ube cake with buttercream stripes
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Ube cake (Filipino Purple Yam Cake)

Ube cake is one of the most beloved Filipino cakes. It is made from ube, or purple yam. Purple yam is a tuber or root crop that is vivid purple, hence the name. Ube-flavored desserts are so popular in the Philippines and are currently making a splash in the US. It´s all over my Instagram […]

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Swiss Meringue Buttercream (with step-by-step photos)

My favorite icing to use for celebration cakes is Swiss meringue buttercream. It is not to sweet and has a silky mouth-feel. It is very spreadable and holds up quite well to piping. When I started making cakes, I was icing them with American buttercream.  This is mainly a lot of powdered sugar and butter.  […]

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