Sugar Cookies, Baked This Way part 11

Sugar Cookies, Baked This Way part 11

When we left off Sydney and I had created a satire for the baking sugar cookies; I promise my singing is finished. Time to talk about the processes of decorating sugar cookies. Once the cookies have completely cooled, we can begin to to outline the cookie. The outline...
Petit Fours, The Elegant Way to Say I Love You

Petit Fours, The Elegant Way to Say I Love You

Well, it is birthday week again in the Noto home. Though each birthday is special, Sydney’s week always is a little more exceptional, and this is her nineteenth birthday. Time seems to leap, gallop, and sprint by, as each year passes. It was only a blink away...
Winter Wonderland of Snowflake Petit Fours

Winter Wonderland of Snowflake Petit Fours

I was contacted by a panicked client, who over the years has become a good friend (RG), she had volunteered to bring holiday treats to her son’s third grade class party. This phone call was initiated late Saturday evening and  the party is this Thursday; as my...
Christmas Opéra Cake

Christmas Opéra Cake

Each year our family takes turns picking out what our Christmas dinner will consist of; this year Sydney is the person to choose the main course and it is my turn to choose all of the desserts (generally there are about three different ones). Lucky me! Last year...
The Tale of Two Cakes part 2

The Tale of Two Cakes part 2

The DF birthday week has reached it’s conclusion, DF will finally have his “Boston Cream Pie.” The celebration week started with a scrumptious Chocolate Genoise Cake with a Raspberry Crème Fraiche filling covered in a Marshmallow Meringue Frosting...
The Tale of Two Cakes part 1

The Tale of Two Cakes part 1

For the last 23 years my family has had a wondrous tradition: each member of our family has a week of celebrating his or her birthday, (we refer to this tradition as “BIRTHDAY WEEK”). The actually story behind this fabulous tradition started with a blunder...