About Me

abeer_cakewhiz_2Hey guys!

Welcome to Cakewhiz!

If you are here, I bet you are obsessed with cooking, baking and entertaining  as much as me!


My name is Abeer.

I grew up in Toronto but live in Chicago now with my dear hubby and sweet little boy.

I grew up baking and cooking with my Mom and those are truly my fondest childhood memories.

A few years ago, I decided to leave the world of Science and research to start this blog.

Now, I spend my days dreaming up new recipes and cooking up a storm.

CakeWhiz is a one-stop resource for anyone who enjoys comfort food, delicious desserts and entertaining family and friends through fun parties.

Furthermore, it showcases beautiful food photography to tantalize your taste buds.

Through this blog,  I hope to share my triumphs and failures in the kitchen with all of you.

But most importantly, I hope that what I do here inspires you to cook, bake and entertain your loved ones!


  • I proudly use “eh” in my conversations. After all, I am Canadian at heart
  • I like watching trashy reality shows.
  • I am obsessed with Harry Potter. I have read the books and watched the movies countless times! I also wish I could live at the Wizarding world of Harry Potter
  • I love traveling. It doesn’t even have to be an exotic place. We are also very fond of taking little road trips to nearby cities and towns. You can always find something fun to do!
  • I am not very “girly.” I don’t care about make-up or clothes or hairstyles! My sister says I should have been a boy…haha.
  • I don’t play sports or even watch sports and find it extremely boring! So, being a boy would have been very hard…hehehe.
  • I don’t like shopping at stores. Thank goodness for online shopping!
  • I am a “chocoholic” and eat chocolate every day.
  • I don’t know what I would do without Netflix… it’s an addiction!
  • I don’t like going out to movies. I like to watch them at home, while lying down comfortably on a couch with my cozy blanket.
  • My favorite color is blue.
  • I like exotic fruits like guavas, sapodilla, star fruit, lychee and get super excited if I see them at the grocery store or Farmer’s market!
  • I have a Masters in Science (Cellular Biology/Botany).
  • My wedding anniversary is on Halloween.
  • My son was born on April Fool’s day.
  • I LOVE everything at Ikea and if I had an unlimited budget, I would buy everything at the store!


If you have any questions about my recipes or tutorials, check out my FAQ section first. Here, I answer questions that people ask me through emails and other social medias. If you still need help, feel free to email me at [email protected]

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Sending you lotsa love from my kitchen,


  1. Beth

    December 11, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Stumbled here randomly… amazing!
    Will make the nutella cookies today!
    Will find you on instagram.

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      December 11, 2016 at 2:53 pm

      So happy you found me! I hope you enjoy those cookies too. Let me know if you have any questions.

  2. Sebueng

    June 20, 2017 at 6:10 am

    i thank instagram for finding you for me. got you at insta and subscribed to email. i am happy i found you. im in south africa

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      June 20, 2017 at 8:12 pm

      Well, I am so glad you found me. Hope you enjoy my recipes!

  3. Cindy S

    October 26, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Found your recipe notes for ermine icing on Pinterest today. I’ve made Ermine before and I’m making red velvet cake this weekend. I thought about trying to make an Ermine cream cheese icing but couldn’t find anything like it anywhere. Thank a God I read that you tried it and had bad results, saving me plenty of time, thank you. I’ll start following!

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      October 27, 2017 at 12:13 am

      Thanks for your sweet comment! I hope you like my Ermine frosting recipe. It’s the classic version and has a velvetty silky texture that’s to die for! lol. Happy baking!

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