Wednesday, November 23, 2011

my traveling patisserie.

It's been, quite literally, an eventful November. Packed full with tasty treats and kindred spirits.
And so much to be thankful for.

Baby Shower

Per request, I made Rice Krispie Treats and Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes.  The mommy-to-be was well-showered with food, love, and gifts.  Welcome, baby NB.

Bridal Shower

Pumpkin cupcakes were again requested; I added a personalized touch for the special bride and groom.  I like you two. :)


My dear friend, the bride, wanted a table filled with small desserts in lieu of the traditional wedding cake and recruited her baker-friends to make it happen.  This was such a special event to be a part of!


I spent three days in Philadelphia planning, shopping, baking, arranging flowers, tying bows, making new friends, seeing old ones.  The climax of the trip was the morning of the wedding, watching my beloved Janet transform from a sleepy-eyed girl with wet hair in a bathrobe into a literally breathtaking bride.  As she put on her earrings, as her mom fastened her dress, as her sister slipped on her shoes, fastened her bracelet, applied another coat of hairspray, the atmosphere in the bedroom was solemn yet joyful awe.  My heartfelt congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Acosta.


Thanksgiving means family. Home. Cousins, Aunts, Uncles, Grandmas, Brothers, Parents. And certainly, food.  What's not to love?  My cousins, aunt, grandma and I spent hours in the kitchen sauteing, baking, kneading, chopping, mixing, melting pound after pound of butter ( worries, it's Thanksgiving).  Other cousins made me laugh until it hurt.  We played games, had Sound of Music singalongs, prayed, went on entertaining walks, discussed quantum mechanics and skin cream.  Grandma lovingly reminded my cousin and I of our number one and two spots on her prayer list.  A cozy holiday indeed.