Thursday, June 29, 2006

Busy as a Bee

Sorry for lack of posting, again!
Here are several gratuitous pastry photos for your viewing pleasure.

I am SO busy I can't even describe them in my normally mouthwatering descriptions.

Creme Brulee



Truffle Tree

Gift Box Cakes

Birthday Cakes

Underwater Fun

I'll be back on Saturday evening with a super yummy post. Have a safe holiday weekend.....& DON'T drink & drive because it's STUPID! Thank you & goodnight *jin bows*.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006


1. Who is your Love?
2. What do you Love?
3. Tell me a 'secret' Love?
4. Which cake do you Love?

Feel free to answer more than once if you need to! ;-)

Monday, June 26, 2006

Class & Crass

You get two complete opposites today. The first is full of class where the second borders on crass. (Notice I said borders on...that's because I made, of course, it CANNOT BE completely crass. HA!)

First up...a shimmering beautiful elegant creation, that I can only vaguely recall making! How odd is that?!!? I can't remember the bride or the groom or the flavours. I can see from the background where it was delivered to, from the dated photo it was over a year ago.....quite unusual indeed. But I LIKE it! Do you?

Seems like the entire cake was brushed with pearl dust for the shimmery look.
Something rattling around in the back of my brain is telling me
I was given a pattern to copy on the borders...maybe her dress design?

Ok. I NEVER do fountains. (I HATE fountains!) Except this once...& that's ONLY because the woman that ordered the cake already owned the fountain. I think they are tacky & overused (like stairways & little wedding attendee stauettes :-P), certainly NOT to be confused with kitsch or retro. Kitsch is cool & retro is fab, fountains are dead! It really hurt me to put this whole photo up as I find I rather ENJOY the look of the bottom tier. I was going to crop everything out but the bottom tier when D said, 'jinny, you can't crop everything out! It's a very interesting subject & your blogfans should be able to view it as such." So, here it is, in all it's fountainous gory (pun intended!):

So.....let it rip.....opinions welcome.....(unless I don't like what you say! ;-)

Saturday, June 24, 2006


The soft bows
downward flows
on cloth of pale rose

square cubes
piping tubes
techniques used

dots are small
in the hall
against the wall

cake is chocolatey yum
you know where it came from
now you have to eat some!

So, tell me what you think of this one, hmmm? I really can't decide. Should it have some colour? Should it have more tiers? Or do you like it as it is? BTW, I'm sitting here eating a piece of cake. It's 2 alternating layers of devil's food & two alternating layers of white cake, with 2 layers of cream cheese filling & one layer of whipped hazelnut paste filling. The entire slice is drenched with that wonderful Belgian dark chocolate glaze I keep telling you about. I'm getting up now...can I bring anyone a slice when I come back??? ;-)

Thursday, June 22, 2006

jins fury

I am angry today
so I need to say
what's on my mind
it isn't kind

we caught a man shooting gulls on the beach
2 little kids there he was trying to teach
telling them he just shot twenty ring-billed
fucker was even proud that he killed

David gave him hell, he's great with bird fact
something was wrong with this guy, seemed like an act
he said it's his job to shoot those birds
slipped up though, he used the wrong words

Didn't have our digicam
Found out tonight he definitely lied
what he did was illegal, all those birds died

I tried to console D with my rational thought
the guy that runs the marina will make sure this prick is caught
Little did I know, until this days setting sun
the guy that runs the marina IS the fucker with the gun!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Customers from Hell Volume IV
"I nearly DYed!"

I think, at least once per year, we get one of those customers that 'knows it all'. Really, it doesn't matter what I recommend, they try to insist upon something entirely ludicrous!


A lady wants to order a 2 tier cake for a Halloween party. I think YAY (!) fun no no...silly me. She has her very own idea. She has it ALL planned in her peroxide blond head.

She- "I want the WHOLE cake frosted BLACK!"

**My mouth springs open before I can pretend I'm not shocked**

Me- "I can do that... but..."
She- "Good. I want the decorations in orange."
Me- "Well, why don't we frost the whole cake in orange & do the decorations in black?"
She- "No. I want it FROSTED in black."
Me- "That would require an AWFUL LOT of black food colouring."
She- "Ok."
Me- "Well, when you use that much black food colouring, the people that eat the cake will end up with black tongues & lips."
She- "I don't think it will be that bad. It'll be funny."
Me- "Actually, I don't think they will find it that funny. Plus, if you want it that black it sort of changes the taste of the French buttercream. I could frost the whole cake in a very dark chocolate buttercream?"
She- "No. I don't want chocolate. I want it black."

