Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Last night, I baked a cake i found on smittenkitchen. I am sad to say that the cake did not turn out so well. I made the cake's base, but i felt it turned out too airy and more like a pound cake. I made the custard filling, and it turned out too thin. Also, there was way too much custard for my tastes. I then made the frosting, that somewhat resembles meringue. It turned out okay, but it was not enough to cover the whole entire cake. After eating a piece, a piece that fell apart, I have conlcuded that it is that custard that makes the cake taste odd. I do not know what it is. Perhaps I did not add enough lemon or I kept it over heat for too long. But my roommate and I have come to a conclusion that the custard could have been ommitted and the cake would have been fine. Maybe my next adventure will turn out better. I hope to make a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. I believe everyone loves carrot cake, if not the cake, then the frosting.

here is a picture of the cake in all of its glory.

Next week is finals week so baking will be somewhat of a stress relievee and I am sure my roommates will appreciate having something nice to snack on while studying. I think life should be looking up now that spring break is upon us. I should go study now.

xoxo, yen.

Saturday, February 6, 2010


This morning was possible one of the most delicious Saturday mornings I have had in a long time. I made plans with my friend Jeanice to meet at the Davis Farmer's Market and grab a bite to eat afterwards. I got there a little earlier than her so I walked about and looked around at all the food and fresh produce. Oh how I love farmer's markets. I finally met up with Jeanice and we walked about looking at all the different things the locals had to offer. We stopped at a booth that was offering samples of bolani and man was that stuff good! Samples are a funny thing you see. We stood there for a few minutes hoping to get a taste of the delicious bread, the samples kept coming. Not wanting to leave empty handed and feeling a little guilty for eating too many, Jeanice and I decided to by some bolani and spread. I wish I had taken pictures but next time. I should start saving up to buy a decent camera for this blog huh? Now I have a week's supply of bolani and spreads. Yay! I am excited for snacks. I have to get back to studying... XOXO

Friday, February 5, 2010


It has been so long since my last post. Looking back at those posts, I can't look back and not notice how much I've grown in a year. I have moved into an apartment with some suitemates from last year and it has been such a blast. I love being able to have a "home" in Davis that does not kick me out because Winter Break has started. I am currently watching Julie&Julia on my computer and cannot help but want to go to culinary school. I want to learn from experts and be able to come home and cook a delicious meal. Oh well, a girl can dream. Perhaps I can go to culinary school when I graduate from grad school. I doubt that will be possible, especially if I want to get a job. Maybe a summer cooking program? Ah, I am getting ahead of myself. I should start focusing on the NOW and start getting things on my to-do list done. I love crossing out my tasks and moving on the the next, and having a completely done list. Yay for lists!

Until then, I cannot help but plug this blog in:

Hello, friend.

It has inspired me to make Valentine's Day cards for my friends away from home. Until the next time.XOXO