Sunday, January 29, 2012

Chocolate Fest 2012

Chocolate Fest 2012
Lots of chocolate, lots of vino,
and lots & lots of chocolate.

Here's a few pictures from the event and
a couple of my favorites.

A few of our cakes.
I think our Pastry chef could be the girl.

These caramels are excellent!
Close up view of the varieties.
The Jalepeno & Dulce de Leche and Fig were my favorites.

Ruby Port. Very nice way to finish off a long day.
Hi Beth! Nice decoration on the cake.
Everywhere you look, chocolate as far as the eye can see.

Our next door neighbor.
Bertony Faustin
The wines Bertony brought were all very tasty and
go very well with chocolate cake...and fudge brownie...
and chocolate chip cookies. 
(Sometimes you have to sample for the greater good)
 Well, you get the idea.
His unfiltered Pinot Noir and Syrah were my favorites.

Making sure that everything is ready to go.
More chocolate & wine. Happiness.
Steampunk Baker in attendance.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Calling all Chocoholics

It's that time of year again. 
Chocolate Fest at the Convention Center, January 20-22nd &
Chocolate Fantasy at the Jenkins Estate, February 10th 
are almost here. 

Satisfy most, if not all, 
of your serious chocolate cravings and then some.
*Mmmmmm, chocolate*
And who knows, you might even catch a glimpse of
Steampunk Baker wandering about in a chocolate induced daze.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Holiday cookies

The Holidays are done.
Time to pack up all of the ornaments, the tinsel, 
and the festive lights.
 For us in the baking profession, 
the holiday season also means 
crazier than usual work hours...
and lots and lots and lots of cookies.

After decorating several hundred holiday cookies
sometimes they start to seem a little different somehow...
Can't quite put my finger on it but 
there is definitely something different.
Randomly, odd ones start popping up
right next to the normal ones.
Then, kind of like zombies, 
they start to take over.
"Ohhhh NOOOOOO!"
And then there were the alien abductions.

With the holidays over, 
things are starting to return to normal.
The aliens and zombies began contemplating a takeover
and really, that's just not going to end well for anyone.
Happy snowmen return.

Enjoying the "wrap" party.