(Notice, I'm doing my best to accommodate her without giving her a GROSS tasting cake & pissed off friends?!!?)

Me- "Well, I really won't frost a 1/2 sheet cake in black, what if I frost the bottom tier orange, then put a very thin layer of lightly tinted black frosting over the smaller top tier & decorate each in the opposite colour? I really am serious when I tell you how much the black food colouring dyes peoples faces & fingers."
She- "Well, you can do it that way but I still want the top tier really dark black & ALL the decorations in really dark black! I don't care if it dyes them! It'll be funny!"

You know, we're not talking a group of kids here either...this was a party for 75 middle-aged adults, no children invited. I did frost the cake as she asked, she was a very regular customer, but I was not happy as I knew anyone who did take a piece would not be pleased themselves after a glance in a mirror. I also knew many people would not even take a piece just because of the colour, which would probably leave her with a few too many left-overs! But, I tried my best & decorated it nicely. She never came back in my shoppe again.

Is the customer always right?

Am I sorry I lost a regular?
Sometimes.....but really, what more could I have said or done? She insisted!

Have I envisioned in my minds eye 75 people running around with black teeth, tongues & fingers?
(I suppose she was right to a degree, it looks pretty damn funny! Hahaha!!!)

"End-of-Post Teaser Cake Shot"
Now, wouldn't you rather have had it frosted
with this luscious dark chocolate French buttercream???

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Sweetened Condensed

These are proof

that you don't
a huge expensive wedding
to have

A nice

for a petite
2 or 3 tier

So, do tell: how big or small was YOUR wedding?
If it hasn't transpired yet: what is your 'dream wedding' like?
Laws don't allow your vows yet (they WILL!): any 'unique' plans?

Saturday, June 17, 2006

OOOooo Baby, I'm "IT"!

Remember all those childhood games that were played in groups of 3 or more? There was tether ball, dodgeball, hide-n-seek, kick the bucket, spin the bottle (Heeheehee!!!) basketball & baseball.....well, I was always the slow, chubby, uncoordinated kid that would get hit in the face with a ball, fall down & bleed (nearly) to death, or simply be seeking for hours after all the kids had supposedly hidden, but really just ran off to get ice cream without me. *TEARS* :-(

Well, FUCK ALL my childhood shitty so-called-friends 'cuz I'm a goddamn SWAN, now (!) & I'm going to play an ADULT game where I can:
1. have fun playing with COOL people
2. know ALL the answers
3. NOT get a swollen nose from someone kicking a ball in my face


(For all of my blogfans who may wonder what in the world I am going on about: I've been tagged. I must answer several predetermined questions. This means that the personalities behind Fakiegrind think I'm a nifty chick & they want to hear more about me.....or.....they think I can make a normally boring post hip & interesting.....or.....they didn't want to tag their true friends for fear they'd get really mad. HAhahaha!!! Only time will tell.)

1. Pick the contestant that remains in Last Gladiator Standing you think will win.
"I've pondered on this for days.....I'm positive the winner will be the last gladiator standing!"

2. What's your favorite color of Pink?
"Why, made from scratch, 6" tall Maraschino Cherry Angelfood Cake 'pink', of course!"

3. What's your favorite episode of Golden Girls?
"The one where they all sit around that table in the kitchen with insomnia & eat Mini Tiramisu in Molded Belgian Chocolate Cups whilst talking about all the kinky sex they have at their really really really old age."

4. If you were Anna Nicole Smith, what would you do with your child?
"I'd find a 90 year old billionaire with a heart condition to suck on my boobs."

5. How many figures am I holding up?
"One Thousand Six Hundred & Thirty Seven Scrolls."

6. Decipher this code: *66hsther;o adthaodf stop.
"That's my distress signal for Bring more Chocolate!"

7. What's wrong with this Meme?
"It's lacking one space in the middle, should read: ME ME!!!"

8. Create your own question and answer it.
What did you do today?
"I made this:"

9. What's your wrestler name?
"Mistress Jintrinsique -- the Food Porn Goddess Extrordinaire"

10. Do you have a man crush on Luke Cage?
"I LOVED Nick Cage in David Lynch's Wild at Heart. SAILLLEEERRRR!!!"

11. Are you the weakest link?
"I'm stronger than the entire FENCE!"

12. Are you prepared for the Dalek invasion over here?
"Yes. I know how to make Dalek shaped cakes, petit fours & marzipan penises. I'm good to go!"

