White Opulent Gugl Sponge Cake #cakefriday week 5/2013

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Meigan and I continue our #cakefriday journey in 2013 and this is esskunst’s recipe #5 this year. I found the inspiration for it in a baking magazine and loved this opulent but also sophisticated look. Underneath the silky frosting hides a fluffy sponge cake flavored with oranges and lemon.

You can create this . . . → Read More: White Opulent Gugl Sponge Cake #cakefriday week 5/2013

Poppy Seed Gugelhupf – A Classic #cakefriday week 51/2012

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This Gugelhupf is a classic also baked in the Eastern part of France using a yeast dough that requires a lot of love and care by the baker My grandma, being from Austria, also has a wonderful recipe for this type of cake. I will share that one with you some time in the . . . → Read More: Poppy Seed Gugelhupf – A Classic #cakefriday week 51/2012

Pull apart Muffins with different fillings

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Simple yeast dough

500g of wheat flour 50g sugar 1 sachet dry yeast (I used 40g of fresh yeast) 1 generous pinch of salt 150 ml milk, lukewarm 50g butter, melted 2 eggs

Fillings

sugar and cinnamon poppy seeds crushed nuts caramel …

Preparing the dough:

This dough is super easily made. You can . . . → Read More: Pull apart Muffins with different fillings

My Personal Cupcake Wars

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It’s me again! I could have started this earlier on my trip but I just had the idea of a little personal cupcake challange. I really enjoy cupcakes especially when they are decorated in a very cool and artistic way. Pumpkin Spice is a new fave of mine closely followed by the classic red velvet . . . → Read More: My Personal Cupcake Wars

esskunst goes “Cupcake Couture”, Manhatten Beach, CA, USA

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Today we had a cupcake adventure in Manhattan Beach at Cupcake Couture. Great cupcakes! It was so hard to choose from their great selction.

Andrea and I finally went with

Chocolate Obsession Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Strawberry Cheesecake

Sparkling Pumpkin Spice Cupcake on the beach

Our trio

Chocolate Obsession on the beach . . . → Read More: esskunst goes “Cupcake Couture”, Manhatten Beach, CA, USA

Making Caramel Spread – The easy way

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I just tried this pretty easy and super safe way of making caramel spread. Maybe you have heard about doing it this way already or you may be as surprised as I was.

all you need is

a can of sweetened condensed milk a high pot with lid (should be a little higher . . . → Read More: Making Caramel Spread – The easy way

My first Pumpkin Pie with delish Pumkin Spice Latte – #cakefriday of week 39/2012

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Fall is here! It’s a rainy weekend here in Bavaria – time for hot chocolates, tea or a pumpkin spice latte with a litte slice of pupkin pie and cream. YUM!

Michael and I had the boys over for dinner yesterday and I was super behind on baking my cake for this week’s cakefriday. . . . → Read More: My first Pumpkin Pie with delish Pumkin Spice Latte – #cakefriday of week 39/2012

Beautiful & Elegant Tarte – Pretty in Pink #cakefriday week 37/2012

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TGIF and YICF (YEAH IT’S CAKE FRIDAY!)!!

I have been longing to bake this cake for quite a while now and here it is! I have to say it’s the cutest and most beautiful cake I have baked so far – I am more a cook than a baker but I’m working on my baking . . . → Read More: Beautiful & Elegant Tarte – Pretty in Pink #cakefriday week 37/2012

Coconut Sponge Cake #cakefriday week 35/2012

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I wasn’t able to share last week’s CakeFriday recipe with you because me website broke down and it took me a while to fix it. But I want to share some cute pics of my coconut sponge cake with you folks.

I’m a little busy today so you have to wait for the recipe for . . . → Read More: Coconut Sponge Cake #cakefriday week 35/2012

Cake Friday: Healthy Citrus Cheese Cake #cakefriday week 34/2012

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My best friend Meigan (aka MC) and I started our little thing about sharing pics of cakes on Fridays. Actually, MC started sending me pictures of wedding cakes that she adored because I got engaged and love to look around for inspiration.

Now this has been a little tradtion for the last few week for . . . → Read More: Cake Friday: Healthy Citrus Cheese Cake #cakefriday week 34/2012