Modern Americana Inspiration Shoot

Modern Americana Inspiration Shoot

Modern Americana Blue, Copper and Ivory Styled Shoot at Sonoma's Maysonnave House

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Elevate Your Ice Cream with the Easiest Chocolate-Basil Ganache

Elevate Your Ice Cream with the Easiest Chocolate-Basil Ganache

An easy, tasty summer recipe to beat the heat: Chocolate-Basil Ganache. (Just add ice cream.)

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The Perfect Empty Canvas Cake Recipe

The Perfect Empty Canvas Cake Recipe

The Perfect Empty Canvas Cake Recipe for whatever organic fruits the seasons bring.

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New Slow Cake Release: Lemon Creme Fraiche Cake with Blueberries

New Slow Cake Release: Lemon Creme Fraiche Cake with Blueberries

New for Spring: Blueberry-Lemon Creme Fraiche Cake plus a recipe to make it yours.

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New! Ceramic Cake Stand Collection by Amanda Wright Pottery

New! Ceramic Cake Stand Collection by Amanda Wright Pottery

Available now: modern ceramic cake stands by local artist, Amanda Wright!

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Recipe: Meyer Lemon-Oat Scones with Blood Orange Glaze

Recipe: Meyer Lemon-Oat Scones with Blood Orange Glaze

A late winter recipe to fuel you into spring on a healthyish note: recipe for Meyer Lemon-Oat Scones with Blood Orange glaze.

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Dutch Modern Wedding Inspiration from Christina and Ben's San Francisco Wedding

Dutch Modern Wedding Inspiration from Christina and Ben's San Francisco Wedding

Eschewing tradition, Christina and Ben pulled together a refreshingly modern wedding celebration months after their real wedding, perfectly reflecting their style and sensibilities.

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New Slow Cake Release! Inspiration: Sunshine.

New Slow Cake Release! Inspiration: Sunshine.

Inspiration: Sunshine. Discover the inspiration behind our newest Limited Edition Cake release and how to order before its gone.

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Wild + Wonderful: Stephanie + John

Wild + Wonderful: Stephanie + John

Discover the inspiration behind Stephanie and John's lush, wild cake from their stunning Healdsburg wedding at Barn Diva.

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When A Floral Designer Says, "I Do"

When A Floral Designer Says, "I Do"

Given similar leanings toward all things natural, Anna, owner of Loop Flowers in San Francisco, and I have worked on quite a few weddings together, and every time, it's not just the beauty of her work that stands out, it's also her warm, friendly energy that is rare and refreshing in an industry when day-of pressures can get the best of folks. See highlights of her fall wedding in San Francisco here.

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Becca + Nathan - Modern/Minimal/Moody Blues

Becca + Nathan - Modern/Minimal/Moody Blues

These short days and long nights seem to make more precious every bit of light....

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New Slow Cake Series + New Release

New Slow Cake Series + New Release

With the wedding season winding down and holidays winding up, it seems the perfect time to slow down, narrow my focus and unveil a new series spun from considerable thought, time...and recipe testing.

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A Recipe for Heart and Home: Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

A Recipe for Heart and Home: Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

With holidays approaching and my sisters too far away, I thought I'd share an easy, comforting recipe, from my home to yours: Chocolate Chip Banana Bread.

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Emily + Josh: Natural Beauty, Epic Views

Emily + Josh: Natural Beauty, Epic Views

This time last year, I dropped off a trio of single tier cakes for Emily and Josh's wedding at Servino's, a friendly Italian restaurant in Tiburon with a private upstairs dining room full of nice big windows overlooking the Bay. I remember it well because even having lived in SF for 10 years, it was still one of those pinch-me, instagram-worthy moments.

As it turns out, breathtaking views were a theme for Emily and Josh.

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Creative Spotlight: Yugen Design

Creative Spotlight: Yugen Design

As I mentioned in the launch of this journal, one of my goals here is to find more of my people and expand on my little community of like-minded souls brought together, if not by cake, then by a similar mindset, style or passion for creating. I'm fortunate to have a slew of such folks in my life and excited to share them here so y'all can mix and mingle and feel further inspired. Enjoy, make friends and eat more cake;)

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Martina + Andy: Intimate, Urban Wedding

Martina + Andy: Intimate, Urban Wedding

Highlights of an intimate, urban wedding at The Cheese School in San Francisco.

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Inspiration: Wild Blackberries

Inspiration: Wild Blackberries

From first pinwheel blossoms and tiny green berries, to the deep shades of pink nestled between the thorns, I think I love the build up to blackberry season almost as much as I love the actual fruit.

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Recipe: Pangloss Cellars Pinot Noir Caramel Sauce

Recipe: Pangloss Cellars Pinot Noir Caramel Sauce

Julia Child said it best: “I enjoy cooking with wine...sometimes I even put it in the food.”

Only, I’m a baker, so sometimes I put it in the cake…

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Finding My People

Finding My People

LIke magic (or maybe instagram), baking has brought so many people into my life with shared styles, food philosophies, passions and hobbies. People who often end up feeling more like friends than customers or wedding clients after we discover that cake was only the beginning of a zillion things we have in common.

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