Ice Cream Bombe Cake

Ice Cream Bombe Cake

January 11th, 2009  | Category: Brownies, Cakes, Chocolate, Ice Cream & Sorbet


New Year's Eve dinner parties at the mansion last for two days. The first night is a joyful gathering between close friends. Everyone is on their best behavior. 12 grown-ups and few kids dining like royalty. Come next afternoon, things get ugly. The vultures are back at the table for a leftover lunch party. No plates, no silverware, no rules, no mercy. The first pair of claws ...

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Clementine and Olive Oil Cake

Clementine and Olive Oil Cake

January 23rd, 2008  | Category: Cakes, Fruit


Sweeter than an orange, larger than a tangerine. This seedless, deep orange-colored beauty is called a clementine. You can buy them for their looks alone. I had a different motive. You remember my "Monday morning syndrome" cake? I was in desperate need of one this week. Inspired by the "Olive Oil and Sherry Pound Cake" recipe from Alice Medrich's book "Pure Dessert", this cake combines the floral and sweet ...

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Chocolate and Chestnut Buche de Noel

Chocolate and Chestnut Buche de Noel

January 08th, 2008  | Category: Cakes, Chocolate


Here's the Chocolate and Chestnut Buche de Noel with Marzipan Mushrooms and Acorns we enjoyed at the New Year's Eve dinner party. Come December, there would be a debate at the Mansion on what to prepare for the dinner party. For dessert, a few would always insist on a chocolate and raspberry cake, just because nothing can top that. Some wouldn't even participate in the debate, since ...

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Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

November 26th, 2007  | Category: Cakes


A gray sky may be a food photographer's greatest enemy, but it is certainly the perfect setting to stay home and just bake!

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Chocolate and Caramelized Banana Cake

Chocolate and Caramelized Banana Cake

November 14th, 2007  | Category: Cakes, Chocolate, Fruit


Blog themes certainly don't get developed on an empty stomach. Here is one of the sweet concoctions that kept me company while I struggled with margins and paddings.

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