A friend of mine, Andie shared with us that her parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past memorial day and she asked Sydney and I if we could design an elegant cake for their party. I have known Andie’s parents more than half my life; I was touched and honored to oblige. Andie did inform us…Continue
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Royal icing can change an ordinary cake into an extraordinary cake with a little patience and a good royal icing recipe. Sydney and I thought piped cherry blossoms would be beautiful on our cherry blossom cake (recipe for cake to come). We colored about half of the icing with rose pink and stripe…Continue
Added by Bobbie Noto on May 30, 2012 at 10:55am — No Comments
Sydney and I were having pedicures when the woman in the next pedicure bath next to us over heard me talking and asked how can buttercream be frosted smooth. At first I was confused, but Sydney knew exactly what she was asking. After about 20 minutes of listening to her explain that she becomes…Continue
Added by Bobbie Noto on May 28, 2012 at 10:17am — No Comments
A while back Sydney, DF and I were on vacation, while dining at a favorite restaurant we were offered a piece of chocolate belgium cake. My eyes widened as my tastebuds danced with delight. The cake was moist rich and almost sinful; I realized Sydney was having the exact culinary…Continue
Added by Bobbie Noto on May 24, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
Today we bring you another great DIY project AND a great giveaway, all at once!
Today's craft project is "A Berry Good Thing" and is brought to…
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St.Patrick was 16 when Irish marauders raided his village on the British mainland. He was sold into slavery and, later, became a Christian. He studied in a monastery in Gaul and was called to preach the gospel…Continue
Added by Bobbie Noto on March 15, 2012 at 10:38am — No Comments
Opening her own salon has been a dream of hers since cosmetology school; she meticulously chose every fixture, facial chair, message tables, tools, and wax. The first time I visited the new salon Jess was elated as she gave me a tour. Sydney and I wanted her open house to reflect…Continue
Added by Bobbie Noto on March 10, 2012 at 11:34am — No Comments
I am so happy with my new house.
I lost my old house cause of faulty wirings.
Now I am confident with electrical company in melbourne services.
A reliable company is truly a blessing.
A simple celebration for this new house and new life.
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I want you to know that posting this recipe while I'm on my 'No Sweets for 40 Days' is pure torture... and a testament to how much I really love all of you.
Sydney realized this is our 200th post; we wanted our 200th post to be special for our readers as well as ourselves. I must have gone through hundreds of ideas, only to realize I had already shown a tutorial or given the recipe. We had a month of cake making between Valentine’s Day and Mardi…Continue
Added by Bobbie Noto on February 23, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
On Thursday, February 4th, DF’s product team planned a baby shower for one of their colleagues, Stephanie. They asked DF if Sydney and I would bake some special treats. Unbeknownst to the team, Stephanie had her weekly doctor’s exam as they sent a company e-mail to all. DF was out of town and…Continue
Added by Bobbie Noto on February 18, 2012 at 11:25am — No Comments
Brownies, almost everyone loves them and DF probably more than most. Sydney and I were feeling a little mischievous today and decided to play around with brownies. We cut them in 1 1/2-circles, placed them on a stick and glazed them with a decant ivory chocolate, colored red. DF simply went crazy for…Continue
Added by Bobbie Noto on February 16, 2012 at 10:34am — No Comments
Valentine’s Day proposal is happening this evening as I write. Sean, the boyfriend of Sydney’s good friend (Carrie) confided to Sydney, Saturday night, he was planning to propose (on Valentine’s Day) to Carrie. Sean wanted Sydney to be a sounding board to his evening. He went into great detail explaining…Continue
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Sydney and I wanted to create a dessert with an extra special desert to represent Valentine’s day; the first thought we both had was champagne. We had already designed a bubbly fun Champagne Pudding. I wanted…Continue
Added by Bobbie Noto on January 23, 2012 at 10:44am — No Comments
As I finished yesterday’s post, L’Opéra Cake Gâteau, I realized I might have given the wrong impression. Opera cakes have a few steps and generally is best to give yourself two days from start to finish, but the cake…Continue
Added by Bobbie Noto on January 7, 2012 at 12:41pm — No Comments
Last Christmas, 2010, I introduced Sydney to a white opéra cake, with a crème bavaroise filling; she became an admirer from the first bite. I can still see her eyes wide and the glow of complete palate satisfaction. She normally prefers bittersweet chocolate over the ivory; however there was something…Continue
Added by Bobbie Noto on January 6, 2012 at 10:44am — No Comments
As the New Year’s Eve Night approaches I find myself reflecting on the past 12 months and realizing even through the toughest times there was joy. I’ve written only one line and my phone started ringing..It was my 98 year old grandma wishing me and my family a Happy New Year. What a wonderful blessing to…Continue
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Every Christmas, New Years, and Easter I buy a panettone for our holiday special breakfast; this year I completely spaced out ordering the flavor we enjoy. When Sydney and DF started talking about Christmas French Toast; I figured I could go online and overnight a few. However I found they were out of…Continue
Added by Bobbie Noto on December 29, 2011 at 11:21am — No Comments
Every year between the week of Christmas and New Years Sydney and I prepare a Bûche de Nöel; this year it was part of our Christmas dinner, the main dessert. I remember the first year I chose to bake a Bûche de Nöel, I felt nervous and a tad overwhelmed; until I deconstructed the cake. The Bûche de…Continue
Added by Bobbie Noto on December 27, 2011 at 11:01am — No Comments
While organizing my pantry I found a christmas tree cake pan, I just could not resist preparing a tree cake or 4. I love this time of year, Sydney and I bake our hearts out and give treats to everyone we know. I relish watching friends and family as they realize a gift of food has been prepared…Continue
Added by Bobbie Noto on December 13, 2011 at 11:28am — No Comments