Saturday, June 26, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
For father's day, I decided to make my step-dad a cake using the cake pans I recently recieved, more info here. I decided to go with a chocolate cake. The batter was oddly too thick but I figured oh well and put it in the oven anyway ..
Yeah. They turned into giant circular brownies. So I just shoved it in some tupperware and gave it to my friend haha.
A few hours after my cake failure, I decided to try again. This time I went with a simple yellow cake. (Sorry I didn't feel like editing the pictures)
It was a success! Except for the fact I burned two of the layers cause I forgot they were in the oven but you can't tell with the frosting. I would say it was a success.
Yay, pretty, good quality pictures!
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
3 1/4 cups sifted cake flour (not self-rising)
1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
7 ounces (1 3/4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
5 large egg whites, room temperature
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup cocoa or three 1 oz. unsweetened chocolate squares, melted
1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar (approximately 1 lb.)
3-4 tablespoons milk
Stiff Consistency: In large bowl, cream shortening and butter with electric mixer. Add cocoa and vanilla. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. Add milk and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Keep bowl covered with a damp cloth until ready to use. For best results, keep icing bowl in refrigerator when not in use. Refrigerated in an airtight container, this icing can be stored 2 weeks. Rewhip before using.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I wish my room was big enough for twin beds. I'd love to just lounge and sleep on one all day long; that's all I've felt like doing lately anway.
Why bother bothering when it's not going to change?
Monday, June 14, 2010
On my original blog, I used to post so many editorials. I figured, why not start again? They're so inspiring; gah I've missed you fashion.
Sasha Pivovarova & Guinevere Van Seenus in “A White Story”
Photographed by Paolo Roversi
Styled by Jacob K. for Vogue Italia April 2010.