Saturday, June 27, 2009

Fruits of Summer...

Rhubarb Custard Bars were a special request from a customer who was putting together a memorial service for her husband. They spent every other week camping at the Driftwood Inn down the street for the last 12 years...walking down to the bakery for their morning sticky bun and coffee. Apparently he really liked Rhubarb, so we picked some from the yard and morphed the lemon bar recipe using orange juice instead of Lemon and stirring in chopped rhubarb. The result was heavenly!

We got our first shipment from Tree Things! Fresh Figs, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cherries and Nectarines.With morning temps below 40 degrees, it will be a while yet before we have local berries... these make the wait a little less long!

Saturday, June 20, 2009


This is the scene these days as we all try to fit our fun and work in all at the same time! I was equally inspired by Sharon and Brianna, who, after a grueling day on their feet at the Bakes, went and ran down and up the Diamond Creek trail. ( a very steep 1/2 mile descent to a wild and lovely beach) There is no time to waste as Solstice is here and, lucky for us, so is the Sun!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Love is in the air...

The first wedding cakes of the season went out his weekend. This lovely cake went out to Land's End Resort at the end of the spit for a local (Sterling) couple. The room was dressed to the nines with white and green being the predominate was a very serene scene.

Cake number two had to be boxed in pieces to be flown on a small (I mean sits four people small) plane and flown over to the village of Port Graham. This always a little stressful (hence, no photos...I was too distracted!) since the cake has to be completely assembled in the bakery, chilled thoroughly overnight and flowers added (in resevoirs, because they need to stay fresh for 24 hours!) then taken apart again and securely boxed to be jammed around by less than careful pilots only to sit around who knows where to be put together by who knows whom. It is an incredible leap of faith on both my part, in that the cake will be handled carefully by all and the bride and groom's, in that they just want it all to be beautiful and delicious!
I sure hope it worked out...

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Gay part of town...

We heard through the grapevine that there is this whole faction of people who live in our little 'Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea' that won't come down into our neighborhood because, gasp, it's where the 'Gays' hang out! Could it be because we like to dress up in super hero costumes? (It must have been the pink spandex suit that Mira wore on her last day!) Or is it because we are always so damn happy?! It reminds me of the time my kids were watching a television show geared toward really young children. The character was singing over and over, "I'm so happy, I'm so Gay!". Middle daughter Jane turns to her more worldly older sister and says, "Maya, I don't understand what they mean." Maya, matter of factly responds, "Jane sometimes when people use the term "Gay" it means they are Happy! Jane just looks at her and goes, "OH, Okay".
This tells me that times are a changing and awareness levels in our children's lives are much higher than when we were kids. The funniest part of the whole thing is that we are three hetero women who run this business, and while we relish the support of ALL of our's true we especially value those who know how to love...fully and unconditionally, without prejudice.
Now, you look ready ready for a cup of coffee... Can I get you a stcky bun with that? How do you like my cape?!
UPDATE: Commenter Lorrie from says "the Gay part of town is the best part of town!" We think so too! Thanks, Lorrie!