Berries and Cakes

So, I got an A on my practical. My instructor LOVED the combo of lavender and chocolate and I have to say, it did end up to be pretty good. I tasted it along with a bunch of other people and I got rave reviews. I’d like to keep playing with this flavor combination because I love how interesting it is. What’s to come? Maybe vegan chocolate lavender cake? Someday! I’m all done with Intro to Cakes now and I move into Custards class then to Advanced Cakes (Wedding Cakes!) Class. I really don’t have that much left to do. It’s crazy!




This morning I made a delicious oatmeal combo using two berries—blackberries and wheatberries! I used soymilk, 1/3 cup oats, 1/4 cup wheatberries, 1/2 cup blackberries, 1/2 banana, 1 spoon of peanut butter and a little maple syrup. The end result was absolutely delicious. These blackberries were PERFECT! It’s so rare when you have perfectly ripe berries and I could have eaten bowls and bowls of these. Berries are my favorite summer food for sure!


My mom and I are finally getting out shopping/going out to lunch day today after a long hiatus. I’m driving in to Tampa and we are meeting at my favorite store (and old place of employment) anthropologie! Then, we are going out to lunch at one of my favorite places in the area. Ryan is in a fishing tournament all day and I am meeting his family at 4:00 for the final weigh in and the after party at a beachy restaurant. It will be a busy Saturday!

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  • Romina
    May 17, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    Yum!!! Lavender in a cake seems so fancy. =) If that were vegan, I would’ve devoured it!

  • hk
    May 17, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    Congrats on your cake, looks beautiful! Sounds like a great day ahead, and yum, your bowl of oats and ‘berries looks perfect! Have fun!!

  • Terrormisu
    May 17, 2008 at 1:06 pm


    That looks so friggin’ awesome. Congrats on your practical. =)

  • oatmeal
    May 17, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Purple is the most amazing color when it’s paired with food! That cake looks amazing~your instructor clearly knows his/her stuff! XD I’m glad you did well 😀

    And berries are definitely one of the best things about summer for sure!

  • Betsy
    May 17, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    your cake looks truely amazing!!!!!! i’m very impressed.

  • VeggieGirl
    May 17, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Jenna, that cake is BEYOND stunning… gorgeous color-scheme, innovative ingredients; definitely an ‘A’-worthy dessert!

    Have a lovely day out with your mom today – you deserve it! :0)

  • Lindsay
    May 17, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    that cake looks beyond scrumptious!!!

    have a great time w/ your mom!

  • Danielle
    May 17, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    oh congratulations on your yummy cake creation! it sounds like it would be absolutely delicious! enjoy your weekend

  • Becca A
    May 17, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Congratulations! You definitely deserved that A! The cake is beautiful and looks delicious!

  • Cassie
    May 17, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Congrats on the A!!!! Your cake looks fabulous… If I didn’t eat my weight in desserts last night, I would love to try a piece of your cake haha- seriously though it’s beautiful! Have a great Saturday

  • magpie
    May 17, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    Congrats on the A! I adore anthopologie too. I love buying their adorable dresses. I was never a dress person before I discovered that store.

  • Jill
    May 17, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    That is SUCH a pretty cake!!! Would you ever consider giving the recipe?

    If/when I get married, I totally want you to make my cake!

  • Bluesquash
    May 18, 2008 at 12:07 am

    Congrats on your A! That cake is one of the most amazing looking cakes I’ve ever seen!! Is there any way you can post the recipe?? Or is that a secret? lol

  • Cara
    May 18, 2008 at 12:48 am

    wow that cake looks amazing!!

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