We were so blessed to be made Godparents at Norman Albus' baptism today. In his honor I made a victoria sponge cake complete with bunting and a cross to celebrate, which we enjoyed after a beautiful service and great lunch with @cbelyk #normanalbus #baptism #cake #baptismcake #cakeboss #thegreatbritishbakeoff #thegreatamericanbakingshow #cakedeco#fondant #bunting #pinstripes #victoriasponge #babyboy #babyboycake #diycake #joy
Happy Sunday! After a marathon of #thegreatamericanbakingshow my #weekendproject is #homemade #puffpastry. I did not prepare one for over 20 years, so this is testing my memory of watching my mom and my uncle doing it long long ago. Folding images to follow... And no, i am not a baker, but i feel like a good homemade puff pastry can elevate so many of my appetizers. #weekendvibes #baking101 #baking #savornaturalfresh #instafood #instafoodie #madeindc #dcfoodie #dcfood #acreativedc #testyourskills #chefsofinstagram
My baby is turning two months, so I thought I would make this cake for her. Almond cake with apricot filling and apricot buttercream frosting
Recipe for Dim Sum Beef Curry Puffs available on the blog! I'm thankful to have made it to the final Signature Challenge so I could share these yummy puffs with Johnny and Mary. ☺️Link for the blog in my profile!
Recently I've been practicing and refining my #pavlova recipes from episode 6. Even though they sent me home I love them and I want to improve. Here is my latest #raspberry, #rose 🌹 and #lychee Pavlova. The meringue is flavored with rose water and freeze dried raspberries. Inside is a @stgermaindrinks liqueur and vanilla cream topped with fresh raspberries and #lychee jellies made with agar agar. After leaving the show I have been determined to discover how to bake the meringues perfectly. I discovered the answer thanks to the recipes of @sugarbearbakes @jmariebakes and @amandafaber3 on the ABC website. These bakers know their meringues and I love learning from them! #americanbakingshow
My Sunshine insisted on making her first cake ALONE yesterday. She's no stranger to helping in the kitchen but for some reason the kids baking challenge show thingy and specifically The Great American Baking Show are inspiring her in a real way. She's taking the initiative, building her confidence and learning what makes foods quality. Texture, consistency, a host of other baking terms, open to constructive criticism... Can't be mad at that. ...Guess I won't completely curse the television. #kidsbakingchampionship #TheGreatamericanbakingshow #kidscooking #baking #children #inspiration #education #baking #learning #domesticArts #chocolateButtercreamFrosting #yellowCake #bringBackHomeEconomics #firsts
Truly my biggest achievement on the show... my Black Sesame Macarons. ☺️ Get the recipe and read what inspired me to make these for Johnny and Mary on my blog. Link in profile!
Sorry in advance for the looong post but I'm feeling really all the warm and fuzzies right now... 💞🤗 Thanks all for the overwhelming response from the finale!! It was quite the battle to end all battles and I'm just overjoyed that I was able to see this to the end. Congrats to @amandafaber3 for an amazing performance in the finals and throughout the season! I was so happy we were able to share those last 3 bakes together. 👯 I also can't wait to make your opera cake at home. YUM! Thank you @johnnyiuzzini and #MaryBerry for all the little moments especially off camera to teach and encourage us. I will forever feel honored to have baked for you. Thank you @niavardalos and @ibgomez for being possibly the NICEST and most encouraging people when I felt the most stressed and anxious. Huge THANK YOU to the entire @thegreatamericanbakingshow Love Productions Crew. How RARE is it that you find a show and producers that are about putting good into the world vs. more negativity and cattiness? Thank you for telling my story truthfully and with respect. I also want to thank alllll my fellow bakers... You guys were the family I never knew I had! The best prize was 9 new friends who also like to bake!! Jackpot!!! 🎉👏🏼☺️ I really couldn't have done any of this without the unyielding support of my friends and family cheering for me through all my many obstacles and baking panic attacks. (Ah hem.. Mousse Cake Meltdown 2016) And of course... my wonderful husband, Kelvin. Kelvin has been my rock and my best friend not just through this journey but since the day we met. He even flew on a RED-EYE to the UK and then waited for 4+ hours in the freezing cold just to be with me that night. #husbandgoals In the famous words of Julia, "You are the butter to my bread, and the breath to my life." Ok, they're playing me off the stage now! Thanks again all for watching and I'm so excited to continue my baking adventures in 2017!! #AmericanBakingShow #TheGreatAmericanBakingShow #TGABS
Are you all caught up on The Great American Baking Show?? Tomorrow is the season finale so there's still time! Can't say enough how invaluable this entire experience has been. I'm overjoyed and so incredibly grateful to have been able to see this to the end. Hope you will tune in and see us bake one last time!!
