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Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links

The Starbucks Effect: interesting to see the effect of Starbucks canceling a contract with a commercial bakery.

...and another account, different bakery, similar story.

Jubilee! Cherries Jubilee from Whipped the Blog.

Sweet history: Many interesting stories about sweets in History on a Plate by Eric Stanway

Why I bake my own birthday cake: a sweet recipe and essay on The Kitchn.

Dessert Wontons? I can dig it.

Watch your cupcake! TSA Cupcake Crackdown.

Slow but steady: Turtle Cake worth waiting for.

Whoopie! Whoopie pies find a sweet spot in Arizona.

Bread with chocolate and olive oil. Yum!

OMG! Sparkly rainbow Unicorn Poop cookies. Funny!

Bakery I wanna visit: Oh So Sweet Sugar Boutique in Surrey, BC

Interesting: The importance of Salt in sweets.

Trompe l'oeil cakes for the ages - thanks to Maggie of Serious Eats for sharing!


Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links

Image: Handcrafts and CookeryThe happiest birthday: look at this post about someone who baked the rainbow cake from my book!

Whoopie! Or...maybe don't be so jubilant about it, because according to this article, they're not the next big thing.

Still, The Miss Cupcake's whoopie pie bar idea is fantastic...bar none!

A funny article about baking holiday gifts in theory versus in practice.

Baking concept I love: Stolen Goods Bake Shop.

Sports star rejects cake, baker gets angry. Thanks for sharing, Lovely Confections!

LOVE this: Sponge Cake Samaritan.

Are you a Western Washington food blogger? OMG, enter this Girl Scout Cookie contest!

Mmm...Almond Biscotti. A Smitten Kitchen favorite, brought to my attention by Minty Fresh Design.

Are you a creative baker? Enter this cupcake contest for great prizes!

Who knew that there was an Arizona walnut? Who knew that they make for an awesome sticky bun?

Crafty cupcakes and artists: you might be interested in this upcoming craft conference, Craftcation!

Chocolate I wanna try: John & Kira's chocolate.



Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links

New year, new you! Instead of eating better, eat more butter. Let me help get you started:

Still one of my favorites: How to make a candy salad.

Breakfast of champions: Biscuits with sugar butter. Om nom nom.

Bump in the night: Bumpy Cake looks like a delight.

Cool! My site is now featured on Recipe.com's "Food Blogs we love".

A very sweet interview with a celebrity pastry chef on DessertBuzz!

Sad: the end of a kuchen era in Hebron, ND.

Angel Food, but not cake: Angel Biscuits, a story and recipe.

An oldie but goodie: Dreamy Donuts.

Ever heard of Trenary Toast? I hadn't either.

Delicious: Dulce de leche gelato. 

Things that have made me happy in the past: King Cake from Sucre in New Orleans.

Yum: Shirley Temple Cupcakes.

Sweet dishing: A fun interview on the Village Voice blog with the brains behind One Girl Cookies.


Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links

Christmas comes early

Hey...remember how my book was on the TODAY show? Yeah, that kind of ruled.

Interesting: A Q+A on regional baked goods.

Up, up, and away! A flying gingerbread house in Arizona.

Sweet: Paleo Fruitcake recipe!

Season's Eatings: The Twelve Cakes of Christmas!

Chocolate candy cane snowflakes. OMG!

Buffalo. Chicken. Milkshake. Whaaa? (thanks, Monica!)

Sweet and tart: cranberries for baking make for sweet treats!

Candy Cane Cocoa Truffles: le nom!

Pannetone al Cioccolato! Sweet!

Sweets I want to eat: from ShortCake in LA!

Per LA Weekly: Cupcakes, we just can't quit you.

Neapolitan Blondie bars: le nom!

Mac attack! Macarons take Miami by storm!

Sweet! My clever talkin' made the "Best Quotes of 2011" list for Seattle Weekly...


Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links

The cutest and sweetest hand mirror ever! Pictured above, available for purchase here.

Sweet gift idea: Maribelle Chocolates, decorated for Christmas!

Hundreds and thousands: Chuck Close style art, executed in sprinkles. (Thanks Molly for the tip!)

OMG! Millionaire's shortbread cake!

...or for traditionalists, Millionaire's shortbread.

Sweet times: take a gingerbread house making class at Starry Nights Catering in Kirkland!

Bakery I wanna visit: Liliha Bakery, Hawaii!

Sweets to ship: Bredenbeck's Bakery of Philadelphia will ship delicious treats to you or your friends for the holidays.

Crumb cake for a crowd. Or, for ME.

Cranberry-pistachio candy squares. Someone make these for me, please and now!

Hazelnut-olive oil shortbread? Sign me up.

Cookie headphones? I want cookie headphones. (thanks, Margaret!)

Mm, PieJars. Thanks, Christa!

I'm naughty. Or at least my book is, according to Oregon Live.

...and Sara Bir expands on my naughtiness and sugar-filled life here.

The sweet scene in Honolulu: a great article!

Spice up your life! Black pepper cookies.

