The Sugary Shrink

Starbucks Cupcake 2

Starbucks Cupcake

The Chocolate Mocha Caramel Macchiato Cupcake with Chocolate Mocha Ganache and Vanilla Buttercream topped with Caramel Sauce. Whew! That’s a mouthful!  And I loved creating it.  This was inspired by our walk down the...

My Big Fat Cupcake Event 5

My Big Fat Cupcake Event

While I’m busy baking and creating a new cupcake (Chocolate Mocha Caramel Macchiato with Chocolate Mocha Ganache and Vanilla Buttercream topped with Caramel sauce), I want to blog about a different cupcake event. My...

Citrus Neapolitan Cake 7

Citrus Neapolitan Cake

The Citrus Neapolitan Cake.  This is a cake I’ve been thinking about for a long time.  It’s such an effort (bake three cakes, make four batches of frosting)…that I wanted to make it when...

Memorial Day Test Kitchen 0

Memorial Day Test Kitchen

Here’s a snapshot on our wedding day, 1987.I was totally rockin’ the Princess Diana look. Today seemed as good a day as any to fire up the test kitchen in search of the perfect...

Ingredients, Schmedients 0

Ingredients, Schmedients

  Family photo…most of the primary dry ingredients I use in baking (of course Mascarpone is an exception in this snapshot and the shelf-stable whipping cream has a six-month longevity).   When I started...

Bubblegum and End Bits 0

Bubblegum and End Bits

Yesterday while writing a new blog post, I was busy…..baking cupcakes.  This is evidence that I’m growing as a baker.  I can do two things at the same time as long as one thing...

Any Cake Worth Baking… 0

Any Cake Worth Baking…

Gently, I tip-toed into the waters of cupcakery by baking and constructing a two-tier cake for a church event.  I don’t think ‘gentle’ and ‘two-tiers’ go together – but, that’s how it felt.  Anyway, the reason...

How Did I Get Here 2

How Did I Get Here

I started baking because I was depressed. In the six months leading up to baking as a full-contact sport…I left my American Red Cross Volunteer position of two years (I loved this job), our...