Earl Grey Baked Doughnuts

I’m sure other baking junkies can relate, but that last thing I need is a specialized baking mold. I have drawers and cupboards overflowing with baking utensils, bowls, and bakeware.
And as much as I’d love to have financier molds, bouchon molds, canelle molds, brioche tins (<– that one I really do… I mean, they’re so cute!), and doughnut pans, my small kitchen can only hold so much.I guess you can say that they taste the same– glazed muffins vs. glazed doughnuts, especially if they’re baked, but the eating experience is completely different. A doughnut is flatter, easier to bite into, has a higher glaze-to-interior ratio… plus they look adorable. Plus the word ‘doughnut’ looks more sophisticated than the word ‘muffin’. 
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Tiramisu-Mocha Birthday Cake

Birthdays are celebratory for sure, but it doesn’t feel the same as when you were a little kid. You wouldn’t have thought about your parents growing old. Wouldn’t have considered that they aren’t as invincible as they appear to be. Wouldn’t have yet noticed the grey hairs springing up on their heads overnight.
But I have yet to see the day where my mom isn’t able to find something I lost. And my dad is still a superhero in every way possible.

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