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Grandma’s Orange Sponge Cake with Coconut Whipped Cream

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Food and family go together in my world. Memories of happy times come from special meals or dishes cooked by my Mom, Grandmothers, Aunts and Cousins. While many recipes remind me of those days, it is this Orange Sponge Cake with Coconut Whipped Cream that simply “takes the cake”. 

Grandma’s most requested dessert to honor a birthday or occasion. We were wowed by the presentation. Served on a pedestal platter from her china collection. A candle-lit white cloud of sweetness with pieces of coconut trailing her along the floor from the kitchen to the dining room table. The slight citrus smell arrives once the cake is sliced.… Read more

Roasted Vegetable Frittata Makes the Perfect Brunch Centerpiece

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Roasted Vegetable Frittata Makes the Perfect Brunch Centerpiece – A colorful vegetarian frittata is served at our birthday celebration brunch.

When family lives from California to Europe, there has to be a very good reason to bring everyone together. Thankfully, we had just that occasion for a special person’s birthday. We planned for a small gathering to let the birthday girl spend time with each guest. The weekend was filled with lots of food, memories and laughter. Photographs that showed images that brought joy and stories to be shared. On the final day, we wanted to do a brunch at home so everyone could relax and reminisce in comfort. … Read more

Mother’s Day Flowers with Bloomatini

Posted by | Design, Flowers, Holiday | 15 Comments

Mother’s Day. May 10, 2015. The most special day of the year where we honor our Mothers and thank them for all they have done for us. Finding that special gift that truly shows them how important they are to us is always the challenge. It’s one thing to give them a pasta noodle picture you put all your 5 year old heart and soul into making. But what do you do for your Mom when you are not 5 that is memorable (and that will last as long as that noodle picture)?

Since Inspiring Kitchen is all about sharing new trends and unique ideas, I am excited to introduce a new favorite find that celebrates Mother’s Day with flowers that will always stay beautiful and filled with color.… Read more

Inspiring Kitchen Ace of Cakes colorful cake

How to Make a Tie-Dye Cake

Posted by | Baking, Celebrations, Dessert | 10 Comments

In the housewares world, March is the time of year when those of us who live and breathe this business get to attend the International Home and Housewares Show held in Chicago. I will be doing a post coming up to showcase my finds from this year’s show, but I did discover one creative item that I had to highlight for those who love to bake.

Duff Goldman, the Ace of Cakes, from Charm City Cakes was showing his baking tools and equipment at the show. I was fortunate to be able to bring home one of his colorful mixes – perfect timing as I was having a very special guest for the week to bake with.… Read more