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Mariela Does Cakes

Mariela Does Cakes
Home Town: Sonora, Mexico
Living In: Arizona, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Camping, Music
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About this Cook
I am a young wife and mom of a 2 year old boy. I love baking ever since I was young. My mother was never a baker. So when I was like 15 I started baking on my own, and I was hooked. When I got married, I was 20, and only knew the basics of cooking. I am proud to say I have taught myself to cook and I recently took the challenge of making the turkey for this 08 Thanksgiving.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook Mexican and Italian food. I am Mexican and the flavors and great dishes our country has are amazing. I'm slowly learning how to make tamales, pozole, and the bigger dishes. Another favorite: Baking! I make cakes and decorate them also. I recently made my first wedding cake, and it was a double wedding, 2 cakes. One day I will have my diner/bakery!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother always makes bu├▒uelos for Christmas. They are like a sweet thin tortilla, that is fried and covered in a delicious syrup. A very traditional dessert in Mexico. Even though, I don't know how to make them (YET!), I recently helped her make tamales, and I am happy to now be part of her tradition of holiday cooking. I just wish my food will taste as good as hers ;)!
My cooking triumphs
Making 2 wedding cakes this past september. I was tired, nervous, excited, but most importantly, proud of the job I did!
My cooking tragedies
When I was dating my husband, I was maybe 16 or 17, I decided to make a chocolate cake for him. The recipe called for whipped topping between the 4 layer cake. Well, I did not thaw enough my whip. topping, so I vigorously started beating it with a spatula. So I finished my cake. It looked good for about a minute. Then started sliding. My cake started falling apart! I beat the whip. topping so much it basically melted. The cake was still good, but we just had to hold it up with our hands!!! lol
Recipe Reviews 64 reviews
Ninety Minute Cinnamon Rolls
First time I ever made Cinnamon Rolls were by using Alton Brown's recipe. But I was looking for something as delicious but less time consuming. THIS IS THE RECIPE! Me and my husband couldn't stop eating them. They are best warm out of the oven. I did use a cream cheese frosting. I can't wait to make them again!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 13, 2013
Donut Muffins
These are pretty good. The amount of nutmeg in my preference was too much. I didn't even put the whole amount and I thought it was a bit overpowering. But still good! My son helped me and I made a double batch, used the cinnamon/sugar and also did a glaze. Nice with a cup of coffee. Next time, I'm using a bit less nutmeg.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 12, 2012
Baked Slow Cooker Chicken
super easy to do, what more can you ask? It's delicious, just add different spices for a change of flavor :)

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Reviewed On: Oct. 11, 2012
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