New pics are up! I was invited to make sweets by Jewelry by Monica Lauren for a holiday event last weekend. Check out her beautiful pieces. The open house and sale donates a portion of their proceeds to community needs. The event was hosted at a grand old craftsman home in South Pasadena. Each artist was featured in a different room of the home. My decorated Texas chocolate sheet cake bites were hosted outside. The event started at noon and people immediately began rambling through the home speaking to artisans about their wares and purchasing on the spot. Many vendors sold via the Square market and made sales on mobile devices. You can tell from the pictures this is a bunch of incredibly talented artists. I made fresh chocolate mini cake bites some were decorated with chopped pecans others with crystallized iceberg rose petals. The best part is the buttery fudge frosting on the top.
Blueberry pie has been on my mind. I’m a party of one so the idea of hand pies appeal to me, they can be eaten alone and shared. I found the regular sized blueberries were more flavorful than the wild blueberries. I like using frozen but fresh is great too. Last week I found bags of frozen blueberries and Immulate Baking pie crusts on special so I devised this recipe. Sometimes I add a little fresh Microplaned lemon rind in with the sugar as I did with this batch. Super yummy!