Thursday, June 17, 2010



Sunday, June 13, 2010

"The strawberries taste like strawberries, and the snozzberries taste like snozzberries."- Willy Wonka

I made more French Macarons! And I tried new flavors!!
Like: Strawberry, Blackberry, Blue Rasberry, and Lemon.
They are filled with an Italien Buttercream or Chocolate Mousse.

Here are just a few photos with my current lack luster camera. Here's hoping I get a new one soon! :)
Chocolate with a Chocolate Mousse Filling
'Tart' Blue Rasberry
*'Tart Bakery's' Signature Flavor
It can be made with a mild touch of tart flavoring, or it can be "Lip Puckering"(MEGA TART!)
This is the most popular flavor with kids.

Now- I've just found out that it's possible to SHIP macaroons. I can't do it as a "business", but for friends(YOU!) and family-I can give you some only asking for the cost of shipment and ingredients.
Let me know if you want to taste some! :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Oh So French!

Someone buy me a beret and pea coat cuz my French Macarons are improving each time I make them!They're Dark Chocolate Macarons with Chocolate Mousse.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Say hello to the Earth-Sky-Space birthday cake I made for my boyfriend!
There's a layer of Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake, and a layer of White Chocolate Fudge Cake with a filling of chocolate mousse. The frosting is a Italian Meringue Buttercream. The bottom layer has edible flowers and strawberries made with gum. The second layer has a white "chocolate collar"(learned to make these from hdblissbomb on youtube-Thanks for sharing ur knowledge with me!!! U rock chika!!-click HERE to see her tutorial on it!:). I used blue dye and swirled it to look like swirling clouds. The clouds are made using Royal Icing. The top layer has another "chocolate collar" that is supposed to represent space, and is made from Guittard Milk Chocolate. The topper is in a style called a "solar burst", and I've seen food artists use the technique to represent flames on the sun. I made the spun sugar, and it tasted like a mild praline.
I don't have pics of the inside, but I wish I did.
Here are links to all the recipes I used!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

First Macaron Attempt Status: FAIL

(Sorry about the bad coloring! They're really pink.)
My strawberry macarons came out burnt and stained with oil. They made "feet"-which define macarons, but it went down hill right after that. They came out of the oven and deflated like they were depressed and had no will to live- They're Sad Macs.
I'm not upset tho-It took David Leboitz a few tries to make macarons.
You have to account for a 5 batch learning curve. If it takes you less, go apply to Harvard School of Medicine and look in the mirror cuz ur Doogie Howser!
Potential Reasons why the macarons go post nuclear.
1) I mixed the batter more than 15 times in the "macaronage" stage.
2) They baked too long
3) Humidity
Get out of the amateur fails, macarons!
WHY can't you be more like your siblings below?
I'll get you next time, Macaron!
I got my recipe from this book-'I Heart Macarons'

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

You complete me!

Cake Journal is the SHIZ!!!
This Italian Meringue Buttercream Icing Recipe changed my life!
Smooth, light, AND it holds it's shape! It's like the breath of God! :)
All I need now in life is a sheep dog and a lesbian wedding!