How to become a Professional Pastry Chef

October 28th, 2010  |  50 Comments

My inbox is overflowing like a molten lava cake. Turns out, some of you want to be pastry chefs and are looking for advice on the how to go about it. Well, thanks for thinking of me, I’m happy to help. I’ll tell you what I wish someone told me when I first started because […]


Hot, Hot Chocolate

October 19th, 2010  |  23 Comments

I had these marshmallows lying around and the thought of eating them plain just didn’t appeal. I decided to copy the ways of the City Bakery, a top notch lunch and dessert place. They make the sexiest hot chocolate I have ever met, way beyond the ho-hum. If I step through their doors, it’s a […]


Shamelessly advertising myself on my own blog

October 18th, 2010  |  No Comments

RB7BTZFZCMP5 We already know that we both love pastry, and that’s why we’re here on this here very blog. Pastrypal will continue to be the home of all things oven-related. Do stay tuned. I’m about to break out the loaf pans. But I have a new home, too. A new blog which I call a […]


Fear the Marshmallows

October 14th, 2010  |  22 Comments

Do these scare the pants off you? Eh, me neither. But they’re cute! Maybe you can scare your kids by biting their heads off, in good ol’ Ozzy Osbourne fashion. Not the kids’ heads. The marshmallow ghosts’ heads. Man, oh, man did I love Halloween when I was a kid. My sweet tooth started going […]


Still here with offerings of Cherry Pie Tart Squares

October 3rd, 2010  |  30 Comments

Jeez, did she forget she has a blog? Did she come down with a case of perma-flu? Did she exhaust her whole baking repertoir already? Alas, nothing monumental happened that kept me away from all the keyboards in the world. I simply never realized how much actual WORK blogging is. When I first started, I […]