Tuesday, October 23, 2012

To Bake IS to Breathe-Teaching Macaron Classes with Love

I would love to teach you how to make beautiful French macarons in your home. This class is a privately held class for up to 4 people in your home or just for yourself if you prefer. This way you can know how to create these delightful cookies in your own oven.

 Maggie and her husband Alex were my first clients and they were so super cute making their batch of macarons together. They came up with a great flavor combination-maple macarons with salted caramel buttercream. She had made the caramel after attending my first OriginalCinn Class and it was perfect!

This class is $120 for 3 hours of instruction in your home, ingredients to make 2 batches of macarons, one demonstration and one guided batch, a variety of colors, flavorings and the confidence to make them even after I leave. Make it a party! Invite 2 others to learn with you. Send me an email at
mariel@originalcinndesserts(dot)com to set up a private lesson in your home or for a large group in a kitchen classroom-totally perfect for bachelorette parties! Anywhere in the South Bay Area, and San Francisco!

Maggie and Alex's Macaron Class

                                                                OriginalCinn Favorites Class
                                                       Oct. 1, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Dia de los Muertos Cupcakes

It is full on Fall already. Of course in lovely California, it is a perfect mixture of cool, crisp, apple cider sippin' weather and day in the park, super warm weather. Fall is my favorite time of year. It is my favorite time to buy new clothes, leaves are changing colors, pumpkins, figs, grapes and apples are here and of course, Halloween.
Not too long ago, I saw the first house on the block completely decorated for Halloween, complete with zombies popping out of the front lawn. Since watching the first episode of The Walking Dead the other day and being super creeped out by zombies already, I thought to change my focus from scary dead things this year to honoring the dead.
Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico to honor loved ones who have passed. They decorate sugar skulls and leave them along with flowers and possessions of the deceased at altars to celebrate their life. I think it is a beautiful holiday that I have celebrated for many years and this year, well I made some cupcakes.
Skulls, roses and hearts all formed by hand with fondant are used as decoration for these cupcakes. They are all different. I sat for almost an entire Sunday making these cupcakes and I did so with love.