Call me crazy, but I prefer to ring in the New Year quietly. Ideally at home, with a few friends, a partner (should there be one in my life at the time) or even, alone. No crazy parties, loud music or making small talk for me. Calm, quiet and intentional.
Why am I talking about New Years Eve nearly half way through January? Because I’ve got celebration and cake on my mind!
I’m getting ready to head down to Las Vegas to celebrate my girlfriend’s bachelorette, a weekend I planned and have been anxiously awaiting to see come together. Truth be told, I feel far too old to be planning a bachelorette, much less in Las Vegas! But alas, that’s where I find myself. While there will be much more on the bachelorette to come on the blog, for today, I’m sharing this delicious and might I say gorgeous Prosecco Cake.
There is so much to be excited about in the Summer months – longer days, warmer temps, and fresh produce – in particular blueberries, hands down my favorite berry! So it’s no wonder the abundance of fresh, delicious BC Blueberries at this time of year, has me completely tickled! For me blueberries have the perfect sweetness and texture – no seeds to deal with or furry, bumpy surfaces. Like most berries, they are incredibly versatile, from sweet to savory and everything in between. But you know me, I tend to lean towards the sweet, so this Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Cake was perfect.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mothers and Mother figures out there! I am so grateful for all the amazing moms I have in my life who inspire, guide and push me to be the best and then comfort and support when things don’t turn out as I hoped, only to inspire and push me to try again. Blessed. I have been desperately wanting to try my had at these gorgeous Naked Cakes I’ve been seeing everywhere and what better occasion than Mother’s Day!
I must say this was not as difficult as I was expecting! While I do need to work on slicing the cakes to create two equal halves, overall I’m thrilled with how it turned out! And most importantly, I think my Mom is going to love it!