56 comments

  1. says:

    April 7, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Hooray for mini cakes (they’re so adorbs and photo friendly!). And *hip hip horray* for Two Red Bowls on its first birthday!! Love this beautiful little cake; the simple glaze is spot-on.

    *Cheers* to several more years! xo

    • tworedbowls says:

      April 7, 2014 at 6:34 pm

      Thanks, Valerie!!! I’m glad you think so, because I feel like every time I make a cake I struggle with the styling! Not to mention glaze drips, which are the bane of my existence. (You should have heard me talking to it. “Come on, come on, fall! FALL!” Not crazy at all.) Haha!

  2. says:

    April 7, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Happy happy blog birthday!! You’ve achieved so much in the last year; you’re such an inspiration. Here’s to many more years of happy blogging! xx

  3. says:

    April 7, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Here’s to year two, indeed. Hurrah. And to mini Matcha cake (yum, by the way). And to mini cake in general (please don’t stop making mini cake). Such a gorgeous blog that you have created :)

  4. says:

    April 7, 2014 at 11:18 am

    I can’t believe your blog is only a year old. Seriously — with your pictures, writing, and recipes, it looks like you’re a pro who’s been doing this for years and years! I think I was still using my IPHONE for pictures during my one year anniversary. Your stuff never fails to amaze me and these cakes are no exception. They look absolutely AMAZING. Happy anniversary!

    • tworedbowls says:

      April 7, 2014 at 6:44 pm

      Haha aww you’re too kind, Michelle — totally not true <3 but you are awesome for saying so. I’m lucky to have blogs and bloggers like you for inspiration. Thanks so much!!

  5. says:

    April 7, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Oh my goodness these are awesome! I have this obsession with matcha that no one understands haha!! Also congrats on a great 1 year, here’s to many many more! :)

    • tworedbowls says:

      April 7, 2014 at 6:45 pm

      Me too!! I feel like maybe matcha was in vogue awhile back and I’m the only one still hawking its wares but I refuse to stop — it’s just so good, baha. Thank you so much, Suruchi!

  6. says:

    April 7, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Queen of the mini cakes!! Love <333333 I was hoping to pick up some matcha this weekend so I could try baking with it but sadly did not get around to it…this is total inspiration to go get some though! Me want ombre cake STAT.

    I can't believe you've only been blogging for a year–WHAT a year! I don't think I've ever seen anyone skyrocket to such incredible blogging heights in a year, and I like to think I read quite a few blogs. In short–you're amazing and I hope you feel so, so proud of what you've accomplished so far! So glad to have you as a blogging buddy <3

    • tworedbowls says:

      April 7, 2014 at 6:50 pm

      Aww, Erika, you make me all bashful! I highly doubt that (though looking back at my first posts, the bar was set pret-ty low!) I’m so thankful to have you as a blogger friend too, and to have your blog for constant inspiration. I still have to try a Momofuku recipe at some point (eek!) Thank you so much for being a bomb friend <3

  7. says:

    April 7, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    NOOOOOOO to a cake hiatus! The world needs more cake, Cynthia, and as food bloggers, it’s our duty to make them and release their happy energy into the universe. Happy one year blogiversary, my friend! I echo everyone else’s comment when I say I can’t believe it’s only been one year. You’ve accomplished so much, your recipes are incredible, your writing is fabulous and the photos. My gawd, the photos are glorious. I come here and swoon over how beautiful it all is. I’m so happy you reached out to me so many months ago and that we’ve become friends. I look forward to the day we meet in real life. Here’s to many many many more years of your wonderful blog!

    • tworedbowls says:

      April 8, 2014 at 12:57 pm

      Hahaha I like the way you think!! Next time I have a cake craving I’ll just chalk it up to civic duty. Done and done. And <3 thank you so very much for your sweet words and for your shoutout in today’s post — I have to pinch myself because I can’t believe how lucky I am to have a friend like you. It’s honestly nuts. And YES … someday when I’m in Vancouver or you’re in NY, we have to make it happen!

      Thanks for everything, lovely lady <3

  8. says:

    April 7, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    You’re seriously an inspiration to me. Thank YOU for sharing you unique, chic and tasteful love of food and its quirky and cavernous relationship with life :) Happy 1 year birthday, Two Red Bowls!

    • tworedbowls says:

      April 8, 2014 at 12:59 pm

      How wonderful is that phrase — food’s “quirky and cavernous relationship with life” and how wonderful are you?! Our friendship is one of the many things that amazes me about the experiences this blog has given me. So thankful to have met you and um, SO excited for you to come back to New York!!!!!! Happy 30.5 weeks ;) And thank you!

    • tworedbowls says:

      April 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm

      Thanks, lady! And thanks for the particular good vibes and friendship from you — you’re the best <3!

  9. says:

    April 7, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Happy Blogiversary, dear Cynthia!! The matcha cake looks amazing. Can you believe it, I’ve never used matcha in my kitchen…oops, now I admitted it. Now I really need to go and buy some.
    And I’m definitely NOT sick of all this sentimental talk. Bring it on!

    • tworedbowls says:

      April 8, 2014 at 1:02 pm

      Hahaha yay for sentimental folks like us! High-five. And oh man, I think you’ll love baking / cooking with matcha. I’m addicted. If you do buy some, I can’t wait to see what creations you come up with <3

  10. says:

    April 7, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    I LOVE your blog!! I can’t believe you’ve only been blogging for a year… Care to give me your secret?
    Perhaps you should be brave and comment on my blog…
    Love the cake by the way and I’m definitely voting for you!

    • tworedbowls says:

      April 8, 2014 at 6:27 pm

      I don’t know, Dixya, you might start and then find yourself in my position where you can’t stop and it’s a problem … haha!

    • tworedbowls says:

      April 8, 2014 at 6:28 pm

      Oh my gosh, I love the idea of these for girls night! Yay — thanks so much for your kind words, Ashley!

  11. says:

    April 9, 2014 at 7:15 am

    Happy first birthday! I think they’re lovely moments to pause and reflect on everything a blog teaches and gives you. Also, congratulations on getting engaged and for SAVEUR!
    P.S. So pleased you like the folding video.

    • tworedbowls says:

      April 9, 2014 at 12:22 pm

      I totally agree — it’s kind of overwhelming (and humbling, and gratifying) sometimes to think about it in its entirety, and not just day to day. What a wonderful ride we’re all on — congratulations to YOU! And thank you for your amazing videos!

  12. says:

    April 15, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Cheers to year 2, dear friend!!! Happy 1 year blog birthday (sorry, I’m a bit late!), but I’m so excited and happy for you! This is the perfect way to celebrate – and no, I’m never tired of your pretty mini-cakes! More more more!! hehehe I love green tea cakes/cupcakes! So good! And the color is divine. Also, I used to be morally opposed to IG too…and look how far we’ve come… :) xo

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