A sweet finish to our Roundup of the Edible Word, the foodie book club co-hosted with the peerless Stephanie and the brilliant ladies at Cook the Books. Our inspiration: Confections of a Closet Master Baker. And on to Part 3 of our Roundup:
Esme at Chocolate and Croissants knew these Golden Eggs were going to come out golden -- she samples as she cooks and she says the raw batter was decadent and the finished product every bit the delectable puffs of sweetness she imagined...
Helen - our sweet Tartlette, puts her own touches on a recipe provided by Gesine with this stunning Muscovado Date Cake with Maple Sugar Buttercream --made for a family reunion.
Jamie enjoys her Adventures in SF; she was inspired by the book -- which I had described as Gesine's love letter to her mother -- and the memory of her own mom to make a whole fish -- she also offers these lovely Red, White and Blue Cupcakes that she made for a friend's recent citizenship celebration.
Irene thinks this is the best damn cake she's ever made. And considering some of the mouth watering creations she's been posting at Confessions of a Tart, that's saying something. This Black Forest (aka Drunken Cherry Cake) was made in honor of her father's birthday -- and as a nod to Gesine's German heritage.
Susan at Dragon Musings made these Golden Eggs Cupcakes and a Golden Egg cake as well! They may taste doughnut-like warm from the oven but she says they're fantastic cold too!
A deep, heartfelt thanks to all our participants for their delicious, soul-satisfying contributions and for making our event so much fun!