Cake Tuesday: panna cotta.

WOW.  It has been a crazy month, starting off badly with the never-ending cold, one of our cats missing for days (but finally turning up), and a horrific tragedy for our small town, but lately improving through lots of time with family and godchildren and good...

Cake Tuesday: reanimated.

I am finally feeling a little better; family visits always help.  My in-laws were in town for a few days, and then my mom came in to provide a little TLC, too.  She seriously showed up with (delicious) homemade soup.  That she drove up from Los Angeles. She and I were...

Cake Tuesday: ruffled.

We had our big bridal expo a week ago, and it was fun and fine and the attendees were lovely, but it is winter and people are SICK. My husband got sick, one of my best friends and fellow attendees got sick; so many Facebook acquaintances and their kids are stuck at...

Cake Tuesday: vegan lavender.

Here is one of my recent favorites – the design as well as the cake.  I don’t usually love vegan desserts – I’m too attached to butter and eggs – but this lavender cake turned out to be surprisingly delicious. I circled the tiers with...

Winter Weather.

Well it’s cold in Santa Cruz, but it doesn’t compare to the last few days.  We went with some very good (and very patient) friends to Nelson, British Columbia, where we skied and snowboarded in the back country.  It was around zero degrees for most of the...