Just a preview…

Tomorrow is my daughter’s first birthday. My how the time flies. The last few weeks have been busy busy! I will post about all the baking I’ve done, eventually, but for now, here are a couple of photos of some of the treats that will be at the party. Happy birthday, baby girl! <3 <3 <3 Read more →

I See Progress

Whenever it was my birthday growing up, my mom would make cupcakes for me to bring to class. (Of course, this was before the era of being sensitive to kids who were dairy-free/gluten-free/nut-free etc. Nowadays, I think it’s safest to bring stickers.) Since my mother’s birthday is September 2nd, I decided to return the favor by decorating some sugar cookies… Read more →

Bad Mommy Macarons

I started this blog because I wanted to take baking more seriously, and hopefully turn it into a part-time (then full-time) business. I wanted to find a hobby/job that still allowed me to be home with my daughter. The thing is, she is a full-time job! I try to bake when she naps, but it’s hard to plan around a 20-90 minute… Read more →

Delicious Disaster

Making this Butter Pecan Cake was a bit of a humbling experience. I’ve been baking since the arrival of my first Easy Bake Oven at the age of 6. Almost everything I make turns out delicious. And while the cake I made last night is delicious, it leaves a bit to be desired in the looks department. In fact, I learned a lot… Read more →

Curriculum

Initially, I thought I could be very systematic about my pastry self-education. I thought I’d buy some awesome cookbooks and just work my way through them. After looking through the “textbooks” I bought, though, I’m realizing that it’s not that simple. First of all, I don’t have the time to make thousands of recipes. Secondly, I don’t know what I… Read more →