'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

from Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There

Monday, November 30, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

 I know that this is a cake blog but I just have to share these lovely pies I made.  Thanksgiving is basically pie day at our house.  It takes me ages to decide what flavors to make every year because there are so many to choose from.  This year the winners were -
Chocolate Cream
Chocolate Chip Pecan
Lemon Lime
Apple Cider
Little Lemon Tarts

This little tart doesn't look like much but super flaky pastry, sweet tart lemon curd and fresh, sweetened whipped cream made this just about the most delicious thing on this table.

This is a little pie tasting plate to give to a friend.   Apple cider, lemon lime and chocolate cream pie.  Yum!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Gwyneth + Peppa = BFF's

  Gwen turned 3 this year!  To celebrate, Tamsin, (her fantastic mom and my good friend) threw her a Peppa Pig party. Gwen loves Peppa and we decided to create a cake reminiscent of the hot air balloon episode.  The top tier is butter cake with fresh raspberry puree and lemon curd in alternating layers topped with a bit of cream cheese frosting.  The bottom tier is dark chocolate cake with alternating layers of chocolate ganache and raspberry puree.  (Gwen has very adult taste buds.)  Check out all of the adorable party favors and if you'd like to see more of Tamsin and her fantastic party/life ideas look up her blog - Project Project on her website.  www.tamsinnorth.com

Gwen prepares for the big moment.  What will she wish?

Peppa and her little friends love mini pizzas.

Inside the top tier.
The happy sun on the back of the cake.

Maybe you haven't noticed but there are little chocolate ganache mud puddles around the side of the cake because mud puddles are important in Peppa's world.