To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Drip Cake + Movie Adaptation chats



So, have you guys heard? There's going to be a Netflix film about the book To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han! As far as news goes, the movie will come out early August of this year. Who's ready for the Song Girls to come on screen?

The film is directed by Susan Johnson and screenplay by Sofia Alvarez. This is a pretty popular contemporary romance series so if you haven't read it yet, be sure to check it out!

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And for the cast, let's take a look at Lara Jean played by Lana Condor & Peter Kavinsky by Noah Centineo. They are my two favorite characters from the book, so I'm excited to see how their portrayal turns out. 


Movie news aside, here's my take on all the excitement in cake form! This pink drip cake summarizes my love for the story. It's sweet and cute-- just like the book! The cake composes of vanilla sponge cake, vanilla buttercream, pink glaze, and white chocolate ganache drip. If you would like to see more bookish cakes, make sure to browse my blog!



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Everything Under the Sun by Jessica Redmerski Book Blitz + Giveaway

Genre: YA/NA Dystopian
Release Date: August 28th 2018

Summary from Goodreads:
Thais Fenwick was eleven-years-old when civilization fell, devastated by a virus that killed off the majority of the world’s population. For seven years, Thais and her family lived in a community of survivors deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. But when her town is attacked by raiders, she and her blind sister are taken away to the East-Central Territory where she is destined to live the cruel and unjust kind of life her late mother warned her about. 

Atticus Hunt is a troubled soldier in Lexington City who has spent the past seven years trying to conform to the vicious nature of men in a post-apocalyptic society. He knows that in order to survive, he must abandon his morals and his conscience and become like those he is surrounded by. But when he meets Thais, morals and conscience win out over conformity, and he risks his rank and his life to help her. They escape the city and set out together on a long and perilous journey to find safety in Shreveport, Louisiana. 

Struggling to survive in a world without electricity, food, shelter, and clean water, Atticus and Thais shed their fear of growing too close, and they fall hopelessly in love. But can love survive in such dark times, or is it fated to die with them?
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About the Author:
Jessica Redmerski is a New York TimesUSA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, and award winner, who juggles several different genres. She began self-publishing in 2012, and later with the success of THE EDGE OF NEVER, she signed on with Grand Central Publishing/Forever Romance. Her works have been translated more than twenty languages.
Jessica is a hybrid author who, in addition to working with a traditional publisher, also continues to self-publish. The Portuguese rights to her popular crime and suspense series, In the Company of Killers, have been picked up by one of Brazil’s largest publishers – Suma de Letras; Paikese Kirjastus in Estonia; Ephesus in Turkey; Konyvmolykepzob in Hungary; Niezwykle in Poland; Bragelonne in France; Ahavot in Israel. The series has been optioned for television in the United States by actor and model William Levy, and a film exclusive to the Dominican Republic.
She also writes as J.A. Redmerski.
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BOOK REVIEW: Atlantia by Ally Condie

 Title: Atlantia
Author: Ally Condie
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 Courtesy of Goodreads
For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamed of the sand and sky Above—of life beyond her underwater city of Atlantia. But in a single moment, all Rio’s hopes for the future are shattered when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected choice, stranding Rio Below. Alone, ripped away from the last person who knew Rio’s true self—and the powerful siren voice she has long silenced—she has nothing left to lose.

Guided by a dangerous and unlikely mentor, Rio formulates a plan that leads to increasingly treacherous questions about her mother’s death, her own destiny, and the corrupted system constructed to govern the Divide between land and sea. Her life and her city depend on Rio to listen to the voices of the past and to speak long-hidden truths.

“The only chance of success is to trust in your own power.” 
“People can be miracles.” 


Potential. If I could only use one word to describe Atlantia, it would be potential. This book sounded incredibly promising but lacked the ability to live up to its possible greatness. For me, this book felt like it was patched up with a really big band-aid and settled for being okay. The first 20 pages was confusing as hell, leading me to the conclusion that the world building was awful. Which should have been the highlight Atlantia. There is nothing like seeing a world unravel into your thoughts through written words. It’s a crucial part of reading fantasy/dystopian books. And Atlantia did not amaze me with its world, it only confused me.

The concept of the Above and Below, of how years ago The Divide happened, was the focal point. But things got repetitive. The amount of questions the protagonist asked from beginning to end became relentless. I mean, come on! It almost felt like she was asking me, personally, and I wanted to shout I don’t know! Figure it out yourself like the heroine you should be! Rio should do more of the answering and doing rather than whining. I had to skim through so many question marks it left my nerves unsettled. I was already halfway and she was still asking herself questions that we very well know she can’t answer. This book lacked action and direction. It only got interesting when I was already ninety percent done with it.

Atlantia left me exhausted. And not even in a good way. The only light upon this book was Maire. The supposed to be bad guy. But in the end, she was the answer. And of course, we all know what happens to the good characters.

Overall, I don’t think I could recommend this book. And I gave my complete honesty in this review. No hate, just truth. But if the concept intrigues you enough, there’s no harm in diving into it.
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Paint the Roses Red Bush Cake + March Reading Wrap Up!


