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9 Best Christmas Sweets by The Chic Brûlée

by Janelle 12.13.2013

With Christmas fast approaching, I wanted to share some of my most popular recipes for holiday treats that I’ve baked here on The Chic Brûlée! Simply click on whichever picture you chose and it will bring you to the post page with a full recipe. Each one of these recipes is special to me (and [...]

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Cake & Bake Show 2013

by Janelle 09.16.2013
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This weekend I checked out London’s annual Cake & Bake Show at Earls Court, a baking exhibition featuring live competitions, celebrity demonstrations, sugarcraft showcases, and a marketplace featuring up and coming stars in the world of sweets. When I first heard about the show, I went on the website to get tickets immediately because not [...]

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Scenes From Last Week

by Janelle 07.05.2013

{ burratina, Sardinian tomatoes and avocado pesto with grilled focaccia from Scott’s Mayfair } We dined alfresco last week at Scott’s, the super trendy and chic Mayfair resto. Considering myself a Burrata / Burratina expert,

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Lola’s Cupcakes

by Janelle 04.25.2013
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Bopping around London this week, it’s clear the cupcake craze is alive and well in this city. I stopped by Lola’s Cupcakes at their Selfridges location, and was delighted with their adorable and fun cupcake designs and flavors. The shop is

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Marc Jacobs Diet Coke

by Janelle 04.23.2013
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I’m spending the week in London with the fiancé and, as always on my trips to Europe, I am constantly amazed at the cool and unique products they have that we can’t get in NYC. I spent a good portion of the day in Selfridges (kind of like a mega, super-sized Saks Fifth Avenue) and after [...]

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Valentine’s Day Flowers For The Modern Girl

by Janelle 02.15.2013
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I could hardly contain my excitement yesterday afternoon when I received the most stylish and unique Valentine’s Day flowers from my fiancé. Instead of the usual dozen red roses, Aaron sent me a striking, modern arrangement of exotic purple orchids set in perfect balance to a giant “flower” of succulents and dozens of ribbons of [...]

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Fudgy Brownie Bites With Ganache

by Janelle 02.13.2013
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For the ultimate Valentine’s Day indulge this year, I made fudgy brownie bites with dark chocolate ganache.  I decorated them in plenty of shades of pink and red, but this recipe can of course be used any time of year for many different occasions that require a fun, bite-sized dessert. I was inspired to make [...]

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Giveaway! | Big City Little Sweets

by Janelle 01.23.2013
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I am thrilled to share a special giveaway from Big City Little Sweets, a modern nyc-based dessert catering company that specializes in the two things nearest and dearest to my heart here at The Chic Brûlée ~ living fashionably and dessert! As a little treat, the lovely Julie Hwang of Big City Little Sweets is offering a box [...]

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Merry Christmas!

by Janelle 12.24.2012
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Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas! I hope you all are spending time with your loved ones and enjoying some delicious Christmas treats, of course! If you are still looking for some last-minute baking ideas this Christmas, please check out “Your Best Holiday Sweets” on the New York Times, where I am honored to be [...]

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Gift Guide: 7 Scrumptious Stocking Stuffers

by Janelle 11.28.2012

If you haven’t noticed, I love the holidays and am so excited to share with you this year’s first Holiday Gift Guide post from The Chic Brûlée ~ 7 Scrumptious Stocking Stuffers. The stocking-size gifts on this list truly keep on giving all year and are sure to impress the food-lovers, bakers, and cooks on your Christmas list. [...]

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