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Baking Class 2011

Deciding to take a baking class was probably one of the most fun decisions I had all year. I met some new people and learned how they like to bake and who they bake for. I got to spend more time with one of my friends, since she wanted to take the class with me. I was able to bake almost every week something new and got to learn some new techniques. Oh, and did I mention you just bake cookies?! It was so awesome to me because I love cookies so much!

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Chocolate Whoopie Pies


I usually bake by myself. It’s a way to relax and take my mind off things. I love to wake up in the morning and bake something sweet so that the day starts off just a bit sweeter than not baking at all.

However, it is also fun baking with other people who enjoy baking too. I had just discovered that my old friend, T-, loves to bake too. I finally found a baking buddy!

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Tiramisu Cupcakes


Tiramisu has grown to be one of my favorite desserts. It’s quite funny actually. I am not a big fan of coffee, but yet I love the smell of it. Every time I walk into a coffee shop, I just sniff away. Although, I’m not so fond of the smell lingering on the clothes after hanging out in the shop for a couple hours.

Anyway, for as long as I can remember, I have enjoyed coffee cake, coffee candies, and now, tiramisu! After seeing this cupcake recipe online, I knew I had to try it. My family loves tiramisu as well and I wanted to broaden my baking skills. This recipe was perfect because it’s a little more complex, but still simple enough to follow.

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Chocolate-Banana Bread


I used to not like baking at night, just because I would hate to wash the dishes when I feel like just resting and watch a good movie. Now that I have made quite a few baked goods for work, where I had to make them in the evening, it’s not so bad. I’m just a little tired in the morning, but it can be done! I still prefer baking in the day so that I can much better pictures. What’s your preference? Baking in the morning or the evening?

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Chocolate-Chocolate Chunk Muffins


I wanted to make these muffins for my first trip to Chicago for Thanksgiving, but I can’t take food on the airplane, so I just settled for having them for breakfast before my trip. I was half expecting them to taste really sweet, like the chocolate muffins you get at Costco. I was very wrong. It was a more subtle taste of chocolate and the surprise of chocolate chunks on the inside. I kind of wished I used more chocolate chunks, because the burst of chocolate is a wonderful thing.

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