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Cranberry Spice Cake

Cranberry Spice Cake

Let me tell you a story where I desperately searched for cranberries in France, somehow ended up finding them, and make a cranberry spice cake. I was rather committed to the idea of doing a cranberry lemon curd tart for a Thanksgiving pastry class in […]

Holding on to Summer: A Nectarine Cake

Holding on to Summer: A Nectarine Cake

The weather just snapped today and I wished I had some of this nectarine cake on hand! In the morning, gorgeous and mild with sunshine, and in the afternoon, gray and a bit of a chill in the air. I went for a walk and […]

Our 1st Surprise Bake Along: Bespoke Jam Cake with Vanilla Bean Buttercream

Our 1st Surprise Bake Along: Bespoke Jam Cake with Vanilla Bean Buttercream

Yesterday was so much fun! Thank you to everyone that tuned in to bake with me for the very first Surprise Bake Along! I’d had the idea for a little bit to find some way to get everyone together to bake, and my friend Jen, […]

Pear Cake with Salted Caramel Mascarpone Frosting

Pear Cake with Salted Caramel Mascarpone Frosting

Wow was this cake a masterpiece! For New Years Eve, we went over to a friend’s place for dinner. She has a large terrace that overlooks the Strasbourg skyline, so at midnight we all filtered out, champagne flutes in hand to cheer in the New […]

Rhubarb Stripe Cake with Lemon and Ginger

Rhubarb Stripe Cake with Lemon and Ginger

Rhubarb used to be this very mysterious fruit to me. Or was it a vegetable? I’d heard of the classic rhubarb-strawberry pie combination but only a few years ago when I asked an American guy I was dating what his favorite dessert was. Maybe it […]

Skeleton Gingerbread Cookies

Skeleton Gingerbread Cookies

Are you ready for HALLOWEEN? I’ve got to admit it is probably my absolute favorite holiday and I’m more than happy (possibly a bit weirded out too for some reason) that Halloween is injecting itself into French culture. Halloween exhibit on the glass case of […]