straying away from theme…

theme baking has been halted for the last few days since i’m waiting for the arrival of a new oven…and for that, convection! it’s all very exciting. i”ve been dreaming about even-baking and flaky flaky croissants since my purchase. but more of that later.

straying away from my usual theme because i’ll be catering a friend’s wedding next sunday. yes, i cater. rarely, at least for now. i find weddings to be challenging, not because of the baking, but because of the wedding cake. cake decorating is such a different animal and i give lots of props to cake decorators; that’s just something i don’t particularly enjoy doing or very good at. but i do bake them a small wedding cake, usually for the purpose of ceremony-cutting, and then a dessert buffet. there are ~150 guests at this wedding, and i’ll be baking a variety of desserts totaling ~450 pieces. this part i’m very excited about.

so today i had to test out a recipe for citrus cupcake with citrus-honey buttercream. nice and comforting on a rainy day…

and yes, i’ve used instagram for the photo, which is something i’ve been resisting until now. all the pics thus far have been taken with my iphone4 without any adjustments. but for this one, plus rainy day, it was hard to see the lemon and lime zests…so instagram it is!

aside from this, the wedding menu will be something like the following…what do you think?!