It doesn't take a village to write a cookbook. But it does require a bunch of awesome and able-minded recipe testers.
And in advance of my upcoming oeuvre entitled The Secret Lives of Baked Goods, I'd like to introduce you to one of my recipe testers, Betsy of Javacupcake.com! She made the cake pictured above, btw. Here's a hint as to one of the recipes she helped test.
...and proof that sometimes, the first round doesn't always work out as you'd like! (but this is why we test the recipes!! )
But I digress. Meet the talent behind the testing!
Hiyas! I’m Betsy Eves, owner of the baking blog JavaCupcake.com! My blog is dedicated to not only cupcakes, but to baking cookies, cakes, pies and really… anything sweet!
When I’m not baking, I’m busy being an Army Wife & Mommy to two great kids! Currently, we are living in Germany with the Army, but I’m from Seattle originally… which is where I met the fabulous Jessie of CakeSpy!
I’m thrilled to be helping Jessie test recipes for her second book! I can’t wait for it to come out and to test all the recipes myself!
Want to get to know Betsy's work? Here are her Top 5 Favorite Blog Posts from JavaCupcake.com
1. Chocolate Raspberry Petal Ombre Cake - Not only was this one of my most favorite cakes to eat, but it was my first ombre cake and the most beautiful cake I’ve ever made! (I don’t eat a lot of the stuff I make, but this is one cake I almost ate half of myself!)
2. Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes – These cupcakes were a HUGE hit on my blog and were so incredibly delicious!
3. Pumpkin Snickerdoodles – A recent recipe, but another that I can’t keep the final product out my belly! 5 dozen made and 3 dozen in my belly!
4. Emme’s Banana Bread – My daughter made this loaf of bread from start to finish. To this day, it’s still my favorite banana bread recipe EVER!
5. Tree Hugger Apple Cupcakes – These were one of the first cupcakes where I came up with the entire cupcake recipe on my own. No help from the internet or blogs or Pinterest. I am super proud of this cupcake!
Thanks again, Betsy, for being so rad! Look out for my book next year; look out for Betsy's latest work on javacupcake.com.