Now this is the kind of status update you want to see on Facebook when you get home from work:
PLEASE come over and take the ridiculous number of cupcakes, palmiers, macarons, petits fours, chocolates and cookies left over from our photo shoot out of our house asap!! Text me for the address...
My friend Clemence Gossett, who owns Gourmandise Desserts and is about to open The Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories in Santa Monica, has photo shoots twice a year for her website. These lovely treats were the models. And once the photos were taken, the models were cast aside. No hesitation on my part - I got back in the car and hightailed it over to Clemence's house.
Roughly clockwise from the top left corner: oatmeal bread, red velvet cupcake, flourless chocolate cake, petits fours (which my husband called "epochal"), chocolate-covered bacon, cream puff, mini-palmiers, banana caramel cupcake, chocolate cupcake, and pistachio toffee (in the middle).
Are you jealous?