Rustic Treats

I was lucky to enjoy the day with extended kin at our family reunion. To share with everyone, I brought a plum frangipane tart and puff pastry filled with asparagus, Gruyere cheese, and garlic.

Very simple, but very yummy!

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Congratulations Kavin and Betsy!

Over the weekend, I had the privileged of making the wedding cake for a very sweet couple! The cake was layers of vanilla bean cake, lemon mousseline, and raspberry jam and vanilla bean cake, mocha buttercream, and chocolate buttercream. They were married at the Breitenbach Winery’s Toolshed; a lovely location out in the country, making the cake style perfect! The bride choose a “naked” cake with lush berries and grapes.

Congratulations Kavin and Betsy!

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Happy 1st Birthday Aidan!

This month we celebrated our son’s first birthday with friends and family!

I went for a carnival theme with treats including: sea salt popcorn, circus peanuts, gumballs, chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, hot dogs and hamburgers.

Aidan destroyed…I mean enjoyed…an apple and banana cake with lightly sweetened whipped cream.

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Pardon my dust!

Hi everyone!

If you haven’t been to this site for a week or so and are just checking in now, then you may notices some changes!

If this is your first time here, then Welcome!

In any case, please pardon my dust as I do some much needed site redesign and changes.

A new working feature is the contact page! You can email me directly from there! How neat is that!?

Exciting new cookie cutters!

A wonderfully geeky package arrived this week and I couldn’t be more thrilled! Have you been to Warpzone Prints? They have a delightful selection of geeky cookie cutters!

I restrained myself and only purchased a few to start with. I’ve always wanted to make Dr. Who cookies! And a few months ago, when I saw Sherlock cookies on the internet, I was dismayed to find the cutters sold out. Well they aren’t anymore! Mrs. Watson! I’ll have a CumberBATCH of cookies with my tea! Finally, because they’ve always been my favorite past time games, I got a collection of Animal Crossing cutters!

I cannot wait to put these to use!

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These are a few of my favorite things!

It’s been almost a year since we moved from San Francisco to Ohio. It has also been almost a year since I’ve made French Macarons! Blasphemy!

This week I was pleased to fulfill an order of them! They are flavored: raspberry, mango, pistachio, earl grey-honey, lavender, and vanilla bean.

Additionally, a very happy birthday to Abby! Here’s to a sweet year!

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Happy happy birthdays!

Last month I was honored to celebrate a couple of family birthdays!

First, my little cousin Tobie who loves the color red! I made a red velvet cake with vanilla buttercream, covered in red fondant and decorated in a RED Minnie Mouse theme.

Next up was my husband’s 32nd birthday. I unreasonably like the number 32. Therefore, anyone I know that is turning 32 and requests a cake, gets a 32 layer crepe cake! Ian’s was vanilla crepes with a dark chocolate ganache.

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Charity Dinner

I had the opportunity to donate goodie bags for a charity dinner! It was quite enjoyable to do! Each bag contained: a vanilla cardamom pound cake, 2 gooey brownies, 2 white chocolate coconut blondies, a box of Valentine’s cookies, 2 red velvet cupcakes with vanilla buttercream, and 2 lemon cupcakes with lemon buttercream.

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New celebration cakes!

Happy birthday to the wonderful folks whom I’ve had the privilege of making cakes for these last few months!

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(From left to right: summer berry clafouti, caramel Dungeons and Dragons D4 cake, caramel and orange ombre fall cake, green tea and chocolate entremet with green tea French macaroons)