Posts Tagged ‘dessert’
For my son’s first birthday, I wanted to bake something special. This was the result – a rainbow cake that somehow turned out looking like one of my paintings. This photo was taken from the top of the cake, when it was fresh out of the oven and not yet frosted. To make it I mixed 6 bowls of batter with dyes and drizzled each bowl of batter in splatter layers à la Jackson Pollock. Yeah it took 2 hours, but it was totally worth it! The result was pure rainbow goodness, very San Franciscan!
Tallinn, Estonia is the perfect weekend addition to a tour of Scandinavia. It’s a quick, easy and inexpensive ferry ride away from both Stockholm and Helsinki. With its charming and well preserved old town, ringed with stone walls adorned by fairytale turrets, it’s the perfect place to experience pure Baltic flavor laced with a sliver of Scandinavian influence.
Italy, the land of pizza, pasta and gelato, is a culinary paradise. Every region has its own distinct flavors, and among the best is Tuscany. Here are a few delicious spots to savor la dolce vita in Florence, the heart of Tuscany.
This fantastic pizza and panino joint has a small, simple dining room and adjoining counter centered around a wood burning oven. Located right in the heart of central Florence steps from the Duomo, friendly staff serve up freshly baked meals at reasonable prices to hungry crowds of locals. Honestly, I’ve never had a panino as perfect as the ones at Le Bertucce. Their panini feature mouth-watering combos with cured meats and tuscan staples. The best part is the bread—baked fresh on the spot once you place your order. It’s an unforgettable sensation to bite into a steaming panino with bread pulled straight from the oven!
Le Bertucce | Via Santa Elisabetta 16/r
These fun cookies will make you smile. Just pick up a mustache cookie cutter and get baking!
[ via Eat Cake Be Merry ]
What’s the craziest cake you can dream up? Chances are the folks at Charm City Cakes can build it. This Baltimore cake shop produces crazy, innovative custom cakes to satisfy any sweet tooth.
In the heart of Downtown Disney in Anaheim, you’ll find Tortilla Jo’s, a Mexican eatery full of Southern Californian flare. Located next to the Disneyland Resort, Tortilla Jo’s features upscale interior design highlighting rustic chandeliers and painted wall murals. Tortillas are hand-made on the premises, you’ll discover over 100 tequilas, and of course the desserts are delicious.