Monday, September 3, 2018

The Little Big Top Cake {Raspberry & Pinot Noir Cake}


Come one, come all, to the greatest show in town! It's the Little Big Top Cake!

This little cutie of a confection was made for a wonderful friend's birthday! I had a few key elements to start with when planning this cake: 1) she's always loved the circus and dreamed of being in one when she was a kid; and 2) her favorite fruit is raspberries. With a flick of the ol' baker's wand - I came up with this combination!

Monday, August 20, 2018

"We'll Miss You" Cake


This is a quick post-it note for a cake that I made for a going-away-party. It was made for a friend's co-worker who was leaving their happy team at an elementary school. Though I don't know the person, I could tell she was going to be sorely missed by her peers and they insisted on nothing but the best. That meant using the, "good butter" and premium vanilla extract. I relied on the old faithful recipes including this vanilla cake with Bonne Maman Raspberry Preserves - a house specialty. The cake is frosted in my favorite swiss buttercream but the flowers needed a firmer frosting to withstand the the summer heat.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Hibiscus-Maple Syrup Icecream


A few months back, I randomly attended the MetroCooking food convention in Washington D.C. The overall event was not what I had expected and to be honest, a little disappointing. You pay for general admittance, then you pay to eat food from various vendors. There were a few special promotions like cooking lessons and the BBQ food section of the venue. I can understand paying for a cooking class but an additional cost just to access the BBQ section? Where you still have to pay to eat food? In conclusion - serious money grab. My recommendation is to review the list of vendors and try them out independently.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Bad Day Brontosaurus Cake

This is the story about a cake that started one way... and took a sharp turn in another direction. I wanted to share this story because... well. It's a weird one. And funny. Not funny ha ha. But it has a silver lining!