29 May 2011

Bonjour Paris

Madeleines! Light and fluffy petite French cakes. My favorite little cookies to make and share. They are great with tea and can be flavored many ways. These are made with lemon zest added to the batter and lemon juice in the glaze.
I think another reason I love these is that they resemble sea shells. Next time I hope to try them with a little lavender added to the glaze and keep the batter just vanilla, and then dip them in earl grey tea... mmm...
I post these in tribute to my upcoming long stay in Paris!

15 May 2011

Happy Birthday Grandma!

This was a really fun cake to make, funfetti inside and simple buttercream, and it was a total hit for the party!
I also made matching cupcakes to accompany the cake, just as cute.