70 comments

  1. says:

    April 7, 2015 at 7:32 am

    Congrats Cynthia, I’ve only been following your blog for a short while but from what I’ve seen so far, being selected for the blog awards is well deserved!

  2. says:

    April 7, 2015 at 7:46 am

    Happy happy two years of blogging! It’s been such a delight to get to know you through these site and see how it’s grown into something so inspiring! And huge congrats on the nomination, I was so thrilled when I saw your name there. Nobody deserves it more xo

    • tworedbowls says:

      April 9, 2015 at 12:45 pm

      I can’t tell you how much it means to have made friends as lovely as you through this blog, Kathryn. You are such a constant ray of sunshine and you never fail to make me smile — thank you so much for your kindness and for your friendship!

  3. says:

    April 7, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Happy days! This is such a lovely post to read – I’m smiling as I sit at my computer πŸ™‚ Hugest congrats on the Saveur nomination, on this lovely cake and on 2 years blogging. Can we also take a second to think TWO YEARS?!! Is that all?! You are SUCH a pro – the food blogging world wouldn’t be the same without you x

    • tworedbowls says:

      April 16, 2015 at 3:59 pm

      You leave the kindest, most thoughtful comments, Kate! Your comment made me smile! Thank you so much for your sweet words.

  4. says:

    April 7, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Oh wow Cynthia, this is absolutely beautiful. I just feel like the cake is floating in the clouds with the white sheet all around it, love love love it!! <3
    And happy blog anniversary! I just had bibimbap at home last week, it's seriously the best. And now that it's getting warm, it's time to eat summer bibimbap too, which has me all excited!

  5. themoonblushbaker says:

    April 7, 2015 at 8:48 am

    WOW!!! I have blogged almost as long as you but I hardly have the photographic skills set you do, Cynthia. Well deserved on the nomination.

    I may have only start following you religiously recently but I am hoping you continue to deliver recipes, both savoury and sweet, for many years to come. Fingers crossed you get a cook book deal soon!

  6. says:

    April 7, 2015 at 9:26 am

    What a beautiful cake. Im still trying to figure out proportions with mini cakes. This looks so perfect and i love the marscapone idea. I too had a horrible stomach bug, but i love that you remember how lucky you are. It almost helps you see it when you feel better. Family is precious and what a beautiful thing bowl2 did for you! I love seeing my brother. Congratulations! You deserve the finalist nomination! You’re thoughtful, creative and your photography is beautiful. Reading your blog feels like coming on the journey with you and i know how hard you work. What a beautiful thing to have that rewarded. Happy blogoversary! enjoy and enjoy! Xo

  7. Lynn | The Road to Honey says:

    April 7, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Happy 2 year blog-iversary and congrats on your nomination. I am a sucker for mini desserts and this one is no exception. I bet that rose mascarpone brings a delicately interesting flavor to this cake.

  8. says:

    April 7, 2015 at 9:52 am

    I just love this! Filled with so much cheeriness and happiness and joy. So so happy for you, and so true about all the wonderful things in life to be thankful for! Including your gorgeous blog and sweet personality that have now graced the inter webs for two years – congratulations Cynthia!! How wonderful. And these cakes. Hope there has been lots of happy cake eating to celebrate all this awesomeness in your home. Family + nomination + cake // three great reasons to have a slice or too and have a little happy-dance party. Hope you are having the best week! You two bowls deserve it!! <3

  9. says:

    April 7, 2015 at 10:42 am

    oh man oh man oh man happy birthday, little two red bowls!!!! i can’t believe it’s only been two years πŸ™‚ this is such a perfect little cake for it. ok really TEN SECONDS that you didn’t recognize your brother for?! you’re silly.

    I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!!!!!

  10. Sini says:

    April 7, 2015 at 10:55 am

    The happiest blogiversary, Cynthia! Two years and look what you’ve achieved! I’m not only talking about being a Saver Blog Awards finalist for the second year in a row (you rule!) but about your learning curve and having built such an incredible community. I’m so proud of you, miss! (wish I could give you a big hug and a Finnish cinnamon roll right now)
    These cake are just insane; so gorgeous! I love everything about them – their size (cute!!), the flavor pairings (can’t wait to hear what you’re planning or your wedding), and these pics. So Two Red Bowls.

    Cheers and hurray,
    Sini

  11. says:

    April 7, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Wonderful news, Cynthia, congratulations on both! And what a charming cake to celebrate it all, love the snazzy mascarpone frosting which I will definitely use on alot of cakes soon.

    Happy festivities on this great Tuesday,
    Nicole

  12. says:

    April 7, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Wow, I can’t believe you’ve only been blogging for 2 years!!! Your work suggests otherwise; your recipes and photos are such an inspiration to me (and everybody else according to Saveur)! Congratulations again!!!

    And of course, this cake looks delicious as always.

  13. says:

    April 7, 2015 at 11:30 am

    First of all, CONGRATULATIONS LADY!!!! It’s been so freaking amazing seeing your blog grow and how your style has become more refined since the beginning. I felt like you were so cool when I first met you, and look at you now! You’re like superstar status. Also, I want to dip all of my fingers in that frosting and eat until I feel sick. So there’s that. <3

  14. says:

    April 7, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Happy times! Congrats on two years and on the happy surprises in your life πŸ™‚ The cake is so cute and I’m intrigued by your egg-less magical ways!

