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Plated Pina Colada: WPC

There is little that is more satisfying than having a project come out right. And it’s even more satisfying when you can eat the results!


I was having some friends over for dinner and I decided I had to make coconut sorbet. I’d had some out and I’ve been wanted to use my ice cream maker; sorbet is easier to make than ice cream (no custard) so it seemed like a good opportunity. It was, and the coconut sorbet was amazing! Although I had a little issue with the coconut fat solidifying too early in the ice cream maker. It clumped up so the texture of the sorbet was still perfect, but I don’t think that should have happened. (I used organic canned coconut milk–perhaps non-organic has emulsifier in it…)

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TARDIS Cake with Jammie Dodgers

Hi everyone. I’m Mercedes and I’m a nerd. I love “Doctor Who” (not that a love of a long-running, British, sci-fi show is nerdy in and of itself, but in my case it is evidence of my nerdy-ness). As you can imagine, I was very excited about the 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who that aired, well, quite a while ago now. In celebration of the landmark episode I baked. A lot. I did share this on my old blog when it actually happened, but I’m so proud of this cake that I’m postingĀ it here as well.

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More Food Photography Practice

Since I got my camera, I haven’t been baking quite as much as normal. That’s not to say I haven’t been baking. In fact, I entered a NY State Maple Syrup baking contest and won two third place ribbons!

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I’ve been remiss with my photography, as you can probably tell from this iPhone photo of my award winning maple bacon cornbread and my maple pecan sandwich cookies. Continue reading “More Food Photography Practice”