Vintage Cakes: Black and White Cake

Vintage Cake: The Black and White Cake | From My Sweet Heart

“INTO THE DARKNESS THEY GO, THE WISE AND THE LOVELY.”  Edna St. Vincent Millay. I have just experienced chocolate in a way that I have never known.  There is a depth of flavor to this cake that is so sophisticated.  Yet it plunges you into a place of darkness that is so utterly reassuring.  You’ve…

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Vintage Cakes: The Pink Cake

The Pink Cake | From My Sweet Heart

“THE VERY PINK OF PERFECTION.”  Oliver Goldsmith. May I just start off by telling you how much I LOVE pink desserts?!  So when Paloma of The Coffee Shop, and leader of The Cake Slice bakers told us that The Pink Cake was up next, I was delighted. It most definitely is….a very pink perfection!  The…

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Chocolate Whoopie Pies


Whoopie!!!  It’s time again, for Baked Sunday Mornings!!! Every other Sunday a great group of bakers dedicate themselves to baking from a wonderful book, Baked Explorations by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito.  It’s a fabulous book by the owners of Baked in NYC.  Many thanks to Sheri at Pork Cracklins and Bourbonnatrix of Bourbonnatrix Bakes…

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‘I Wish It Were My Birthday’ Cake

Birthday Cake

“IT TAKES AS MUCH ENERGY TO WISH AS IT DOES TO PLAN.”  Eleanor Roosevelt. Yesterday, I picked up a fabulous cookbook by Sherry Yard.  And in it, she talked about her earliest memories of baking.  And then I realized, there is no history of baking in my family.  In fact, my history of baking starts…

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Vanilla Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Vanilla Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream | From My Sweet Heart

“ANYTHING SIMPLE ALWAYS INTERESTS ME.”  David Hockney. In the culinary world, we speak so often to ‘depth of flavor’ and layering of seasoning and spices.  Honestly, to me, sometimes keeping it extremely simple is best.  I love to experiment with some over the top flavor combinations. But there are those times when I just want…

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting


“LIFE IS UNCERTAIN.  EAT DESSERT FIRST.”  Ernestine Ulmer.  So I live in D.C. where there are an abundance of cupcake bakeries.  And it occurred to me one day….that I could do that!  Okay.  Maybe not in mass.  But I was certainly capable of making something better than a funfetti cupcake!  I am starting off the…

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