And the Winner Is...
About a month ago, I announced a fantastic contest regarding my new book, The Secret Lives of Baked Goods: Sweet Stories & Recipes for America's Favorite Desserts , in which entrants could share the secret life of their favorite baked good, telling me a good story and sharing a recipe for a sweet
Shortbread Cookie Truffles Recipe
Recently, I wrote up a tutorial on How to Make Oreo Cake Pops for the lovely and amazing website Craftsy.com . An important life skill if ever there was one! And naturally, they were delicious. Here's a sneak peek: and gosh are they tasty! (tutorial for those can be found here). But the process got
Sweet Giveaway: How to Make a Dog Cake
You love your dog. Your dog is part of your family. You'd do anything for your dog. Wait...you've NEVER made a cake with its canine likeness?!?! Do you really love your dog at all? Let's remedy this situation STAT. The way to do it, naturally, is by taking a Craftsy Course on How to Make a Dog ...
Book Events in Albuquerque, the Jersey Shore, and Philadelphia!
You GUYS! I have some more book dates coming up to promote my fantastic new book, The Secret Lives of Baked Goods: Sweet Stories & Recipes for America's Favorite Desserts ! Here's the lowdown on where I will be and what I'll be doing. Albuquerque, NM! Thursday, June 20 What: Discussion and ...
Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links!
Above: A real life custom order I did: cupcakes in their undies, eating soup, and watching Dawson's Creek. For more of my artwork, shop here. A sweet reflection, after 20 years in the baking biz. In case you missed it: part 2 of my book tour was awesome. Raspberry rhubarb muffins? Sounds tasty to
Cake Byte: Pillsbury Bake-Off Voting Now Open
This is hardly a news flash, but last year when I went to the Pillsbury Bake-Off , it was basically the best thing to ever happen to me. And I have had a lot of things happen to me. There have been some changes to the contest, and it has made me more excited than ever! Let me give you a brief ...
Batter Chatter: Citi of Sweets, North Carolina
Oh, hi. You know what kind of city I love? One made of sweets. That's sort of the idea behind Citi of Sweets , a boutique baking business which specializes in homemade treats like whoopie pies, cake truffles, and other decadent goodies. Now, it's exciting to share this business with you for two ...
Sweet Discovery: Mexican Wedding Cake, Mary and Tito's Cafe, Albuquerque
I'd like to share with you the most interesting dessert I've had in a while. It's called Mexican Wedding Cake. But this is kind of a funny name, for a few reasons. First off, when I think "Mexican Wedding Cake", I think of a cookie--a snowball sort of cookie. Not an actual cake. Second, it ...
CakeSpy for Craftsy: How to Level a Cake
What does it mean to level a cake? Well, cakes don’t magically bake flat. In general, they will puff up a bit around the center, making for something of a “dome”. Leveling the cake is the process of slicing the top off of the cake so that instead of a dome, it is a flat surface. Why level a cake?
Caramel Chocolate Pecan Ebelskivers
Where there's a well, there's a way. No, that was not a spelling error. I mean "well". Actually, I meant seven wells, because that's how many you'll need in your ebelskiver pan to make these tasty treats. But...first things first. What the eff is an ebelskiver? Well, first, picture a pancake. Now,