Happy Easter everyone! To celebrate the first day of April, today on the blog, we have an Alice in Wonderland inspired cake. The Queen of Hearts' rose bushes in cake form! It consists of vanilla sponge and buttercream. I loved making this cake and I will be making more Alice inspired cakes in the near future.



I'll also be sharing my March reading wrap up, with a total of nine books! I will be listing them below, with a link to purchase & my corresponding rating! It was a good reading month and I'm looking forward to April! My favorite read of the month was the first 2 books in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series.



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DOBBY THE ELF IN FONDANT (HARRY POTTER)




Okay so, this is a quick post about a fondant I made today. It is Dobby the Elf from the infamous Harry Potter series! It was the first time I did a character out of fondant, so this is far from perfect. I just wanted to share the final result! This took about 4 hours to make. The eyes were the hardest part because it had so much element in it from the eyelids to the irises. Disclaimer: this is not an original design, I followed a Youtube tutorial to make the character.

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Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith: Review + mini cake!





🌟🌟🌟🌟 rating for Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith
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“How many times can a life be split into a before and an after?”

Windfall, just as I expected, was a really cute story. The facade may seem cliche. How many books have you read about childhood friends turned lovers? But this one really surprised me. First of all, I really liked the concept of the story. Winning the Powerball grand prize. I mean, everyone must have dreamt on how they’ll spend that amount of money, right?

Alice, our protagonist, bought the tickets as a means of a joke for her best friends 18th birthday, Teddy. She doesn’t believe in the so-called luck. Having both of her parents dead wasn’t screaming “I’m a lucky girl!”. But one thing was clear to her, she was very much in love with her best friend. So when the winning numbers came on screen, Alice knew that it was a beginning, but also an end. 

There were times when Teddy annoyed me. He wasn’t a very fortunate guy. So winning the powerball was instant fame and fortune. Money is not a subject people can easily small talk about. And I thought this book was going to be a money-centered one, and I’m so glad I was wrong.

Finishing it, I felt really happy. It wasn’t just about the money after all. It’s about the biggest love possible— family. And finding yourself. Defining who you are without what you had in the past, but what you are willing to become in the future. 

I’ve read other books that this author wrote, so I pretty much knew what I was going for. Windfall is clearly my favorite by author Jennifer E. Smith. I’d use a bunch of adjectives to describe it but I figured to just put it in cake. Yes, cake! A mini 4” vanilla cake with surprise chocolate chip frosting inside, and accents of edible gold (Yes, real gold). Windfall is sweet, surprising, and oh-so lucky!





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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine: Review + Meringue Lollies



🌟🌟🌟🌟 heartwarming stars for Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
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“Although it’s good to try new things and to keep an open mind, it’s also extremely important to stay true to who you really are.” 

Eleanor Oliphant might be completely fine, but I’m not! After finishing such exhilarating story, it left me wondering about life long after reading the last pages.

The characters are what really shined for me in this novel. Eleanor Oliphant was a bit out of place in the world. She had issues from the past that she wasn’t ready to confront, so she carries on with life living a ‘normal’ routine. She goes to her 8-hour office job every 5 days of the week, and spends her weekend in her apartment with tv, books and vodka. But an incident with an old man in the streets made her life turn a complete 360. 

Now another star of this book was Raymond. He was the new IT guy from Eleanor’s office. Soon after saving the old man from the streets, the three of them became friends. Eleanor, the socially awkward girl, had friends! And good ones for that matter. Raymond became such a big part of Eleanor’s mental and emotional healing. And I couldn’t ask for a better supporting character in a book. For me, he resembled warmth and honesty. 

This book tackled mental illness, which was so important, and did it flawlessly. It was about life and survival and believing that better days are attainable. Hands down, a must-read for everyone!

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The Hate U Give Review + Sugar Cookies



🌟🌟🌟🌟 Rating for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
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This book was a breath of fresh air. It was a work of fiction slapped with reality all over it!

“Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right.” 

The protagonist, Starr, was admirable to read about. At such a young age, she witnessed 2 of her best friends murdered. Both innocent, Starr had a lot of emotions festered towards equality. Now, all she had to do was speak up, stand up, and fight. For her people, for her best friends, for basic human rights.

And boy, did she do it! This book involved a lot of activism and emotional growth. That was something I really enjoyed. I haven’t read a lot of YA that portrayed such intense, realistic outtakes on peoples right to live. The race was such a big barrier in the book. The alternate worlds between suburbs and ghetto in the modern world was perfectly describe. And in the beginning we witness a girl struggling to balance her life between two so-called worlds. But then she finds her voice and somehow, even if it's the smallest form of unity, she rises.

Kudos to author Angie Thomas for such a marvelous debut YA novel! Highly recommended! 


Now a little something sweet to go with this novel, I've hooked up a simple sugar cookie with royal icing to compliment the book cover. The first one spells out the book title, emphasizing on the THUG, which was the essence of the story. And of course the golden hood trio, Starr, Khalil and Natasha.

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