Welcome to my blog Violets & Vanilla, dedicated mainly to baking and decorating cakes and other sugar treats. Notice how I said mainly? That is because being an Indian, and specially a South Indian, I love my spices as much as I love my sweets. So don’t be surprised if you find some spicy delicacies make an appearance in this supposedly sweet space.

Living in a city like Houston, known for its diverse, multicultural food scene and where you can easily get every ingredient imaginable, there has been no dearth of opportunities for me to find and cook new and interesting recipes. And this blog, I hope, would serve as a beautiful album of all those cooking and baking experiments and experiences of mine — an album that I would like you all to go through and enjoy.


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  1. Hi Violets and Vanilla, You have a lovely blog!! Nice to find a fellow South Indian in the blogosphere… I especially love your cake making and baking. I am a novice baker, learning about baking. I loved going through you cake decorations, fondant and gum paste. Would like to learn more from you 🙂

  2. Wow, your cakes look incredible! Its indeed an eclectic mix of science and art here. Hope to improve my baking skills(which aren’t too many!) with a visit to your site.

  3. Hi,
    You got a lovely blog. I am good at baking, but really bad in icing. I am sure that our blog would help me in icing. Love all your cakes :). Happy weekend. Stay in touch.

  4. Hello Anu…just wanted you to know ive nominated you for the ‘One Lovely Blogger award’ no pressure just letting you know how much I appreciate your blog!

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