Sweet reminder: have you entered the "So You Wanna Be a CakeSpy?" contest yet?


Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links

Sweet! I was featured in the Bake and Destroy Gift Guide!

Sweet and a little dark: Dead Man's Peanut Butter Cupcakes.

Mmm...Macaron-athon. Check out this map of NYC macaron-eries! Thanks Love n Bake for the tip!

Mac Attack! Lilli-Pilli, A macaron business to check out in Seattle...

Twisted Butters makes flavored butters both sweet and savory. BUTTER.

Holy cannoli! A totally sweet interview on Dessert Buzz.

Pumpkin biscuits with candied ginger? Be still my beating heart.

Sweets I want to eat: Cloud 9 Confections.

Sweet snowballs: I love these moldy mice cookies.

Quoi? Echaudes a l'anis sound pretty delicious.

Cupcakes on Cape Cod...an interesting article! By my cousin, Emma Bleiler!

Fake-out: every now and again I proudly look at this trompe l'oeil sweet dinner party I threw.

On the off chance you missed my TV appearance...here's the link again!

Interesting: a 60 Minutes segment on taste-makers (um, literal taste-makers)

Om nom nom: Gingerbread cupcakes topped with M+Ms!


Sweet December: A Baker's Dozen of Holiday Cookie Recipes

Berlinerkranser!Thanksgiving's over, and you know what that means: it's Holiday Cookie Season. Here's a baker's dozen of some of my favorite cookie recipes to start the season off with a sugary sparkle.

Snowy Snickerdoodles!

Mint Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies!

Candy Cane Cookies!Cinnamon Stars from Bredenbeck's Bakery!Mint Candy Butter Cookies!Homemade Thin Mints!

Eggnog Nanaimo Bars!Moldy Mice!

Jan Hagel!
Peppermint Nanaimo Bars!Gingerbread Mad Men!...and of course, if you have leftovers, you could always make some cookie croutons! Happy Cookie Season, everyone!


Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links

Got Thanksgiving leftovers? I gots Ideas.

...and I have sweet ideas too. These bar cookies are delicious! The Patch agrees.

Apple pie, always. Via HeartSoulFlour!

Baltimore is totally sweet! But don't take my word for it, read it here.

Cookies Across America! A very cool (and sweet) campaign by Allrecipes.com!

Sweet roses: a gorgeous rose cake and a sweet story.

News: food science club prepares pies. Wait. FOOD SCIENCE CLUB!? Can I join?

Bakery I wanna visit: Gourdough's, Austin, TX

Now that's cute: Cake pops with little scarves.

I find these historic dinners fascinating, but mostly, I want to try the dessert.

You say Nanaimo: Cranberry Chocolate Nanaimo bars are still delicious after Thanksgiving.

Sweet! My book was featured in The Oregonian's Gift Guide!

Good Place to Buy My Book: Elliott Bay Books, Seattle.


Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links

Teacake Bake Shop

Weekend! Totally Sweet! Let's get it started.

The cutest cupcake toppers ever, and sweet times, at Teacake Bake Shop in Burlingame.

A very delicious Friendsgiving from my fellow Baileys Friendsgiving contributor She Wears Many Hats!

Calvin and Hobbes Cupcakes! Aww, cute.

Gooey Butter Cake? How 'bout Gooey Peanut Butter Cake? Yeah, believe it.

Sweet story: cabbies save a bakery.

Baking Bites went to a chocolate shop in Barcelona. CakeSpy is Jealous.

OMG. Toasted coconut and blackberry crisp milkshake!?

Um. Candied Yam Rice Krispie Treats!? Marshmallow manna!

Nice to meet a sweet macaron maker at BAKED in NYC!

It was also amazing to meet City Sweet Tooth in NYC.

...and, of course, to visit with the Cupcakes Take the Cake crew!

Perfectly Persian: Sweet treats from a Boston area bakery.

Philadelphia Freedom: I'm big in Philly.

If you're in NYC, go to one of these sweet book signings with cookie queen Tracey Zabar!

Finally, yes, it's true: my book is going to be on the Today show!


Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links

Happy weekend, sweeties! Here are some sweet links for you.

Pie! Peace! Have a Piece! Remember this thing? (pictured above)

The history of Sweet Potatoes--knowing this makes them taste better in pie, I think.

Oh, fudge! Fudgy walnut cookies recipe via Food and Wine!

Suggestion: go buy my book at Barnes and Noble.

Simple, sweet, and salty: a collection of easy fall recipes from The Kitchn.

Toffee delicious! Look at this stuff.

Red. Velvet. Pancakes. Breakfast of champions!

My Nanaimo Bars are pictured on Today.com!

Hoppy day: Carrot cake stuffed with cheesecake.

Speaking of stuffed stuff, remember that Pumpple I ate?

Bakery I wanna visit: Town Crier Bakery in PA!

A sweet shout-out on SpiceDish (happy anniversary!)

A sweet cause that you should support: Sugar Rush!

OMG! Come see me on book tour, I leave for the East Coast this weekend!

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