We just love sweets around here. In fact, we cannot get enough of them! If we could eat cake every day of the week we would. That’s why we were so thrilled to work with Angela Cuervo, owner of Making that Cake, on a recent bridal shower we hosted. We met Angela through a contest we ran on Instagram, as she was our winner! And as it turned out, she is a baker in the NYC area. Finding fantastic and quality vendors can sometimes be a challenge, so meeting Angela was a blessing. The inspiration for the shower was the Oh Joy for Target line, so we asked if she could make a rainbow cake to match the color palette. Honestly, it was the most gorgeous cake I have ever seen!
And yes, it tasted just as good. She also whipped up some adorable cake pops and mini pies for us. Needless to say, we were VERY impressed! So we wanted to introduce her to all of our readers. Oh and did I mention she was featured on, and won “Sweet Genius” on the Food Network?? Yep – she’s amazing. We asked her to share a little bit more about her story … ENJOY!
Making that Cake has been in business for 7 years, how did you get started? My parents have an Italian restaurant for 28 years and I’m 27 so, I pretty much grew up in the kitchen. My mom is Italian and bakes daily. Up until I was about 19 I just liked to taste test. Then I saw a cake show on the Food Network and I said, “that looks fun” and that’s how I decided to go to culinary school.
We’re missing Hannah like crazy this week but we’re also psyched to announce our new writer for this weekly column on our blog. Please give a warm welcome to Debi Traub aka The Garden of Eatin‘. Debi has been turning heads by making art out of food. We look forward to her Instagram feed daily always wondering what she’ll do next! Now she’ll be sharing her super easy recipes with us weekly and we hope you’ll follow along!
THE ONLY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
*Adapted from Second Helpings Please
So I know it’s Summer and you can’t wait to get OUTSIDE but what if the forecast is 90% chance of thundershowers and you are forced to bake cookies while waiting for the sun to return? Well, here’s a little something from The Garden of Eatin’ to keep you occupied while dancing to the tune of “rain rain go away come back another day”. If you happen to make these and for some reason they do not become your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe you need to call me and we can talk about what went wrong…I’m guessing it was your oven or you didn’t let the butter soften or you accidentally left out a key ingredient due to a lightning strike that scared the *%$# out of you. I have made these cookies for the past 30 years and have been confident enough to distribute them as gifts during the holidays to the likes of my mailman and waste management contractors (I’m talking about the garbage guys….who deserve a nicer title for G-d sake). These will not disappoint even a finicky cookie gobbler. They are super easy to make and the house smells like bakery heaven when they are in the oven. Convinced to try them? I think so.
Guys, I know I say this every week but for real this is the easiest thing you’ll ever make. It’s cookies…with 3 ingredients. Ok let me preface that by saying they’re “cookies”, like a healthy version that you kind of mold into looking like cookies but don’t exactly taste like your run of the mill soft bakes.
They kind of taste like super condensed banana bread, but are healthy enough you can eat them for dessert with no remorse and maybe even have a couple for breakfast! And, I don’t have kids but I assume younger kids may be able to be easily tricked into thinking they’re dessert. My friend Amanda introduced them to me and after I made them I wished I had tripled the recipe! Highly addictive.
Ingredients (makes 6 smallish “cookies”):
1/2 cup dry oats
1 tb chocolate chips
Mix the above together in a food processor, grease a cookie sheet, and bake at 350 for 15 mins! Easier than pie!