On my book tour's first leg (don't worry, there are more dates ), I found myself in Portland, OR--a delightful city for foodies if ever there was one. There were plenty of delicious new spots, both brick and mortar and of the food truck variety, that I wanted to try. With limited time and obligations filling my time, it was tough to make it to many, but--and I was assured by more than one person--you've gotta go to Blue Star Donuts . Well, as it happened my first evening in Portland, my better half dinnered on a delicious Little Big...Read more http://www.cakespy.com/blog/2013/5/17/cakespy-undercover-blue-star-donuts-portland-or.html
According to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, there are NOT three dangers of the Fire Swamp, my friends; there are seven. Don't Panic! Instead, grab your sonic screwdriver, (With both hands...) and your ugliest tie-dye beach towel, (You know, the one with the ugly flowers and the nutrient-soaked hem.) ...and let's go see if we can find the other four! Wait, I'm forgetting something... Hey! You! In the red shirt! Wanna join the team? Great! We wouldn't think of leaving without you. *
******** Look, up above! It's a Cthulpoo Pony! Watch out for their...Read more http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2013/5/17/the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-fire-swamp.html
Pink and White First Communication Cake Spring has arrived and that means first communions! Our very own Nicole’s niece Alexa celebrated her communion a few weekends ago in Mendham, NJ. The cake we created for the celebration was inspired by a christening cake from last year. Pink cross and damask cake details The cake is highlighted with a bow looped cross on the top tier, white damask print and rose pink fondant (which appears a little peach colored in these pictures). Here’s a few photos of the adorable Alexa with her cake and her Aunt and Uncle. Alexa with her...Read more http://blog.pinkcakebox.com/first-communion-damask-cake-2013-05-17.htm
I still have some book tour dates coming -- find them here! Some of my recipes were featured on the REDBOOK website ! Cool! Total bakery meltdown. Chocolate chip cookie bite with cookie dough buttercream. A tasty tale of Kipferl , and a recipe too! OMG cute: pop-tart earrings! What an amazing idea: dream dollhouse cake! The low-down on soft-serve. A sweet summer dessert table! Love-love-love these cookies: Chocolate mudslide cookies. How to eat an oreo more awesomely. What the heck is a cronut? Something you wanna eat, trust me. Tastes better than actual tiger: dark chocolate "tiger" cookies. Contest: ...Read more http://www.cakespy.com/blog/2013/5/17/bakers-dozen-a-batch-of-sweet-links.html
Dear Gesine Bullock-Prado , Dudette, I love you. Not in a creepy way, because it is true you're kind of a baking big-shot. And deservedly so. But right at this moment, I am in love with you because you are the one who brought a little something called Aztec Chocolate Creme Fraiche Pound Cake into my life. Before, I enjoyed regular old pound cake like a jerk. But I am telling you that I will never--can never--go back. Because it's so much better when it's crammed full of chocolate and creme fraiche in addition to butter, sugar, flour, and egg....Read more http://www.cakespy.com/blog/2013/5/16/aztec-chocolate-creme-fraiche-pound-cake-yes.html
- Category: Cakes
- Created: 15 May 2013
Ive sat down many time at the computer or with a pad and pencil trying to create a logo for my cake business.
How hard can it be really, well quite hard.
I find it easier to create a wedding cake then to design a logo. So today i finally bit the bullet and sat down all day creating a logo, ive not just created one but 6.
I will give them to my very supportive outspoken honest hubby who will then tell me what is rubbish and what is good.
Other wise it will be another full day...Read more http://cakesdecor.com/weddingcakeboutique/blog/667
- Category: Cakes
- Created: 15 May 2013
I can understand wanting to get more creative with your baby shower designs, bakers, but please, NOT LIKE THIS: "The rare squiggle-spitting dingle-dangler immobilizes its prey with a unique 'spit net' that some cultures find quite tasty." At first you think this is just another crocheted baby with exposed brains: But turn the cake around, and... ...now I'm just really confused. Did anyone ever show you the trick of making a tiny footprint stamp with the side of your hand? And then you use your fingers to stamp the toes? Yes? Well, then, did anyone ever tell you...Read more http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2013/5/15/maybe-we-should-stick-to-baby-blocks-and-umbrellas.html
- Category: Cakes
- Created: 14 May 2013
So this is the end of the disasters ( I hope) Fingers crossed or new brain wiring crossed? Either way I hope this is the last we see of the neverending story :)) Ahhhh Kiama. Sleepy little hollow, here I come. With the pick and delivery of the forgotten concert tickets organised and the 2 wedding cakes done and dusted, I found myself finally relaxing a little ….. Yes, just a little :) My family don’t really understand how any of us Mum’s can relax when we are all together as there are 21 kids aged from 4 to 13...Read more http://cakesdecor.com/cakesbynadia/blog/666
There are very, VERY few non-wrecky uses for edible photo paper, my friends. So if you're going to make your guests gum their way through all that ink and extra fiber, at least make sure it looks cool. You know, (not) like this: I can just imagine the baker showing these off in his/her portfolio: "As you can see, I pioneered the 'wet blanket' decorating technique. I also specialize in printer jams and making your poop sparkle." Or this: Granted, this doesn't look as much like edible paper as it does a thin...Read more http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2013/5/14/paper-reams.html
Thought you might like some reminders! The book: The Secret Lives of Baked Goods: Sweet Stories & Recipes for America's Favorite Desserts . The contest: HERE! The remaining tour dates: Tuesday, May 14th: What: Discussion and Signing Where: Book Passage , San Francisco Ferry Bldg #42 San Francisco When: 6-7 p.m. And then, after a few days off, I'm off to... Philadelphia Tuesday, May 21: What: Signing and discussion, with goodies! Where: Anthropologie flagship store , 1801 Walnut Street, Philadelphia When: 6-8 p.m. Chicagoland: Thursday, May 23rd What: Signing and discussion Where: Aspen Drive Library , 701 Aspen Drive, Vernon...Read more http://www.cakespy.com/blog/2013/5/13/remaining-tour-dates.html
Purse and Gift Box Bat Mitzvah Jessica and Lee reached out to us to help design a cake for their daughter Emily’s Bat Mitzvah celebration this past weekend at the Loading Dock in Stamford CT. For inspiration we started with Gabby’s fashion themed Bat Mitzvah cake and personalized it for Emily. Colors included were pink, orange and white to coordinate with Emily’s color theme. Bat Mitzvah Cake with two cute doggies in handbag The top tier includes a pink satchel handbag with two dogs peeking out. The handbag includes a tangerine orange handle with a thick white stripe...Read more http://blog.pinkcakebox.com/fashionista-bat-mitzvah-cake-2013-05-13.htm
When it comes to baking and ...Read more http://www.cakespy.com/blog/2013/5/13/cakespy-on-craftsy-a-spatula-primer.html
Peonies are one of my favorite flowers, we have had them adorn our landscaping for almost 22 years; I remember planting our first peony plant with Sydney (she was almost two) and it just happened to be Mother’s Day. As I was covering the the second cake Sydney came through the door ready for 10 days of fun (she is spending the summer in DC). I had originally created the Peony cake topper as another cake, in a long line, of 21 birthday cakes for her to choose…...Read more http://cakesdecor.com/pastrydiva/blog/664