whole pig theme, I made Maple Bacon Cupcakes and Dark Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes.

Topped them with Candied Bacon and Cream Cheese Frosting.

Bacon three ways.

Maple Bacon Cupcakes and Dark Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Peanut Butter Cookies, Again.

I made some cookies for a friend.

This friend of mine had used my school desk as a food storage area for the entire year. It wasn't a big deal.

I didn't mind. I was just thankful it wasn't a pair of smelly old socks or something.

You are probably wondering, "Why would I make cookies for someone who was all up in my space?"

Yeah, I have no idea.

But recently, there was an office move so my friend had to do some spring cleaning. Or should I say fall cleaning?

Anyways, all that was left was a sad-looking-half-empty jar of peanut butter. So I decided to swipe it and make cookies.

I used this recipe almost a year ago and totally forgot.

They look smaller this time... because they are.

Some of them are also filled with a chocolatey goodness.

Oh, and I changed the baking temperature and time.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Piña Colada Cupcakes with Almond Buttercream Frosting.

"If you like Piña Coladas, and getting caught in the rain..." then you might like these cupcakes.

Don't worry, you don't need to be into yoga but having a brain would be good.

 Piña Colada Cupcakes with Almond Buttercream Frosting.

I have trouble sleeping in. I don't know why that is and today was no exception.

Maybe it's because my window blinds are filled with tiny holes/slots and don't actually block out the light in the morning. I'm also aware that it's possible for people to see into my room at night. Definitely creeps me out just thinking about it. And no, I didn't choose these window blinds, but I'm too lazy to change them now.

Or maybe it's because I wake up at the same time almost everyday.  Circadian rhythms and whatnot.

Regardless, I was super tired this morning but all I wanted to do was bake something different.

Probably not the best idea to make substitutions for almost everything in the recipe so I'm not going to post it. I'm not even sure I can remember it.

Don't worry, the cupcake turned out fine. Very moist. Always a good thing.

I'm not sure why these cupcakes stuck to the cupcake liners, which of course made it difficult to take off the liner.

Maybe it was because I double layered the cupcakes. I've never done that before and I'm not sure why I did. Probably because I was so tired.

Maybe if I had baked them longer, they would have come off clean.

Whatever. So many maybes.

Update:  Now that the cupcakes have cooled, they don't stick to the liners.

I also decided to post the recipe but just keep in mind that most of the measurements are approximate.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Purple Yam Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Purple is a nice colour.

It's so nice that I only go to schools that have purple as a school colour.

I'm that serious about it.
    • Elementary school: burgundy, which is almost purple
    • High school: purple and gold
    • University: purple and white
Ha, I'm just kidding. It was coincidental, but it does mean that I have plenty of purple clothing to show my school spirit.

Anyways, here are some purple yam cupcakes.

Honestly, they are not that special and are made out of melted ice cream.

Purple Yam Cupcakes

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Banana Muffins.

Tasty? Yeah.

Healthy? Borderline... Plenty of potassium, I guess.

Simple? Yeah.

Reliable? You would think so with recipe titled, "No Fail Banana Muffins".

This is the same recipe from February 2010 muffins. Back then, they had flat tops.

A few months have past and now we have different results. Actual muffin tops!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.

My favorite cake is carrot cake.

It tastes so good and it's good for me.

Everyone knows that carrots are good for the eyes, especially for people with glasses... like me.

So if anyone gets 2 pieces, it should be me.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Hong Kong Style Egg Tarts.

A little while ago, I made egg tarts with some friends.

Actually, it was more than "a little" while ago... it was over the Christmas break of 2010.

So I'm about three months late, but it's better late than never.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The oven is broken.

Apparently ovens can break down.

It can be difficult to bake something without heat.

Thought I would just pass on this tasty tidbit of information.

Our oven has broken down but the microwave still works so maybe I'll just bake something in there.
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