Category Archives: Inspiration

Watercolor Wedding Dessert Table

Dear Friends, We had the extreme privilege to make a variety of pies, pastry, and cake with a watercolor theme for my best friend’s wedding at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia! Using the bride’s chosen color scheme of plum, … Continue reading

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January Birthdays – Hot Chocolate Bar

Happy New Year Friends, We were inspired to choose hot chocolate as our theme for this month after watching the PBS show, I’ll Have What Phil’s Having, Episode 3: Paris. Among many delights from football-sized croissants to succulent roast chickens, … Continue reading

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San Francisco Revisited – Croissant Class & Bakery Tour

Dear Friends, You’ll never guess?! I was back in San Francisco! 🙂 After finding the baking class of my dreams, Croissants and Other Laminated Doughs, with renowned Pastry Chef Nicole Plue at the San Francisco Cooking School, I knew we … Continue reading

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French Birthday Mini Eclairs

Happy Summer to You! For a very special little girl’s 2nd birthday, we made mini éclairs with vanilla pastry cream, chocolate ganache glaze, with raspberry pick accents decorated with lots of pink watercolor, scalloped edges, and Eiffel tower icons. Ooh, … Continue reading

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February Birthdays – Raspberries and Watercolor

Dear Friends, We had a lot of fun putting the order together for this month! Using bright pink XOXO lettered paper from Paper Source as inspiration, we decided to make sugar cookie cut-outs to go with the chocolate cake we … Continue reading

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San Fran – Bakery Tour & Other Highlights

Dear Friends, I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to San Francisco in October! In addition to a lengthy list of tourist stops, I decided to make the trip my first bakery tour of the area. The bakery highlights included: … Continue reading

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June Birthdays – Mason Jars

Happy Summer Friends! It’s finally warm outside and we’re loving it! We chose mason jars for our theme this month after a lucky paper find in an obscure bin of discounted craft items! Then, we added a coordinating mason jar … Continue reading

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May Birthdays – Vintage Maps

Dear Friends, This month we experimented with three new treats! There was the usual trial and error, with a success rate of 2 out of 3! We made: • Strawberry Cream Puffs • Cheesecake Pops • Vintage Plum Streusel We … Continue reading

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April 2014 Birthdays – Gardening

Dear Friends, Both Peachie and I are super excited that Spring is finally here! I’m actually desperate to get outside and dig in the dirt after the long, long winter we had. Of course, whatever seems to be first in … Continue reading

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March 2014 Birthdays – Beehives

Dear Friends, Hope this post finds you well! Spring has been slow in coming, so we are breaking out all of our bee paraphernalia in hopes that this will speed things along! This month we made a beehive-shaped Vintage Almond … Continue reading

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