Imagine it's Sunday morning. The family is in their jammies and it's time for breakfast. Junior wants pancakes but your little princess wants French toast. Instead of making both, be creative, be daring, live on the edge and make (drum roll) French Pancakes! No not crepes, that's totally different. Think French Toast but instead of bread, use pancakes!
October 17, 2013
October 13, 2013
October 9, 2013
Back in August I was contacted by the good people at Brigham Young University newspaper. They were starting a new magazine for the student body at BYU and wanted to know if they could print my snickerdoodle blondie recipe in their first issue. With lightening speed I responding with a resounding "YES!".
October 2, 2013
Many months ago I was asked to make this cake for my friend's husband Karl's fortieth birthday. To celebrate, they were meeting friends and family in Whistler Blackcomb for a big ski weekend and Karl had specifically requested something ridiculously chocolatey for his birthday cake. What is more decadent and over-the-top chocolate than a flourless chocolate cake? The melt-in-your-mouth truffle-like luxury of this cake was the perfect choice to celebrate Karl's 14,610 days of enduring on planet Earth.
September 5, 2013
August 13, 2013
It's been a long time since I've made my little whales and it was so much fun! I forgot just how cute these little whales were. This time around I made them for Konrad who was celebrating his second birthday. His party theme this year was All Things In the Sea and the whales were a perfect fit. You might remember these little guys from a few years ago when I first made them. It was then that I also invented my Sincere Strawberry Cupcakes which I also made for Konrad. I topped all the cupcakes with a very generous dollop of Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream.
June 23, 2013
A few weeks ago I received an email from Debbie to make a very special cake to celebrate the upcoming birth of her very first grandchild. The theme for the shower was "monsters" but the design of the cake was totally open. I wanted to find a good balance between being uber cute (like the one I made for Mikey's first birthday) and sophisticated. When Debbie showed me the invitation she made, I was instantly inspired.
June 12, 2013
So you'll never guess what I treated myself to a few weeks ago: a fancy, schmancy new camera that takes beautiful photos. And where was said camera when I made this cake? Hanging on a hook at home, packed safely in its bag. That's a great place for it but not when I get a hankerin' to bake and I'm away from home! Sadly I had to rely upon my phone's camera which has a reputation for being less than stellar at taking reliable photos.
May 24, 2013
May 16, 2013
I've gotten a bit behind on my blog posts. I hope you can forgive me! I was going through my photos, when I realized that I never posted this charmer. Last year on an extremely warm and sunny Seattle summer day, I had the honor of baking Konrad's first birthday cake, complete with a kitschy banner tolling biplane.
May 5, 2013
April 26, 2013
I spoiled my coworkers with a choice of six Bundt cakes to help make a mundane meeting taste a little sweeter. Out of the six cakes that I made, this one was devoured the fastest. Folks made a bee-line directly for it. I think the lusciously thick chocolate glaze that graced the top of this cake was just too difficult to ignore. Moreover, the classic combination of chocolate, hazelnut and coffee was just too hard to resist too. This cake is a trifecta of awesomeness.