Polka Dot Birthday Cake

For my youngest’s birthday I wanted a fun youthful cake. I started with a white cake. To make the cake we were in a time crunch between the Western Regional Orchestra tryouts (got a violin chair), GE party, soccer, tennis assessment, and of course the birthday party.  (Read: another...


Dominique Ansel Bakery

The cronut is all the rage with New York foodies. So naturally on our recent trip to New York we thought we’d try one. It turns out you have to arrive early, sometimes as early as 5:30 am, to wait in line at the shop which opens at 8 to get...