While Halloween is a time for spookiness and scares, cheerful sweets are always in fashion at MMCM.
Cake-for-breakfast is one of my favorite ways to buck life’s conventions.
Growing up, my mom would’ve never allowed cake-for-breakfast. A sweet treat so early in the morning? Heavens no!
But many moons ago, once out on my own, I realized that I was now the mistress of my domain and I could eat cake before 9am if the mood struck. Such sweet independence!
My sweet Adairbear is officially a toddling 1 year old! Hurray, hurrah!
To be honest though, she’s 1.3 years old and with the craziness of moving twice in two months, her birthday fiesta was nowhere near the extravaganza I would’ve liked it to be.
So I’m celebrating her big first birthday on the blog. It’s a bit belated, but better late than never, especially when french macarons are involved!
While french macarons sound quite fancy and formal, when shaped like bears, colored pink, and doodled on with edible markers, they’re all fun and giggles.
Whenever I make a cake for a friend, I ask if they have a flavor preference, hoping to make a treat that really speaks to their sweet tooth and makes them smile. That’s the whole point, right? A happy cake-eater.
Alas, 9 times out of 10, I’m asked to make something chocolate-y. Not going to lie, while delicious, chocolate-frosted cakes make me a little sad.
I just love decorating with color and the premise of using straight brown is creatively limiting.
My sweet friends! I’ve been missing you like crazy these past two months!
All things, including my love of the sugar arts, had to be put on hold while we sold one house, moved into another, bought a different house, and then finally moved one last time. Phew!
Thank Heavens to Betsey, we’re somewhat settled into our new place and I’ve slowly begun eking out bits of time to bake, decorate, draw, and write.
Dude… let me say… it… feels… GLORIOUS!
I’m so happy to have a piping bag back in hand and I was even happier to share this colorful and super easy cake with my girlfriends. We enjoyed many slivers while laughing, drinking cocktails, and taking in the breeze on our new deck.