Workin’ It: Cake + Blinis + Mousse

by Megan on March 22, 2012

Sometimes I skip lunch and eat cake and blinis. Sometimes I put fresh figs in the middle of a bundt cake. Sometimes I load up my car with dishes and food and hang out with my homegirl Cybelle. Sometimes I get my food styling on freelance-style.

I made this stuff awhile back for Michigan Blue Magazine. They wanted warm wintery chocolatey things and appetizer things. So I made a chocolate gingerbread bundt cake!

I sautéed some pears in brown sugar and butter for cake garnish! It was tasty! And it’s totally an easy dessert in a fancy outfit. Kind of like a fancy yet comfortable dress from Anthropologie or something.

Then blinis happend. I love them because they’re pretty much just mini pancakes that you serve appetizer-style instead of crackers.

I made a fig compote to pair with pistachios on some. The idea comes from this cupcake. Cupcakes are inspirational always.

The other flavor option was spinach dip and sun dried tomatoes. I can thank this little appetizer for this one.

My favorite was this mousse though. I’ve made it before right here. This time I layered in some ganache and whipped cream.

Cybelle and I totally sampled them. We just had to! I even had another one when I got home.

So days like this are how I end up with cake and mousse for lunch. It’s pretty fun.

Winter 2011-12 // Michigan Blue Magazine
Food and styling by Me
Photography by Cybelle Codish (this is her blog)

Yay! Click HERE for a downloadable pdf of the recipes shown above.

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

heather March 22, 2012 at 8:37 am

GORGEOUS and YUM!!! You 2 SOOO need to do a book NOW!!! xo


Megan March 22, 2012 at 8:44 am

Thanks, Heather!


cindy March 22, 2012 at 9:32 am

so moody and pretty. love it!


Megan March 22, 2012 at 10:48 am

Thanks, lady!


Ashley March 22, 2012 at 10:04 am

Totally non-food related…I love your jacket in this feature.


Megan March 22, 2012 at 10:49 am

Jackets are totally important too. 🙂 Thanks!


Hannah March 22, 2012 at 1:04 pm

All of this food looks gorgeous! I admire your creativity!



Megan March 22, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Thanks, Hannah!


Lori from A Family's Life March 23, 2012 at 1:59 am

OMG look so amazing! I love me some chocolate! Thank goodness I live in Belgium right!
I’m definitely going to make all of these recipes!
The photography looks amazing!


Megan March 23, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Thanks, Lori! <3 And yeah! Cybelle has major photography skillz.


NicoleD March 23, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Super beautiful stuff! I love the idea of the figs in the middle of the bundt. Everything looks so tasty!


Megan March 26, 2012 at 9:28 am

Thanks, Nicole! Figs are just lovely, ya know?


Punctuation Mark March 25, 2012 at 12:04 pm

the photography and styling are amazing… happy sunday!


Megan March 26, 2012 at 9:27 am

Thanks! <3


Megan March 29, 2012 at 2:02 pm

I posted just after you at Oh Joy and saw your name was also Megan, then I went straight to your blog and found out you have this amazing food website! Liking sweet stuff must be a Megan-thing haha. All the above treats look so good, I wish I had the skills to make it but I am definitely going to give one of your tasty looking recipies a try.. you never know, it might work out for once!


Megan March 29, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Yes! Us Megans should stick together!

And I have total confidence that you can make something tasty. 🙂


Sandra November 12, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Whereabouts in Michigan are you? I live in Saginaw. Your cake is divine!


Megan November 12, 2012 at 6:12 pm

I live in a suburb of Detroit! <3!


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