Summertime Cherry Blossom Cake

Summertime Cherry Blossom Cake

A friend of mine, Andie shared with us that her parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past memorial day and she asked Sydney and I if we could design an elegant cake for their party. I have known Andie’s parents more than half my life; I was...
Royal Icing and Piping Flowers

Royal Icing and Piping Flowers

Royal icing can change an ordinary cake into an extraordinary cake with a little patience and a good royal icing recipe. Sydney and I thought piped cherry blossoms would be beautiful on our cherry blossom cake (recipe for cake to come). We colored about half of the...
Italian Buttercream & How To Frost a Cake

Italian Buttercream & How To Frost a Cake

Sydney and I were having pedicures when the woman in the next pedicure bath next to us over heard me talking and asked how can buttercream be frosted smooth. At first I was confused, but Sydney knew exactly what she was asking. After about 20 minutes of listening to...
Belgium Chocolate Cake

Belgium Chocolate Cake

A while back Sydney, DF and I were on vacation, while dining at a favorite restaurant we were offered a piece of chocolate belgium cake. My eyes widened  as my tastebuds danced with delight. The cake was moist rich and almost sinful; I realized Sydney was having the...
Silky Chocolate Pudding

Silky Chocolate Pudding

Sydney and I needed a rich luscious chocolate filling for a Belgium chocolate cake we were baking, our special rich chocolate pudding seemed perfect. As we were preparing the chocolate pudding DF walked into the kitchen proclaiming he would appreciate if we would...
Lemon Martini, Time for the Patio

Lemon Martini, Time for the Patio

Sydney and  I are addicted to lemons; we can peel a lemon like an orange, segment the fragrant fruit, and eat the segments (my dentist has been cautioning that the enamel could be in danger). Rather than given up the fruit, we incorporated the bright lemon into...
Happy Birthday with Lemon Meringue Pie

Happy Birthday with Lemon Meringue Pie

It so happens it is my birthday week, yes birthday week! Many years ago, prior to DF and  I marrying, he initiated birthday week. Before thinking how sweet, I need to explain why he initiated a week of birthday. The first birthday of mine we were together he asked me...
Cherry Blossom Silky Cupcakes

Cherry Blossom Silky Cupcakes

Sydney and I  have gone Sakura (Cherry Blossom) crazy; I have come to the conclusion that cherry blossoms are addictive. The flavor is as delicate as the flower blossom; we have been trying all sorts of recipes with the goody bag of cherry blossom ingredients our...