Wedding cake, part two: Lemon blueberry cake with almond pastry cream

Here’s the thing: this wedding took place on the San Juan Islands off the coast of Seattle. I live in Boston. As it turns out, those two places are not super close together. The master plan started with six cakes baked in Massachusetts, frozen, packed into a backpack, and flown across the country. What, like

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Browned butter pastry cream… and cupcakes!

I’ve had jobs in three different restaurant kitchens, and I didn’t feel qualified for any of them when I was hired. I’ve come to relish that feeling, most of the time at least, because it pushes me to learn the skills I didn’t have and prove my qualifications while I’m there. I love a challenge.

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