Lemon Honeycomb Cake

Lemon Honeycomb Cake

The honeycomb pan for this cake has been lurking in my cake pan cupboard for a couple of years, waiting for its debut. Once the Bee plate table started to percolate, out it came. But first I had to do some research on the ultimate cake batter for this tricky...
Cherry Blossom Cake

Cherry Blossom Cake

Our neighbour’s flowering cherry tree is just breaking into bloom. For a few glorious days, its graceful branches festooned with pink blossoms toss in the wind, beguiling us with their beauty. (I will skip over the subsequent unholy mess of disintegrating petals...
Poached Pear Pistachio Tart

Poached Pear Pistachio Tart

Earlier this month, we invited some friends over for dinner at the Cape, and I wanted to make a dessert that was somewhat virtuous but with a hint of decadence. (The nearly universal donning of the January culinary hair-shirt gets a bit depressing). I thought about...
Winter White Cupcake Wreath

Winter White Cupcake Wreath

Ever since I laid my hands on “Hello, Cupcake!”, Irresistibly playful creations anyone can make, by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson, I’ve been dying to make the White Wreath. The project really is as easy as the blandishments in the book claim....