cait +tiff


C + T / salty heart brake cake

01 - headerHooray! It’s ridiculously-indulgent-chocolate-inhaling season! We are listening to Taylor Swift today and her crafty lyrical genius has us putting all of our feelings into baking.

02 - dry-ingredients03 - whiskThis is our Heart Brake Cake. It’s a very dark chocolate cake with homemade dulce de leche frosting and black sea salt on top. We know, it’s a little much, but its REALLY damn good and if needed, you can eat it off your belly by yourself while you are watching The Notebook. It’s super absorbent, so you can just cry right into it.

The two of us are miles away from unhappiness right now, as this little blog keeps our hearts full and fat. However, that is no excuse to not eat cake.

05 - heartbreak-cake-no-icing 04 - cake-close-upWe stole Ina Garten’s chocolate cake recipeand made dulce de leche the fanciest of ways. Here is the very complicated recipe:

1. Buy can of condensed milk, take off label, do not open.

2. Put can in large pot of water, simmer water for 3.5-4 hours, making sure the can is covered in water at all times. Add more water if needed. (or chuck it in the slow cooker for 5-7 hours on low)

3. Take can out of water and put it on something that won’t melt. Do not touch it or try to open it for half an hour, it will be very hot. If you try to open it too early it will ooze out of the can and scalding hot caramel will run on to your hand it really hurts a LOT. A lot.

07 - dulce-de-leche08 - blacksalt09 - up-close-cakeAnd that’s it.

We will be bringing this to ladies night tonight, so it won’t be left alone in Cait’s apartment. If it were, this post would probably be called “Mutually Assured Destruction.” Happy feelings-eating! 10 - finished-cake-2


All photos by Tiffany Tsang. Please request permission for use.

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Photo Credit: Jane Bishop

Photo Credit: Jane Bishop

Good morning. Basking in the early morning quiet of Phnom Penh right now, listening to past Jon Stewart interviews, trying to will him into never leaving The Daily Show. Besides that obviously horrible news, things are good. We have been non-stop the past few weeks and are both learning how to manage a bunch of projects at once, while planning for the next few months. Tiff is doing awesome things with her photography and planning trips to three separate continents in the next few months. Because everyone goes to Uganda for Spring Break. Cait is elbow deep in custom work, drawing her hand off, and now she has no hand.

But we can still click.  And this is what is distracting us this week.

No. No no no no no no no no no no no no no. No.

Yes yes yes yes yes to naughty things with nice prints.

Rihanna’s Grammy dress rocked my world. All of my Candy Land dreams came true in that dress.

Two great songs came out this morning.  Get your bump on with Matt & Kim, and your big horns on with Florence.

Annie Lennox is still is total badass, and no one is surprised.

Red red red red red.

These look so comfy. Now on the list for my next New York trip.

I needed to calm down this morning.  So I watched this.

I can’t decide which chocolate cake to make. This one, this one or this one. My life is so hard.

Yum yum yum. Brunch brunch brunch.