The First Wedding Cake| Behind the scenes of Tira apu and Arnob bhaiya’s wedding cake

If I had to describe myself as a baker in one line I’d say…”I love me a good challenge and a new recipe!” Aand one fine November evening Nazia apu ( my most beloved co-worker and friend) gave me both!

She called me up and to my surprise just dropped the question “Ei tumi Tira’r wedding cake banaba ( Would you like to make Tira’s wedding cake?”). Let me give you two very important pieces of information so that you understand why this was a surprise. 1) I had never made a wedding cake before. 2) I had never expressed any intention of ever wanting to make celebration cakes let alone a wedding cake to her before!

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While I gracefully accepted the offer of making a freakin’ wedding cake for the first time in my life, inside I was like… Continue reading

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Evolution of Eid Desserts | What I made for Eid

Last ramadan my cousin asked me “Eid er jonno ki banachho? (What are you making this Eid?” and I replied “Oh I haven’t decided yet but I guess I’ll bake something from the new Nigella Lawson book that I got.” Hearing that she paused for a while and said, “I meant, what clothes are you making Zymin apu.” I think that gives you an idea of how excited I get about baking something (something new) for Eid!

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As this year’s Eid draws to a close and I’m left with no desserts but a lot of leftover whipped cream (not complaining though, I love whipped cream!), here is a little roundup of all the desserts I’ve baked over the years for Eid and the inspiration/stories behind them.

Eid ul Azha 2014: Strawberry Tuille Cannolis and Petit Fours

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Right before that Eid, I had gathered the courage and cash to splurge (I was a student back then) on my first baking book called Baking with Julia from a bookstore in New Market, Dhaka. Therefore, needless to say I was really eager to try out something from that book. So I made one of the easiest recipes from it named Strawberry Tuille Cannolis. Continue reading

Fallen Frosting

Blasted little fiends these are!! But I love them.

A shout out to my beautiful friend, whose birthday we celebrated with red velvet cupcakes with fallen cream cheese frosting.

11084110_10155448402770481_4842317634178739262_oUsually cream cheese frosting is an angel, it’s quick easy, and there’s not too much room for error. You mix equal amount of cream cheese and butter in a large bowl, beating until it’s a soft pale color, then add sugar as per your preference. There’s not much that can go wrong with the recipe. Not with the recipe.

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