Saturday, January 22, 2011

Pretty Little Cakes

I decided to bake a cake for a bridal shower last weekend. White was the main color and I did not want to fall into the typical vanilla cake with vanilla frosting. Thus, I found this absolutely delicious recipe for a banana cake! Instead of using the cream cheese frosting, I went for vanilla and sprinkled on white chocolate shavings that I made. I ventured to good ol' Martha Stewart for inspiration on something decorative to put on top and came across pine needles and pine cones. Brilliant for winter! Thanks Martha!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Something Sweet

Readers, I must share something amazing with you. Apple Cheddar Scones. Yep, they are delicious. I came across this recipe as I was loyally skimming through Smitten Kitchen's long list of tasty foods. As soon as I saw this recipe I jumped on it, and I've been hooked ever since. I encourage you to take a Sunday morning to relax, bake some warm scones, and snuggle in. After all, winter is the season for baking!

Smitten Kitchen photos

Theodora Vintage

I would like to introduce Theodora Vintage to you those of you who have yet to encounter this collection of adorable vintage clothes. My two darling friends, Sasha of Black n' Gold a la Mode, and Taryn of Style Phenomenon, have teamed up to create their own online vintage clothing store. They have such creative taste, and do an amazing job of adding modern flare to vintage pieces. Check out their shop on Etsy, stat. You will not be disappointed!