Dog face Jell-O poke cake from scratch

For our kids' birthdays, I usually try to make a birthday cake that represents their favorite thing of the year. But last year was special because my son turned 12, which meant he completed one 12-year cycle in his 生肖 (sang1 ciu3), Chinese zodiac. He was born in 狗年 (gau2 nin4), the year of the... Continue Reading →

Birthday cake 生日蛋糕

Growing up, I didn't get to eat desserts as often as my kids do nowadays. But, the one day I could count on having sweets would be my birthday--a longing birthday cake 生日蛋糕 (saang1 yat6 daan6 gou1). Traditionally, Chinese people don't use an oven, so desserts are cooked on the stove, steamed, or deep fried.... Continue Reading →

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