Friday, January 6, 2012

Internal Blog Up and Ready

So many transitions....launching my site was huge and I have been doing my best to keep up. This blog was accessible through the website but the intention was always to have an internal blog on the site and gently, slowly phase this "blogspot" one out.

Here is the first internal blog entry from

The only thing this really means to you, the end user, is that when you click on the Dede's Blog link on the right hand side of the website, it will now take you directly to the internal blog, and not here. Don't worry, you won't miss any posts! I will make sure to tell you Here, whats going on There.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Cake Balls!

So this is the first time I am publicly talking about my upcoming Cake Balls be published this coming fall by Harvard Common Press. Cake pops and cake balls are everywhere - even at Starbucks - so they are no longer new BUT, I do have what I think is a new take on them. The majority of information out there on cake balls starts with boxed cake mix and canned frosting and focuses on the decoration. As always, I am much more interested in Taste, so my book focuses on made-from-scratch recipes using the best ingredients.

I'm not going to be posting any cake ball recipes for a while, but you can see my Dulce de Leche Cake Ball on the Home page of here's another pic just to whet your appetite. These are Nutella Cake Balls with Caramelized Hazelnuts: white cake combined with Nutella, dipped in milk chocolate gianduja and topped with caramelized hazelnuts.

The photo shoot for the book is happening as I type. Very exciting! The pic above was one I just snapped at home during recipe development.