Project: Purple Bread

So you may know I was recently in Maui for my good friend Michelle’s wedding.  I’ll post more about that another time (including pictures of the adorable cake topper – and the DELICIOUS WEDDING CAKE).  The purpose of this post is to talk about one of the neat baking discoveries from when I was there.  … Continue reading

Taste Test: Mug Cake

A few years ago an email circulated with a recipe for 5-minute mug cake.  It was 6 or 7 ingredients, tossed in a mug and then microwaved for 2 minutes to bake a perfect little two-person chocolate cake.  I’ve made that recipe, just to see, and it was “ok”.  I made it once or twice.  … Continue reading

Greetings from Maui

But really what I wanted to show you was my apple tree – from the hall window you can see the blossoms in my grafted tree and you can really see that there are two or three varieties in blossom in the one tree: I’ll be back soon.  Aloha.

Project: Tweed Squares

Do you know what Tweed Squares are?  I didn’t, until I met the ECBF.  Truthfully, I may still not really know – as the only experience I’ve had with them are the ones I’ve made myself, and I can’t say for sure if they’ve turned out the way they’re supposed to (and maybe the ECBF … Continue reading

In the Interests of Full Disclosure: Yo Gabba Gabba

Remember that heat wave last summer?  I do.  I was in the house baking a birthday cake.  Not just any birthday cake either.  A Yo Gabba Gabba Cake.  This one doesn’t fall into the success category.  It was a total disaster as far as I’m concerned. Do you know what Yo Gabba Gabba is?  I … Continue reading

Banana Bread

Banana bread was the very first thing I ever baked.  It may have been back in law school.  I had some brown bananas that I knew would be perfect, so I found a recipe and whipped up a batch.  And it was good.  I bet have made banana bread hundreds of times since.  This weekend I … Continue reading

Cake Love: The ECBF as a Muppet

Last fall I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Vancouver to participate in the first annual Cake Love conference.  Plans are in place for Cake Love 2012.  It’s a mini course style cake conference that brought together some big names in the cake business to teach workshops to bakers and cake enthusiasts (like me) … Continue reading