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Friday Links: 12.12.2014

Posted December 12, 2014 by Stephanie
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I am so incredibly obsessed with Tokyo’s pastry game. It seems like everywhere I go I see something I want to eat. The cake above, Sadaharu Aoki’s Matcha Adzuki has delicious layers of matcha buttercream, dark chocolate genoise, adzuki beans, and a crispy-crunchy praline base. Seriously heaven. If I had the tummy space I’m pretty sure I’d eat my weight in pastries.

And, here’s what I’ve been checking out online!


1. Um. This seems pretty extreme over $4.
2. An excellent article on cabbies in London and the infamous test you need to take to become one.
3. I’m a Reese fan.
4. Apparently “ugly” Christmas sweaters are over.
5. I CANNOT WAIT for this movie.
6. This dad is awesome.

Link Love:

1. Alana is doing 12 days of cookies and each cookie gets better and better! Gingerbear macarons!!
2. OMG. This gingerbread farm. I want to live there. But then I would literally eat myself out of house and home.
3. I love soft gingerbread cutouts.
4. Is it weird that I want to throw myself a Frozen party complete with this meringue-topped cake?!
5. At my Frozen party we’d drink homemade peppermint mochas, of course.
6. Hai Cynthia! Can I be your neighbour? I hear you give out these cookies

Have a lovely weekend friends!
xoxo Steph


  1. Baby June says:

    Wow, that matcha layered candy pastry thing sounds amazing…whatever it is!

    1. steph says:

      heehee it was pretty awesome. i was so sad after i finished eating it :(

  2. Dude, that picture up top is making me feel all the feels. You know that emoji with the hearts for eyes??? That’s me right now.

    1. steph says:

      i feels ya michelle. i feels ya!

  3. molly yeh says:

    omg that matcha picture is insane!!!!!!! happy friday, dear!!! thanks for the link love. you can totally come live in it :)

    1. steph says:

      yay!! i hope you have extra gingerbread for snacking so we don’t eat the roof off :) xoxo

  4. Alana says:

    That matcha cake looks amazing! So many things to say about all the webstuff. First of all, WOAH on the $4. I don’t even know what to say!! Blown away by the London cabbies article. Funny enough, I just had an uber driver who had no idea where he was going!! I had no idea how difficult it was to become a cabbie in London but now I’m wishing the same applied to drivers in the states. I have to confess, when I read “I’m a Reese fan,” I thought you were referring to this Reese: As for link love, first of all THANK YOU FOR THE LINK LOVE!! I’m over the moon to be included with Molly’s farm, those gingerbread men, and can I please be invited to your Frozen party because I definitely want a slice of that cake and a piping hot cup of peppermint mocha. Also, I want to be Cynthia’s neighbor too!! Have a lovely weekend <3 <3 <3.

    1. steph says:

      oh my gosh. i think i’m even more obsessed with that REESE!!! and yes, of course you’re invited to the party!!!

  5. Hehe! Oh my goodness, that matcha adzuki bean genoise cake … omg. Maybe we should both go to pastry school, steph! ^__^ Loving all the links – i didn’t know The Little Prince was a movie coming out! Those gingerbear macarons are mental … SO cute! And thank you for including my wild n crazy Frozen princess cake!!! We can INDEED have an adult Frozen party, haha!!! xoxo

    1. steph says:

      um. i would totally suck at pastry school. but….i’ll eat everything you make if you go!!!!! xoxoxo

  6. omg, I LOVE your link round-ups. I feel like every single week it’s either something we were just heatedly discussing (or cracking up over) or it’s something incredibly fascinating that we will be discussing as soon as I get home! As long as I read your Friday links I don’t need Internet. That HBS prof … no words. That little boy beat Legend of Zelda when he was 6 whaaaatttt?? SUPERBOY. It sends chills up my spine. Chills of greatness. (Also, B2 and I are legit nervous our kids will be sporty. What will we do. We have no idea. But the genes are stacked against them so HA.) And that Reese article — so cool. And bah! If you were my neighbor it would be a DREAM COME TRUE!

    1. oh and!!! (1) i. love. that. cover photo!! and (2) “literally eat myself out of house and home” is TOO clever, I lol’ed <3 you are the best, Steph!

      1. steph says:

        hahaha is it every parents’ nightmare? that their kid will end up nothing like them? or what if, gasp, they end up just like you?!?! cause that might be a little weird too, no? best not to think about it at all!! heehee

  7. Lauren says:

    lolol on that $4 law professor complaint, I’d be pretty mad too actually. Hope you had a good time in Tokyo and props to having a photography studio to take all your beautiful shots while away *__*

  8. Carolina Restrepo says:

    Great Blog!!!!

  9. Sam says:

    Mouth watering! Love it!

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