Saturday, October 29, 2011

Coming Out Day Rainbow Mini Bundt Cakes

October 12th was National Coming Out Day. The Journal was having a bake sale and I wanted to have an item that acknowledged the day. I baked these mini rainbow Bundt cakes, which aren't anything special in terms of taste (they're just made from white cake mix), but they're adorable!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Daring Baker's Challenge: Povitica

The Daring Baker’s October 2011 challenge was Povitica, hosted by Jenni of The Gingered Whisk. Povitica is a traditional Eastern European Dessert Bread that is as lovely to look at as it is to eat!

The Daring Baker's Challenge will be a new monthly feature on my blog! This is my first month participating, and every month there will be a new challenge that I will post on the 27th of the month.

This bread is insanely complicated and I now understand why the Croatian grandma I saw in a YouTube video said she made them loaves in batches of twelve. I only made one loaf, which had a traditional walnut filling, and it was quite labor intensive. It is a yeast dough, which I tend to struggle with, but it actually came together quite easily. I had a harder time rolling the dough out thinly enough to get enough beautiful layers inside. The recipe suggested you roll the dough out on a bed sheet, which I did. Felt kind of weird, but it was quite effective.

This bread was really addictive and delicious. I thought, oh, this bead is just okay, but then I couldn't leave it alone. I am now trying to come up with some filling variations. I'd like to incorporate apple butter into my next one, as I have a fresh batch a friend made for me!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Actual Cupcake Battery

Earlier today, my friend Nate shared this story with me on Facebook: Cupcake Batterer Charged with Domestic Violence.
I assure you, there is no actual assault or battery in my life and I have never assaulted anyone with a baked good, despite the name of my blog. 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Journal of Gender, Race & Justice Fall Bake Sale

My Journal is having a bake sale this week. Here are the items I've completed for the sale:

 Cheddar Apple Muffins
 Triple Peanut Butter Cereal Bars (Made with Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch, Peanut Butter, and Reese's Pieces)
 Seasonal Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Apple Toffee Blondies with Brown Sugar Frosting

Recipes forthcoming! Could take me a bit though, as life is really crazy right now! Mostly good crazy, but crazy nonetheless!