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Triple Chocolate Chunk Macadamia Cookies

Triple Chocolate Chunk Macadamia Cookies

Anyone who has children is familiar with the book “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” well DF, my husband is a mirror of that little mouse when it comes to chocolate cookies. His absolute favorite cookie is a soft triple chocolate chip cookie, to cut some of...
Raspberry Cupcakes, Just in Time for Easter

Raspberry Cupcakes, Just in Time for Easter

I can’t believe it is already Easter; this year is just zooming by. Every year Sydney and I prepare easter baskets; we try to make each year’s Easter baskets original and duplicate the  previous’ year. This year we decided to put raspberry cupcakes...
Mango Martini, Toast and Welcome Spring

Mango Martini, Toast and Welcome Spring

It is no secret I love Spring and Summer, the longer days, warmer weather, the smell of flowers and neighbors’ BBQ. This past week we have experienced 27 degrees C/ 80 degrees F days. (I hope I haven’t jinxed our good weather fortune). So Sydney and I were...
Spicy Chocolate Caramel-Apple Cups

Spicy Chocolate Caramel-Apple Cups

Tastes like chocolate covered carmel apples This is the fifth year Sydney and I have created Easter Baskets for clients; our chocolate carmel cups are one of top 5 requests for the baskets. This is year we thought we would add a spring to the cups. With the addition...
Creme de Menthe Cupcakes, the Luck of the Irish

Creme de Menthe Cupcakes, the Luck of the Irish

I’ve enjoyed St. Patrick’s Day parades since I was a little girl; I finally asked myself what is the symbolic meaning of the shamrock along with the color green? Oddly,  I never put much thought into the symbols prior to today. From the research I’ve...
Almond Paste-Strawberry Cake

Almond Paste-Strawberry Cake

My esthetician, Jess, opened her own salon, and wanted to to host an open house for all her clients. She asked sydney and I if we could cater the event. Jess wanted to serve petit fours, small l’opéra cakes, and single serving cakes. Her salon colors are light...
Gum Paste Roses

Gum Paste Roses

Every once in a while someone or something will become a part of your life that shapes your views or changes you. I have been blessed by such an experience; both Kerry Vincent and Toba Garrett have entered my cake decorating life. I am in awe of their capabilities and...
Noto-Cello Tea

Noto-Cello Tea

I was hosting a late afternoon get-together for some of my sorority sisters and Sydney. With Sydney transferring to D.C. I wanted her to hear how pledging a sorority can give you a family; helping her acclimate to a new and exciting environment. Colorado’s...
Brownie Boats

Brownie Boats

Every once in a while I’ll have an idea, that mesomorphs into another design. Sydney and I thought brownie bites would be a perfect snack for a party or school lunch; we placed the batter in a flexipan half- sphere. Once the brownies were finished baking we...
Ribbon and Rose, Fondant and Marzipan

Ribbon and Rose, Fondant and Marzipan

Sydney realized this is our 200th post; we wanted our 200th post to be special for our readers as well as ourselves. I must have gone through hundreds of ideas, only to realize I had already shown a tutorial or given the recipe. We had a month of cake making between...
Baby Shower Cake, With Egg Yolk Butter Cream

Baby Shower Cake, With Egg Yolk Butter Cream

  On Thursday, February 4th, DF’s product team planned a baby shower for one of their colleagues, Stephanie.  They asked DF if Sydney and I would bake some special treats. Unbeknownst to the team, Stephanie had her weekly doctor’s exam as they sent a...
Decant Brownies, Just Having Some Fun

Decant Brownies, Just Having Some Fun

Brownies, almost everyone loves them and DF probably more than most. Sydney and I were feeling  a little mischievous today and decided to play around with brownies. We cut them in 1 1/2-circles, placed them on a stick and glazed them with a decant ivory chocolate,...
Lasagna, Sydney's Favorite Italian Meal

Lasagna, Sydney's Favorite Italian Meal

Lasagna, is a Noto tradition; I can’t image the up-roar that would occur if lasagna was not prepared at least once a month. Lasagna is on every major Noto Holiday table; both DF and Sydney remind me all Thanksgiving morning to prepare the lasagna (as if I could...