Marzipan Dragonflies – Gentlemen Bastards series

“Jean’s dinner, smoked rock eel in caramel brandy sauce, lay chopped into fragments and scattered like debris from a battle. He was making his way slowly through dessert, a cluster of marzipan dragonflies with crystallized sugar wings that glimmered by … Continue reading

The Little Mermaid – Sandcastle Cake

Thoughts:  The Little Mermaid, originally written by Hans Christian Anderson in 1837, is one of the most enduring stories in the fairy tale genre.  While the original had a somewhat bittersweet ending, quite unlike Disney’s, the idea of merfolk living … Continue reading