Friday, December 14, 2012

the most wonderful time of the year!!

i can hardly find a better way of living a truer christmas experience than taking part at a christmas market.  so, this year i set myself into a festive mood, and had my own stand at the christmas market here in baden, and let me tell you, it was the best thing i could have ever done. &nbsp

..we had all the components that make this the most wonderful time of the year.. we got snow; christmas lights; the lowest temperature of the year; and even a holy visit.. yeap.. the pictures speak for themselves..

have yourself a merry little christmas..

Sunday, December 9, 2012

home, sweet home.. (part II)

there's no such thing as a christmas decoration without a gingerbread house.. This is my take on it.. 

have a sweet week,

Monday, December 3, 2012

home sweet home..

in the last few days, i've had an internal battle with the concept of "home".. because, it's true that home is where the heart is, but, what if my heart is divided??..

i'm a person that gives it all when it comes to the people i love.. I give my all to my parents; to my husband (clearly!!); to my kids (how could i not..); to my brothers; to my friends.. but then, my parents are in one country; one brother is in another country..and my friends, here and there.. i know, it's kind of a mess.. and that's my point.. my heart is all over the place.. sometimes, i just wonder, will i ever get it back??.. i mean.. i need it, right??

so, this post, is dedicated to that huge, but at the same time, very humble word.. home.. wherever it is.
..and also it is dedicated to my very dear friend, who is going back home, after five amazing years here in Switzerland.. Barbara, i just want to say that wherever we are in this revolting game called world, in my heart you'll always have a home.. and from that one, you'll never, ever, leave.

have a safe trip back..
i'll save a gingerbread house for you here..
just in case you want to come back..

in case you are on the look out for a good gingerbread cookie recipe, here is one that won't let you down.. happy baking!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

it's beginning to look a lot like xmas..

it's not a secret that Christmas time is about celebrating with our loved ones, and showing them how much we love them.. and what a better way to do so, than treating them with cookies.. after all, no gift is sweeter, than a sweet itself.. ;-)

have a sweet week,

Saturday, November 17, 2012

the elephant in the room..

there's a big elephant in the room, and boy is it cute!!.. this has been one of my favorite projects to work on, and definitely the cutest!!

have a sweet week,

Monday, October 15, 2012

let the party begin..

there have been some birthdays going on lately, and i haven't been able to share some of the pictures of the cakes i've made to sweeten the celebrations of grown ups, and little ones... here are some of them...

have a sweet week!!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

bun in the oven..

i absolutely love baby showers!!.. the thought of being part of that special day where friends and family gather to shower a mom-to-be with gifts and love, is the sweetest thing i can experience!!

have a sweet week!!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Back in the game!!

It's been a long time since my last post, and for that reason I have to apologize..

After my great chicagoan adventure, and the big opportunity I had to study in one of the most prestigious pastry schools on earth {no kidding!!}, I must say I am super happy to be back home.  Not only because I counted the weeks, days, and hours to reunite with my husband and kids again; but because I really missed working in my place; and the luxury of writing {believe me, I had such busy days in Chicago between school and internship, that I never could sit, cool down, and write... it was a total luxury!}

So, this time I have the urge to write about girls.. Oh yeah.. cute, pink, sassy, and sometimes over-dramatic girls..

As some of you know, I have two boys of my own, whom I love to pieces... and of course, they like Star wars, hot wheels, super heroes, dinosaurs, and all that stuff... and they are as simple and practical as a boy can be..  No fuss, no drama...

On the other hand, I have lots of nieces {because my friends are my family as well, and they all have girls}, and these girls are like little delicate flowers.  They scream of happiness; they bounce when they get excited; they cry because another girl didn't say hi; and they even come to me to play hairdresser... OMG, how cute is that??..

That's why, when a friend of mine came to me a few weeks ago, and asked if I could design a cake for her little princess, I didn't even think about it!!... because, these are the opportunities I have to escape from cars; swords; trains; and extinct creatures, to overindulge with pinks, flowers, and cuteness... lots of cuteness!!

Enjoy the pics and have a sweet one!!