Sunday, 14 August 2016

10 Cakes that can get you tipsy: Cake and Booze! When Alcohol Meets Cake

Warning: this article is an Adults only article (18+)

Want that naughty twist to your cake, you are in the right place. Who ever said you cannot get tipsy on cake?! Buzz-kill... Yes you can. But adding alcohol in moderation won't get you tipsy but give you that tangy twist. Have you tried one before,  here are 10 boozy cake recipes pulled from across the World based on my discretion, that you can try out. If it is your first time, don't over indulge as you may just tip over the edge! Enjoy!

Lemon Vodka Cake

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Combining Lemon and Vodka in your cake will give a sweet and sour flavor with the alcoholic twist to it because of the presence of Vodka. Y'all agree with me that Vodka is one of Russia's prides as it can knock you off if

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Dirty Desserts: 4 Cakes that boosts your Libido!




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With the long weeks of work, house full of tireless energetic children and financial stress, romance can fall on to the wayside. Many couples are constantly on the journey of making their spouses feel loved therefore the need to find new ways (sexy ways) to spark  some passion in their love life. Special days such as Valentines day are usually the times when couples tend to get it on. What if there is a sweet and delicious way to achieve this effortlessly, without relying on pills and potions, what if! Look no further, here are 4 dangerously delicious treats and guilty free cakes that can boost your  marital sex life in more ways than one.






Tip: Don't get him to the bedroom, get it on in the Kitchen!

1. Chocolate Cake

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Chocolates get right to the heart of sexual pleasure by increasing the brain level of serotonin, the feel good brain chemical. Serotonin plays a major role in positive mood, emotional health, adequate sleep and balanced appetite, contributing to numerous behavioral and physiological functions. Women have more serotonin than men and appear to be more sensitive to it. It puts women in the mood for love. Chocolates made from raw cocoa contain a chemical substance called Phenylethalamine that stimulates the sense of excitement (a feeling of being in love) and well being. A Journal of sexual medicine published a study that found that women who had a piece of chocolate a day had a more active sexual life than women who don't. Little wonder why chocolates are the gifts of choice during valentines day celebrations. Hmm...
Making a dark chocolate fudge for your partner and them having a mouthful, is a sure way to get them in the mood. *wink

2.  Banana Cake


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Apart from their suggestive shape and size which can turn a woman on from mere sighting it, Bananas have been shown to be an excellent Super-food for men in

Saturday, 11 June 2016

3 Healthy Cakes to Eat During Pregnancy

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Pregnancy is a very crucial but rewarding phase in a woman's life. When pregnant, you have a lot of sweet cravings and if you indulge in unhealthy cravings, gaining excess weight is inevitable. Not to worry there are ways to get around this. First, it is normal to gain a few pounds when pregnant but appropriate nutrition also matters, as what you eat can also contribute to your weight gain. Let's see how to manage those sweet tooth cravings without gaining the extra weight.  One of the most guilty offenders for pregnant women's sweet tooth cravings are CAKES. Here are 3 healthy cakes to eat without the extra weight during pregnancy. You sure would thank me for this post!'

Warning!!! Eat these desserts in Moderation. Also when making these cakes ensure to skip using alcohol in them especially the recipes that contains the use of alcohol.

Sunday, 29 May 2016

5 Stunning ASO-EBI inspired Nigerian Wedding Cakes!


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"Aso-Ebi" is a Yoruba language term used to connote a uniform cloth material usually chosen for family members and friends of celebrants at Weddings, Funerals, Coronation etc. "ASO"meaning cloth and "EBI" meaning Family in Yoruba language. At weddings usually it is used to identify friends and family of the Bride and Groom. It is sometimes used to distinguish the guests of the bride and the groom, where the bride's guest may wear a particular color and the groom another,  especially when it comes to "item 7"(refreshment time for the guests) LOL. It is also used to mark solidarity and co-operation. It is a very unique tradition that started with in the Yoruba culture and has spread to other Nigerian ethnic cultures. Aso-ebi styles have evolved over time and has become an art especially with wedding guests trying to outshine each other with beautiful designs. The Aso-ebi craze has also extended into wedding cakes, beautiful designs have been incorporated into wedding cakes that they stand out at wedding ceremonies. Below, I will share 5 beautiful pictures of some of these cakes I found on some Nigerian Wedding blogs and Instagram. I couldn't resist but to write and post about some of them. Enjoy!

