Yesterday some really awesome happened, my blog turned 4 years old! To celebrate my blog anniversary and in homage to my recent trip to Istanbul, I made a classic Turkish dessert: the Mosaic Cake (Mozaik Pasta Tarifi).
I have to pinch myself sometimes, because it feels unreal that I have been logging entries on this blog every week for the past four years! It seems like yesterday that I pressed “publish” on my first post, still clueless on what blogging was all about. I needed a space to share my photos, but I didn’t I would be also… Continue reading
Two weeks ago my husband celebrated his 34th birthday and, as per tradition, I baked a cake to celebrate the occasion. My husband loves chocolate and this year he asked for a Sacher Torte…but after a “highly productive” evening spent browsing Pinterest boards I found a recipe by Smitten Kitchen that steered my baking plans to a new direction…
The Best Birthday Cake by Smitten Kitchen is a recipe for vanilla sponge (yellow cake in American English) with a sour cream and dark chocolate frosting.
I immediately liked the frosting recipe as it didn’t call for any butter or cream… Continue reading
I don’t as often as I used to nowadays, so when I do is usually for a special occasion: a birthday, a charity bake event at my husband’s office or a friends’ party. I used to bake almost every weekend in the first few years of this blog and I thought I would do it even more once I quit my office job. But life as a
freelancer unemployed is hard and I am constantly running around, networking, writing my blog, taking photos as well as doing little jobs here and there just to pay the bills (and hopefully improve… Continue reading