Persian Love Cakes

I love Persian Love Cake and want to offer it at the Rebel Girl Bakery launch in March at Denver HaHo Market. So I worked on testing the recipe in small sizes to sell at the market. And they are too cute! A yummy combination of sugar and spice with cardamom, almond, pistachio and rose….

Bleeding Hearts (Vanilla, Rose, Strawberry Cakes)

I love to bake with rose water, and these cakes are just so cute and so yummy …. Bleeding Hearts piped with Strawberry & Rose Jam inside and topped with Strawberry, Rose Water Icing and a sprinkle of dried rose petals.  Plenty of time to make these for your Valentine. BLEEDING HEARTS (VANILLA, ROSE &…

Blackberry and Candied Lemon Cake

I made this cake for a dear friend and her soon-to-be husband and their beautiful baby daughter, Punky. I doubled the cake recipe to make two layers. Then filled it with lemon curd and fresh blackberries. Frosted it with vanilla butter cream. Sprinkled on some sugar glitter. And decorated it with candied lemon slices and…

Persian Love Cake

As I was browsing through “The Saffron Tales: Recipes from the Persian Kitchen,” by Yasmin Khan and came across the Persian  Love Cake, I knew that was going to be the first recipe that I had to make. It was as delicious as it was beautiful. PERSIAN LOVE CAKE INGREDIENTS 7 oz unsalted butter 2/3…

The Saffron Tales: Recipes from the Persian Kitchen

I love cookbooks that have great recipes that introduce me to new flavor combinations as well as those that share great stories. “The Saffron Tales: Recipes from the Persian Kitchen,” by Yasmin Khan delivers on all of these.  The book by British-Iranian cook Yasmin Khan weaves together stories and recipes that celebrate the land, life,…

A Birthday Cake fit for Grandpa’s 102nd Birthday

This recipe from Butter & Scotch will definitely be my go to recipe for cakes and frosting. I tried this recipe for the first time to make a cake for my Grandpa-in-law’s 102nd Birthday celebration in San Diego over this past weekend.   And I .had the excellent help of my niece, Miss. Ellie. She…

Piece of Cake: White Chocolate, Summer Peach & Strawberry Cake

Flakes of white chocolate and bites of fresh summer fruit with fluffy, whipped-cream frosting are layered between moist layers of shortcake. Perfect cake for a summer day. White Chocolate, Summer Peach & Strawberry Cake from “Homemade Decadence” by Joy Wilson (Joy the Baker) makes one 3-layer 9-inch cake cake 4 cups cake flour 2 tsp…