Visiting dignitaries from across the pond inspired today’s autumnal treat — baked pumpkin spice donuts with a spiced buttercream icing. The optional hit of micro-ground coffee puts it over the top.

Birthday baking for @darcychildress — thanks to guidance from a delicious @davidlebovitz recipe and plenty of help from Harper in the kitchen: smoked Gouda and blue cheese gougères. Happy birthday sweetie!

Happy 7th birthday to the best daughter a dad could ask for! I’ll never tire of baking your favorite: vanilla cake, with a schmear of Nutella and a few sprinkles for good measure.