i wanted to make an awesome cake for jay's 30th birthday, so i enlisted the help of lauren and mo to help me put together a blackjack themed cake (the boy loves himself some blackjack)
i've always been against using fondant for decorating cakes because who cares how cool a cake looks if it tastes like crap!? so i made my usual funfetti cake with delicious icing and only used the fondant for the cards and poker chips.
i'm really happy with the way it turned out. i think jay was too
chris and i have totally slacked on the bon appetit nights. december was crazy. after the new year we were busy getting settled back into life. for some reason the march issue never came. i have so many excuses...
but we FINALLY got around to picking it back up, and made a great meal pieced together from a few different issues. (me and the 'ol minilux are kind of fighting right now, sorry for the kind of crappy pics)
The Black Friars Cobbler Cocktail - February 2011, page 24
Fennel and Zucchini Soup with Warm Tomato Relish - April 2011, page 40
Lemon Roasted Potatoes - April 2011, page 75
Stir Fried Bok Choy and Mizuna with Tofu - January 2011, page 91
this past saturday was the one year anniversary of chris and i getting the keys to our apartment. the two weeks after we got the keys we worked so hard getting the place ready to move in. (remember this?, or this?).
it's one year later and we couldn't be happier in our spot we call home.