After a brief #holiday #hiatus the League are ready to take on the #newyear with the #force of ten-thousand #JackRussell #terriers reminding you it's #dinnertime ... With that same #enthusiasm we vow to continue providing you with our stellar #dogtreats and products--We've notified and #activated our #Baking #ActionForce and will commence firing our #ovens immediately. Updates from the front to follow shortly.... #pettreats #allnatural #glutenfree #missvalentinestastytreats #etsyshop #bakery #vintagephoto #teamlads #timetomakethedonuts #bringiton #dogs #dogsofIG #2017 #thegreatamericanbakingshow #2017goals #pawsomemarket #gooddog
I was realaxing after work, catching up on The Great American Baking Show... when I thought to myself, "I wonder if I could make a pâte à choux." Couple hours later I know the answer... mmmm 😀 lemon filled cream puffs, with a dark chocolate glaze. It's great to be inspired, but it's even better to do something with that inspiration. What inspires you? #katieskitchen #thegreatamericanbakingshow #bakingaddict #bakinginspiration #pateachoux #creampuff
Feeling grateful for my opportunity to bake on The Great American Baking Show. Gave me the chance to meet and become friends with 9 phenomenal bakers & work with an incredibly talented prod. team at Love Productions. So thankful for their support and the love and support of my family, friends, and coworkers. It was an honor bake for @johnnyiuzzini and #marryberry - their advice & expertise will always be with me in my bakes. Also, a shout out to all UK bakers from #gbbo - for so much inspiration all these years. Sending love and peace to you all, sweet people. No matter what life brings, stay focused on inner strength, have faith in yourself, and let courage, determination, and perseverance help guide you. Here's the home version of my final showstopper bake, strawberries and cream Mille Feuille.
Woohoo!! It’s Patisserie Week and the semi-final on, The Great American baking show, don't miss the action tonight on abc 8|7c ... Good luck, ladies! 😘😘 @sugarbearbakes @amandafaber3 @jmariebakes #gogirls #rootingforyou #semifinal #patisserie #pastryweek #thegreatamericanbakingshow #tgabs #gbbo #baking #patisserieweek #pastryweek
In celebration of Patisserie Week, made Mini Caramelized Pecan Kouign Amanns! Perfect for a bite sized sugar fix. 😋
Crackers are overrated. It's all about Kimchi Twists with my charcuterie board to round out 2016. 😋🎉🥂
Can't believe 2016 is coming to an end in a matter of days! While there's a lot in this world that still needs fixing, I feel extremely blessed when I reflect on the opportunities I've had to explore this crazy passion of mine. When I closed the door to my full-time corporate life two short years ago, I couldn't have imagined all the awesome paths that would be created from that. And this last year especially, being selected for The Great American Baking Show was a dream come true. I really believe that if you work hard and love what you do, then you really can accomplish anything. For me, 2016 was about putting myself out there and accepting what the universe was offering me. 2017 will be about pushing the boundaries and writing my own path! Cheers to you all who need a nudge to follow your own dreams. 💪🏼⭐️🤗
Outtakes from my shoot with @johnnyiuzzini , pastry chef, cookbook author and currently, star of ABC's @thegreatamericanbakingshow for @dannyseomag in the Catskills. Johnny, watching your show now with the family and we are all getting very hungry for your treats. They tasted even better than they look on tv.
In case you missed it- rerun of chocolate week coming on at 10pm on @abcnetwork @chaudhariprachi20 with @repostapp ・・・ Anyone for a chocolate caramel lava cake?? I managed to plate these without any chaos!! This bake is dedicated to my mates @amandafaber3 & @jeremiahduartebills thanks pals for lending a hand, "Having someone help you doesn't mean you failed, it just means you are not alone!!" Watch a rerun of chocolate week on, The great American baking show on abc tonight @10/9c #abc #bakingshow #americanbakingshow #greatamericanbakingshow #thegreatamericanbakingshow #tgabs #gbbo #baking #chocolatelava #saltedcaramel #hazelnutbrittle #thanksforyourhelp #thanks
Keep calm and Bake on! Two weeks until the premiere of The Great American Baking Show at 9pm on ABC! #Repost @thegreatamericanbakingshow with @repostapp ・・・ Keep calm and Bake on! Two weeks until the premiere of The Great American Baking Show at 9pm on ABC! @johnnyiuzzini @niavardalos @ibgomez @loveprodus @abcnetwork #thegreatamericanbakingshow #baking #holidays #thegreatbritishbakeoff
The sweet tooth. Congratulations @chaudhariprachi20 for making it to the top few on the Great American Baking show @thegreatamericanbakingshow. Very proud of you! Watching your hard work and efforts on the television was a visual treat. The sweet journey has just begun! #americanbakingshow #thegreatamericanbakingshow #foodporn