The universe gives so much, and I am grateful for it. I am blessed to have an incredibly supportive significant other, family, and friends; a gorgeous home; a job that I like; a great project (PRESS); my health and regular art/yoga/running practices. To all of YOU, the people that make all these things possible, I thank you. I wish you each the sweetness and joy of your favorite treat, whatever that may be, to be with you as you go forward into this holiday season.
This Thanksgiving, I spent it with Doug and his family here in the Berkshires. We decided to shake things up in the dessert department, forgoing the traditional tarts and pies and going with a couple of my ridiculous cakes. I made a salted-caramel six-layer chocolate cake and a lemon pistachio crunch cake with a white chocolate ganache icing. Ridiculous.
Here they are, on their lovely cake stands. The cake stand in the foreground is the milk glass stand that my mother gave me a year ago. Sometimes I think the only reason why I make cakes is so I can use the cake stand. The one in the background, with the incredible dome, Doug got me. So now I have two ridiculous stands to adorn with sweetness. But this salted caramel six-layer chocolate cake, it will change your life. It’s decadent and delicious and really should be outlawed. One piece is enough sweetness for days, maybe even months. I can’t wait to make it again!
I thank my mother for parting with the beloved cake stand. I know it was tough for her, but do use it regularly and with delight! I am thankful that she taught me to love baking and cooking and all the home arts, and look forward to having more time to share these arts with family and friends.