Monday, October 26, 2015


Gold is the color for 50th wedding anniversaries.  So I designed this cake for a 50th party.  There are 175 hand painted ruffles around the bottom tier of this cake.  Very time consuming but stunning.
Flavors were vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream, raspberry jam, and raspberry buttercream.
Happy Anniversary to Joyce and Wayne.


 This years halloween cookies by Sugar Chef.

Thursday, October 15, 2015


This exquisite dessert was made for a small dinner party this summer.  It was a real challenge working with chocolate when it is 115 degrees outside.  Thank goodness for air conditioning and three refrigerators.

The description of this dessert is:

Milk Chocolate Mousse, 70% Valrhona  Chocolate Creme Brule, Salted Caramel, Praline Krispie, Encased in a lacy chocolate shell, garnished with streusel and dried raspberries.

You cannot believe how yummy this dessert is.  It is creamy, chocolaty, crunchy, and salty all wrapped up into one package.
It took a lot of time to execute it but it was well worth it.

Monday, October 05, 2015


I made these desserts, plus two that are not pictured, for a party at an amazing home in Rancho Mirage that had a built in Tennis Court, Basketball Court and Bocci Ball Court.  The Basketball cupcakes are Carrot with Cream Cheese Frosting, the Bocci Ball cupcakes are Chocolate with a ganache center and vanilla buttercream, the Tennis cupcakes are Vanilla with a salted caramel center and Caramel buttercream.
The mini cupcake flavors are Lemon, Coconut, and German Chocolate Cake.
The squares are an Apricot Crumb Square.
Not pictured are Macaron and Chocolate Fleur de Sel Cookies.

I received a note from my customer:

Want to let you know your efforts were appreciated.  What a GREAT job you did.  Everyone loved them – not surprising, but always a good reinforcement of decisions as to what to serve.  They were perfect! 


This cake was for two 40 year olds that were celebrating their birthdays together at Tommy Bahamas with 85 of their friends.
The flavors were two layers of Chocolate Cake and one layer of Vanilla Butter Cake with fillings of Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch and Vanilla Buttercream.
They forgot to give me the rhinestone 40 that they bought for the top of the cake ahead of time so I didn't get a picture of it on the cake.