Monday, February 13, 2023

Afternoon tea party at home


I was thinking that after a long time, I might continue posting my baking adventures here. :) 
Since I started my graphic design business, working at home, 
I might have more time to keep up with it. 

We have visited London recently, and we wanted to recreate the atmosphere of their traditional "Afternoon Tea" for our families.

I made sandwitches, I baked English scones, and little desserts. And of course we served tasty rich flavours of teas, and a bubbly champagne and we listened to nice music.

Even though you need time to prepare everything, it is much more affordable having afternoon tea at home. 
I brought the scone recipe I followed, and the pink sandwich cookie recipe.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Pastry shop gingerbread house

Merry Christmas!

I hope you had a nice year in 2019, mine was quite eventful, I didn't have time to bake a lot, or explore new recipes as I was studying graphic design besides working, and doing my driving license. :) 

But for Christmas, I can not resist, I am baking a LOT! :D

I started of course with gingerbread cookies, and my tradition to bake a gingerbread house for Hungary's biggest gingerbread village in Budapest. It is a free exchibition, held in the Bálna shopping mall, and volunteers like me bake the houses. Each year it is getting bigger, many families bake, and besides the adorable houses, famous and creative buildings are built as well, like the Big Ben, our Chain Bridge, Star Wars space ships, or in 2016 I baked the Gru's house. (Check previous years' review posts here) It will be open in January untill the end of February.

So, this year I baked a pastry shop with many happy customers. :) 

The recipe was the same I used in all of my previous gingerbread cookies recipes.
Let's see the steps, and the final photos below!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Gingerbread-house village 2018

Hi Dears, 
Christmas is on the corner, and it means only one thing --> we can eat as many gingerbreads as we can shamelessly, as we will start the diet, anyway on New Year's Day, right? 
Oh yeah. 
But now, I won't just eat them, I participated again, for the third time in a wonderful event here in Budapest, where we bake and share our own gingerbread houses. We place them together in an exhibition hall in the Bálna Shopping Mall, and we build a magical gingerbread-house village again. Every building has its unique style, and we can see fantastic ideas year-by-year. I am very excited to see this year's opening.
The exhibition will be open from 22-Dec until the end of February, except the days of Christmas, and on New Year's Day.
You can check their site here:
Here in the post I show my gingerbread house, and some sneak-peeks of the "placing-event" of the house.
If you are interested in my previous year's creations click here:
Gru's and the Minion's house 
Pretty snowy gingerbread-house

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Carrot cake 2

Hi Dears,

I brought today another carrot cake recipe, I recently baked it for one of my colleague's farewell party. It's a little bit different from my first one. 
(If you wish to compare, click here.) 

You have might realized that I stopped posting recipes here this year, the reason is that I am quite busy to try out and make experiments with new recipes. I do bake regularly, but I tend to bake my favorite recipes over and over with only slight changes. 
The reason of my busyness, is that I have started another school, this time I study graphic design, where I can develop my artistic skills. :) 
You can view my continuously growing art portfolio here: 

Also, I have found a new hobby, while I am taking care of a lovely dwarf hamster. I started making  short videos of him, with gentle music in the background. The aim is to create something cute, funny, calming and safe for children to watch. 
If you wish to check them click: Hamster Tales
Now let's get back to the cake...

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Baking our wedding cake ♥

Hello Friends! 
The most beautiful day in my life (so far) was in June, we got married with the love of my life.
I was so excited, I wanted to do nearly everything by myself, the decor, the organizing, and yes... The cake! Now I wouldn't suggest it to any brides to bake their own wedding cake, as the days before the big day are already stressful enough, but it was so nice that I could tell to our guests, that I BAKED IT
The cake itself was a 4 layered cake, each layer with different tastes. And I baked a separate gluten-free cake, about 50 muffins for the dessert table and 160 heart shaped gingerbread as Thank you gifts.
Yes, I know, I am weird to do all this, but I loved baking them. The most stressful part of this was the way to the venue, as we had to deliver all this with our car, with the rest of the decoration and wedding dress. Fortunately, we could divide all these in two cars. 
So, In this post I will show you more details how I baked this huge cake, and the rest of the sweets. (And some insight into our wedding)

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Baking Gru's house with Minions

Hey! I wish you a Very Happy New Year

I hope you had wonderful Holidays, and if you baked like me the whole time, 
I think we all wish to have a good rest now. :) 

OMG last year it was a really busy season for me, (you could guess, that is why I haven't been posting lately) I changed my workplace, and I have a financial office job again, so baking got back to my hobby again... 

But I still bake a lot, like every weekend, I even took some photos of them, just I missed to upload them, sorry. However, you can follow some of them on our Facebook page. ;) 

I baked a lot for Christmas, too, lots of cookies, islers, linzers, gingerbread and yes... A Gingerbread house. A really special one, I baked Gru's house! :D

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Testing post - Knife challenge

Hi Dears, 
I got a super exciting request to test and review honestly a hand-made professional knife.
 I got the chance to use this knife for some weeks to be able to provide my opinion on it. 
I accepted, as I was curious, and it didn't need too much effort on my side, as I cook every weekend, anyway. I tried as many things to cut as I could in the past three weeks.
(It is not a sponsored post, I highlight it again, these will be my honest lines. :) ) 

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Wedding season started

Hi Dears, 
Summer just started, that means we can go on our holidays soon, but also that means that the WEDDING Season started, too. :)
There is a time in everybody's life when wedding means a lot to us, especially when we are having our own.

As I started to plan our own wedding, I realised that I know too little about weddings. I had an idea in my had, how I imagined my perfect wedding, me and my fiancé happily say yes to each other somewhere in the nature. 
But organising it to be perfect is a much more difficult job.

So, I decided to study wedding planning. :) Soon I will have my degree on it, who knows, besides mine, I will be able to plan other's special big day, too. :D
Ours will be next year if everything goes well, but this year one of my best friends had her wedding. 

It was her idea, to make bon-bons for the guests as a thank you gift. Of course I helped her make them :)
+ The same week one of my high school teacher, who I really liked, asked me to bake a wedding cake for her daughter. I was so afraid of it, as it was my first time to bake such an important cake :) Would I succeed? Will they like it? But she trusted me, and the cake was only 20 pieces so I accepted the challenge, and baked it.
They asked a carrot cake with white icing on top, no marzipan or fondant, and to decorate the top with the icing itself, modestly, and to have a note Mazel tov.
I enjoyed baking and decorating it, as they allowed me to go on my taste, I didn't have to follow any other guidelines. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Carrot Cake for Easter

Hi Dears, 

As Easter is coming I brought you a tasty Carrot cake with marzipan decorations (carrots and a little bunny)

Follow the recipe below, and bake it for your family! :D 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Punch Cake

Hey Guys! :)
Happy New Year, to all of You!
I will continue baking this year, too, so I hope you will stay with me, so we can share more recipes and goodies with each other.

Today I brought a Punch Cake, do you have another name for it? I don't know, if it is right, it refers to the punch drink with rum, not the punching movement. Like I would cry if somebody would use my cake to punch in the face....

I baked this cake for one of my favourite teachers who requested it to her family. I am so glad they liked it, if it wasn't the case I wouldn't post it now. :D
I even made a video of the decorating part! Watch it! :)