Exploring California Part 7: Mount Diablo + Rosemary Cupcakes with Honey-Brown Butter Frosting

We’ve been doing local hikes in the South and North Bay recently, but for our anniversary hike, Tyler and I decide to venture to the other side, the East Bay, and head toward Mount Diablo. It sits tall at 3,849ft above the ground in Mount Diablo State Park. We hiked to the North Peak via … More Exploring California Part 7: Mount Diablo + Rosemary Cupcakes with Honey-Brown Butter Frosting

On being loud and Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Banana Caramel

“35,000 units of heparin are in.” “1/3 of the protamine is in.” Recently, in the OR, I was jokingly told that I have a “trumpet voice,” meaning I make sure what I’m saying is heard. It’s true, I have my teacher-voice. Not the, oh why are you on the table dancing around? voice, but the … More On being loud and Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Banana Caramel

Coffee Crumb Cake

It happened, I matched! I’m going to be an anesthesiologist — well, after a year of being a medicine intern. It was ridiculously scary opening the envelope even though it makes no sense: how slowly or quickly I open it isn’t going to change the outcome, the outcome was already decided. But still, I opened it … More Coffee Crumb Cake

Invitations and Layered Triple Berry Ganache Chocolate Cake

It’s getting real. We sent out invitations. They’re so beautiful…   How crazy is that? I’m getting married. Luckily I kinda like guy I’m marrying 😉   Honestly, people keep asking me how it feels. I don’t feel different (except for the decision making, but thank god for my mother whose doing most of the … More Invitations and Layered Triple Berry Ganache Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cupcakes with Avocado Buttercream Frosting

Yes! My teaching certification portfolio is complete! I just have to go turn it in…but before I did that…I decided to reward myself. This is a special day that will go down in history texts everywhere — the day I do not have continue to think about my teaching certification (at least until they decide … More Chocolate Cupcakes with Avocado Buttercream Frosting

Cherry Vanilla Almond Cupcakes with Cherry Almond Buttercream!

Better home and garden would be PROUD! So yesterday T- and I were sitting in Borders and doing that thing that’s making them go out of business — reading in their store without buying anything. I just bought myself an iced tea latte and when a cupcake book caught my eye… My good lord, there … More Cherry Vanilla Almond Cupcakes with Cherry Almond Buttercream!

Cupcake Decorations…

I was in the weirdest mood yesterday starting after 7th period. Floopy. floopyfloopyfloopyfloopy. I taught my 8th period all the material…but I was sliding…literally sliding my feet across the floor instead of picking them up. During practice time…I sat in my rolly-chair and rolled to all my students. Crazy me, crazy. But the bell rang, … More Cupcake Decorations…