Cookies weren't the only dessert, of course. Guests also enjoyed a vanilla bean cake with berry buttercream from byPensa. Owner Nikki Pensabene drove to the venue from Manhattan to set up the confection, but before she did, she stopped by the flower market to pick up blooms that she would delicately apply to the cake with tweezers. "She fit right in with our crew," Rosie says of the baker.
It was delicious. By Pensa was another fantastic vendor find. Such a sweet girl, who creates sweet magic in her kitchen. We went for a semi-naked cake to fit the rustic theme. It was a sponge cake with champagne buttercream filling, with raspberry preserve. Everyone wanted seconds! And, our florists were so kind as to add a few flowers to decorate it to fit our theme.
PRINT. Featured in Spring 2019 issue of The Knot Magazine
Colorful Elegant Wedding at the Foundry LIC
We love how unique NYC wedding venues are, and this Foundry LIC wedding is proof that your wedding vision all falls into place once you find the right venue. M + C’s wedding is filled with colorful details and thoughtful little touches for the guests complete with the most fun smoke bomb send off!
The 2019 Wedding Cake Trends for Every Sweet Tooth
Going back to basics is our final 2019 wedding cake trend. It’s hard to go wrong with a simple buttercream cake, and we love seeing how cake bakers put their own trendy spin on this wedding staple every year. In 2019, fresh fruit will take the place of flowers and greenery as the most popular garnish for buttercream cakes. Figs, berries, cherries, and miniature apples are just some of the fruits du jour that will adorn buttercream wedding cakes throughout the coming months.
Halloween Hijinks (Season 40, Episode 6)
Martha Stewart is thrilled to celebrate her favorite holiday, Halloween, as a judge in the Chopped kitchen. All manner of spooky fun is found in the first basket, including a scary sight in a martini glass and macaroni and cheese in a clever package. A witch's cauldron holds a green, savory surprise in the entree basket, and it's demolition day at the haunted gingerbread house as the final two chefs make their desserts.
Million-Dollar Meals (Season 36, Episode 4)
Four competitors learn they will be treated to high-end, top-dollar ingredients and will be cooking for new judge Martha Stewart. A prized pork product and a spruced-up baked good are some of the wonders that the chefs discover in the first basket. In the entree round, an extraordinary burger and a fancy adult beverage are part of the basket riddle. Finally, an unusual chocolate treat and a special cake up the "wow" factor in the dessert round.
Covergirl and Harper's Bazaar Ring in Maye Musk’s 70th Birthday
Last night, Bazaar celebrated May Musk's 70th birthday, in partnership with Covergirl, at the Beekman Hotel in downtown Manhattan. Hosted by Bazaar's Executive Beauty Editor Erin Flaherty, Maye toasted to an amazing year ahead alongside styleish guests and close friends-- including Diane von Furstenberg, Christie Brinkley, and Wendi Murdock. Click through to see the fashionable photos from the soiree
The Slice Is Right: NYC’s Most Amazing Birthday Cakes
Bushwick-based Nicole Pensabene has been working in the wedding industry for more than 10 years, and her bakery byPensa has gained quite a following among brides and grooms-to-be.
You Wouldn’t Think Barbecue and Yoga Would Make A Perfect Pair
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que’s first “Yoga & BBQ” event was held on April 8 at it’s Syracuse, N.Y. location. The goal of the event was to bring food and fitness lovers in the community together after introducing their new Vegetarian/Vegan/GF friendly protein bowls and to bring awareness that Dino offers healthy options. Dino has been known for teaming up with businesses and pop-up shops to help promote local, small business in the area. byPensa provided the sweets as part of the event's menu.