a meeting of the minds & coastal desserts

Just over a week ago I had the privilege of sitting down to lunch with a few of my favorite bloggers. Our group was organized by Michele of Cakewalk Baking in honor of Sharnel Dollar who is currently traveling in the states, and Glory of Glorious Treats who was serving as happy hostess during Sharnel's stay in San Francisco. Each of these women is extremely talented at baking and party planning, and moreover they are genuinely lovely people. It was one of those occasions that reminded me why I started blogging in the first place- to share work and inspiration with the kindred spirits who I'd never otherwise have the opportunity to meet.

Case in point, not days after our lunch I stopped by Amy Atlas, and the one of the first things I see is this coastal 50th birthday party dessert table that Sharnel put together. Amazing. Gorgeous. Delicious. I'm so proud to say I know her. Also coming soon is the County Fair party that I helped Michele with last Sunday. Hold your breath because it's gonna be another showstopper...


  1. The lanterns add such a unique touch to the display! Love how those boxes are placed at an angle!

  2. love it <3

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  3. Oh I haven't seen this...thanks for sharing!

  4. Its great blog. Very Nice And Informative.

  5. Its great blog. Very Nice And Informative.

  6. This is my favourite designs of Sharnel's to date! Love how it's all masculine lookin'. I'm proud to say I know Sharnel too! x
    Your in the flesh catch up sounds like a tonne of fun!

  7. so simple and just great. Thanks for sharing

  8. Beautiful post, Sharnel's work is flawless!

    Thanks so much for the sweet words too! Yes, it is such a gift to be able to bond with other people (women) through the internet... and then extra special to meet in person!