Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Mardi Gras Pancakes Using Krusteaz Pancake Mix

Yesterday was #pancakeday which is also known as Shrove Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday where people celebrate by eating pancakes. I made Mardi Gras pancakes using Krusteaz. Mardi Gras For the pancake batter, I added cinnamon, pecans, a dollop of sour cream. Mardi Gras colors are typically purple, gold and green. To make the pancakes festive, I added green sugar sprinkles that I had leftover from Christmas.

Friday, January 29, 2016

San Diego Cake Show In March

Quick Press Release Info: The San Diego Cake Club presents The 33rd Annual Cake Show, Off To Neverland Master pastry chefs, well-known California “sugar artists,” talented local bakers, amateur decorators and those who enjoy beautiful sugar art of all kinds will come together for the 33rd annual San Diego Confections for a Cause, March 19th and 20th, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Presented by the San Diego Cake Club, the theme of this year’s event is “Off to Neverland.”

The popular two-day Cake Show will feature a themed cake design competition, classes for all skill levels, celebrity Master Chef and Next Great Baker appearances, plus raffles and vendor booths featuring a wide range of decorating tools, tips, and supplies. For more details, to enroll in classes, or purchase advance tickets -- $8.50 per person per day, or $16.00 for both days – visit A portion of the proceeds will be donated to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charity of San Diego.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Robicellis Plans For Sweet World Denomination

Many of you fans of Robicellis have heard that Allison and Matt are leaving Brooklyn for Baltimore. Now there's more news. They are franchising. From Allison's Facebook post:
The big news is true! Not only are we opening shops in Baltimore, but we are expanding to over 100 locations over the next decade through our partnership with global fast-casual restaurant behemoth FranSmart! Meaning that all the sexy things you've become accustomed to seeing here will soon be that much closer to you. It's been a long hard road to get to this point - so freaking stoked to get out there and start making millions of people happy. Full details are on our website.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Martin Luther King Day Cakes and Cupcakes

I remember when the Martin Luther King Day became an official holiday in 1983. It was Stevie Wonder's activism that pushed the idea of a national holiday for King. Today is a day of service. There are parades, lectures, and events celebrating Dr. King's life. Because of his tragic and violent death, I have felt weird about celebrating his birthday. Although it's not a somber occasion. If anything, April 4th which is the day of King's assassination is the sad date. Anyway, I know some people are off work and most kids are home from school today, so check out these MLK day cakes and cupcakes I found on Flickr.
MLK Cake 2011
MLK cupcake!
UCSF MLK Day Celebration
MLK Group Cake

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Spotted In NYC: Dr. Zizmor Cupcakes

Dr. Zizmor has retired.  The ads for his dermatology practice are a New York subway staple.  Apparently, a bakery decided to pay tribute to him in the form of cupcakes.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Last Minute Cupcake Christmas Gifts!

The Cupcake Craze is alive and well in every store this holiday season and as proof, here are several items I found in the other day...on accident.  So look around, open your eyes and you just might find an embarrassing abundance of cupcake presents at your local store too.  (These were found at Club 223 in Crown Center in Kansas City)











Thursday, December 17, 2015

Cupcake Wars Junior looking for kiddie contestants!

Cupcake Wars is looking for young competitors to spice up the series.  See information below:

Adults only - parents of 9-14 year old bakers: email

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

All The Ginger Ladies, All The Ginger Ladies

Happy Holidays! Are you baking cookies this week?! Imagine you're making gingerbread cookies and you over-indulge with the sparkling sugar, so you make Beyoncé gingerbread ginger woman cookies. Cheryl from Back In The Day Bakery showed me this special cookie which is actually too pretty to eat. Also, Cheryl's cook and craft book is included in our holiday gift guide.

#beyonce gingerwoman #gingerbreadcookies

Check out Back in The Day's Gingerbread House!

Look at the Christmas Cupcakes