{Friday’s Home Bakery}

I spent all the afternoon baking cakes, cookies, breads…
Now you know that I love to bake and to take pics… I’m obsessed ( in a positive way) with that!

I’ve a lot of books bought on Amazon with interesting and yummy receipes to try.

So… today I’ve made a Poppy Seeds Vanilla Bread…

I’m not a lover of poppy seeds but this bread is great and it’s fantastic for the morning breakfast with a cup of hot coffee or a glass of milk!

The next loaf/bread/cake it’s my glory. I’ve made a Chocolate Babka. I’ve found the receipe in one of my favorite food blog “Cavoletto di Bruxelles“. It’s not really complicate but needs a lot of time of preparation. The dough need to be rise in a draft-free place at warm room temperature until doubled in bulk, 1 1/2 to 2 hours and then another hour!

I’m so proud…It’s soft, sweet and spicy ! I cut the loaf in little slices and put them in bags in the refrigerator so I’ll have my babka everytime I want and it will be fresh as I’ve just made it!

I’ve made a mono portion of Babka for my friend…

Classic Extreme Chocolate cookies… for sad and lonely moments…

Don’t you feel just better when you eat chocolate?

My last experiments was “Red Velvet Cupcake”…

It’s a cocoa cup cake but RED! I had it last year in New York and I’ve always wanted to bake my red velvet cupcake to give to friends that couldn’t go to NYC and couldn’t taste such a delight!

The receipe is really easy and fast. For the frosting I’ve used a Cream Cheese and I’ve decorate them with candies!

what do you think? do you love the pics! I need a macro lens…

Now it’s time to go to bed! I’m just thinking that I love so much to bake that maybe ….

goodnight ladies!

Have a terrific weekend!


P.S.: don’t worry! All the cakes/cookies/cupakes are in the regrigerator! I won’t eat everything by myself!

  • nevin said:


    I wish you were here! I wish you were in my kitchen right now! I can paint for you and you can bake for me.. Can we pleaseeeeeeee.. I am so hungry !

    You know I can cook but can't bake at all! You should proud yourself ::))

    Looks so good.. YUMMMMYYYY!!

  • Delish! I am so impressed - the pictures AND the food look amazing!

  • Elena said:

    Patata invece del macro fatti regalare il 50mm, per questi still life è perfetto! Sei stata come sempre bravissima, altro che. baciooo!

  • Lana said:

    Wow, that is amazing!!! I don't even bake that much in a month! Love the babka tied with ribbon and the cupcakes look divine!

  • Oooh that vanilla poppy seed bread has stolen my heart!

    It all looks yummy!

  • Iva said:

    ok!! I am sitting on a plane RIGHT NOW...I NEED to help you eat all of these yummies!! ;)


    hope you are having a lovely weekend Gaia!

  • Susan said:

    wow, love these photos... these look sooo yummy :))
    I am on a diet so it's not easy to stare at them... :)))
    have a lovely day, xoxo

  • Martha Stewart better watch her back. She now has some serious competition!! All the goodies look fabulous, dear! OX Monika

  • Wow Gaia, you're so talented!! The breads and cakes look FANTASTIC!!! YUM!!!


  • wow those look ridiculous! where in nyc did you have the red velvet cupcakes? i LOVE those. i have a wonderful recipe for cream cheese frosting if you're interested...
    also that babka looks delicious! every time i go home to my family, it is my duty to bring them a zabar's chocolate babka.


  • Sarah said:

    Ma lo sai che sei bravissima a fare le foto!?! Fantastiche, mi hai fatto venire fame! ;)


  • wow... this all looks all so delicous and tasty... now I really wanna have some of it.

  • Oh my, it all looks so delicious! It's making me so hungry! Do you have the recipe for the poppyseed and vanilla bread - it sounds super amaxing! x