Thursday, December 15, 2011

Baking trends

As with every other stream of life, food goes through trends. From fusion, to small plates, and now onto cupcakes and cake pops - you can't escape them.

So I guess it's as they say: if you can't beat 'em - join 'em!

This weekend was a friend's birthday and I was asked to make the cake. I thought it was going to be a simple chocolate, or vanilla cake. Or maybe something as fancy as cheesecake. But nope! It was cake pops. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Holiday Hustle

As much as I love the holidays (and I'm coming to enjoy them more and more every year), they are way too busy! Between Christmas parties, Christmas shopping, and Christmas baking, I barely have time to go to work to pay for everything!

That's not too say that I don't enjoy it; spending time with family and friends and showing them how much you appreciate them is priceless. However, things like little old baking blogs end up going on the back burner for a while! Sorry it's been a while since my last post, but never fear! I'm back, and boy do I have a lot of baking to post about.

This past weekend, my family and I decided to host a Holiday Open House, which we called "Santa's Sweets". The idea was to have family and friends over for a dessert tasting, while sharing good cheer and a glass of wine (or your drink of choice). Mid-November I felt inspired to bake my heart out and just share the results with friends, and I thought an open house would be the perfect opportunity.