Weekend Baking

comments: 63


I'm down with it.


Vanillaness. Up there among my favorite things, it's true.


The recipes were nice, though I think even the earliest baking time was a little too long for my oven.


Cane-sugar butter-roux icing. Keep beating it. Seven minutes.




I'm feeling a touch of it myself. . .
Oh, that looks wonderful! Blueberries+blackberries+daisies=devine. Thanks for the inspiration!

so pretty and yummie-ish too! love the tiny flags!

Ooo . . . love it . . looks so yummy!!

It looks so yummy in all its simpleness. I'm not as brave as you to use the oven right now with all the heat settling in. :)

Yumminess! Have you tried getting an oven thermometer recently? They are cheap, my oven was running almost 200 degrees too hot, no wonder I had a horrible time baking! :)
If you'd like, I wanted to invite you over to share your best recipes at my new link party, Recipe Sharing Monday. I'd love for you to join in the fun :)

Wow, this sure looks deliciously yummy! :-)

You do make the prettiest cakes!

It is so nice to see your pictures this large....they are even more beautiful at this size!

Lovely! And every detail in harmony. Please tell... did you snowflake fold some parchment paper and use a small hole punch for the perfectly simple yet elegant cake paper?

Those little flags in the cake - are those your I surrender to cake flags?

It's a thing of beauty.

yummy. pretty. delicious. eye candy.

I am so hungry right now!!

i love that all the photos are bigger now!

Christine says: August 03, 2011 at 11:25 AM

I've been keeping a vial of vanilla bean pods in my pantry for a couple of weeks. I think this might be the recipe to finally break open that pod and try it :) Thanks for the yummy pictures :)

Hi Alicia,

I'm wondering if you saw Susan Branch's post about quilts today: http://www.susanbranch.com/archives/1339
I thought of you when I read it...

Oh Alicia, won't you invite me as a dinner guest? This looks delishious and I just love the handmade creative touches. It's so nice to read about others enjoying baking and cooking from scratch and relishing the fruits of the season. I was raised this way, and I realize now how much it has influenced the grown up me. I hope to pass this gift to my two wee ones too. Thank you for the continuing stream of inspiration (and sometimes laughter too) on your blog!

I love your little flags!

Lovely! That's the epitome of Summer right there, Alicia!

looks pretty and delicious
perfect :o)
jooles x

melinda ke says: August 03, 2011 at 12:38 PM

Oh gosh, that looks good!

Only recently discovered your place here- what fun and how beautiful! Thank you!

Really lovely. :)

oh, yummy. love the flags!

Ooh, look at you and your new wider center blog column :-) This is much better for making me very very hungry... Looks delicious!

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About Alicia Paulson


My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at aliciapaulson.com