July 2013 archive

Blackberry Freezer Cake

I know I just did a blackberry/ginger dessert back in April. We’re doing it again: the combination is delicious, and when else are you supposed to eat berries, if not summer? This recipe came about because I was talking with my friend (whose wedding cake I made, hereafter known as Agent Sidney Bristow), while we […] Read more…

Sweets Goes Shopping: Saks

I’ve written a lot about in-store bra shopping experiences, like here, when I wrote about all I wanted a lingerie shopping/fitting experience to be, here, when I wrote about what a customer can do to have the best experience possible, and here, when I wrote about some not-so-great experiences I had while taking a friend […] Read more…

Marcie Cleo babydoll

Late Summer Wishlist

As I’m making appointments to visit with brands at Curve NY to see the Spring/Summer 2014 collections, some of the Fall/Winter 2013 collections I saw in February are starting to trickle into stores!  I’m waiting on two new bras to come from Bravissimo (one to replace my beloved Starburst plunge, which popped a wire recently, […] Read more…

Lingerie Fashion Week Returns August 1-3, 2013

Lingerie Fashion Week returns to New York City in a little under two weeks!  I had such a wonderful time covering the shows back in February, and I’m thrilled to have been invited back to cover the Spring/Summer 2014 presentations and runway shows!  It’s a wonderful whirlwind of a weekend, a chance to meet other […] Read more…

USA Debut: Triumph Lingerie

On Thursday I was invited to attend a launch party at a chic venue in SoHo for the lingerie brand Triumph. It was a slightly unusual evening, because unlike some launch parties, Triumph isn’t a new brand at all. In fact, they’ve been one of the world’s foremost experts in lingerie since 1886. I’ve seen […] Read more…

Project Wedding Cake: Assembly and Delivery

Now that you have your cake, curd, mousse, and frosting, you can proceed to assemble your Orange-Buttermilk-Lemon-White Chocolate Wedding Cake. Step 1: Remove Feline Menace, ban from kitchen. Step 2: Make yourself a quick batch of lemon simple syrup.  Combine 1 c. granulated sugar, 1/4 c. water, and 1/4 c. lemon juice in a small […] Read more…

Project Wedding Cake: The Ingredients And The Recipes

Empty your freezer, kids, it’s cake time. There’s no concise way to do this, so we’re just going to plow ahead. Recipes and instructions for the component parts are below, in the order you make them. I’ve provided a master ingredients list at the end, along with some scheduling tips. Assembly instructions/transportation advice will wrap […] Read more…

Stuff I Bought to Make My Friend’s Wedding Cake

In a slightly abrupt change of programming, I’m going to share the results of Project Wedding Cake!  It was a big project for me, an amateur baker, so I’m going to break the information up over the next few posts, starting today with equipment and then progressing through recipes, shopping lists, techniques, and other fun stuff. […] Read more…

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