Lomelino’s Maple Syrup Cake + Book Giveaway

November 20, 2014

Maple Syrup Cake via Artful Desperado

Maple Syrup Cake via Artful Desperado

Maple Syrup Cake via Artful Desperado

Maple Syrup Cake via Artful Desperado

I’m pretty sure by now we all know of the existence of the baking maven behind the popular site Call Me Cup Me Cupcake, a.k.a. Linda Lomelino. Not only does this girl bake amazingly beautiful cakes but she’s also an artist at heart; she’s a photographer, musician, stylist. Sweet swedish jebuzzzz!

Well, lucky for us her book Lomelino’s Cakes: 27 Pretty Cakes to Make Any Day Special has finally come out an anglais, and I have a copy for ya along with a recipe to make this maple syrup cake.

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Drunken Autumn Upside-Down Cake

November 12, 2014

Drunken Autumn Upside Down Cake

Drunken Autumn Upside Down Cake

Drunken Autumn Upside Down Cake

Drunken Autumn Upside Down Cake

Bada-boom! My friends, I just got mega baked – that is over at Baked The Blog, of course. Since I clearly like to keep my liquor cabinet well stocked and my cakes full of booze, I thought I’d just make another spiked treat.

This cake is sooo good – it’s fluffy, sticky, spicy, and lovely. Not your average upside-down, fo sho! To get the full recipe and step by step instructions head over to the headquarters of all things baked: Baked The Blog!

CREDIT
Styling and photos:
Artful Desperado

Brown Butter Pear Cake with Rum Caramel

November 6, 2014

Brown Butter Pear Cake with Rum Caramel via Artful Desperado

Brown Butter Pear Cake with Rum Caramel via Artful Desperado

Brown Butter Pear Cake with Rum Caramel via Artful Desperado

Ladies and gentlemen, the butter club is now officially open for applications, not to worry, there are unlimited number of seats, all you need is a brick of that churned piece of heaven and a willingness to cook it in every way possible.

Ahem…well yes. There should be something like a butter club, I actually did think of starting something online but no time for that right now – why? Because we gotta bake!

You see, now that the rainy season is in full throttle and the darkness has settled (seriously, pitch black at 4.30 pm, whaaat?) a nice warm treat is totally needed! How else are we supposed to survive?

This cake has a rich nutty flavour from brown butter and maple syrup, it also has a nice touch of tanginess from sour cream, and to close the deal it’s drizzled with thick rum caramel.

My friends, this cake will make you sing the following: MY ANACONDA WANTS NONE UNLESS YOU GOT BROWN BUTTER CAKE HUN. Get the recipe after the jump!

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Dia de Muertos

October 29, 2014

Dia de Muertos via Artful Desperado

Dia de Muertos via Artful Desperado

Dia de Muertos via Artful Desperado

Dia de Muertos via Artful Desperado

Dia de Muertos via Artful Desperado

So I’m breaking the radio silence! I am here and I am still alive and well, just haven’t been able to get down for some good ol’ bloggin time, mainly because I’ve been busy trying to finish up some projects, which, at the end of the day pay my rent and internet…which I kinda need for blogging.

A couple weeks ago I did some styling for a client for Dia de Muertos, you know? The super rad Mexican holiday that celebrates death – that’s right – we ain’t afraid of it! This one of my favourite holidays along with christmas because you get together with friends and family..and pig out! Let’s be honest, it’s all about the food.

Since I live in Canada though, I’ll embrace my new pagan roots and I’ll dress up in a macabre costume that shall creep the fuck out people. That or I’ll just eat lots of candy and still creep the fuck out of people.

CREDIT
Styling:
Artful Desperado for Luvo

Full of colour

October 14, 2014

Chefchaouen, Morocco via Artful Desperado

Here’s another batch of colourful shots from beautiful Morocco. Bright hues and lots of texture. Enjoy!

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