From the Mind of Megan

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Strawberry Doughnuts for the National Culinary Review

The National Culinary Review will be featuring my strawberry doughnuts from last spring in the their upcoming April issue.

18Feb2012 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Petit fours for a crowd

Last week I made several types of petit fours for my mom’s book club meeting. They were a hit! I love being able to share the taste of French pastry with people. It’s just something we don’t get to taste a lot of here. I chose to make russians (or pistachio stacks,

30Jul2009 | | 3 comments | Continued
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Cupcakes, farmer’s market finds, and pastries

Most of this past week has been spent making cupcakes! I had an order for one of my personal favorites, red velvet cupcakes. For those of you unfamiliar with red velvet, it is a buttermilk cake, tinted red, with a hint of cocoa. The buttermilk helps make the cake really moist

20Jul2009 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Pastry School Update: More Breads, Breakfast Pastries, and Petit Fours

This week was the conclusion of our breads and breakfast pastries unit.  This was a good thing because I was beginning to run out of room in my freezer! We made brioche dough again, but this time we shaped it differently. The brioche has been one of my favorite breads we’ve made, especially

16Feb2009 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Pastry School!

Well, I am halfway through my first week of pastry school! Each day has been exciting and exhausting, but the exhausting part comes with adjusting to any new job or semester of school. Highlight: Getting my pastry tool kit filled with all the goods. Lowlight: Sanitation and food safety class. I think

8Jan2009 | | 2 comments | Continued
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It’s All In The Family

So it’s been awhile. Apologies. I have reason for that, it was great week of visiting family, baking jobs, and holiday hustle and bustle. Of course there were more cupcakes to be made, which I will discuss later in my posts on Kat Rohrbacher, the artist I worked with for her thesis

24Dec2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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The Beautiful Web of Food

Earlier this week, something very cool happened. I was contacted by Kat Rohrbacher, an artist from Baltimore who is originally from Fort Wayne. She is working on her thesis project for graduate school and wants to use my cupcakes in her paintings! We chatted for a long time last night about her

12Dec2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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September Days…

A preview of things to come… Today was the perfect kind of day in my opinion. Sunshine, clear skies, whispers of fall in the leaves and the air. This is my favorite time of year. Everything changes, and the approaching months bring me great happiness-Thanksgiving, Christmas, my birthday, New Year’s- because they

18Sep2008 | | 0 comments | Continued