Whoa, life has been crazy! This past month has been a whirlwind of wedding preparations, planning my honeymoon, fabric shopping for my wedding dress, planning my bestie’s bachelorette party, holiday time with family, and trying to stay sane in the midst of it all. For Easter with my family I made this monster of a cake (again), because … duh, it’s the best cake. It was just as phenomenal as the first time. The other day I went to NYC with my two Maids of Honor to pick out some fabric for my wedding dress. My one maid of honor is designing it for me, which is so amazing. (If you’re in need of a wedding dress and want one that is one-of-a-kind, you should definitely check her out.) So we had a great time looking at expensive fabrics, walking up and down Fashion Avenue, having a Fancy Lady Lunch and getting delightfully tipsy just before boarding the bus back to Philly. All in all, a perfect day with friends. Robert and I have also mostly finalized our honeymoon plans! We will be heading to Paris and then to St. Malo (in the Brittany region of France), so if you have any suggestions for me about what we should eat/see/do, please let me know. Here are a few things that have kept me sane this month: [Read more…]
It seems only fitting that I should start this blog off the right way: with a cake recipe. Not just any old cake recipe, but what is without a doubt the best cake I have ever made. Yet.
When I first saw this cake on Linda’s blog, The Tart Tart, I knew I absolutely had to make it, but it had to be the right occasion; it was a show-stopper. That occasion turned out to be Easter this year. I was in charge of making dessert (of course – I probably volunteered for it), so I started scrolling through my Pinterest boards to see if anything popped out at me. I saw this cake and immediately knew it was the perfect choice: The flavor palette is a bit unique and reminded me of Spring, it seemed like something everyone in the family would appreciate, and I was dying for an excuse to make it. [Read more…]