Sunday, March 22, 2009

Rhubarb Pie

Rhubarb is an interesting ingredient for a pie, but when done right its delicious! The tartness of the rhubarb is offset by the sweetness of the pie. You'd almost think you were biting into a raspberry pie! I always use fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables. Crusts are also homemade using the best ingredients and lots of care!

Other pies I can make:
  • Peach
  • Apple
  • Blueberry
  • Blackberry
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry
  • Buttermilk
  • Key Lime
  • Lemon Ice Box
  • and more still to come... I'm willing to try anything!

Buttermilk Cheesecake with Balsamic Strawberries

This cheesecake stands out from your typical cheesecake, as it uses buttermilk as an ingredient rather than sour cream. It also has cornmeal in the crust! Its very creamy and rich and simple. I topped it with a drizzle of aged balsamic and macerated strawberries. A nice stand in to a traditional cheesecake.

Green Tea Cheesecake

I know it sounds weird... but trust me, its delicious! A layer of green tea cheesecake, a layer of black sesame seed cheesecake, and a layer of sour cream. The crust is a graham cracker crust with black sesame seeds.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Vanilla Buttermilk Cupcakes

These cupcakes are really nice and moist with the addition of buttermilk. I know it sounds rich and heavy, but really buttermilk is a lowfat ingredient! It adds a nice flavor and makes the cake extra moist. These had a simple buttercream frosting, but I think chocolate would also be a great frosting as well.

cupcake tiers

I can provide cupcake tiers that look nice and are sturdy while at the same time disposable, or if you have something else in mind, we can easily use that. The tiers hold roughly 2 dozen cupcakes.

Fresh Flowers

I've used edible flowers as decoration... but feel free to have your flower arranger top anything I create! I don't claim to be a florist. But I think fresh flowers add a gorgeous element to any dessert. I can certainly provide a blank canvas for any florist to add his or her own creation to.

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet wins for being the most requested cupcake I make. I top these with a cream cheese frosting and shaved dark chocolate.

Banana Cupcakes

My Banana Cupcakes are the perfect compliment for any brunch! But don't confuse it with a banana muffin! These are topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting and toasted walnuts. Or for the non nut fans, I can leave the walnuts out and top with some shaved chocolate pieces.

Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

This is my rich chocolate cupcake, filled with a raspberry coulis and topped with cream cheese frosting. Another option, for the chocolate fans, is to top with a white chocolate cream cheese frosting.

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes

Another flavor I make is a moist white cake with a light lemon flavor, filled with a lemon curd and topped with a lemon buttercream icing. As a garnish, I made sugar-coated blueberries.

Coconut Cupcakes

These are my Coconut Cupcakes, a very moist and delicious cupcake topped with a Seven Minute Icing and freshly shaved, toasted coconut. I can use any icing you want, I just think a light and sweet topping for coconut cupcakes is a good match.