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29 Jun 2012

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The Wedding Cake Challenge of the Century


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Six months ago, my brother approached me with a solemn wish: Would I make a cake for his summer wedding in Stockholm? Not THE three-tiered wedding cake monster, but something for coffee after dessert? Both flattered and excited I said yes and started plotting right away: What should I make? Sponge, meringue, choux, tart, mousse? Chocolate, berries, nuts, or what? But then I realised the amount of obstacles reducing my options and everything changed….

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19 Jun 2012

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Birthday Breakfast

Turning thirty was pretty painful and spurned on all sorts of existential questions such as: Why am I here? What’s it all for? And how long before my ovaries dry up? Lovely things really, but now that I’ve started to figure out the thirties, I’m pretty darn happy to be here. The way I see it, I’m in a new decade of my life and still very much in the early years of it. Hell, I might as well be in my early twenties for all we know. Just the other day one of the students at uni started chatting me up, thinking I was one of them. Not bad for an aging barbie doll such as myself. Anyway, this year my 33rd was up. I awoke on the morning of the 8th of June and immediately started tossing and turning childishly in order to show my impatience with chef T, who was bustling in the kitchen. Yay! Pancakes! Or so I thought, but boy did these 33 years of experience add up to naught when I finally saw the result of his efforts…

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