Monday, January 18, 2010

Welcome, 2010!

Yes, I know I'm quite a few weeks late to be ringing in the New Year, but better late than never, right? One of my New Year's resolutions is to blog more. Take more pictures, actually post them (and not 10 months after the fact... I'm notorious for this...), and familiarize myself with more baking blogs. In my own work I hope to take on more challenging projects. So far this year I have two wedding cake clients and as of today a bridal shower client. I've got my first dose of challenging material right here - the client wants a bride wearing a Metallica t-shirt, and how that's to be interpreted is up to me. I'll hopefully come up with 3 different ideas that have three different price points and go from there.

Now enough yammering, on to the pictures!

Macarons - I think I made over 200 of these during Christmas for sale. A few were considered 'rejects', but luckily my mouth is not so discerning ;).

Vegan Vanilla Cake with Hazelnut-Praline Tofu Icing. A real pain to work with - if you look closely in the back you'll see the border sliding off! It was delicious though.

Maple Walnut Torte. Maple whipped cream is fantastic, especially on waffles!

Pecan Bourbon pie. More alcohol was added to give it just that extra 'kick'. The alcoholic effects all get baked off of course, but the tangy sweetness still remains.

Christmas log! Mine get better every year, in my opinion.