  15. says:

    April 7, 2015 at 11:39 am

    So many wonderful things to celebrate! Big congratulations on the Saveur nomination and 2 years!! I’ve always been such a fan of your photography and styling, so excited for all this! And this cake! Gorgeous!

  16. says:

    April 7, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Happy anniversary TRB! I am thrilled you decided to start this blogging thing two years ago, Cynthia. Your posts fill me with so much joy as you must be one of the most optimistic people I’ve met! Thank you for sharing your creativity and bits of your life with us and congrats on the nomination! Yay!

  17. says:

    April 7, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Congratulations, Cynthia!
    Your photos are so, so inspiring and I always look forward to reading your posts. Happy Birthday, TRB!!

    This cake is gorgeous, and your styling is incredible. Love the flavors here! xoxo, can’t wait to see what you have in store for year three.

  18. says:

    April 7, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Happy 2nd Birthday! I can’t believe this blog is only 2 years old and you can already make cake look that sexy. I love your little itty-bitty cakes. And I hear what you’re saying about how even in the “bad” times we still have it so good – Robert and I have similar conversations all the time. Looking forward to many more blog posts in the future. πŸ™‚ xoxo

  19. says:

    April 7, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Cynthia, it’s incredible how much you’ve accomplished in the two years since TRB debuted. Happy blogiversary, my friend. You should be very proud of yourself. When I was scrolling through the Saveur nominations for this year, I was thrilled to see you there again – it’s very much deserved! This cake is adorbs and the perfect individual size πŸ˜‰ xoxo

  20. says:

    April 7, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    I am amazed that you have only had this blog for two years! You are doing absolutely amazingly and I love your recipes πŸ™‚ The photography is stunning as per usual and I wish you the best of luck in the awards!

  21. says:

    April 7, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    The happiest of Happy 2 years of such creative goodness! I fall more in love with you every post babes! Best of luck with the awards. You’ve already got my vote! xoxo

  22. says:

    April 7, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    This is gorgeous {as usual} Cynthia! And even with all the worries of the world, life is still SO good. Congratulations on the Saveur nomination, this is so well deserved. I am looking forward to NYC in June, xo!!

  23. says:

    April 7, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Only two years??? Gosh I feel like you’ve been around forever! Haha not that I’m tired of it!! What i mean is you seem to experienced and all recipes and photos are just fab <3 I'm so happy to hear about Saveur Blog Awards! Yay!! You totally deserve it you talented lady. And of course it couldn't have happened without B2 supporting and eating it all, right? πŸ˜‰
    All the best,
    Agnes

  24. says:

    April 7, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Oh. Absolutely GORGEOUS!! As always.. I’m so happy for you that your little brother came over. That must have been amazing, to suddenly see him standing in front of you. And I guess I share your sappiness; family is just love, can’t live without them! And your nomination!! And this cake!! Congratulations Cynthia, so well deserved! And I can’t wait to meet you in real life!!! I’m so overexcited about that!

  25. says:

    April 7, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    ahhhhh! this cake is absolutely perfect, you make the most beautiful minis! and, couldn’t be more excited for your nom, lady πŸ™‚
    loved reading that bit about b2 surprising you with a visit from your little bro —> heart melts! that #2, he’s a good one πŸ˜‰ yay for friends, family, and all the stuff that smiles and love are made of! so so happy for you my friend! xo

  26. says:

    April 7, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Thank you so much for being such an inspiration for all of us in a blogging community, Cynthia. You have been such a gem, and I have been so happy since the day I discovered TRB.

    Happy Birthday to a loveliest blog, and more years to come πŸ™‚
    xoxo

  27. says:

    April 8, 2015 at 1:43 am

    Congrats Cynthia, on both your nomination and your blog birthday! TRB has grown to be one of my favorite blogs in the past two years from every aspect- photography, recipe, and writing wise. It’s amazing to see how far you’ve come, and I’m so looking forward to whatever you have planned for the future.

    Also, this cake is absolutely gorgeous! That mascarpone sounds dreamy. (And if you don’t mind me asking, where are those grey plates from? The two in the very last picture, with the slices of cake on them? So beautiful.)

  28. stephanie says:

    April 8, 2015 at 3:13 am

    happy happy blog birthday lady!! so, so amazed by all that you do! yay to your blog being just a wee babe AND being a finalist in this year’s sav awards. i see many bright things in trb’s future!!! xoxox

    ps – mascarpone frosting is my absolute fave!

  29. says:

    April 8, 2015 at 10:26 am

    I know I already shared these like… everywhere because they are SO DAMN CUTE, but I just had to comment as well! I love mini cakes! Isn’t everything in mini just better than the full sized version?! Happy Birthday! xx

  30. says:

    April 8, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    YAY for good times and lots of fun surprises, girl! And cake. Obviously cake. That moment when you opened the door to your little brother must have been such a fabulous shock–props to Bowl #2 for setting that one up! Here’s to wishing that the next few weeks will be filled with tons of fun and family for ya both!

