ube cake with buttercream stripes
Desserts

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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