Mille Feuilles Crepe Cake | Mil Hojas Torta de Panqueques

Cliquea acá para la receta en español The Decree of July 2016, made after the Battle of the Hot Kitchen, changed my life forever. You see, the other day, I thought it would be nice to bake something for my husband. Of course, I chose one of the hottest days of the year to do…

Passion Fruit Quick Bread with Zesty Icing

I’ve been quite obsessed with passion fruit lately, or as it’s known around these parts: maracuya. In these last few weeks, I’ve played around with tarts, cakes, cookies and juices – trying to find the perfect outlet for maracuya’s bright, exotic flavors. And this bread really hits the nail on the head. Tender, buttery, soft and with…

Argentine-inspired Sweets: Chocotorta Cupcakes

It happens out of the blue, one day you wake up and say “Oh shit, I haven’t written in my blog for two months.” It’s the result of going on a wild jungle adventure to Brazil, getting a promotion at work and becoming obsessed with lifting weights at the gym. Hey – how else am…

Women Who Inspire Me: Karen Juino, Cake Decorator Extraordinaire

I’ve said it several times before, but I’ll say it again: my family is full of talented ladies. I’ve told you all about my fashionable granny, and now I want to tell you about my older sister, Karen, the artist. I have to admit that I was an extremely annoying little sister. A real brat….

Overnight Mango-Ginger Donuts

Fried dough comes in a variety of different shapes, flavors and names. But no matter what you call it, it’s fantastic. I’ve eaten alot of donuts in my life, as I’m sure many Americans have. It was always a Sunday morning tradition to go to the local Piggly Wiggly supermarket and pick up a huge…

Celebrating a New Year with Champagne Mousse

So many reasons to celebrate this new year with an elegant and festive champagne mousse. Some are small reasons (I bought a new cat-print dress) and some are big reasons (I graduated pastry school!) Kelly Poindexter, the pastry chef…no, no scratch that – the world’s BEST pastry chef! Hey, a girl can dream, no? So,…