12 things: bake cakes

#5 on my list of 12 things for 2012 is to bake cakes. So on the weekend, I made this apricot slice.Here's something you didn't know about me and Stu; we went out on our first date because of a cake. He had brought me a slice of his homemade cheesecake and after I'd commented on how good it tasted, he leaned forward, stared straight into my eyes and offered to teach me how to bake. But, on the condition that "we go on a proper date first".

At that point, we had been flirting rather shamelessly for about 6 months so I promptly said yes, and we proceeded to go on our first date to Manly beach (which lasted 7 hours, by the way) and the rest, as you know, is history.So, amongst our friends and family, baking has always been seen as a "Stu specialty", not mine. And I must say I have always been far more comfortable making savory dishes than baking cakes. But that's about to change. With practice, comes perfection. Last year I successfully made this pistachio cake and this black forest cake and this peachy lemon cake and became much more confident about my baking skills.

This year, I plan to bake much more, so things can only get better right? Stay tuned.

50 Responses to 12 things: bake cakes

Katherine McAdoo said...

this looks AMAZING! so delicious - i want to try this. i don't think i have ever had a cake like this - not even with a different fruit

Ria said...

Oh, I'm sooo making this on Saturday! It looks so yummy! Can't wait for the rest of your recipes!
xx

rolala said...

Th story of how Stu first asked you out is too cute! You seem to be a pretty good baker already :)
rolala loves

Bonnie said...

I wish I knew how to bake a cake. Yours looks amazing!!

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momto8 said...

your food looks fabulous!!! i am a great cook too, always trying new things with fun ingredients...but baking....you have to follow the recipe almost exactly and watch the oven way too closely...but I am getting better too!
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Sunny & Star said...

That cake is so delicious. And I loved your story. It is so sweet.

Mandy said...

That looks delicious! I am going to have to check back at your peachy lemon recipe as well b/c I love anything lemon!

Mandy
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::little projects in style:: said...

what a cute story! :) and man your cake looks yums!

Shoko said...

What a beauty! I recently tried the Smitten Kitchen summer strawberry cake - it was so delicious. Highly recommend it!

a, said...

i think i prefer cooking over baking. too many bowls and things to clean when i bake haha

nancy said...

that is such a sweet story :) and that cake looks amazing! I love apricots!

honey my heart said...

this cake looks sweet! great job.

kira said...

Looks amazing! Thanks for the post

M.E said...

yummm this looks soooo delicious!

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❤AdamAlexMommy❤ said...

looks delicious! i haven't had pineapple upsidedown cake in ages! great photos, and i would love to bake this with my kids. :)

xoxo
jasmine

Ocean Dreams said...

Yummy, that looks so good! You are making me hungry! :)

Rita said...

yes! me too ahah

Anita said...

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NaNa said...

This looks really good but it probably tastes even better. And the peachy lemon cake sounds delicious. I have a massive craving for some sweet tasty cakes right now!

Love from the NaNa girls x

oomph. said...

nice job on this...it looks delish! i'm a little better at cooking than with baking, but i do want to find a dessert recipe that i can perfect!

thanks so much for stopping by!

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heelsontheclouds said...

it seems delicious!
thanks for your comment!
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Diva In Me said...

Aww...so sweet! You both must be so lucky to have each other to share the cooking skills. As for me, my handsome chef aka bf, is the only one the lights up the fire in hell's kitchen! LOL!

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Le monde de Myriam said...

Nice cake ! :)

psychelyn said...

That's a sweet story of you and your hubby :) It's a "cake-love-story", how sweet.

gotheart said...

This looks sooo yummy!

Thanks for sharing this recipe. I can't wait to make it this weekend!

Lucky

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jo said...

That looks so GOOD! I can only bake muffins, if that counts.:) Have a great weekend!

Jo

J. Beaudet said...

How sweet! The cake looks sweet too! Have a great weekend:)
Jennifer

hope in high heels said...

Yum! I would bake it... except our new york kitchen is not actually made for cooking in... so will live vicariously through you! How cute is your Stu story - love it!

LaraBeTheOne said...

Looks delicious :)

Bravoe Runway said...

Apricot sliced cake?! Yes please!

Shop N' Chomp said...

That looks absolutely delish!

eat my shorts said...

What better goal than baking! Awesome! :)

akiko hiramatsu said...

Hi, trishie!
This cake looks so delicious!!!
I looked at your peach cake post!
I want to eat, too!!!

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akiko hiramatsu said...

Hi, trishie!
This cake looks so delicious!!!
I looked at your peach cake post!
I want to eat, too!!!

akiko in Tokyo
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Courtney said...

This looks so yummy, oh my! xx

Maura said...

Hmmm. It looks so yummi !

Satin and Souffles said...

Wow I havent visited your lovely blog in such a long time! I should be ashamed! Definitly going to have to try this recipe soon!

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blondebenedicte said...

thank youuu :)!
aww it looks so tasty ;)
xxx

Squared said...

That's looks soo amazing and yummy!!!!!
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stephanie. said...

that is so cute how you went on a date because of cake! the cakes you bake now must have a lot of heart behind it :)

green tea and red nails said...

this looks so lovely! i had great plans to bake a nectarine cake today but have found myself busy with other fun stuff like cleaning... boo! but i'll definately be trying a little baking this week :)

Kel x

Alice McGenniss-Destro said...

delicious! i'm going to give this a go on my day off tomorrow! xx

tinajo said...

Hey - this looks wonderful, I must try! :-)

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Christine Hopkins said...

looks delicious! love your blog

xx christine

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Style, She Wrote said...

WOW! It looks totally amazing. I'd love a slice of that. May have to try it for myself. xo style, she wrote

Josie said...

I'm jealous of your baking skills and now thanks to looking at this, I'm hungry too ;)

Aleksandra said...

yummy :) I enjoy baking, it has relaxing effect on me <3