Cupcake Interview: Pizazz Ganache (not her real name)

Name: Pizazz Ganache
Age: 36
Location: Orlando
Occupation: Mortgage Consultant

How often do you eat cupcakes?

about once a month . . . but I THINK about eating cupcakes much, much more than that!

What's the best thing about eating cupcakes?

It’s so personal. With a cupcake, you never really have to consider what another person might want…It’s all about you and that’s quite rare and special.

What's your favorite type of cupcake?

I’m fickle. Just now, it’s a big white cupcake . . . ready for decorating with spring colored candies.

How do cupcakes compare/contrast to other baked goods for you?

Cupcakes are similar to cookies in that you’re able to choose just exactly the one you want … and, very much like cookies, people seem to really enjoy receiving cookies. In fact, I gave out home-made cookies on little trays with hot chocolate and a mug this past holiday season to my favorite business type friends and they all got so EMOTIONAL about it. I had no idea I’d be such a hit.

Cupcakes are the polar opposite to fondue. Cupcakes are simple, happy personal celebrations where fondue is communal dessert experience full of mystery and intrigue.

Is there any innovation you'd like to see made to the cupcake that would improve it for you?

I just found out they’ve created an extra large foil liner which means I can make tremendous cupcakes with no pan! Brilliant! Much more so than the invention of the mini-cupcake, I think.

Do you bake your own cupcakes? Or (even better)have someone who bakes them for you?

I bake my own. But I’d love to have cupcakes baked for me . . .

What's your first cupcake-related memory?

Putting the liners in the pan for my mom. The best.

What's the most fun you've ever had with a cupcake?

Last week, I made a batch of cupcakes to celebrate the birth of my newest nephew. His brother (3) and sister (just shy of 2) and the rest of us enjoyed decorating to our own custom specifications. Brother – Orange Sprinkles in a rush of wild abandon, Sister – Little mini flowers and bunnies which she then ate one by one, leaving the cake to sit naked on the plate.

Do you have anything else to add?

I heard about an incredible woman in my profession that baked a cake for every closing. I may just bake a customized batch of cupcakes for each of mine from now on. In fact, I’m going to start right now!


Ubermilf said…
You guys make me happy when I'm feeling down. No matter what, there's always cupcakes.