Sunday, March 14, 2010

Celebrate Spring!

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta

Sunshine, flowers, longer days—can you tell we're overjoyed that spring is here? Another cause for delight: the season's many reasons for baking. From Easter (just around the corner!) through graduations and showers, we're looking forward to playing in the kitchen and sharing with friends and families. By the way, if there's a wedding on your calendar, we have an extra-special treat for you in this newsletter.

Baker's Profile

Ann Scranton

Ann Scranton

You may consider yourself a good home baker—maybe even a very good one! But could you take on the ultimate challenge: a wedding cake?

Seattle resident Ann Scranton, 32, had been baking for just a couple of years when she volunteered to do just that. Not only did she (and her cake) rise to the occasion, she has since gone on to create five other wedding cakes for friends and colleagues. All it takes, she says, is patience and practice—lots of practice.

In the News

Sweet Rewards: Committing to Ending Childhood Hunger

Most Patriotic Bake Sale
It's shocking but true: Nearly 17 million American children—almost one in four—face hunger on a daily basis. They also face the lifelong mental and physical consequences of chronic hunger.
The good news is that you can make a big difference in those kids' lives—while doing something you already love to do: baking!