Adventures in Mirror Glaze

Adventures in Mirror Glaze

I finally got around to trying out mirror glaze, and I must say that I am pretty pleased with the result.  You might recall when mirror glaze cakes took the world by storm last year (seriously, check out Olga Noskova’s Instagram if you’re in the mood for some major decorating envy).  I knew when I saw them that I would have to try it myself someday.  Of course, I put it off for about a year because it looked fiddly and precise, and I am lazy.  Finally, the inspiration hit me, the time was right, and the stars aligned to push me into finally making a mirror glaze cake.

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Macarons Round 2

Macarons: Round Two

As I mentioned previously, I wasn’t about to let macarons get me down.  After the first failed attempt, I took to Google to learn what could be learned and tried again the next day armed with all the tips and tricks the internet had to provide.

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Agent Carter's Cherry Pie

Agent Carter’s Cherry Pie

Happy belated Independence Day!  My procrastination worked out well enough this time, as I’ve got a dessert based on Captain America: The First Avenger, a.k.a. Marvel’s most star-spangled, patriotic superhero, to share with you today.  I will confess that I’d been putting this one off because I just couldn’t get into any of the ideas I came up with.  For a couple weeks, it was between Captain America shield black and white cookies (because Brooklyn) and self-saucing puddings (because super soldier serum injection).  Unfortunately, while those were both good ideas (and you may see them in the future), they just didn’t seem right.

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Iron Man's Aprium Linzertorte

Iron Man’s Aprium Linzertorte

Back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) baking series!  Remember when I said that I’d have to postpone my Iron Man 2 bakeventure due to the seasonable availability of a particular fruit?  Well, the season is now upon us.  Apriums are ripe and available for the month of June, so stock up as soon as you see them hit your grocery store, because they likely won’t be around for long.

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Macarons First Attempt

Baking Fail: Macarons

I finally decided to surrender to the trend and try my hand at macarons.  I knew it would be difficult, but I secretly expected that as long as I was careful, I’d be able to achieve at least passable results on the first try.  As evidenced by the pictures, I was wrong.

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Thor's Mint Chocolate Baked Alaska

Thor’s Mint Chocolate Baked Alaska

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) baking series is trucking right along, even in the face of a minor setback.  This week’s post was originally supposed to be based on Iron Man 2, but I’ve decided to delay that recipe due to the seasonal availability of the fruit I plan to use.  To make up for it, I’ve jumped ahead to my one of my favorite superheroes: Thor!

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Incredible Hulk Spiced Guava Creme Brulee

The Incredible Hulk’s Spiced Guava Crème Brûlée

Here’s part two of my Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) baking series, right on schedule!  Today, we’re taking on The Incredible Hulk.  My original plan involved cookies and pop rocks, but this one is both more obvious and more subtle: spiced guava crème brûlée.

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Iron Man's Arc Reactor Pavlova

Iron Man’s Arc Reactor Pavlova

‘Tis the season of blockbuster movies, and I for one am getting back into the summer Marvel movie hype with gusto.  I saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on opening weekend, and it reminded me of a challenge I’ve been talking about for awhile, but never gotten the motivation to start: baking my way through the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Lemon Juniper Bundt Cake

Lemon Juniper Bundt Cake

Hello, readers!  It’s been some time, hasn’t it?  Sorry to drop off the face of the Earth with no warning, but I’ve really needed some time to recharge lately (this is an ongoing thing, so posts may be sporadic for the near future).  However, I didn’t want to leave you hanging for Mother’s Day, so I humbly present this lemon juniper bundt cake for your consideration.

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