So it’s been almost two months – how the time flies! I’ve been a busy bee, and sometimes life just gets in the way. While not an excuse, I also fell into the trap many bloggers do – haven’t written in awhile, worry that what we say after a period of silence must be noteworthy, nothing has been noteworthy ‘enough’, so we don’t write. Repeat. Multiple times.
Anyway, here’s what I’ve been up to since my last post:
Indulging in LOTS of yummy treats! These delicious macarons are from Lette Macarons at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. I used to trek up to their Beverly Hills shop – I’m thrilled they opened a second location. My faaaavorites? Sweet wedding almond, salted caramel and passion fruit! SO GOOD, though I swear this whole box wasn’t just for me!
Taking several cooking classes at the ever-fabulous Sur La Table – I’ve learned all sorts of things about macarons, chocolate, caramel and more! I can’t wait to share my new knowledge with many new treats in my Etsy shop and more mouth-watering posts here on the blog! This was my first-ever chocolate souffle – it may very well be one of the best things I’ve ever eaten! Now I just need to finally buy some ramekins so I can make it again [and creme brulee]!
Attending several special occasions with family and friends. Isn’t this wedding cake gorgeous? It’s from a local favorite – Sweet & Saucy Shop in Long Beach. The layer I had a slice from was a vanilla cake with passion fruit filling and coconut frosting – delightful!
And the biggest news of all – my first craft show! I participated in the fall Penelope Lane Boutique – SUCH a great learning experience for me. Surprise biggest sellers, other than Slutty Brownies [of course!] – pumpkin cake cupcakes with pumpkin pie frosting, and mint chocolate cookies!
In case it isn’t obvious, several of the above photos are from Instagram – I update there pretty frequently with action shots of new recipe testing, yummy treats tried in my travels, and a bit of life in general. Follow me there – my username is bakeallthethings!
So much excitement in the past two months, and so much more to come in the next few! What about you – any new recent baking adventures in the kitchen or tasting while traveling?