Saturday, March 26, 2011


Recently, I was lucky enough to make a baby shower cake based on the adorably adventurous Eloise. Eloise at the Plaza was one of my favorites when I was a little girl, so I hope this cake awoke some childhood nostalgia in the women attending the shower. Looking back at these books, I realized how incredible Hilary Knight's illustrations are. I wish I could have translated more of her illustrative style into the cake, but I still love the way it came out.

I also created mini dark chocolate covered pretzel gift bags for the attendants! I think I ate at least half of the first batch I made. Luckily, my wonderful friend Marney helped me perfect these tasty treats. If you don't want to bother with tempering the chocolate, just melt the chocolate in a double boiler and add a tablespoon of shortening to every 12 ounces of chocolate (It makes for a smooth and shiny coat!)

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