Year after year I am faced with the challenge (well actually 4 times a year) of what will I make for my kids (and wife’s) birthday. While the kids are younger the themes are usually pretty simple and straight forward, the challenge comes when you need to figure out how crazy I will go with the cake; How big? How small? Will it fit into my schedule? Do I get input from my 3 year old? … what if he just wants something boring! There are so many things that need to be considered and factored into making their cakes. This year our youngest turned 3, he chose the same theme as last year (and I foresee this being the theme for many more years) Thomas the Train. To say he is obsessed would be an understatement, the amount of trains he has is insane (You know that nightmare parents have of walking on LegoView Post
If it weren’t for mom I wouldn’t be half the baker I am today. I truly got my start in the kitchen growing up and learning from her. She wasView Post
So before you turn your nose up, and stop reading, trust me … Ok well you may not know me from Joe, so trust may be a stretch, it isView Post
Week one of Spring Baking Championship in the books and WOAH what a rush! As if putting parsley in my cake wasn’t a challenge enough, I had to make aView Post
Pastry cream is more commonly known as custard, a mixture of milk and egg yolks typically cooked to thicken.
Using a good quality vanilla bean definitely elevates a good pastry cream to the next level and gives you a beautifully aromatic custard with rich vanilla flavor,
and those specs, those glorious vanilla been seeds… swoon!
Have you been searching for the perfect brownie? Well I am going to be so bold to say that I have EXACTLY that. This brownie is moist, chewyView Post
Do you need a last minute Valentine’s Day gift? Or simply struggling to find the perfect gift? These Valentine’s Day brownies are SURE to be a hit, leaving your ValentineView Post
Do you love to entertain for the holidays? Do you want your guest to rave about your holiday offerings? Do you love cupcakes? … ok, that was a rhetorical question.View Post
Ok, ok, ok…. Settle, I know you are just as excited about this one as I am! Seriously though, cheesecake, pumpkin, latte, NO BAKE! … I mean really how couldView Post
“Shiny” Cakes are all the rage. They are stunning to look at and seem like they take a master to make them. Well I have some good news, I’m noView Post