mini birthday cake with fondant.

Made a mini cake for my boyfriend for his birthday (he likes to downplay his special day). We were eating at a sushi place, and figured a small cake would be enough for everyone at the table of eight to sample, but not be overwhelming.

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betty crocker recipe card library. revisited.

Oh, how I love perusing vintage 50’s-70’s cookbooks. I pick them up involuntarily at yard sales and thrift shops. They are irresistible, beautiful, ridiculous, and for me, they also hold a bit of nostalgia.

In this feature from the 11/1/15 New York Times Magazine, “In Search of Lost Foods,” artists Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari capture the essence of Betty Crocker’s classic recipe cards, conveying an overt sense of absurdity in their imagery.

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kaiser rolls.

 I am on a quest to recreate the perfect NY egg & cheese breakfast sandwich. The most elusive ingredient would be the roll. A New York hard roll. A Kaiser roll.

IMG_3661Here is my first attempt. Was pretty good—got great reviews from a fellow East Coast transplant—but it is still lacking the perfect flavor and texture.

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