You may have seen one of the Mast Brothers‘ chocolate bars and been taken by the design of their exquiste packaging. There is even more thought and craftsmanship behind the wrapper. Enjoy this video by The Scout that explores Rick and Michael’s dedication to the art of the chocolate making.
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore —
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
“‘Tis macaronage,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door —
Only this and nothing more.
- inspired by Edgar Allan Poe
At the entry of most haunted houses, there is a warning at the door “Enter if you dare,” when it comes to macaronage, the mantra is the rings the same: “Attempt if you dare.” Why is it that this small treat, puts fear in the heart of most bakers and would be confectioners? More
The word Pamplemousse is an interesting one. French for “grapefruit” has an interesting etymology. Apparently the word is a derivation of the Dutch term “pomplemoes” which means “gros citron” or big lemon. More
Lette macaroons thankfully have brought fresh new flavors and innovative design to the treasured French treat. More
It is not often that a sweet tooth comes my way and when it does, I’m so ready to try something that looks like it will hit the spot. I have to admit, I am bit tired of the cupcake craze, but that would not stop me from trying a new take on the childhood classic. So I was off to Big Man Cakes, the name alone made me curious. Is there really a Big Man? Yes, and he makes really BIG cupcakes (see penny scale test below)