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I Just Want Cottagecore Tik Tok to Accept Me: Painting Sugar Cookies

Well it’s been quite the summer, hasn’t it? I know I haven’t posted in awhile, but July was pretty hectic. I was working and had summer classes, so basically all of my free time was devoted to napping. But the pandemic rages on and my work ended rather suddenly because of that, so I’m right… Continue reading I Just Want Cottagecore Tik Tok to Accept Me: Painting Sugar Cookies

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Puff Pastry Part 2: We Live in Hell. Hell is Real, and We Live Here.

****HI just as a quick update, I wrote the first draft this post on March 14 and since then (it’s now March 20) things with COVID-19 have gotten crazy. Here in the Bay Area we are in shelter-in-place, meaning I’m not leaving the house except to go to the store, and even then we’re trying… Continue reading Puff Pastry Part 2: We Live in Hell. Hell is Real, and We Live Here.

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Puff Pastry Part 1: When the Going Gets Rough the Rough Get Puff

Hellooooo. So in January I did a poll on Instagram asking people if I should learn to make doughnuts or puff pastry and doughnuts won, which at the time I was kind of happy about because puff pastry is SCARY SERIOUS BAKING. February was over in .5 seconds and my school semester started, so I… Continue reading Puff Pastry Part 1: When the Going Gets Rough the Rough Get Puff

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Donut Mania Round 3: Murder on the Donut Express

Well it couldn’t all go smoothly. After two successful rounds I finally hit a roadblock with my attempt at jelly and cream filled donuts w/ chocolate glaze. Can I just say that bostom cream donuts are like…objectively the best kind of donut. Chocolate and vanilla? A SURPRISE IN THE MIDDLE? Yes. Jelly used to be… Continue reading Donut Mania Round 3: Murder on the Donut Express

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Donut Mania Round 2: The Dark Donut Rises

We continue our donut journey with a foray into classic yeasted ring donuts. These are the donuts we all know in love. They’re breadier than cake donuts, but are nevertheless light and fluffy and covered in sugar. Think Krispy-Kreme, except Krispy-Kreme is overrated (sorry my West Coast folks. Also I’ve never had a Dunkin Donut… Continue reading Donut Mania Round 2: The Dark Donut Rises

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Donut Mania Round 1: I’m an Old (Fashioned Donut) Soul

Well it’s January, which means that it’s the WORST month of the year, and also I’m not in class. I’ve been fortunate enough to attend schools that have optional Jan-terms, aka “of course I’m not taking a fucking class if I don’t have to.” The seasonal affective disorder is also STRONG y’all. Even though I… Continue reading Donut Mania Round 1: I’m an Old (Fashioned Donut) Soul

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Just Try and Stop Me PG&E: My Race Against Time to Make Royal Icing

Well things are bad here in the good ol’ bay. Everything is on fire and we’re up against a greedy company that privatized a basic utility people need to survive then didn’t create the proper infrastructure, and went bankrupt. In case you don’t know the situation here in California, I’ll give you a quick rundown.… Continue reading Just Try and Stop Me PG&E: My Race Against Time to Make Royal Icing

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Revenge of the Brioche: In which I reclaim my title of Yeast Queen

Y’all, bread is hard to make. Making bread has been an up and down experience for me. The first bread I ever made was in a crockpot, and although it was tasty, it could definitely only be loosely described as “bread”. Perhaps you could sell it in a grocery store as a “wheat food product”… Continue reading Revenge of the Brioche: In which I reclaim my title of Yeast Queen