During our recent trip to Portland, I stopped by a special bakery. When Paul used to live in Portland, I would grab breakfast or a treat at Baker & Spice during my visits. I was pleasantly shocked to find out that this bakery is responsible for The Cakery *and* a beautiful book called Vintage Cakes. The Cakery makes the most beautiful cakes and bakery goods and has the coolest baking accessories and books for sale.
Vintage Cakes! Don't worry, I've rechecked it out from the library so I can try to make my own layered cake. Just have to decide what the special occasion will be...
An amateur baker's dream - all those amazing books! And that mixer! And the colors! Ah!
Of course my eye was attracted by these macaron books. Can you blame me?
Look what else I found: People's Pops. The Cakery has great taste.
I loved the Cakery so much I visited twice during our four day trip to Portland. I sampled macarons and one of the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever had.
Paul and I also picked out a special lemon cake for our little celebration of his dad's birthday. The taste was so good it made me really want to try out one of the cake recipes from Vintage Cakes.
One of the cake makers in action. It reminded me of watching the wedding cake makers do their magic at the cake shop I worked at in high school. Maybe with more practice I can be a tiny bit as talented as they are some day. Anybody want to volunteer to eat my practice cakes?
Until then I'll keep dreaming...and reading Vintage Cakes. Check back next week for some peeks inside the book!