Friday, September 6, 2013


Bon jour.....I leave for Paris soon......I found the cutest, most charming flat in the 15th  Arrondissement. Close to the Le Cordon Bleu, where I will be taking another pastry class, go to Versailles, take the euro rail to Provence, and eat lots of croissants.What could be better than eating a croissant , sitting on the bank of the Seine. It's another dream come true.....I have been planning this for a little for a year, but planning it in my heart for years.The planning and preparation has been half the fun. I can't believe how quickly the year has gone by.I'm learning French phrases, like " Ou est la station de metro", which means where is the metro station.It's been fun and a challenge , but I'm determined.

I will be posting pictures lots and lots of pictures, so be sure and follow my blog.
A touts a l'heure!

Paris temp 73

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Key Lime Cupcakes

Key Lime Cupcakes

These cupcakes are for anyone who likes Key Lime. I made them for a friends birthday.... they're a light, refreshing dessert perfect for summer.

  Paris Temp 66

Monday, April 29, 2013


Au revoir

I just returned from California, I went to a Launch Your Creativity class. It was held in the most magnificent place called Paris in a Cup. The speakers were amazingly inspiring and being surrounded by the beauty of this Tea Salon felt like being in Paris......  experiencing this has renewed my passion to follow my dream......and to keep my dream close to my heart.....the desire to cater and create beautiful desserts and pastries.To make the presentations beautiful to the eye.... Every dream should be used to bless others.

Paris in a Cup

 a Vintage Wedding  I Catered

My chocolate cake

Here's a saying I heard, "Be yourself everyone else is taken."

Monday, February 11, 2013

Laduree ~ Paris

Laduree on Champs Elysees
Upstairs in Laduree

Late one afternoon while walking down a quiet side street in Paris, there was a beautifully dressed french woman, wearing heels, and a long royal velvet purple coat and a scarf elegantly wrapped around her neck, walking toward us. We where getting hungry,so we stopped to ask her if she could tell us of a place to eat, and that's how we found out about Laduree ...I will never forget that moment.She was not only beautiful , but very kind and gracious.
Sitting there in Laduree felt like being in a movie. The window we sat at over looked Champs Elysees....the food was delicious and impeccably plated.
This was truly one of the highlights of our trip. 
The wonderful story of Laduree began in 1862 , when Louis Ernest Laduree first opened a bakery in the very heart of Paris. There was a fire in 1872, and the bakery reopened as a pastry shop, Jules Cheret, a famous painter was given the responsibility of creating the new decor. Jeanne Souchard, Louis Ernest Laduree's wife, came up with the idea of combining two distinct styles:that of the Parisian cafe and the patisserie. With this, one of the very first Parisian tea salons was born.

You must visit Laduree if your ever in Paris....its exquisite! 


                                                           Paris temp 37 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Bonne Annee

Bonne Annee ~ Happy New Year!
I am soooo excited to share with you that I have made my reservations to go back to Paris next fall.I can hardly believe it. I'm going to take more pastry classes and visit other parts of France that I wasn't able to see while there in 2010.
So come with me as I plan my travels.....
French Apple Tart
This Apple Tart is filled with a  rich, creamy filling that is dreamy.

Chocolate Almond Croissants or as they call them in Paris ~ Pain au Chocolat
These flaky, buttery  creations take a bit of time to make.....but the rewards are so worth it...I learned to make them while at the Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. I was blessed to be able go there in 2010. It was unforgettable!! 

                                Paris Temp 34

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