A Little About Me

After growing up making all the sweets at every family gathering and holiday, I fell in love with desserts. I chose to attend the Culinary Arts program at Brigham Young University Idaho. After graduating I have worked at various jobs making cakes and other goodies. The most recent being the Pastry Chef for the Oxford University Club, Taylor Grocery Special Events Catering in Oxford, Mississippi, and now my mom's farm-Fiddlin Rooster Farm- in Water Valley, MS. I have many family recipes and several of my own that I enjoy making and would love to make them for you.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Jennifer and Adam's Wedding!

I was so happy to do this wonderful cake last weekend for a friend of mine. She gave me freedom to create a cake that was unique to her and not just taken from another design. We designed it around her dress and theme. She wore this beautiful old lace dress, the tables were decorated with heirloom crocheted doilies and vases with buttons on them. So we incorporated both of those into the cake. It turned out beautiful that day and I'm so happy for them!
Jennifer found these amazing edible vintage buttons and she made the bird topper herself!

The layers were flavored white, strawberry, and chocolate hazelnut, with a vanilla almond butter cream icing. Thank you Jennifer I had so much fun making this for y'all!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mississippi Magazine!

This was such a cool thing for me! My boss had her shop featured in an article on bakeries here in Mississippi. I first saw the article and was bummed that nothing I had made was in there. While coming back home from a long drive to Mobile I stopped at the book store to pick up a book for my mom. While standing at the check out line I picked up the magazine to pass the time. When I opened it up I was blown away by the picture on the Features page. It was my dessert!

I created the recipe and made the whole thing! I just smiled from ear to ear! It's not something you have happen all the time. I would have posted it earlier, but I have been having trouble getting my pictures to post so I'm a little behind. Anyway I had to share this photo, because it is a great accomplishment for me!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Cowboy cake

My mom's farm now hosts birthday parties, so we made a cake to display in an ad for the Oxford Invitation Magazine. It is one of my favorites that we have ever made. I had so much fun making the top look like a bandanna. I stayed up till Midnight the night before working on it; which, is not a good idea but I had to. And I'm so glad I did. This just turned out perfect! I can't wait to see the final ad in the magazine when it comes out.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Cannolis gallore

I've been crazy busy making new desserts at work. You have to come try some!

This past week I made Cannoli's, fruit tarts, and some layered mouse cakes.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

More Goodies at Lusa's!

If your in Oxford you have to come try these yummy desserts I made at work. The first is a peppermint chocolate cookie. The second is a walnut custard tart. And the third is an orange walnut phyllo rosette.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Cup cakes!

We had a Party at church for the women. I made some Orange infused cupcakes with an Italian Meringue Icing on top. I don't like cake and I ate 3! These were so good!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Orange Marmalade Rolls

I made these wonderful Orange Marmalade Rolls at work. They were so good!

Monday, February 14, 2011

New Job!

I started a new job this month at this wonderful little shop in Oxford, Mississippi. It's called Lusa pastry cafe. It's run by the sweetest couple from Portugal. If I had my own shop it would look a lot like what they have. I have been making a few pastries for them and next week I'm going to start making lunch as well. We will have a different menu each couple months, so that our food can be seasonal. The items we will serve are going to be more like the south and what you find if you went to your Mamaws for a Sunday dinner. So far Tuesday will be pasta day and Saturday is Cajun day. Beyond that we are still deciding. So if you are near by you have to stop in and enjoy some wonderful food! Oh and the Hot Chocolate is amazing!
Here are few of the items I have made so far. I will start posting new pictures as I remember to take them. I tend to forget while I'm working.