Posts in dessert
roasted strawberry cake with roasted strawberry frosting (and frosting flowers!)

Heyyyy!!!  I'm trying something a bit outside my comfort zone!  Piping flowers!!

I'm obsessed with Molly Yeh (WHO ISN'T?!!), and finally felt brave enough to try my hand at piping a few of my own flowers out of frosting.  Honestly, it was easier than I thought, although it is time consuming!  I love that there is really no risk here besides wasting your own time.  Ha!  And I'm obviously not scared of that!  Now, I'm not offering a full flower tutorial here (yet!!), since I'm still such a newbie.  But I watched a lot of youtube videos, practiced a lot, and just scraped the ones I didn't like back into the bowl of frosting.  Win!  Seriously, pipe a bunch onto parchment, and just redo them as you find a technique that works for you.  The hardest part is keeping your frosting at the right consistency, so doing this on a super hot day is a no no unless you have A/C!  (Or unless you're a late night baker like I am...haha!).  If you're frosting starts losing shape, then simply pop it back in the fridge to firm up a bit.  

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strawberry rhubarb tart

Helloooo Summer tart!  Sweet strawberries, tart rhubarb, and the butteriest short bread crust come together in a heavenly combo to make your tastebuds so so happy.  It's a melt in your mouth crust with a sweet tart curd filling.  Definitely recommend!

And yes, if it isn't 100% obvious by now, strawberry rhubarb continues to be my ultimate favourite flavour combo. 

See this cheesecake, this ice cream, or this pie for proof.

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peach blackberry pie

Say hello to your new favourite Summer pie!  Peaches and blackberries are a match made in heaven.  Sweet peaches are made even better by the pop of flavour that tart blackberries bring (I'm a huge fan of tart things!), and be sure to add a scoop of ice cream on top to really take this pie to the next level.

Now, social media is sometimes the worst....but sometimes it's the absolute best.  I had followed Kristie from The Sweet and Simple Kitchen on instagram for a while now, and a couple weeks ago she messaged me asking to have a baking date!  It was reminiscent of my very first insta-friend meet-up with my now good friend Amy, minus the sleepover that Amy and I had. Ha!

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roasted strawberry rhubarb ice cream

Can you tell that strawberry rhubarb is a big deal over here?  Seriously one of the best flavour combos of all time, especially when they're roasted together to really bring out their flavours.  Although I must say that I'm not a huge fan of roasting strawberries unless they're local ones....the California ones the grocery stores carry the rest of the year just aren't the same!  Honestly they just taste like disappointment.  Ha!  Which is why I go a bit strawberry crazy for a very short period of time.

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