December 2013 archive

Bûche de noël and other festivities

By bmichellebakeshop

My oh my, how time flies by – Christmas is only a day away!
We’ve been busy filling Christmas orders here at B. Michelle Bake Shop. Have you ever heard of bûche de noël? We recently received a special request for bûche de noël, a French dessert translated as “yule log”. Bûche de noël is typically decorated to look like an actual log, complete with meringue mushrooms, bark-like frosting, and a sprinkling of powdered sugar (snow!). We found the traditional log a bit kitschy, so we made it simple and garnished the log with fresh cranberries and fragrant sprigs of rosemary. Our version of bûche de noël is a moist, vanilla genoise cake rolled with rich chocolate mousse, and frosted with dark chocolate ganache and vanilla buttercream. We found the cake to be delicious, gorgeous, and equally festive with the red and green from the cranberries and rosemary. If you want a try, it’s not too late to place your order for New Year’s!


Bûche de noël - vanilla genoise cake filled with rich chocolate mousse, and frosted with dark chocolate ganache and vanilla buttercream.


We also made a special request of gingerbread cake with peppermint cream cheese frosting for a customer’s holiday gathering. The combination was delicious – the cool, peppermint frosting complimented the spiciness of the gingerbread cake. It was all made complete with a sprinkling of naturally-colored crushed candy canes! Yum!! Aren’t our 6 inch cakes adorable? And they are the perfect size for a small gathering!


Gingerbread cake with peppermint cream cheese frosting, topped with crushed candy canes.
Six inch cakes


The snow has been falling recently, it has been so nice relaxing by the fireplace with family. Stay safe and stay warm this holiday, and we hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! :)
Much Love,
Brittany Michelle


Merry Christmas from B. Michelle Bake Shop!

First week in review

By bmichellebakeshop

It has been an exciting first week of business for B. Michelle Bake Shop!
We were so happy to receive an outpouring of praise and support from family and friends. Your help was so appreciated – spreading the word, liking our Facebook page, following us on Twitter, placing orders for cupcakes and cakes, etc.!
Another exciting occasion – our first delivered order! It was a pretty pink Strawberry Ruffle Cake for a friend’s holiday gathering in Lawrence, KS. Rachelle, we hope you found it delicious and that it was a huge hit!


Our first order, ready to go!


In other news, hurrah for our new Tiffany blue boxes! We received these boxes just yesterday for packaging our yummy treats. We think they are perfect for B. Michelle Bake Shop – we hope you like them, too! As we fill holiday orders, we have been topping each box with a sparkly gold bow. Just tryin’ to keep it festive here! We promise we won’t tell if you stick the bow on someone else’s Christmas present (reduce, reuse, recycle, right?!)!


Chocolate cupcakes in our new blue boxes!
Call it Festive!


As we draw near to the holidays, make sure to get your holiday orders in as soon as possible! You won’t regret it, our cakes look and taste AMAZING, and you’ll have the best dessert at your holiday gathering, hands down! Just remember, in order to fill most orders, we need at least 3 days notice.
In closing, thank you all again for your continued support! Keep on helping us get the word out, every little “bump” is hugely appreciated!
Best Wishes,
Brittany Michelle

B. Michelle Bake Shop is open!

By bmichellebakeshop

Hello friends!
I am so happy to announce that the B. Michelle Bake Shop website is finally done! What started out as a love of baking for myself, family, and friends, in the past year grew into an aspiration to expand my clientele to the general public. What I offer is a much tastier and elegant alternative to the conventional, inedible grocery/chain store cakes that come in every shade of the rainbow. Instead, I am excited to offer something that many other cake bakeries do not – simple, all natural cakes with real, honest ingredients. Self-taught through countless YouTube videos and perfecting my own “from scratch” recipes, I am excited to share my tastiest concoctions with anyone who would like to give them a try. Please feel free to look through my website, and if something strikes your fancy, place an order and/or share my name with your family and friends. You can also keep up with the business and new, tasty developments by liking the B. Michelle Bake Shop page on Facebook and following us on Twitter!
I am looking forward to seeing how far this goes and what the new year will bring!
Much Love,
Brittany Michelle