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Princess Cake Recipe

I have been on a long, self-imposed break from the blogging world, but I felt it was necessary to pop-up for a moment to post a recipe for Princess Cake. I made it over 5 years ago from a recipe on iVillage.com (originally from the book Birthday Cakes: Recipes and Memories from Celebrated Bakers), but [...]

by on January 9th, 2011
Dessert Spot

Pichet Ong’s latest venture, Dessert Spot, opened last Wednesday on St. Marks in the East Village. I had a chance to stop in yesterday, and luckily I was hungry. I should start by saying that I was not a big fan of his last place, Batch. The concept was great, but I felt the desserts [...]

by on November 21st, 2009
Motivational Dessert – Bikini Giveaway!

I am getting married in T-minus 33 days, which means in 34 days I will be laying a beach, relaxing on my honeymoon. I have been thinking a lot about 1) which bathing suit I should bring along, and 2) what my body will look like in it! I have been trying to watch my [...]

by on August 24th, 2009

My new favorite breakfast is the cinnamon raisin bread from Orwasher’s. I first passed this Upper East Side bakery on my way to a gym class, and even though I was trying to be good, I walked out with a loaf of bread. Little did I know how lucky I was to get it! Every [...]

by on August 23rd, 2009
Real Life Candyland

On Wednesday, August 20th, Lombard Street in San Francisco, CA will be turned into Candyland! AP Photo/Hasbro Inc., Darryl Bush According to the organizers, “the street will be closed to traffic as children from the University of California, San Francisco Children’s Hospital participate in the game as colored game pieces and interact with life-sized game [...]

by on August 18th, 2009
Too much refined sugar?

As a bakery owner, it was rare to actually leave the store to have a proper meal. I often found myself eating muffins for lunch, or scrounging the last of the oatmeal for a somewhat healthier option. Vegetables and protein weren’t available much, but my body was used to a carb and sugar-heavy diet, so [...]

by on August 16th, 2009

I read an article today in the New York Times called “The Dark Side of Entrepreneurship”, which highlights the trouble that an owner faces when closing a business. I thought the final quote was particularly insightful: “It comes down to deciding what horrifies you more: the possibility of waking up one day and realizing you [...]

by on July 8th, 2009
Bake it Pretty

I usually prefer to bake naked cupcakes (no paper liner), but sometimes I want a little decoration. For my wedding in September I have been looking for something special, but the selection of cupcake liners in stores is quite disappointing. I finally found some really cute papers in mini and full-size versions on the Bake [...]

by on June 26th, 2009
Burger & Fries (Not)

This burger and fry combo on Bakerella goes against all of my anti-food coloring, dessert-in-moderation views, but it was such a great step-by-step breakdown of a creative idea, I had to share it with you. This is certainly a good alternative for vegetarian dads! Very cute. Happy Father’s Day. Recipes and instructions for Fast Food [...]

by on June 14th, 2009
People are Good

Amai’s last day was one of the saddest, but best, days of my life. The customers that stopped by to show their support, and all of my old employees and friends who came back to celebrate, made it more special than I could have ever imagined.

by on May 30th, 2009

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An interest, that turned into a blog, that turned into a career. Kelli Bernard is now the owner and baker of Amai Tea & Bake House.

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