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Looks delicious indeed

July 8, 2007



Vegan Knitted cupcakes

July 8, 2007

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Knit Night Cupcakes

The decorations are made from marzipan. You can read the tutorial on here.

Delicious NapaStyle

July 5, 2007

NapaStyle Proscuitto Jerky

Prosciutto jerky, seasoned with NapaStyle`s own signature spices, and carefully low-heat dried to perfection.

NapaStyle Almonds - Spanish Almonds and Spiced Almonds

NapaStyle Almonds – Set of two: Spanish Almonds and Spiced Almonds.

Price: $49.00

The Marcona spanish almonds are bigger and sweeter than other almonds and the canadian ones are sweet, spicy candied ones, made by an old Chinese technique that coats each nut with layers of flavor: the finest almonds are selected, diped in water, in sugar, and then in cinnamon, cayenne, and black pepper.

Aromatico Nine-Spice Box

Aromatico Nine-Spice Box

Inspired by vintage spice drawers, which in turn were inspired by old library file cabinets, these acacia wood drawers organize the favorite herbs and spices on the countertop or mounted on the wall. The traditional slotted front allows to label each drawer with its contents. Metal hook pulls and frames, with labels included. Food-safe. 

You can buy it with or without spices. The spices you can choose from include: Herbes de Napa, Citrus Pepper Blend, Citrus Rosemary, Sundried Tomato Garlic, Roasted Garlic, Gray Salt, Fennel Spice Rub, Toasted Spice Rub and Roasted Garlic Rub.

Vertical Hold Rack

Vertical Hold Rack
Nickel-plated brass with graduated four-slots design, and a rooster on top for easy carrying.
Price: $38.00

The sandwiches doesnt come with it though:(

Ladurée cake

July 5, 2007

Laduree rouges cakes

Enjoy some more here.


July 3, 2007


Meringue with a compote of warm berries, a version of the Pavlova cake

Leda’s Bake Shop

July 2, 2007

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Photos taken by Mai N.

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leda cupcake

Photo taken by Christine 

leda cupcake

Leda’s Bake Shop
13722 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

An exciting breakfast

July 2, 2007

exciting breakfast

Pet bakery

July 2, 2007

puppy cake

Puppy “Paw”ty Cake
The cakes are hand-painted using all-natural ingredients with no chemical preservatives.They are available in four flavours: Peanut Butter, Banana, Carob-Fudge (doggie-safe chocolate substitute) and Apple-Spice.
Price: $20.99 (picture $10 additional) 

dog cooking book

The Ultimate Dog Treat Cookbook: Homemade Goodies for Man’s Best Friend

Price: $10.19

50 canine-tested, veterinarian-approved recipes including: Peanut Butter–Honey Nut Cheerios Balls, Taco Treats, Birthday Blueberry Pupcakes, Halloween Treats, Frozen Magic Meatballs, Salad Bar Bones and more. 

And theres Kwispel, the dutch beer for dogs. Apparently it is fit for human consumption too but its made of beef extract  and  malt, so dont get enthusiatic about it. $2.14 a bottle .Be aware of the alcohol poisoning. The regular beer can be toxic for dogs.

This reminds me of Seinfeld: “On my block, a lot of people walk their dogs, and I always see them walking along with their little poop bags, which to me is just the lowest function of human life. If aliens are watching this through telescopes, they’re gonna think the dogs are the leaders. If you see two life forms, one of them’s making apoop, the other one’s carrying it for him, who would you assume was in charge?”

The famed Serendipity of New York City

July 2, 2007

The word serendipity means “making happy discoveries or finding the unexpectedly pleasant by chance” while looking for something else entirely. 

Serendipity 3 exterior

Serendipity 3 is in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, a few steps away  from Bloomingdale’s.
Around since the 1950s, this dessert shop is a classic  thanks to a long list of celebrity sightings, a feature in the movie Serendipity, and being listed as one of Oprah’s favorite things

Serendipity 3 interior 

They  offer a  menu of lunch and dinner items, including their famous foot long hot dogs that little  John-John Kennedy  ate as a kid. The front of the restaurant is a general store that sells books, candy, toys, mugs,  artwork and a dozen different take-home sets of world famous Frrrozen Hot Chocolate. It is New York’s first coffee house boutique.
Serendipity 3 frozen hot chocolate

Serendipity 3’s signature dessert is The Frrrozen Hot Chocolate that comes in Regular, Peanut Butter, Mochaccino and  Pineapple Lime flavor and is served in a oversized goblet with two straws for sharing. This velvety-smooth icy  treat is  made from  14 kinds of chocolate and exotic cocoas.

 Serendipity 3 gold icecream

The Golden Opulence Sundae, specially fashioned to commemorate their 50th Anniversary, holds the Guinness World  Record for being the most expensive icecream… $1000!! This requires a 48 hour notice. Why  is  so outrageously   expensive ? because  it’s made  of the best of the best: “5 scoops of the richest Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream infused with Madagascar vanilla and covered in 23K edible gold leaf, the sundae is drizzled with the world’s most expensive chocolate, Amedei Porceleana, and covered with chunks of rare Chuao chocolate, which is from cocoa beans harvested by the Caribbean Sea on Venezuela’s coast. The masterpiece is suffused with exotic candied fruits from Paris, gold dragets, truffles and Marzipan Cherries. It is topped with a tiny glass bowl of Grand Passion Caviar, an exclusive dessert caviar, made of salt-free American Golden caviar, known for its sparkling golden color. It’s sweetened and infused with fresh passion fruit, orange and Armagnac. The sundae is served in a baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet with an 18K gold spoon to partake in the indulgence served with a petite mother of pearl spoon and topped with a gilded sugar flower by Ron Ben-Israel.”

According to the restaurant they do sell this ultra-expensive icecream approximately one a month, so only a few people  get to indulge in such opulence. Don’t get scared away, the main courses average from $7-$18 and the sweets and sundaes $5-$17 . They never served alcoholic beverages.

Serendipity 3 Lampshade Mug

Serendipity 3 Lampshade Mug
Price: $15.00 

They have their own line of products, some of them available on Amazon, like the   Serendipitous Perfume and a Chocolate  Peppermint Foot Cream.

russian cakes

June 18, 2007

“The architect” of these cakes is called Zhanna and lives in St. Petersburg. You can see more masterpieces on here