A marble cake is always a little trip back in time for me – back to my childhood when these cakes were made more often than they are today. I guess they were quite »trendy« back in the 80s ;P These days I rarely bake a cake like this simple Marble Bundt Cake anymore. It’s a pity, to be honest. I think these cakes look really nice and are normally pretty easy to prepare… well, and delicious. Maybe we should »make marble cakes great again« ;P I am pretty sure there are quite a few supporters out there for a campaign like that.
This Heart Strawberry Cheesecake is a type of German »Käsesahnetorte« and one of many classic cakes in Germany that is loved and hated at the same time ;P Back in the day, when I was young, this type of cake was the »hot shit« everybody loved. There was no family gathering without one of these (or something very similar) on the table. Nowadays, you see cakes like that a little less often and some say they are »old-fashioned«… like cakes you would only serve grandma and grandpa. I think it’s time for an »cake intervention«! ;P Let’s make these cakes great again! Who’s in?! Probably only people 45 and older ;)
Spring is always the time for everything rhubarb – we love the red-green veggie here a lot! There is so much you can bake with it. Last year we started growing rhubarb at home and this year we can finally use it. So happy about it! In combination with berries, like this Rhubarb & Berry Upside Down Cake, you don’t need that much rhubarb actually – so whatever we can harvest this year will be enough I guess ;P It’s so great being able to use fruits and veggies you were cultivating at home!
»More is more, and less is a bore« – something Iris Apfel said once. I could not agree more looking at this cake here ;) I am pretty sure she would like this Retro Buttercream Layer Cake here. It looks like it’s from the past, decorated so much it almost tips over. If you look at old cook books you will definitely find stuff like that – with even more decorations. There is actually a lot of empty space on this cake… should I have used more buttercream? ;P
What’s your opinion about loaf cakes. Cakes like this Easy Peasy Lemon Loaf Cake. Yay, or nay? Whenever I am in a coffee shop getting a cappuccino, I love something sweet along my coffee… something simple like a lemon cake, for example. Most of the time those cakes are really nice and go great with a coffee. A bonus – you can easily take them to go if you are on your way to meet someone or if you have to go to work. All you need normally is a napkin to wrap the slice of cake. Very convenient I think ;)
Easter without a cake is like a birthday without a celebration. You could do both, but I guess it would be strange for some people ;) Luckily, I got the perfect cake for Easter: a delicious German Hazelnut Eierlikör (Advocaat) Layer Cake. If you are a fan of advocaat this might be the perfect cake for you. I know not everyone likes this type of booze – some consider it to be a »grandma« liquor… but I kind of like it. At least for baking ;P
Hi, my name is Marc. I'm a graphic designer.
I love my job, but in between I love to bake and try new things in the kitchen. A lot of my friends and colleagues encourage me to bake - for a very simple reason: they get the leftovers - and it seems they like it most of the time ;)