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French Weddings Circa WWI

When I decided to include a wedding in my upcoming novel Lies Told in Silence, research was my first thought. What were the etiquette and customs for French weddings and what might the wedding dress look like. 436 more words

Historical Fiction

Lemongrass & Ginger Croquembouche

This is my take on the classic croquembouche, but made smaller and with different flavours: I have filled the choux buns with a lemongrass flavoured crème patissière, topped with a ginger flavoured caramel and decorated with a few thin slices of stem ginger coated with caramel and thin shards of roughly spun sugar. 630 more words


Croquembouche: Caramel-Glazed Cream Puffs

Each week, my husband, two daughters, & I have dinner with my parents in my childhood home, an antique Tudor on the south bank of the Connecticut River. 341 more words


Book Review - The Art of Sugarcraft


Have you ever considered making your own wedding cake, or birthday/celebration cakes for others? Whilst it is a bit of a daunting prospect, the sense of satisfaction and achievement when you make something yourself is immense. 540 more words


My first croquembouche ! It was not perfect but I managed to finish this cake.

In Italy and France, Croquembouche is often served at weddings, communions, and first communions. 21 more words