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What ever happened to Blum's?

I would like to perfect my own version of the Coffee Crunch Cake and I am lucky enough to have a copy of Ernest Weils' Love to Bake Pastry Cookbook with the original recipe. But I need testers who have tasted the real thing! I hope my mom (born and raised in SF) had this cake at Blum's and can help me out.

Shirley Corriher Rides Again

Well, BakeWise just won the James Beard award earlier this evening!

May 04, 2009
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Bridal Baking

I think she can do it! I have made several wedding cakes (and am hoping to build a part-time hobby into a full-time venture soon!) and know exactly the types of crap she is getting from people about wanting to bake her own cake! I gave her the tips of getting a heavy-duty turntable which helps to make everything even, but practice is really the most important part.
Also, I am really glad she is leaning away from fondant!

Jun 11, 2008
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Martha Stewart: Sassier with Age?

You know, I just read Martha's book on business (10 Essential Rules...) that she wrote after being in jail and according to her book she really interacted with a lot of people there, even setting up a talk /seminar for women wanting to start their own businesses after they got out. I think that being in jail is enough to loosen anyone up. To hear her throw in street slang in her measured, proper speech is hilarious.

Jun 11, 2008
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