Flourless Chocolate Cake | The Fauxmartha

I’m hanging out over at With Style and Grace today sharing this gluten-free gem during her maternity leave. I need to publicly state: my hat is completely off to every GF baker out there. How do you guys do it? After a couple failed baking attempts, I ditched flour all together and went with this little number. I think that means I either cheated or got smart.  Read more

This cake is my nod to fall. My nod that it’s coming. But not here yet. I may be wearing my favorite sweatshirt and yoga pants already. Working with the windows open. That’s allowing the tinniest of chills to blow through our apartment. Drinking warm coffee in the morning instead of iced. And we may have gone pear-picking already. Read more

Banana Coffee Cake | The Fauxmartha

I hoard two things in this world. Gift cards. And recipes. And maybe holey-armpit t-shirts, but we’ve already gone down that road.

My wallet is full of gift cards from last Christmas. Who knows, maybe from the Christmas prior. I’m not a shopper of clothes. But if and when I do, I probably have a gift card to pay for the total. I call this resourceful. My husband calls this wasteful. His giftcards don’t last a month. Read more

We still have zucchini left after making these bundt cakes and a zucchini pizza last night. I told you we had a lot. And it’s only when you have a lot of zucchini that you begin making cakes out of it. Don’t worry, we’ve eaten plenty of it in its original nutrition-filled form. But eventually you have to make cakes. Mini bundt cakes. Read more

Simple is hard. And it happens to be a big part of my day job. As a designer, I try to pare information down to its most simple form. Communicate only what is most important. Read more

I promised pictures of my sister’s wedding after divulging all the dirty details on the Salted Caramel Chocolate Buttercream Groom’s Cake that nearly took me down. She made it to the wedding still standing— the cake, that is. I also had the privilege of designing my sister’s wedding invites. They were fun and quirky with a splash of class. Just like them. The wedding was incredibly thoughtful and crazy beautiful. Full of touches from family and friends. I could go on and on, but I’ll just leave it at that.

Florist Sami Volcansek (friend), Blush and Bashful Weddings
Photographers Lauren Coleman (my sis-in-law) and Kalli Davis (friend), Lauren Kalli Photography (more wedding pics here)
Invitations Melissa Coleman (that’s me), Scratch Design Studio

PS—I used similar wood slabs in this post. You can purchase them from Whispering Pines.

I should be packing. And organizing. And throwing out things I haven’t touched in the past four years since moving to Chicago. I shouldn’t be blogging and baking and coming up with new recipes. I shouldn’t be running to Trader Joe’s to pick up bags of ingredients. Or setting up my white boards in front of the window to wait for the light to turn just right. Read more