Sticky Toffee Pudding

January 9, 2012
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Kate Middleton turns 30 today (January 9th) and like a good little fan girl I decided to celebrate the #1 googled person in my life by baking a decidedly British dessert, Sticky Toffee Pudding. Sticky Toffee Pudding is reportedly one of Kate’s favorite desserts. Although, given the immaculate silhouette she presents in every single item […]

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Day at the Beach Cupcakes

August 11, 2011
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“The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco” is a famous quote attributed to Mark Twain and often bantered about in regards to the bizarre weather in my new hometown. Well it turns out that Mark Twain never said that. In fact no one really knows who first threw that little […]

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Amanda’s Elephant-Tastic Baby Shower

April 12, 2011
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My friend Randi and I recently co-planned a baby shower for my cousin Amanda. After we decided on a cute and cuddly elephant based invitation it was my job to find a cake and favors for the guests. I knew right away that I wanted my friend Carrie to design a special cookie for the […]

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Happy Turkey Day!

November 26, 2009
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I saw this festive Turkey Cake on Craft earlier this week (thank you Cathy Callahan) and because I’m a glutton for punishment I decided to try to whip one up. Well the finishing touches were just sprinkled on mere moments ago and I think this bright bird came out remarkably well. I made a few […]

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Too Many Cooks and Sublime Coconut Cake

June 1, 2009
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Last week we had terrible weather in Boston. It was dark, dreary, and downright depressing. Not even the alliteration in those words could bring a smile to my face. So I finally gave in to the cozy temptation of my soft red couch and curled up with a copy of Emily Franklin’s new book Too […]

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I loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti (and Hot Pink Cake)

May 20, 2009
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I first read about I loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti while browsing through an article online in The New York Times Home & Garden section about the author Giulia Melucci. The description of her recently released book full of recipes and dating mishaps sounded like a dream come true for my chick lit and […]

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CakeLove: Mojito Pound Cake

May 19, 2008

UPDATE:  Don’t forget!  You have until Noon (EST) on May 23 to enter the contest to win your very own copy of CakeLove.  Simply follow this link and leave a comment.  It couldn’t be easier. You may be familiar with Warren Brown from reruns of his show Sugar Rush on the Food Network, or perhaps […]

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Practically Perfect in Every Way

February 7, 2008

My Diane Mott Davidson re-creation of the recipe for Double Shot Chocolate Cake just won 2nd place in the Bittersweet Baking contest! I’m very happy with the result. I don’t think I’ve ever tried so hard to make something both look and taste as perfect as possible. Since I’m the 2nd runner up, do you […]

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