Month: November 2008

  • Daring Bakers, Caramel Cake and Soft Grand Marnier Caramels

    I can hardly believe that the Daring Bakers are already two years old and that next month will be my own two year anniversary with the group. I can hardly believe that it went from Lisa emailing me with “hey there are four of us making biscotti, are you interested?” to “hey should we have […]

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    Thankful that my 5 year old nephew asked me to make him chocolate cupcakes with “snow frosting” for Thanksgiving dinner…even if that’s all he’ll eat. How can I say “no”?!! Thankful for little things like sprinkles and having this space to tell you about my passion for all things sweet. Thankful to have you read […]

  • Pumpkin Meringue Tartelettes

    With the holidays just upon us, I hope you won’t mind a little pre-Thanksgiving dessert and have to let you in on a little secret: I won’t be cooking or baking this Thanksgiving. Argh!!! Horror!!! Truth is, I never cook or bake that day as I am reminded each year that it is not “my” […]

  • Black Tie Macarons And A Calendar Girl

    These are not the Frenchie version of Oreos but rather Black Tie Macarons that I made for a party, not that I don’t like love Oreos mind you! You see, I don’t usually mingle with B’s music jobs unless they are at a restaurant or some gig for the city. They are jobs, fun and […]

  • Around The World In 100 Cookies: Field Guide To Cookie Book Tour

    Here is another post in the series “When blogging become much more than just blogging”. I am loving the extra dimentional relationships formed and cultivated through blogging and when Anita asked a few of us to take her first released book “Field Guide To Cookies” on a virtual tour, I literary smiled from ear to […]

  • My Best Friend’s Wedding

    My Best Friend’s Wedding

    Never in my wildest thoughts would I have imagined forming such a strong relationship with somebody met online. Yet, over the past two and a half years, Lisa has become just that: my bestfriend. I would have done (almost) anything, even singing badly at the corner bar to pay for my fare. No way I […]

  • Poire D’Eve

    I know, I know…no pictures of Lisa’s wedding cake yet, at least not today….One reason is that I have been saving this wonderful Poire D’Eve cake for a week now and another reason is that I have hundreds of pictures to go through from the wedding and a few other attendees have graciously allowed me […]

  • A Buttercream Weekend – In Need Of Fruit!

    Update 1: for a first account of the weekend, read John’s post here. Update 2: Sorry for the confusion but this was not the wedding cake, I was just dipping into the archives to illustrate the buttercream. As you can see I am using a little trip in the archives to sum up the last […]

  • Persimmons Chai Tartes Tatin

    I finally made it to Lisa’s house today and after many hours of chatting with her and Kelly, I find myself thinking about B. back home and how sick with a bad cold he is and how I am not there to help him feel better. Hmmm, maybe that’s not such a bad thing considering […]

  • Raspberry Parfait Lollipops And The Little Big Things In Life

    The little big things in life…Let me start by a very little thing: fresh tasty raspberries in late October. I had stopped at the restaurant last week to say “hi” to the old crew when Crazy D and Nazi K (the appropriately nicknamed line chefs) emerged from the kitchen with a small crate of raspberries. […]