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“I love you to the moon…” Nope! Can’t do it!

As endearing as this sentiment may have (at one point) been from lover to lover, parent to child, or crazy cat lady to her furry companions…  I simply cannot hear, read, or write the rest of that phrase one more… Continue Reading →

Like Waffles for Chocolate

Waffles is a friend of mine from pastry school.  And as you might have guessed, she got her nickname because she is obsessed with waffles.  Don’t get her started on why they are so much better than pancakes.  (On the… Continue Reading →

The Life and Times of H. B. Penguin

I do my best work for the people I love.  (Surprise!  The secret ingredient really is love!)  And since my sweetie loves penguins, I wanted to honor his birthday with a cake shaped like a penguin with a balloon.  But… Continue Reading →

Green Chocolate

He’s more than a year overdue, but I’m hoping that since he’s got cake for brains, he’ll forgive the untimeliness of my post.  This fellow was a birthday cake for my very lucky and very loved partner, and it is… Continue Reading →

How many ways can I say I’m sorry?

All too often, the ones we love the most are the ones who bear the brunt of our indiscretions. The last time I wrote to you, I went on and on about how much I wanted to build and maintain… Continue Reading →

Adventures in San Diego: My Renaissance of Process

I was never competitive as a kid.  I didn’t play sports, or participate in the spelling bee.  Even sibling rivalry seemed pointless.  I never felt threatened by my little sister’s academic achievements, artistic talent, or the time she spent with… Continue Reading →

Threadcakes 2014

Hey, look at this here blogging wagon!  I think I might actually be trying to climb back into it. 🙂 This piece is from October of last year and was for Threadcakes, my first online cake competition.  Basically, you get to choose… Continue Reading →

Return of the Ninja

I could go into a hundred reasons why I stopped posting here, but none of them are good reasons.  So instead of trying to justify it, I’m choosing to simply accept that it happened and move forward. There have been… Continue Reading →

Niki and Patrick’s Santa Cruz Ocean Wedding

Niki was my perfect college roommate. No one else (except perhaps my own mother) would have put up with my shenanigans the way she did. We gossiped and adventured our way through our first and second years at UC Santa… Continue Reading →

Giraffe & Koala Proposal Cake

“Floyd the Giraffe” (aka Aarash) loves his “Koala” (aka Leona) and asked for a cake to help him propose. Almond cake, apricot jam and chocolate buttercream. The animal figures are sculpted out of rice cereal.     A little extra… Continue Reading →

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