Archive of ‘Recipes’ category

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…

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…

Cherry-Chocolate Swirl Ice Cream

Obviously this baby needed a recipe post. The denim/gingham bow/cherry embroidery combination reminded me of classic summer desserts: berry shortcakes and cherry pies and bright red snowcones. That reminded me of this wonderful, tiny snowcone stand in Virginia where we used to go on our days off when I was a camp counselor that offers […] Read more…

White Chocolate and Strawberry Tarts

Spring is finally here! Oh, New York has just been disgracefully beautiful lately. I spent much of the last two weekends outside, basking in the bright sun, calm breeze, and clear skies. Even the woman in Grand Central who called me an idiot for walking past her at the coffee shop (????) can’t bring me […] Read more…

Blackberry Tart and Ginger Ice Cream

I decided at the last minute to travel to Boston this weekend to visit Lady Mary, who is one of my dearest friends.  We met in high school and bonded over a shared love of reading, acting, and singing, and that bond was strengthened on a school trip to England to sing in the great cathedrals, during which […] Read more…

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