Halloween Bento & Royal Red Velvet Cupcakes

Halloween Bento



Are cake baking and frosting making dictated by the holidays for you? In Japan, Christmas cake is almost always strawberry shortcake. While Thanksgiving, Christmas and Kwanzaa in the U.S. is not quite right without a pumpkin or sweet potato pie. Halloween, on the other hand, appears to be more open to interpretation. I opted for a Halloween Cake ‘n Frosting Japanese Bento lunch box…Read more at NinjaBaking.com.


Royal Red Velvet Cupcakes



To this Tokyo-raised Ninja Baker, red velvet cake has always seemed a fancy dessert reserved for elites at grand weddings and dinner parties in antebellum Southern mansions. Turns out the red velvet tradition started at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.

I may have geographically missed the mark, but the Waldorf-Astoria definitely has catered to a few elites. Allegedly Queen Elizabeth II and royals of the literary world like J.K. Rowling (the Harry Potter series) and Dan Brown (Da Vinci Code) have been guests of the famed hotel...Read more at NinjaBaking.com.


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