Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Every year my family and I paint Easter is a favorite ritual at our house. This year we are on different coasts and so we couldn't exactly paint eggs together but I figured I had to send them all something "Easter-y".
So, what do you think about my "eggs"...they look like painted Easter eggs, don't they?!

These yummy eggs aren't hard boiled...even though they look hard boiled on the inside too!
These are delicious Easter egg truffles, coated in white chocolate and hand painted/detailed.
Fun to make, and even more fun to slice into!! They must also be fun to eat since they sold out pretty quickly!!
Happy Easter to everyone and to my family on the East coast and my slowly growing family here on the West coast!

You can see more photos by clicking here!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Apple Crumb Cake Truffles

Just dropping in to let you all know about a new and amazing flavor...Apple Crumb Truffles!
So this flavor started as a forced thought....I have a basket of organic apples that sits so nicely on my dining room table..but the problem with organic apples is that, well, they are organic and they go bad way before I have eaten them all (thats what happens when you buy the Sams club size bag)..and YES, I do find the time to eat fruits and vegetables not just cake!!!
Anyway, I thought that I should make something delicious out of these apples and BOY DID I MAKE SOMETHING YUMMY!!!
I wish you all could taste these!!
I have passed these little truffles out to friends and my classmates and even my Chef. The feedback was great and so this flavor is here to stay!
Imagine a moist, delicious, fresh Apple, Crumb Cake flavored truffle dipped in a blend of Belgian and Tropical chocolate topped with New York style streusel...yea, its good!!! Even I couldn't deny how yummy these were!!!

*** A recent discovery..these little sweets are delicious if you pop them in the microwave for just a few seconds...they taste like warm apple pie!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Just so you know...

Just so you all can place an order for these delicious truffles! I ship anywhere in the US and the flavor possibilities are endless!!!
These are great as favors for parties, an added treat to a dessert display or in place of a birthday/e=wedding cake these truffles can be made to form a wedding cake!

Like the flavor possibilities, the colors and custom details are also endless. They can be adorned with handmade sugar flowers, customized color drizzles and sugar dustings, they can spell out a phrase, they can be shaped to form anything from hats to mini cakes to shamrocks.

Like I always dream it...I bake it!

For any orders, suggestions, questions, pricing or a "consultation" just email me at

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Eat me...I'm Irish

Just a quick post...
A new flavor has been born this week...The Irish Cream Truffle. Yum and just in time for St. Patricks Day.

Chocolate infused with Baileys Irish Cream coated in white chocolate and milk chocolate.

Chocolate Peanut Butter coated in Belgian Chocolate rolled in crushed cinnamon-honey almonds.

And these Truffles were all dressed up and ready to travel across the country to New York. Get your own shipped right to you...just email me at and pick your favorite flavors.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Not Just Another Chocolate Cake

Once again an order was placed for a Chocolate Cake...A simple Chocolate Cake...
What does that mean? Simple?! Hmmm...I don't do SIMPLE, tasteful and not too flashy is my idea of simple and so another chocolate cake creation was born.

Chocolate Fudge Cake filled with Chocolate Pastry Cream and iced with Light Chocolate Chantilly Cream. Hand carved Chocolate curls were placed around the cake. This Chocolate cake is the perfect balance of flavors and not at all too sweet or too Chocolatey...I know it seems that last statement is impossible because of all the chocolate involved but the cake is fudgelike and semi-sweet while the filling is milk chocolate and the icing is incredibly light and fluffy with just a hint of pure cocoa flavor..Seriously it is DELICIOUS!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A Pair of Shoes Guaranteed To Fit!!

While here in Vegas it is all to common to hear the phrase "C'mon Papa needs a new pair of shoes" being shouted at every Craps table in every casino, so I knew at some point I would get to make a pair of shoes for someone...I didn't necessarily think I would be commissioned to make a pair of golf shoes...But hey, I always say "You Dream it, I'll Bake it!"
Strangely enough it was my boyfriend Andrew who couldn't think of a great gift for his brother Gavin's birthday. His birthday was three days away and he said to me "Ya know, a Golf Cake would be a great gift" and I said "yea it would"...and continued reading my magazine. He could not possibly be thinking that I had time to bake and decorate a cake in three days while we had visitors in town, I was in school and had a million other things to do...Ummm I was WRONG...he not only expected me to make the cake, he actually placed the order! Lucky for him I gave him a family discount and just charged him the cost of ingredients...(Between you and I, Andrew definitely could not afford me..haha, I kid, I kid!)

Okay, so I am secretly really excited about this Golf Cake, the only problem is..."Golf Cake" is pretty general, what KIND of "Golf Cake"? We discussed some options, a giant golf ball, a golf scene, a landscaped hole, a golf bag and then...we decided...Golf Shoes would be fun!

Now I was pumped...I get really excited about cakes when I first get an order or an idea that I can barely sleep (i know I have issues) but really that is how much love goes into each cake (don't worry, the love I put into each cake is NON-Toxic). I have the same progression of feelings when I begin a cake creation starting with the moment the idea is thought up;
1. Pure Excitement (I'm talking trip to Disney World, Christmas Day kind of excitement)
2. Anxiety (During the shopping and baking steps I work myself up...what if my creation is not as good as I am planning it!!!)
3. Joyful once again during the early creative stages
4. Frustration because I wish i had a huge bakery kitchen and a few extra (useful) hands
5. Exhaustion because I am a perfectionist and cannot stop working until everything is in place
6. I always finish off with this Totally Excited, Happy, Proud feeling and cannot wait to deliver the cake and get some feedback (although I am super hard on myself and DO ALWAYS think I will do even better the next time around)

Okay, sorry...back to the Golf Shoes. So, this cake is for Gavin, an avid Golfer, pure Genius, meticulous perfectionist and a very lucky NEW DADDY of a very beautiful baby girl! My point is, I cannot just slap together some golf shoes and call it a day, I need to do a good job or I may as well make an edible receipt to go with those shoes...He knows his stuff and is picky (as he should be) when it comes to his golf "equipment", right down to the golf balls he uses...I can't slip in any old, generic golf ball on this guy.

I let Andrew pick the flavors and he chose chocolate cake and peanut butter frosting (I know, quite the surprise). I decided to switch up the recipes I usually use and made a fudge-like, almost brownie, chocolate cake with a light, peanut butter buttercream. I made four HUGE cakes and stacked and frosted repeatedly. Then I went to work carving them into shoes...

...Not the easiest part of the process but it's not like it is going to get any easier from this point on.

Then I just piled on the details. These shoes were really looking good. I made little gold, metallic shoelace holes and some shoe laces and then just added some grass. I thought I needed to throw in some tees and some golf balls so I asked Andrew what kind of golf balls Gavin used and of course they were Pro V 1 Titleist (as if I had the slightest clue what these looked like) so I Googled them. Nope, not simple, Detailed...of course. But I must say those golf balls came out great and looked just like the real thing!

I was even happier when Andrew delivered the cake and said Gavin loved it...glad I didn't need that receipt after all!
And YES, EVERYTHING on this cake is entirely edible!

I kinda love to see pictures of my cakes all cut up...Weird, I know!