the temperature at which sweets happen

Month: November 2008

Turkey Lurkey

Turkey Lurkey

One Thanksgiving stands out to me more than any other. I don’t remember the table settings, the food, or how old I was, but I do remember that my Bammieroo came to visit (Bammieroo is my Mother’s Mother). Seeing Bammieroo was always a cause for […]

Defending a Title

Defending a Title

A previous company I worked for held a summer work party in July. Many of my fellow employees would schedule their vacation to coincide with the date of the party; but not me. I made it to the work party every year for 3 years, […]

Sell Out!

Sell Out!

Thursday night Gabriel and I were sitting at our favorite burger dive, Cruisers, talking about how excited we were for Tom and Lucy’s Art Shoppe and I commented how much I wished we could go. Gabriel agreed, and we paused to look at each other for a minute. We had just purchased half a tank of gas for $6 and I knew we were thinking the same thing: “Why not?”

We are notorious for making midnight trips. One year my good friend Allison Hanna was playing her last college golf tournament in Stanford before she went pro. We hadn’t made it to any of her tournaments and I felt guilty and wanted to go. We got off work the night before at 10pm, drove all night, watched the tournament, and drove straight home. About 2 hours away from home we had to pull over and sleep. We learned a valuable lesson that trip: Take turns sleeping and driving, don’t both stay awake.

We cleaned up, packed, and hit the road at 10:30pm. We told just a few people, none of which included my sister the boutique owner, or my mother who had offered to go to the show to help sell and sample my product. I love surprises!

The show was incredible. If you missed it this year, make a note not to miss it next year, times to be announced but it will be sometime between Easter and Mothers Day, and again before Thanksgiving. They had adorable aprons, ballerina shoes and tutu’s, crafts, hair clips, baby shoes, onsises!

Fahrenheit 350 did excellent! Thank you to Ginny Johnson for her amazing selling skills – we would not have done nearly as well without her! Here is a sample photo of the largest selling item: Sweet Logs, Pecan. http://www.fahrenheit350.com/ to be up next week!

Some of my favorite vendors include:

Sawdust Daisy
Tootsies for Tots
Baby Rags
French Knots
Baby Tai
Baby Bumpkins
Cutesy
Tika Kids
well and me of course Fahrenheit 350!

Sweet Crunch: Càsh ew

Sweet Crunch: Càsh ew

As a younger girl I loved playing basketball, particularly on Coach Hanna’s All Star Team. Starting in grade school Coach Hanna went around to all the local grade schools in the district and elicited the best girls to compete on a club team, and coached […]

Smells like Christmas

Smells like Christmas

I have been looking forward to tonight’s dinner with friends all week long, even though I couldn’t decide what to make until early Friday morning. These friends we have rarely seen over the past year, a disappointing realization, but no matter! we had a delightful […]

Under The Sea

Under The Sea

I have a video of my now 18 year old niece when she was barely 3 years old singing, “Part of your World,” along with Ariel from (of course you know) The Little Mermaid. It is as priceless as it sounds.

When a co-worker commissioned me to make her some whimsical cupcakes, with the help of that long lost 3 year old, I knew just what to make; because we all know what Ariel really wanted was some cake.

All in all, the creation process went fairly smoothly which I was more than delighted about. My biggest difficulty was that although simple, without my artist husband I’m not sure I would have gotten the shapely figure of Ariel quite right, in fact towards the last cupcake she started looking a bit stiff. They taste as good as they look; if you don’t trust me order some.

(I’ll be saying this a lot until I get a camera) blasted that I don’t have a camera!

Jumbo cupCake: White chocolate with coconut
Filling: Lime pineapple frosting
Topping: Layer of candy fondant

I went with Wilton star Sprinkles for the bikini top, and once the design was complete used a pastry brush dipped in water with dissolved white sugar to create the wet ocean, while the eyes were added by simply dipping a toothpick in food coloring.