Cauldron Cakes (or why I don’t usually try to make my cupcakes look like something else)

Recipe: A chocolate cupcake with green marshmallow fluff, a pretzel broom, and black licorice handle…

Soooo. I like to bake. A lot. I want to own a bakery someday and bake all day long. And in this bakery, I have big plans for selling cakes that look like cakes, cupcakes that look like cupcakes, and, well, you get the picture. But I have a very good friend named Aimee and Aimee is having a Harry Potter party tomorrow night in honor of the last HP movie. I love Harry Potter. I love Aimee. Therefore, for the second year in a row, I have attempted to make cauldron cupcakes for said party.

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July 13, 2011. Uncategorized. 1 comment.

Blueberry Buttermilk Tart

Recipe: A shortbread tart crust filled with blueberries and buttermilk custard.

We are fast approaching the end of blueberry season–a sad, sad thing–and before that happened, I had to get in one more blueberry dessert. I did a search on epicurious a few weeks ago and this blueberry buttermilk tart recipe was the lucky winner. I mean, it’s fresh blueberries with a buttermilk custard in a buttery tart crust. What is not to like here? It’s all very, very good.Plus, I get to use my pie weights with this recipe (excitement!!).

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July 11, 2011. Blueberries, Tart. Leave a comment.