Friday, July 29, 2011

While I was out... Pt. 2

Hey guys what's up? I've been busy working on this giant cross stitch for the last 3 months, so I haven't done anything else. I also baked a wedding cake. I'll tell you more about that next week.

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Cake Interior

These are borderline obscene.

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Pennant Wedding Cake


Union jacks!

So much cake.

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding Cake

Well hello! Did you all see two of my greatest loves- the British Monarchy and Old Money People doing Old Money Things combine this morning? I did. And while I was at it, I built a 4-tier wedding cake. First I filled it with homemade lemon curd.

Then I topped it with homemade raspberry jam, laced with some Grand Mariner.

Wondering what 19 sticks of butter looks like as swiss meringue buttercream? That's 28 egg whites, 7 cups of sugar, and 19 sticks of butter. And I used almost all of it.

This is currently in my fridge: I was rushed and kind of distracted, I'll do better next time, promise.

PS- Check back tomorrow, I'll have pictures up of the cake decorated and the inside. If it doesn't collapse.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Practice Cake Home Stretch

In case you wondered what 5 pounds of butter looks like, here it is. The butter is sitting out coming to room temperature, ready to get whipped up into 18 cups of swiss meringue buttercream this evening. My lace tablecloths are ironed. My Grandmother's Sepia Rose china has been set out. My boss has sharpened my wood cake dowel into a sort of cake-spear. Everything is set.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wedding Menu

That is all.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Measuring Cups, Bowls, Lack of Self-Control

This morning when I got an email for 25% off at (coupon code: MACYSFF), I thought, "Oh, maybe I can use this for good and not evil?" and then ten minutes later almost bought a $250 countertop convection oven.

Then this afternoon I remembered that I need new measuring cups, because I have been snapping the handles off of mine for the past 27 years, and have gone through the following: 1 stainless steel set, 1 heart-shaped red set, 1 white plastic set, 1 pink plastic set, 1 blue plastic set, and 1 Kitchen Aid set. The only things I have that measure and I haven't destroyed are my Mario Batali Measuring Prep Bowl set in creme, which I love but they are not good for scooping.

I decided that I probably wouldn't break the All-Clad set, but $50 for measuring cups? So I found these Anolon ones that don't have handles so I can't snap them off. Also they come in grey, the best color for kitchen things to come in, after cream (creme). And then Macy's suggested I might like to buy this set of Martha Stewart Bowls:
So I did. I can serve things out of these, and my chips bowl situation is kind of sad right now.

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