Barbie Doll Cake

“Barbie has always been an inspiration. Dressing her was part of every girl’s dream.”-Reem Acra. As a kid, many memories were created while playing with Barbie Dolls. And so it was nostalgic baking and decorating a Barbie Doll for a dear friend’s daughter. All my childhood memories kept flashing in at every step during the…

Gluten-free Pizza

I get jitters at the thought of having Pizza for dinner. The fact is that I love Pizzas, but for dinner I would prefer something that is gluten-free and easy on my tummy. However the desire to indulge in such a treat, has led me to preparing a gluten-free home-made Pizza. Here I present to…

A day in Milan

“Once Milan flows through your veins, it’ll flow forever in your blood”- Rui Costa. It was only today when I realised that I have yet not written anything about Milan. Having visited Milan at least thrice in the past couple of years, either for a quick shopping spree or as a lunch pit-stop between long…

Romancing the Skies of Switzerland-III

“…Switzerland… is all about epic journeys and sublime experiences” – Lonely Planet My vision of an ideal world would remain incomplete without Switzerland mapped on it. There is no reason and no place not to like anything in a land of four languages, musical cowbells, mountain meadows, silk chocolates, crisp air and a feeling of…

Love at first sight – Dürkheimer Riesenfass

When the German wine route is so close to the home, the instinct to explore the same comes naturally. Amongst its many towns on the wine route, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse and Deidesheim have been our repeat destinations. This spring a new addition to our list was Bad Dürkheim. Bad Dürkheim is a Spa town…

Introducing Gengenbach- house of the world’s biggest Advent Calendar

Introducing Gengenbach- a jewel in the crown of Baden Württemberg. This picturesque town is situated on the western edge of the Black Forest and is almost at an hour and a half drive from Heidelberg. The medieval town of Gengenbach, founded in the 13th century, still retains its traditional charm making it a popular tourist destination…

Cakeology VIII

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in the conspiracy of love for cakes“…though I have added the last two words to the original quote by Hamilton Wright Mabie, yet in essence Christmas is all about celebrating love together with our families and close friends and relishing cakes. In 2016, I again had…

Cakeology VII

Hello Readers! Michael Faraday would have never imagined the smile that balloons could bring to a child’s face when he first invented a rubber balloon. The new addition to our Cakeology journal is a balloon cake that I have baked and decorated for a friend’s daughter. The birthday girl, then, was fascinated by the gas…

Cakeology VI

Hey Readers! Last week as I started with spring cleaning my book shelf, the Cakeology Journal that had been in hibernation for almost the whole of winter, got my attention. While flipping through its pages I realised that it lacked the ones that were baked during the winter-months. The first one to be included in Cakeology journal is…

Super Moon 2016

Super Moon or as I would call it the Brightest moon of the fall! When there is a Super Moon phenomenon taking place during the fall, it becomes the nature’s pleasant treat for our eyes with this beautiful melange of colors and bright light. It was yesterday evening, a small peek outside through the windows…