 

 

1.  "GEORGE" Material Inspired Cake 

"GEORGE" is a very popular cloth material used mainly by the Eastern and South-Southern part of Nigeria. It is a very expensive material that connotes a lot of class and elegance. Its incorporation into the cake just symbolizes Class and Elegance of the Bride and Groom. Its something worth imbibing.

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2. "Ankara" Material Inspired Cake

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"Ankara" is a popular cloth material used by many ethnic groups in Nigeria. It cuts across all the cultures and it a very used cloth material for Aso-ebi  styles. In the picture, we see that different types of Ankara prints have been represented, and the cake looks absolutely beautiful.The clothes and beads in the box symbolizes that the groom is ready and financially capable of taking care of the bride.

3. "Ankara"Material Inspired Cake

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 This beautiful Ankara inspired wedding cake, I stumbled upon on

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

5 Ways to Salvage your Ruined Cake


Cake mishaps are inevitable sometimes. And when this happens, usually the first reaction is to panic, especially when it is for an occasion you have been duly paid to service. Let me share one of my many cake mishaps with you.
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It happened a long time ago when I was still starting out as an amateur baker back in the University. I was given a birthday cake contract to be delivered in two days. I was really excited because that was one of the first major cakes I was actually being paid to do. I wanted to impress so much that I went over-budget to make sure the cake stands out ( it did standout alright! LOL but in an awkward position) LOL. Because of my over-zealousness to impress, I wasn't precise with my measurements and disaster fell. The cake turned out to be soaking wet with fat. Too much fat! I was devastated as I had just that evening to deliver the cake. (by the way, I didn't start to bake until that day of delivery, another mistake, wanted to make sure it was "fresh" LOL). I escaped been beaten by the celebrant that day as the cake was a total disaster because it ruined her party. Jabs such as " if you didn't have enough money to pay a professional baker, why even bother to throw a party" were thrown at the celebrant. Thank God I wasn't there. LOL. 
Reminiscing now, knowing what I know now, I would have done better not only in my execution but also in my planning and also SALVAGING my ruined cake. Here are 3 easy ways to salvage your cake when you have a cake mishap.

Major Rule: NEVER PANIC:

One of the most important rule is not to panic as I said earlier, this is usually the first reaction. But try to calm yourself down and think of these 5 ways to salvage your cake. 

1. Burnt Cake

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This can occur when your oven is too high or you forgot your cake in the oven and took a nap. FIX: The first step to salvage a burnt cake is to see if you can cut off the burnt parts with a clean serrated knife and refrigerate it for like an hour so that the crumbs come together and it doesn't give issues while frosting. This you can

Monday, 2 May 2016

5 ways to eat your Cake and enjoy it!


  

Hi there Friends. Today, I will be highlighting 5 sweet ways to eat your cake and enjoy it. Read on...

1. Cake and Tea

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This is a traditional way of eating cake. I will personally call  the combo Tea-cake as this reminds me of a movie I watched a long time ago titled "Their eyes were watching God" featuring Halle Berry and Micheal Ealy who played the sweet Teacake in the movie.He encompassed all there is to say about combining cake and tea , LOL, I am sure y'all know what  I mean. *wink. Eating your cake with your favorite cup of green, yellow, black, lemon tea etc, is one of the glorious ways to eat your cake and enjoy it. Especially when that cake is your favourite recipes, it just takes you to high heavens.


2. Cake and Ice-cream 

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    Hmmm!Oh yea! did I hear a yum! and hmmmm! there, Yes! this is one of my favorites. Coldstone knows how to combine this best