February 28, 2014
B UZZ: Hey, Marnie, I saw this TV ad with Amber Rose drinking whipped-cream vodka. How do you make vodka out of whipped cream? Marnie: That's easy, Buzz - you don't. What you're thinking of is flavored vodka, where a neutral base spirit gets dolled up with fancy flavors. Advertising can blur the lines of what's an ingredient and what's an added "flavor. " Buzz: And have you seen that "wedding cake" vodka? Is wedding cake even a flavor? Heck, my wedding cake was made out of beef jerky.
February 28, 2014
WHEN advocates of same-sex marriage pushed their case in the courts of both public opinion and law, they made sure to read the following language from that little card provided to them by the tolerance police: "No one will be forced to violate their religious beliefs if Adam can marry Steve and Madame can marry Eve. " Much like the Miranda warnings that became famous after the Supremes decided that magic words were all that were needed to protect the...
August 19, 2013 |
DANA DOUGHERTY from Lawncrest met John Dean from Mayfair at a Northeast Philadelphia watering hole where Dean and one of Dougherty's friends were tending bar. One night last fall, Dean took Dougherty to Villa Barone restaurant in Maple Shade, where, between dinner and dessert, he knelt down on one knee and popped the question. There was more than the usual male tension riding on Dougherty's answer, because Dean had a secret. He knew that Dougherty's favorite charity is Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer.
August 23, 2012 |
Everyone knows Cindy Rollins Hertneck, or someone like her: The baker. You want her at your party. Sure, there's her scintillating conversation, but you are really counting on her to walk through the door with a fabulous cake or batch of signature cookies. Hertneck, a former fourth-grade teacher from Merchantville, tiptoed into a more public role by baking a groom's cake and mini-wedding cakes for her daughter's wedding last November. At the reception, her niece Katie mentioned that she'd be getting married in July and wondered if her aunt would bake her cake.
September 25, 2011 |
Cruise-ship wedding ceremonies are increasing at a surprising rate, according to the Cruise Line International Association, the trade group for 25 major cruise lines. More and more couples, including gay and lesbian ones, are going that route, buying wedding and civil union ceremony packages and getting built-in honeymoons at the same time. Carnival played cupid last year to more than 2,000 couples who purchased its various wedding deals, and expects a 10 percent increase this year, says the cruise line's spokesman, Vance Gulliksen.
September 25, 2011
"We first had our hearts set on a land ceremony in Sorrento, Italy," says Traci Catalano-England, 45, an insurance service marketing director and mother of two girls. But that was not to be. She and Paul England, 53, a British-born hospital marketing director, exchanged wedding vows at sea last summer aboard the two-year-old MSC Fantasia cruise ship. It was the second marriage for both Hartland, Wis., residents. They met as members of an executive dating service and dated for more than a year before discussing marriage.
April 28, 2011
By Ellen Scolnic and Joyce Eisenberg On Friday, Prince William of Wales will marry Catherine Middleton. This wedding of the century will be watched by millions and chronicled by thousands. But even though the royal wedding is much grander than others, the basic decisions involved are the same. For example, today's young couples have to decide whether to have a trendy destination wedding, a stripped-down eco-conscious event, or something more in keeping with tradition. And it's no surprise that William and Kate went traditional.
November 11, 2010 |
You could take all of the raw material from Monday night - half hour backstage, three hours on stage, 15 cupcakes to decorate, one wedding cake, autograph signing until the stroke of midnight - and edit it down to 22 minutes. After all, the actual Cake Boss show does 90 hours of filming for each 22-minute episode, according to the boss himself. But the 1,800 fans who filled the Merriam Theater for "Bakin' with the Boss" (a misnomer as there was no baking, not a vat of fondant in sight, and a mere sampling of modeling chocolate)
August 5, 2010 |
Like so many aspects of Chelsea Clinton's spectacular wedding Saturday, the cake was remarkable. The nine-tier vanilla cake, filled with dark chocolate mousse, frosted in white fondant, and decorated with 1,000 edible sugar flowers, was also gluten-free. That's because the former first daughter is allergic to the gluten found in most cakes and breads. The creation was a triumph for Frances and Maarten Steenman of La Tulipe Desserts in New York's Westchester County. The Steenmans, who have owned and run their business for nearly 12 years, specialize in all kinds of exquisite tarts, pies, cookies, and of course cakes, not just those that are gluten-free.
May 27, 2010 |
I'M BROAD STREET Bully, inviting all orange-blooded diehards to keep our Stanley Cup spirit going strong by e-mailing your Flyered-up family stories/photos to: Lifelong diehards Lorraine and Al Eschert, both 44, of Harrowgate, did such a great job passing on their Flyers love to sons Albert, 24, and Christopher, 22, that Albert's recent wedding in the Philadelphia Protestant Home chapel was totally Flyered up. At the rehearsal, all the...