tuesday tuesday

tuesday tuesday

i made a spineless cactus cake! i say 'spineless' as in it literally doesn't have any spines, but i guess you could give it to someone who's acting like a coward to send a message?? it's a metaphor.  the cake is dark chocolate and the frosting is flecked with orange zest. i cut the cactus shape out [...]

minnesota!

minnesota!

i experienced a week of the midwestern lifestyle and it was so quiet and wonderful! there were lots of card games, grain elevators, naps, and dishes like cheeseburger chowder and lasagna soup. we went to charlie's cafe twice because of their colossal caramel rolls, and i got to spend lots of time with my cousins, aunt, and 97-year-old (!) grandma. [...]

truffles etc.

truffles etc.

After being commissioned to make a cake topped with an edible stiletto, there were about thirteen days that I was interested in fondant. The cake turned out pretty well, though I was not excited to work with the dry, flavorless stuff again. One good result of my fondant endeavor was the discovery of HowToCookThat, a [...]