photos by Jared Smith
You may be asking yourself “how in the world is this a unicorn cake, and why would someone make that?”. Well, that’s a great question, and technically I have no idea other than the fact that every time I look at this cake that we created with Monica from Paper Flour Ink (and based off of the amazingly talented Katherine Sabbath‘s designs!), is that it looks like unicorn food. So naturally one should just roll with that, right? To bring it back down to earth a bit I am sharing a classic strawberry cake with coconut buttercream icing to go with, so don’t just me too much! Or do, and I’ll just eat my feeling in unicorn food in the meantime.
But seriously though, who wouldn’t love a cake with a little bit of everything on it? I think if you made one of these bad boy’s and sat it in front of your kid for their next birthday they might actually pass out from excitement (or maybe I was just that kid..). Either way, macarons on top are always a good idea….
Crepes! Also known as the stuff my Parisian dreams are made of. Without fail, every time my husband and I hop the pond, I manage to indulge in at least one fruit-filled crepe a day. And with good reason, they are light, fluffy, and perfect for both breakfast and snacks, like these strawberry almond crepes and chocolate sauce!
For a simple, May-inspired filling, I’m using fresh strawberries, homemade chocolate sauce and toasted almonds. I love the combination of fresh strawberries and almonds so much that I added in a little almond meal to the crepe batter. If you can’t find almond meal, feel free to substitute with additional flour; however, make sure to add the toasted almonds on top! They provide the perfect crunch that pairs perfectly with juicy strawberries and light-as-air crepes…
I hope everyone had a lovely, long 4th of July weekend! Some of my fondest memories growing up were having 4th of July bonfires and fireworks at my Dad’s house. S’mores were always must, but getting my Dad to let us play with fire once the holiday was over was a different story (parents, ya know?!). Alas, I’ve now spent my adult life on a long journey to continuously revive my inner child through crafts and overly sugary recipes, and now I present to you s’mores bark…
Because we all know the world needs another quick way to make a decent s’more, this recipe includes all of the ingredients you’d normally have to use four hands to finagle into one little piece of bark. All you have to do is add the graham cracker buns on each end a quick sit in the microwave for an impromptu sugar party of your very own (sans the fire). All of you city kids out there can thank me later.
I don’t want to speak for all of us here or anything, but I think it’s safe to say most people find having a staple vanilla cupcake recipe on hand is a necessary tool for life survival. Lucky for you, I can personally vouch for the deliciousness of Kristina’s classic vanilla bean cupcake recipe (among about 100 of her other recipes too, but let’s stay on point). DId I mention they’re also as cute as a raspberry button?
You can see these cupcakes from our Easter desert table featured on Darling Magazine today along with the full recipe, here!
Images via Kimberly Chau; Recipe by Kristina Guilbeau; Styling by Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth; DIY Illustrated flag printable by Lisa Chow; Flatware via West Elm