48 hours in Berlin

30 May


I just wanted to remind you all that I have moved! Here is my latest post, come and visit me!

Volevo ricordarvi che mi sono spostata su un altro blog e questo e’ il mio ultimo post..venitemi a trovare!

Originally posted on A Pinch of Happiness:

[scorrete in basso per la versione in Italiano]

48 hours in Berlin can be really surprising.

I didn’t really expect big things from this place, other than clubs, techno music and big parties, but as you probably already know, expectations are ALWAYS bad.

If you’ve never been, there is something you need to know : Berlin is awesome!

It’s a huge city, (so huge that I didn’t manage to take pretty much any decent photo, ’cause the image wouldn’t fit in the screen! ..but then again, you know I am a terrible photographer), but it somehow kept this “cool”, relaxed, even family friendly atmosphere that is so impossible to find in big cities. And it’s not overcrowded.

It’s green.

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Like REALLY green:

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People are not in a rush 24/7 in Berlin, and to be fair, they don’t look that stressed either:

berlino 3.jpgThe monuments are really breathtaking, clean and well kept:

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The Cake Revolution trasloca!

28 May

Ciao a tutti! Volevo farvi sapere che ho deciso di aprire un nuovo blog.. penso che la mia cake revolution sia arrivata alla fine. Sarei felice di ritrovarvi tutti su A Pinch of Happiness. Grazie per questi due anni passati insieme!

The Cake Revolution is moving!

28 May

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to let you know that I’ve decided to open a new blog. I felt like my cake revolution adventure had arrived to an end.

I would be happy to find you all on A Pinch of Happiness .

Thank you for these two years together!

[Guest post II] : Tips for Pastry Photography

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super helpful!

Originally posted on mydearbakes:

Yes! We now have our 2nd guest writer on mydearbakes!

We are very fortunate to invite Kiki of dinnerfornone to share with us some tips on pastry photography. =)

We recommend you to swing by her blog to check out Kiki’s creation.

And now, with out further ado … let’s sit back and enjoy the post!

When Lynn contacted me to ask whether I’d be interested in doing a guest post about pastry photography here on mydearbakes, I replied saying that I’d be interested but that I have a very unprofessional way of taking pictures, and outlined what I could write about. She still wanted me to do it, so thank you very much, Lynn! I feel very honoured to be chosen, and I’m still a little baffled, too!

So, welcome to my non-technical guest post. I would like to share a few tricks I’ve learned along…

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Tanti auguri The Cake Revolution!

11 May

The Cake Revolution festeggia 2 anni!

Grazie per essere sempre un angolino tutto per me, e grazie a voi che avete deciso di seguirlo!

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Happy baking! :)

Happy birthday The Cake Revolution!

11 May

My little blog is celebrating his 2 years of life!

Thank you, little one, for being always there for me, and thank’s to all of you followers!

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Happy baking! :)

Rose is a rose is a rose

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“Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.

Loveliness extreme.

Extra gaiters.

Loveliness extreme.

Sweetest ice-cream.”

[Gertrude Stein, Sacred Emily]

How about you press play, and keep reading while listening to some good music?:)

Tomorrow is mother’s day, at least in Italy, and I want to tell you about this feminine, delicate, scented cake, that I made for this occasion.

This is for my mum, to tell her that she is special and I love her very much.

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White Rose Cake 

Ingredients for a 16 cm cake:

  • 225 gr. flour
  • 10 gr. baking powder
  • 4 gr. di salt
  • 6 egg whites
  • 225 gr. unsalted butter
  • 225 gr. sugar
  • 60 gr. greek yogurt
  • 60 gr. milk
  • 2 or 3 tbs rose water (it is always better to taste, because depending on your rose water or oil, this amount may vary)
  • vanilla powder or grains of a vanilla bean
  • edible rose petals

For the frosting:

  • 300 gr cream cheese
  • 170 gr. sugar
  • 400 gr. whipped cream
  • edible rose petals
  • 2 or 3 tbs rose water
  • fresh strawberries, diced.


Bring the butter to room temperature and beat it with the sugar, until white and airy. Add the vanilla and the rose water, then the salt, the yogurt and the milk.

Now warm up a little the egg whites in the microwave and add them little by little to the mix. If it splits, no panic! This only means that the whites were too cold, so all you need to to is warm up the mix a little (not to much, or all the nice air bubbles will collapse) and it will go back together. If you are using a mixer, just heat up the bowl, or just bring it near the stove, keep mixing and have faith! :)

Now add the flour previously sifted together with the baking powder, mixing by hand, with a rubber spatula.

If you have them, add also the petals. If you couldn’t find fresh ones, you can always use dried ones like I did:


Line a mould with baking paper, making sure that on the sides, the paper is a few centimeters higher than the mould.

Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180° C for about 45 minutes, but always check with a skewer.

For the frosting:

Whip the cream. On a side, bring the cheese to room temperature, and whisk it with the sugar and the rose water until nice and smooth. Add a little part of the cream, and mix well to adjust the consistency. Then take a rubber spatula and fold in the rest of the cream. If you want, add some rose petals here too.

When the cake is completely cold, or even better the day after, cut it in 3 layers and brush it with some syrup, made of one part of strawberry jam and one part of boiling water. If you have it, place it on a cake board of the same size of the cake. Fill it with some cream and fresh strawberries and cover it with cream, using a turntable if you happen to have one.


If you want you can even leave it like that…naked! I decorated it with some rose petals.

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And this is the result!
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To all the mums and grandmothers out there, I wish you a wonderful day,  hopefully spent with your families!

Happy baking :)




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