Earth is awakening from its winter slumber. Make sure you take a moment to celebrate too. Spring showers, birthdays, weddings, and religious celebrations all need sweet deliciousness.
Sweet Ruminations recently created some sweets for a Spring themed party designed by A Simple Soiree, who was kind enough to share some photos from their adorable event:
(Photos by Christina Martin, A Simple Soiree‘s party planning genius.)
Everyone knows that the Easter Bunny loves carrots. But one year I thoughts about it a bit….carrots are lovely but carrot cake tortes are absolutely delightful! Why wouldn’t the Easter Bunny think so too? So that year I left him a carrot cake….. I awoke that Easter morn to the largest Easter basket I’ve ever seen! The importance of delicious Easter desserts can not be understated.
Carrot Cake Cheesecake Torte: Carrot Cake atop NY Cheesecake
Chocolate Mousse Cake
St. Patrick’s Day is quickly approaching!
Don’t drink on an empty stomach-
Order your soda breads: plain, raisin, or chocolate chip.
Irish potato cheesecakes, tortes, and candies.
Irish Cream cheesecakes.
Guinness Brownie Bottom Peanut Butter Mousse Cake.
Apple Whiskey Pies and Cakes.
Chocolate Whiskey or Chocolate Baileys Tortes.
Bailey’s, Whiskey, and Guinness macarons and truffles.
You’ll be dreaming of shamrock fields of emerald with the very first bite….
Snowflakes and hearts….it must be Valentine’s Day! Celebrate with something decadent…share it with someone sweet or enjoy delicious solitude.
Gladly accepting Valentine’s Day orders……heart shaped apple tarts, heart cookies, or anything chocolate you can dream up…….
The winter holidays are upon us. So many opportunities to impress family, friends, coworkers, clients, and bosses with sweet indulgences. Cheesecakes, pies,tortes, and tarts for family feasts. Cookie trays for clients. Trays of petite desserts for holiday gatherings.
Croquembouche. Delectable cream puffs dusted with snowy powdered sugar.
Cinnamon Bun Cheesecake. Amazing.
Red Velvet Cheesecake Torte
Gold Dusted Truffles
Stop in, call, or email to order your holiday desserts!
Autumn holidays are upon us. As the last few leaves drift to the ground, days til Thanksgiving are floating by. Fresh local pumpkins are roasting in the shop oven while sliced apples are brewing on the stove with pure vanilla and golden brown sugar, to prepare for your holiday feasts. So much for which to be thankful, Sweet Ruminations would love to make the desserts for your Thanksgiving feast!
While of course, fresh-roasted pumpkin pies and apple crumb pies are on the menu wrapped in a delicious all-butter crust, my Thanksgiving favorite is the slightly less expected Pumpkin Cheesecake. Or even better, the best selling Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cheesecake. Also made with shop roasted pumpkin, smooth creamy bliss.
For a lighter alternative, french apple tarts make an elegant presentation for your final course.
Parisian almond macarons for pre or post feast snacking make a delightful pick-me-up if the chip bowl in the football room simply isn’t quite your cup of tea.
As summer winds to an end, it seemed apt timing to reflect on some summer cake adventures……
One of the highlights of the summer was Sweet Ruminations’ first international wedding. Spreading deliciousness across the Atlantic, the opportunity to create a cake table for an English countryside wedding was too tempting to resist.
(A view of the beautiful East Midlands English countryside, near the sight of Sweet Ruminations' first international wedding.)
With a suitcase full of spatulas and pastry bags, I headed over to the English East Midlands this summer to start baking. Navigating the market for ingredients tested my metric conversion skills a bit, but did not get the better of me. Even supermarkets entice my curiosities when abroad, so it took a bit of encouragement to stay focused on the task at hand and not wander aimlessly amongst the foreign delicacies. With a cart full of butter, flour, sugar, and fruit, I was ready.
(Sugar made from English Sugar Beets)
The ever lovely bride lent me her home kitchen for the task. Spoiled by my American-sized industrial appliances, the more petite European gadgets were a bit of a challenge til they grew familiar. As any chef will tell, it always amazes me how the same recipes taste so very different when using ingredients from a different region. The English butter lent such a pleasingly different richness to the cakes and buttercream frostings, as did the sugar made entirely from English sugar beets.
Despite a few bumps in the road and a sprinkling of English raindrops, the wedding turned out beautifully, with a refined yet casual, summer countryside feel. Congratulations Stephanie & Matt!
Whipped up some fresh, pretty cake styles for the shop. Much to my delight, I’ve been getting lots of ruffle cake requests lately. Sprinkled with tiny edible pearls, I’m dreaming of pastel ruffles.
Still loving all things sparkly, brooches are still lingering about the shop.
And of course petals. Sugar petals are sprinkled on shop displays, but velvety fresh petals are always the perfect finishing touch.
Congrats to the graduates of 2012!
Need an extra special centerpiece for your celebration?
Traditional or over-the-top, deliciousness always.
This Spring the weather in the northeast has been absolutely lovely. Hoping everyone gets a moment to inhale the gentle bulbous blossoms this weekend.
The shop and I survived another wonderful holiday of orders. Now it’s time to prepare for tomorrow’s brunch sweets, then tinkering on a bonnet to don in the morn. What a fabulous holiday- awaking to refreshing Springtime breezes, to find baskets of chocolate that appeared sometime during my slumber. Then mimosa brunch with sweets galore. A lovely excuse to sport a bit of quirky millinery and some shiny new heels- then a day filled with cute bunnies, new frothy colored frocks, tulips, and grape hyacinths.
Warm wishes of happy Spring holidays to all!