An Update from the Bakery

by Gena on October 15, 2012

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!

 

Lots and lots of baking orders from the website shop and Etsy! My apologies for the blurry image – I’d been baking and packaging for 6 hours at this point! And this was only ONE days’ worth of work!

 

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?

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All Unwound October 15, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Your baked items look great!

Love the tablecloth/banner that you used for your craft show. TFS!

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Gena October 15, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Thanks! The banner [and stickers and business cards and this website] were made by the fabulous Steph at http://www.heartsandlaserbeams.com – she’s fantastic!

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Steph Calvert November 15, 2012 at 6:14 am

Awww, thanks for the link love Gena!! I’m always looking for new projects to work on!

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Julie M. October 29, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Looks like you’ve been a busy bee! Congrats on your first craft fair, all your goods look absolutely delicious. :)

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