The library celebrated a colleague's recent marriage with a party. I wasn't able to attend but brought this dessert for the celebration.
I made Martha Stewart's Lemon Curd Cake as a 6" cake and cupcakes. I've made this before and it is seriously one of my favorite cakes. I was going to cheat a bit and get some prepared lemon curd at Trader Joe's but they didn't have any! So I ended up getting some lemons and making my own (Martha's recipe). I made her Lemon Swiss Meringue Buttercream frosting.
Here are Dorie Greenspan's Chocolate Chocolate cupcakes. These sooo rock. I made them a bunch of times and they are always a big hit. This time, I frosted them with a cream cheese frosting (so easy: 2 blocks of 8 oz cream cheese, softened and 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted). Thanks Mrs. J for this recipe!!
I developed this homemade stand. I didn't see the point of buying a large three-tier stand that had very limited use. I had these Crate & Barrel glass serving trays (Totally cheap - I think they were $6 and $8). I picked up the smallest one recently (on sale for $3!). Together with some short glass cups and some Quake Hold! putty (a must here in Southern California), it was an instant stand! (You could get the clear Museum Gel for a cleaner look too).
Gotta run. Olympics is packed tonight! Michael Phelps, gymnastics, and beach volleyball with So Cal players May & (Happy Birthday Kerri) Walsh! I'm so addicted to the Olympics. Yesterday, I was watching one of NBC's other channels and saw a great quarterfinal badminton game! Are you having as much fun (and no sleep) as me?! Even the commercials are good. I just want Morgan Freeman to narrate my life...those Visa commercials rock. "And then the Food Librarian combines the butter and sugar. Go Cake."
Consider my sleep deprivation my patriotic support of the U.S. athletes!
Congratulations Catherine and Eric!