Monthly Archives: July 2008

Daring Bakers – Filbert Gateau with Praline Buttercream

This was the other cake I served on my birthday party last Saturday: this month’s Daring Bakers challenge. The recipe was labour intensive but straightforward and everything worked out great. I used the ingredients of the buttercream recipe but I … Continue reading

Posted in Cakes | Tagged , , , , , | 38 Comments

Green and pink turtle bombe with raspberry mousse

Glad to say that my birthday party was great 🙂 I wasn’t completely ready when the first guests arrived but that was because they arrived early 😉 Didn’t really have time to make pictures of the cakes but I was … Continue reading

Posted in Cakes | Tagged , , , | 24 Comments

Pre-birthday orange mousse cakelet with apricot puree and physalis fruit

Today is my birthday but I won’t be celebrating much today because I have to prepare for my birthday party tomorrow. I thought is was time to celebrate my birthday because it had been about 10 years! since I last … Continue reading

Posted in Cakes | Tagged , , , , | 12 Comments

Black and white

Farhan of Happy Grub invited me and others to post some black and white pictures a while back. I love black and white photography but I think it’s very difficult to do that for prepared food. But I wanted to … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous | Tagged | 13 Comments

Euro/dollar/pound cinnamon chocolate cookies

This is one of the other goodies I made for the fundraiser that one of my readers organized for the Dutch branch of the Make A Wish Foundation (Doe Een Wens Stichting). The organizer works for a major bank so … Continue reading

Posted in Cookies (sweet) | Tagged , , | 11 Comments

Mango mouse mirror cake with coconut cake base

My best friend had her birthday last Friday, no real party just a little get together of four friends. Of course I volunteered to make a birthday cake. C preferred a fruity cake without buttercream and without chocolate. That sort … Continue reading

Posted in Cakes | Tagged , , , , , | 26 Comments

Got milk?

The first week of August is World Breastfeeding Week. World Breastfeeding Week is an annual event to promote breastfeeding on a global scale. (for Dutch readers: Wereld Borstvoeding Week will be later this year, in week 40). So why would … Continue reading

Posted in Desserts | Tagged , , , , | 30 Comments