The Boastful Baker

because every cook praises her own broth

January 12, 2011
by Melissa

A cake so good I had to make it four times.

Joel’s birthday was in November and his birthday cake is a very important part of whatever we do each year. Rather than surprising him with a cake that he may or may not wholeheartedly approve of, I usually look for … Continue reading

November 4, 2010
by Melissa

“Yeah, that was pretty awesome.”

That’s what I was told was said about my Tres Leches cake. I’ve wanted to make a homemade Tres Leches cake for the last few years. Okay, I’ve wanted to make a homemade Tres Leches cake since the very first … Continue reading

July 14, 2010
by Melissa

Either you love it or you don’t.

I’m referring to coconut. Like cilantro, Brussels sprouts or sushi, coconut is one of those foods that people feel strongly about in one direction or the other. Fortunately I’m pro-cilantro, Brussels sprouts and coconut. No, I don’t like sushi. It’s … Continue reading