Sunday, April 14, 2013

Wedding Cakes Take One

It is about time to start making practice wedding cakes again. The cupcake above was a trial Apple Spice Cupcake I did for my friends wedding last fall. The next big wedding is in the summer of 2014 and the cake request is Vanilla Champagne with Strawberries. I'm thinking we'll take the angle of a light angel food cake soaked with champagne simple syrup and layered with strawberries! I'll post pictures of how it goes!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Ma Ma Zoe

During my recent trip to Colorado, I was planning to have lunch with a friend in Boulder and she told me she wanted to go to Zo Zo Ma. So I googled Zo Zo Ma to get directions and I couldn't find it. But I did find a Ma Ma Zoe and we did end up at the same place giggling about it in the end. Ma Ma Zoe had a small sitting area inside with tables covered in newspapers and more seating outside. Colorado is always beautiful and sunny so we opted to eat outside. My favorite part of Ma Ma Zoe, were the homemade egg noodles. They were delicious! We also had dumplings and steam buns which were also very good. I can't wait to go back for more!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


Recently I was having lunch with a friend in Rochester at a small eatery called Open Face. We chose to go here for lunch, based solely on the menu design. I love how simple the O and the brackets create the image for the business. The gentleman who opened Open Face designed the menu, printed the tshirts and creates the sandwiches. He is quite the individual and this was quite the cookie. I think there was cinnamon in there! Yum!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Granola Bars

My number one go to food is applesauce. My second go to food would be granola bars. When I was working at The Broadmoor in Colorado one of my friends used to bring these in and share them with the group. For my parting gift she made me a whole pan! Her granola bars were amazing. Here is my stab at it!