Thursday, October 22, 2015


Hello, Bliss! It's been a very unexpected time in my life, because I have suddenly found myself in the midst of a job change. A very wanted and desired job change, but one that is leaving me currently in upheaval.

Until things smooth out, I'll be taking a break and focusing on job and personal priorities. Thanks for understanding!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Vegan Vanilla Buttercream

Think you can't have cake just because you don't eat dairy? I'm the princess of lactose intolerant here, and I'm here to say, I've discovered the PERFECT non-dairy simple buttercream recipe! My taste testers couldn't even tell that it didn't contain dairy. Read on for the secret.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Classic Vanilla Buttercream

Every good cake needs a good frosting! While I've already said that I'm not a frosting person, I'm not so crazy as to think that cake doesn't need any frosting. After all, there's a reason perks are often referred to as 'the frosting on the cake'! ;)

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Vegan Vanilla Cake

In posting my Classic Vanilla Cake recipe earlier this week, I was trying to develop a good staple recipe that anyone could follow, even a casual baker. Essentially, a boxed cake mix, but without the box. Classically, cakes are made with eggs as a leavener and tenderizer, so I decided to reformulate the recipe so that everybody who chooses not to cook with eggs would have an option as well.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Classic Vanilla Cake

I wanted to start this blog off with a good, basic recipe that anyone could use as a staple recipe for any event. The classic boxed cake, if you will, but without a box of cake mix.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Bakery Review: Cupcake Royale

As always, my reviews are unsponsored, and all opinions are solely my own.

September marks my return to a regular school schedule, but I spent much of the summer in "honeymoon season," traveling a lot with S... and one of the places we visited was Seattle! I'm super excited to announce that my first bakery review is for Cupcake Royale, the Seattle-based cupcakery!

Cupcake Royale, West Seattle, Circa 2013

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Chai Muffins {Vegan!}

Every time S and I go on a road trip, we end up stopping at Starbucks along the way. They are located frequently enough that we can generally find one when we need to stretch our legs and have a quick break, and they make yummy drinks that keep me awake :)

I've been told before, and I'm sure I'll be told again, that Starbucks doesn't serve 'real' coffee. First of all, I think Starbucks would disagree with that. Second of all, it's the (soy) cream and sugar I'm after.

See, I'm not much of a coffee drinker. I'm all about tea. And my all time favorite tea is chai tea.