  31. says:

    April 8, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    I seriously congratulate you and am so glad to know you–even if it’s through the screen! You’re such a darling and a talented writer+photographer. This was perfectly written and ahhhhhh so happy for you that you spent time with family! I realize that the older we get, the more we yearn for that sweet fellowship with our loved ones. πŸ˜€ And need I say more about this cake?! First of all. Cake. Then hellooo caaaake. And then mascarpone. One of my favorite things ever!

  32. says:

    April 9, 2015 at 1:42 am

    Happy two years!!!! YAY YAY YAY for family, mini cakes (!!!) and, HOORAY AND CONGRATS again and again on the Sav Nom!! You deserve it a million times over. So so love that you used a Call Me Cupcakes recipe for inspo on your frosting because I LOVE her chocolate mascarpone frosting and have adapted it for a couple of different cakes now. SOOO GOOD. Side note: can’t believe your beautiful cakes are eggless!! Seriously the perfect way to celebrate anything and everything!!

  33. says:

    April 9, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    In some ways I can’t believe your blog is just 2 yo…it’s so beautiful and professional, it looks like you’ve been doing it your whole life. But at the same time I know that feeling of: “where’d all the time go??” 2 years is a lot of days! And this cake and these photos are unreal, Cynthia!

    And the Saveur nom is so, so well deserved. Your photos are stunning, your writing is always personable and well crafted, and your food, well, it speaks for itself on my dinner table from time to time πŸ˜‰ Congrats again, I’m so, so happy for you!

    PS: We have an eerily similar diptych up on our posts this week…the one where it’s mostly white on the left–mine has empty tableware and yours has some roses and icing in it. I just pulled them up side by side and it totally made me laugh! I think we’re on the same wavelength this week! πŸ˜‰

  34. says:

    April 9, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Aw, this made me miss my brother so much! Its so hard when family is far away, huh? My little bro is in Montana going to school and being a cowboy. I know he’s having a blast and doing what he should be doing at 22, but its tough not seeing him at holidays. Im so glad you had yours this Easter <3 I also can't believe TRB is only two! Crazy! And I am so happy you are a Saveur nom – so well deserved. Im heading there next to vote for you, friend! xx

  35. says:

    April 11, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Congrats on becoming a Saveur finalist, Cynthia! I absolutely love your blog and it’s inspired me to try new recipes out of my comfort zone! So thank you and please keep writing! πŸ™‚

  36. says:

    April 12, 2015 at 1:44 am

    Hello!! I just discovered your blog and I’m in love! I’m going to be doing some major catching up because I know I’m going to be spending hours reading through your posts. Congratulations on your nomination!! I can totally see you deserve it πŸ™‚

  37. says:

    April 12, 2015 at 9:32 am

    A happy belated birthday for Two Red Bowls! This space is so wonderful, you can be proud of yourself! These cakes look delicious, and they are so cute too haha! I recognize what you say about happiness. Sometimes it’s overlooked by everyday life, but it’s good to be aware of what you actually have. And I want to thank you for your sweet comment on my blog, I don’t know if you get an automatic mail or something like that when I reply again, but I just wanted to say that it makes me so happy that people like you, who I look up to, see what I am doing in the kitchen and are enthusiastic about it. Wow, that might be one of the longest sentences I have written in a while haha. πŸ™‚ xo

  38. says:

    April 12, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    So glad TRB was born those two (short! or maybe fast!) years ago, Cynthia. It has been such a joy following your journey, sharing in your well-deserved accolades, salivating over your ever-evolving creations (each more crave-worthy than the next, I swear…) and drinking up your sweet prose and genuine commentary. So excited for what’s to come for you and B2 this year (wedding, eeeeeee!) — and so, SO privileged to be able to call you one of my first blogging buds. Biggest hugs and cheers to many more happy returns! xo. em

  39. says:

    April 12, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Congrats on your nomination!! I’ve got my fingers crossed for you, my friend! I cannot believe your photos, recipes, and words are so beautiful and well-developed after only two short years. Your blog is such an inspiration to me! I also love that this cakes serves two (or in my case, one…I’m a pig) because I have a hard time putting the fork down. Rose mascarpone? Dude. Can I triple the recipe for me and my five friends? (Okay, okay, I don’t plan on sharing it…it’s just for me)

  40. says:

    April 14, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    You must be one of those rare humans who were blessed with being talented with everything. Cooking, photography, styling, writing… and law? I mean come on, that’s crazy! No, really. I love you. You’re amazing!

  41. says:

    April 14, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    Cynthia, it’s wonderful to hear you’ve been enjoying the past few weeks despite late breaking illnesses. And I’m so glad to see your stunning blog get the recognition it deserves. This cake is just the prettiest – good to see you’re celebrating in style. (Cannot WAIT to meet you this summer. It’s going to be such a treat!)

  42. says:

    April 26, 2015 at 11:52 am

    rose petal infused cream lol seems a bit pretentious..nah, can’t be bothered to make this, there are a ton of other much simpler and delicious cake recipes without all the fuss

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