2 stabs at Miette’s Tomboy Cake – and a giveaway!

3 Feb

I told you a couple weeks ago about Miette’s wonderful cookbook and my utter excitement at trying out some of the beautiful cakes.  Well all my cake decorating supplies arrived and I jumped at two opportunities to try out my skills – a first birthday party, of the notorious Dr. J, and a baby shower!

I needed to make the darling cake on the front – the Tomboy Cake – but the pink just wouldn’t do for a boy’s birthday.  Luckily, each cake recipe makes two perfectly sized 6″ cakes and I obviously needed to practice.  I decided to make a pink version (with pomegranate buttercream) for a staff meeting in preparation for the birthday party.

Version number 2 is the lovely double chocolate cake with straight up vanilla buttercream – not much better to look at, but the taste got lots of thumbs up.

Let’s just say, I still need practice, but I am confident my cakes will be stunning some day!  (Stay tuned for the Lemon Debutante cake – I made one for the b-day party – and a slightly more beautiful version for the baby shower tomorrow!)

In the meantime, I want to announce my first ever giveaway:  I am giving away a copy of Miette’s cookbook and a 6″x3″ pan.  I love it so much (even just for the pretty pics) that I want to share it with you.


Required Entry: For a chance to win leave a comment here, tell me what you are cooking next.


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Giveaway starts on 2/3/2012 and will run until 2/17/2012 at 11:59 pm EST.

This giveaway is now closed!

Official Rules:

To enter leave a comment.

One winner with a valid entry will be selected at random. I will email the winner and they will have up to 3 days to claim their prize or another winner will be selected. 

One winner will be selected at random to receive a copy of Miette: Recipes from San Francisco’s Most Charming Pastry Shop and a Fat Daddio 6″x3″ cake pan.

The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.

Sponsors are as follows: me!


Congratulations, Lex! You are the proud new owner of a beautiful Miette cookbook and Fat Daddio cake pan!

28 Responses to “2 stabs at Miette’s Tomboy Cake – and a giveaway!”

  1. Dana February 4, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

    Hi there- we are cooking some potato leek soup for the weekend, but are anxious to try the hummus suggestions- the cakes look really good – can’t wait to try one out!

  2. Jeanne Louderbough February 4, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

    I’m cooking some kale juice tomorrow morning because I’m juice fasting. But, oh boy, watch out Miette Tomboy Cake, I’m eating solids again next week and I’m coming after you!
    p.s. love this post, love this blog!

  3. vegetarianepicurean February 5, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

    Yum! Sounds delicious.

  4. Rachel Pitt February 8, 2012 at 9:23 am #

    I’m making a potato soup tonight but my plan for this weekend is to make ohagi from scratch! The cakes look lovely!

  5. Diana February 8, 2012 at 3:48 pm #

    Hi Izzi!

    I follow recipes, unless I’m making minestrone or spinach soup. That’s what I’m cooking next. And then…


    Your blog is way fun.


    • vegetarianepicurean February 8, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

      Oh, that looks good. I love gnocchi. I may have to try that too.

    • Bruleed February 8, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

      Mmmm… that looks way good.

  6. Liz Engler February 8, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

    I’m making sugar cookies with royal icing next.

    • vegetarianepicurean February 8, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

      Fun! Valentine’s Day shapes?

      • Liz E February 10, 2012 at 12:37 am #


  7. Liz Engler February 8, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

    just followed and tweeted 🙂

  8. Bruleed February 8, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

    Hi Izzi,
    Tonight I’m making these soba noodles from Smitten Kitchen: http://smittenkitchen.com/2008/04/peanut-sesame-noodles/.
    They’re, like, my favorite.
    Oh, and I follow you and tweeted and put this post on the FB!
    Love love love!

  9. Cheddar Ben February 14, 2012 at 10:21 pm #

    I am making balsamic lentils. An onion, cooked and browned; followed by 1 TBSP of balsamic, three minced garlic cloves, dried basil, a dash of red pepper flakes for another few minutes. Then add 3/4 cup of dried lentils, 2 cups of water, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then cover, reduce heat, and cook for 25 minutes, or until the lentils are done; add another tablespoon of balsamic, adjust seasoning, and serve. Boom.

    • vegetarianepicurean February 14, 2012 at 10:24 pm #

      Sounds awesome. If you cut out a few more characters, you could probably tweet that, but then you would lose the sound effect at the end.

      When can we cook another fantastic meal together? I want an encore of New Years.

  10. picturehoarder February 14, 2012 at 10:30 pm #

    made your cranberry bars for friends and got rave reviews! and they even looked valentines-y 🙂 next up: white cheddar mac and cheese with green chiles from frontier. not healthy, but yummy for sure!

    • vegetarianepicurean February 15, 2012 at 6:41 am #

      Oh! I am so jealous. I wish I had a ton of chile from the frontier.

  11. Scrapple February 15, 2012 at 9:19 am #

    Looks fantastic. Just tweeted about it. My Valentine’s treat was chocolate goat cheese truffles rolled in cinnamon. There was also another version rolled lightly in red chile. Recipe should be up one of these days.

  12. Sweetbreads February 15, 2012 at 10:21 am #

    Well, I’m not sure if this counts, but – tonight I’m going to be “cooking” up some home made vapor rub with essential oils and beeswax for the Man and I. We’re a little sick but don’t feel like smearing camphor and petroleum jelly all over our skin. Beeswax and natural oils sound much better!

    I did just make dark chocolate goat cheese truffles for Valentine’s Day. Instead of rolling them in cocoa, I used straight up red chile powder. So. So. Good.

    Love the blog and can’t wait to try one of your recipes!

  13. Lex February 15, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    Since returning to New York, I have been indulging in take-out which I had greatly missed in my last year as well as anything and everything sold by Trader Joe’s. If, however, I find the time this weekend, I would like to cook some soup – perhaps some butternut squash soup. Yum!

    • vegetarianepicurean February 15, 2012 at 11:44 am #

      Nothing wrong with a little take out sometimes. I hope your schedule calms down again soon!

  14. Stephanie February 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    I am going to potentially make challah french toast for our brunch. Tell me you won’t be in NJ for the week!

  15. Stephanie February 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

    I followed you on twitter!

  16. Stephanie February 15, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    I tweeted

  17. Stephanie February 15, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    I liked you on FB

  18. Ellen Rutgers February 16, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    Mouth watering and delicious, Izzi! Would have made a fantastic desert for my chili dish.
    Next time….

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