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I’ve spoken before about having to last-minute adapt recipe ideas to what’s readily available in Japan. My initial recipe for this bake date was intended to be a pear cupcake with feta cheese…

Japanese Squash (kabocha) Cupcakes with Irish Cream Frosting

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I think I have finally found my signature flavor combo. Vegetables and liqueur! I’ve been wanting to bake with vegetables for a while now and finally found the time (and recipe) to make… Read More

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Of all the many wild parties that come and go in Tokyo, my favourite night out is without a doubt FUCKING FRIDAY. Fucking Friday occurs every two months at Tokyo Salon Aoyama ,…

Neopolitan Cakes Baked in The Best Vanilla Cupcakes

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After our first epic-ly successful bake date  I was brimming with confidence for Round Two, and suggested to Shana that we go ahead and try two recipes each, because we’re so pretty and… Read More

Lemon-Filled Lavender Cupcakes

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I was flying solo for this installment of Bake Date. It’s okay because it was kind of nice to have my tiny kitchen to myself. HOMEMADE LEMON CURD Taken from Glorious Treats 1/4… Read More

Trotski and Ash

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Recently Love.Hate.Bake. had the pleasure of speaking with Sarah Trotter and Romy Ash, better known as super talented food blogging duo Trotski and Ash. Trotski and Ash are two girls from Melbourne, Australia,… Read More

Coconut Lime Cupcakes with Spicy Chocolate Buttercream

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Recipe 1: Hot Stuff Comin’ Through I started out with inspiration from my friend Joanne–a fellow cupcake lover and budding photographer–when she asked, “have you ever heard of Mexican chocolate?” I was intrigued… Read More

Vegan Mango cupcakes with Vegan Avocado Buttercream Frosting

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The first time Shana and I got together for a  bakedate, I decided to try a recipe I’d had in mind for a while. It came to me after drinking one of the… Read More

Guinness Cupcakes with Orange Cream Frosting

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Miss Ella and I had our first bake date. Yay! History: Since it was our first time we each chose only one recipe each so that we could ease ourselves into the wonderful… Read More

Pick Your Poison Bake Shop Las Vegas

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Co-author Shana Graves and myself love cupcakes. We love cupcakes a lot. We bake them, eat them, take pictures of them, read about them, write about them and tell our friends about them.… Read More