Inspiration 1

Recently, I was asked to make a dessert for a party and faced the age-old dilemma – How do I make something new but still accessible for the average diner?  I wanted something fun and provocative, but not so unsual that everyone’s afraid to try it.  As I searched for inspiration, a box of Jelly Bellies caught my attention.


Blueberry Muffin Recipe by Jelly Belly


My mind whirled with possibilities, and the Blueberry Coconut Mousse Cake was born.
Blueberry Coconut Mousse Cake
Coconut Mousse, Buttered Popcorn, Buttered Popcorn Sable, Blueberry

The moral of the story?  Inspiration can come from anywhere so keep your eyes open!

About Joe the Baker

Joe the Baker is a classically-trained pastry chef who specializes in French macarons and viennoiserie. He currently sells his delicious confections online, at the Coppell Farmers Market, and at DFW-area gourmet grocers.

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  • Tina

    Stunning creation here! I do love to wander around any kind of grocery, candy or food store-it is the best way to become inspired. I am sure that the party attendees were delighted when this was presented. Delicious and creative-well done.