Martha Stewart Weddings challenged me to create a colorful dessert story that used no artificial colors or ingredients. We settled on a palette of soft pastels tinted with berries, pistachios, coffee and carrots. Head over to the Martha Stewart Weddings site for the recipes! More photos after the jump.
Martha asked me to recreate the cover of Jacques Pepin's groundbreaking cookbook La Technique in cake form to celebrate his 80th birthday. Under the fishy exterior is a devils food cake with a rich ganache filling.
In celebration of the return of Downton Abbey this January, Martha Stewart asked me to recreate Highclere Castle, the real-life setting of the show, in gingerbread. I worked with design director Anduin Havens and Sam Seneviratne to turn 66 pounds of flour, 11 cups of molasses, and copious amounts of sugar into the walls and windows of the façade.
You can watch a video of the process on the Martha Stewart Living site, or read about it here and here.