April 1, 2010

These were so fun to make

I'm giving you a sneak peek at what I have been making these past few days. Little yellow pom poms. You will have to check back tomorrow to see what they turn into. What is it about pom poms? I want to make a ton, and then make a gigantic blanket out of them. Wouldn't that be cozy?!
We bought this "Colomba Cake" last weekend on a outing to Berkeley. It is like a brioche with orange rinds, raisins and vanilla I think. Oh, and it is shaped like a dove. Can't wait to open this for Easter breakfast.
Hope everyone has all their eggs colored and Easter outfits ready for Sunday :)


  1. A cake wrapped in velvet ribbon. You have sold me. Colomba... what a pretty word. What does it mean? Is it special for easter?

    Looking forward to seeing what you do with the poms - a blanket of them would be divine!! Something my cats would not give back I don't doubt! I had one of those super soft polyester furry type blankets (originally seen at some lovely shop on Santana Row (Z Gallerie I think), and then later surprise gifted by my sis in law) - and then it turned into the cat blanket. They would not leave it alone!!

  2. The pom poms are soooooooooo cute!!! Italians have a cake like that for Easter. Have you ever tried Panettone?

    We Croatians also have very delicious cake for Easter. It calls Pinca or Sirnica.

    Have a lovely weekend!!

  3. So, what are you making from those cute and cuddly looking pom poms? The suspense is too much to bear!

    I'm not making pom poms but I am making a brioche for Easter breakfast. Please show a photo of the Colomba when you unwrap it.

    Happy Easter!

  4. Yum--swhow us what the cake looks like!

    Looking forward to seeing what you make.

    Have a super weekend.


    PS--How are you feeling!

  5. Ivana, yes I have had panatone, and I really love it.

    Melinda, I'm scooting along, but I'm having some back pain now, and I'm not sure what to make of it :(

  6. hehe ! i thought you had baked it !
    it really looks like an italian brioche that we call panettone ... don't you think ? we traditionally have it(in our family)for christmas brunch.