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...

Cake Tuesday: inspiration.

It’s an exciting time of year – chin-deep in cake, major changes happening, fantastic trips on the horizon. It’s unfortunately difficult to sit down and write about any of it just now. All my creativity gets sucked into work and I become quite dull...

Cake Tuesday: sassy.

We had a fantastic weekend in Big Sur, with delicious food and fun people and beautiful hikes and many, many California condors. Which is significant since there are only 125 in the world, and thirty years ago there were only TWENTY. They have a wing span of nine to...