Wilton cake decorating class

For some time now, I’ve been debating doing a cake decorating course. I’ve always felt that my cakes look too home grown, too rustic. And so I finally embarked on my class at Wilton. On day one we torted cakes and filled piping bags, used couplers and made buttercream. In the second half of the…

Ogden Nash- my forgotten hero

Ogden Nash

Rainbow connection

  My heart leaps up when i behold a rainbow in the sky! Or even in a cake, or on one too…. I love rainbows! And colours- ok most colours. Blue most of all. And green. Definitely mauve. And pink… Its embarrassing being a grown woman who loves pink. Anyway, this post is on a rainbow topper for a cake. That I’m making. I found…

A dessert a day keeps depression away

I love raspberries. Tiny, beautiful, red and jewel like. I love topping desserts with them, I love adding them in layer cakes with fresh cream filling. And I love making a compote or a raspberry curd. They add such tang and panache to chocolate desserts. I recently made this raspberry white chocolate parfait. Parfait- even…

Blushing octopi

    My first post…. J & D had invited us over for dinner. They have two little twin boys who are a joy to spend time with. Smart, sweet and active! They also LOVE cake. I wanted to take them something that each could enjoy, equally, with no fights breaking out. So here’s what…