April 10, 2017

Alvie Bean turned five on Saturday. Because I have clearly lost my mind, I agreed that he could have a birthday party. And invite a bunch of friends. And they could come to our house. Due to a frosting fuck-up, Alvie and I had to make a run to the store for *gasp!* store-bought frosting….

February 27, 2017

Saturday night was my birthday party. As per usual, I took almost zero photos. However, I did get pics of the important things: the pre-party shower wine, the Parmesan cheese I made, and the most epic cake in the history of cakes. I’ll show you how it can get better…   I had such a…

October 19, 2012

Check out the first couple cakes to see my first attempts and check out the improvements! Cake 1: Key Lime Cake Cake 2: Fourth of July Cake And now, here we are – Cake 3; Chocolate Cake with Grand Marnier Buttercream Frosting This was a birthday cake request, and I’d made the cake before, so…

October 5, 2012

Since starting my cake challenge in June, after making a delicious but freaking ugly cake for my friend’s baby shower, I have made 6 cakes. I think they have been getting progressively better – both in flavor and in attractiveness. My first cake – the June cake – was a Father’s Day cake I made…

May 31, 2011

No shoesday today…sorry. I have to tell you about my awesome 4-day weekend, instead! My four-day weekend started Thursday evening when I had to determine what kind of gin drink I was going to have (such hard decisions!). I went with a martini…. Friday was a busy, busy day. The night before I’d dreamed that…

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