13. Switch lives with one blogger for a year?
"Ok. But, it's gotta be the awesome chick that made this:"
"Ummm...oh, wait. It was me. Does that count?"

14. Who has the best sidekick in LGS?
"Lemon Ginger Shortbread goes best with Tazo China Green Tips Tea."

15. If you watched the season finale of Doctor Who, what did you think?
"I think it's finished for the season."

16. Do you know who Lookwell! is?
Adam West. (Not really looking well. Look it up. Well?)

17. Tag 3 people you wouldn't share socks with (except Henchmen).

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

I Tease 2 Please

Just a little bit 'o the food porn today my darlings.....

2 boxes of these fantabulous Apple Squares are going to a picnic...probably around the time my afternoon fans read this.....& wouldn't you just LOVE that addy? might even get it......
if you're REALLY nice to me!

Let's see..."THINGS jin NEEDS"...
painted toes,
scrubbed floors or
a vegetarian feast al fresco

Thanks in advance, I expect these by 5:00 PM.
Good Day.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Gorgeous Graduation Cake (Wait, isn't that an Oxymoron?)

This weekend was again full of typical graduation cakes.
You will not be seeing them.
(Unless you were lucky enough to be invited to one of the parties!)

You will, however, get a very nice shot (or 2!) of the coolest graduation cake I made this year. I know, I can hear it now, all my blogfans are saying, "But miss jin...a graduation cake can't be cool, can it?!!?"

(Alan Partridge anyone?.....oh, c'mon....anyone? )

You be the judge.....what do you think?
I told you so!!!

The close-up.
My darling dainty hand painted each one of these lovely little flowers. No, not with lead paint!!! With food colour paint. Ancient Chinese Secret. Dates back to 76,192bc. I was there & I invented it! ;-)

Ok, so then I made this one that was unique, too.

Then there was this one.

Now I have to deliver an anniversary cake. Do you want to go with me? Ok. But go to the toilet first because I'm NOT stopping on the way!

"Let's have a sing-a-long!"
*jin pops in a FAVE cd*

"That boy needs therapy, psychosomatic,
That boy needs therapy, purely psychosomatic
That boy needs therapy
Lie down on the couch! what does that mean?
Youre a nut! youre crazy in the coconut!
What does that mean? that boy needs therapy
Im gonna kill you, that boy needs therapy
Ranagazoo, lets have it to you
On the count of three
That, that, that, that, that boy.. boy needs therapy
He was white as a sheet
And he also made false teeth"

MMmmm.....I DO love that song.....anyone?.....anyone?.....c'mon.....anyone?

David's view.....

HAHAHAHA!!!! Fun, isn't it?

Ok. We're here.
Cake? Check.

Solid White Chocolate Bow
brushed with (non-toxic) Sapphire dust? Check.

YAY! Assembly complete.

Mission accomplished.
Beam me back hottie.
(That is what they always said, right?)

Time for miss jin to relax, blog, eat chocolate, drink tea & just BE.
}}}- OM -{{{

Friday, June 09, 2006

jins gems

I can't even begin to tell you all how busy I am this week. Multiply that times 2 & you have next week. Fan the flames or put out the fire this pastry shoppe is damn hot! So, just to keep you all satisfied for the moment I thought I'd share a few of my absolute faves!

Why do I adore them so, you ask?
I think it's a combo of the item itself & the angle of the photos.

Oh, hell! Does it matter?
It's FoodPorn!
You know you want to lick, er...I mean LOOK!

Peruse & enjoy blogfans.
Just promise you won't go & eat something horrid like a Twinkie afterwards! BLEHCKKK!!!

I spit on Twinkies.

(That's me spitting on them above.)

You know what they say..."Only 2 things will survive a nuclear blast: cockroaches & Twinkies."

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Let's Play MAD LIBS!

Unlike the original, your answers are NOT restricted to one word!
Be creative, make up a whole phrase!
I want to know how you think!
Have fun & COMMENT blogfans!!!

1) I would like to _______________ this cake topper.

2) I want to put this organic spicy crusty breadstick _______________ .

3) The colour of this wedding cake is _______________ .

4) The two bears on this cake are _______________ .

5) Let's have jin put our wedding cake under the murdered stuffed deer because ____________________ .

6) This is one of jin's quick breakfasts for _______________ .

7) If these flowers weren't edible I'd put them _______________ .