Tag Archives: all-natural

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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May Birthdays – Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Hola Amigos, The birthday celebration happily fell on Cinco de Mayo this year – ole! I was greatly inspired to do something out of the ordinary for it after a trip to San Antonio in April where I purchased the … Continue reading

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April Birthdays – Peach Theme

Dear Friends, The dessert we had originally chosen as the focal point for this month’s birthdays ending up being an epic fail. A tremendous waste of time and money – it was completely devastating! We were trying to make mini … Continue reading

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March Birthdays – Easter Theme

Dear Friends, This time we used the fact that the Easter holiday fell within the month to serve as inspiration for our birthday treats. We selected our festive, celebratory Hot Cross Buns for the menu as well as an egg-shaped … 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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December Birthdays – Cardinals & Faux Bois

Dear Friends, Hope this post finds you well! We had so much fun putting together this winter forest themed dessert table with bright, cheerful cardinals, gleaming white snow, and kraft-colored birch trees. The faux bois and cardinal red inspired our … Continue reading

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November Birthdays – Vintage Floral Pie Bar

Dear Friends, We decided to do a Pie Bar for this month’s treats after perusing countless fun ideas on Pinterest! In addition to fresh-from-the-orchard apples and pie crust leaf accents, we used a lovely seasonal floral paper from Rifle Paper … Continue reading

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October Birthdays – Creepy Caramel

Dear Friends, This month’s inspiration came primarily from BAKED Explorations by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito (been out since 2008 but new to me) with their recipes for a caramel cake (Burnt Sugar Bundt) and caramel-filled brownies (Sweet & Salty). For the last … Continue reading

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September Birthdays – Beige, Lace & Cookie Dough

Dear Friends, Fall is fast approaching, or at least that’s what I’m telling myself. Definitely looking forward to cooler temperatures and fall flavors 🙂 We used a beige and lace look to decorate our treats this month. Here’s the menu: … 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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