Spiral Moon Cakes with Taro Filling (Teochew style mooncakes)

Spiral Moon Cakes with Taro Filling

The first time I had these spiral pastries was in Westminster, CA.  We were on our way back from lunch with some friends, and one of my friends mentioned wanting to stop at a bakery to buy some of these mooncakes to take home.  I only bought one (just to taste)… and boy did I [...]

Hello Kitty Cake (how to make frosting transfers for easy cake decoration)

A Frosting Transfer of a Hello Kitty image decorates the top of this chocolate peanut butter cake

Cake decorating is always a challenge for me – but I manage to do it even though I have no clue what I’m doing!  To turn out professional looking decorated cakes (with minimal effort and skill) I highly recommend investing in a few jumbo sized star tips (the small ones that come in decorating sets [...]

Fall Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Soup with Indian Spices

Fall Pumpkin-Sweet Potato Soup with Indian Spices

This Halloween, I decided to go with a Star Wars theme.  I wasn’t sure if it would work out… but I planned out some ideas… and the night before, I stayed up way too late carving a Death Star Jack O’Lantern and a Yoda Jack O’Lantern.  (I also made a Darth Vader one…. but it [...]