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Friday
Sep102010

Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links


Bring on the weekend! Let's start out on a sweet note, with a batch of sweet links:

Sweet art: at Seattle's Fresh Flours in Phinney Ridge, a showing of photos of Japanese sweets and pastries; the photographer also has a fascinating blog.

More sweet art: You haven't forgotten about the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago this weekend, have you?

A real San Francisco Treat: a dessert CSA in the Bay area, discovered via DailyCandy

Mr. Cupcake is mighty cute, methinks.

Things that make me shiver with happiness: Doughnut French Toast.

Are you ready for this Jell-o? Jell-O Sensations!

Because low-fat is for losers: a selection of High Calorie recipes, including bread pudding, pies, and cheesecakes to make you fat and happy.

Mac and Cheese...and Chocolate? In Baltimore, there's a place called Jack's Bistro that makes it.

Sweet shots: Jon Polka (isn't that a great name?), a reporter for the Seattle University Spectator, took some totally sweet shots of CakeSpy Shop!

Sweet and smart: An Upside-down measuring apron!

Feeling blue isn't so bad, when you've got blue iced sugar cookies by your side, via The Crafty Penguin.

Get Stoned: How to use a baking stone (and why you should), via Baking Bites

It's never too early: have we discussed how my totally sweet holiday card collection is available for sale?

Sweet memories: Remember these cotton candy cupcakes?

Friday
Sep032010

Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links

The WowWee Entenmann’s Donut Maker is perfect for when it's "Time to make the donuts".

Sweetest and awesomest discovery of the week: Bake It In A Cake (pictured top)

Soak up the sun: stained sunglasses cookies!

Simply hypnotic: spiral moon cake recipe via House of Annie

Bananarama: Chocolate banana brownies, via Cookie Madness

Sweet! In Seattle, the lovely and amazing Urban Craft Uprising is now accepting food vendors. If you're a baker or cook, you should apply (you will make money. Trust me. Craft show vendors and shoppers are hungry people.)

Not for birds: dessert "Nests" made with angel hair pasta, honey and pistachio.

Sweet interview: check out this interview I did with the lovely Laura Lavigne.

How you know you've made it as a minor internet cake celebrity: you're featured on Cake Wrecks!

Making the BAKED brownie awesomer would be difficult, but Crepes of Wrath makes a valiant effort with this pretzel-and-toffee variety.

Maple walnut blondies with maple butter sauce? Oh, my. Oh, yes.

Probably it makes me a bad person, but this article about a "biscuit brawl" makes me laugh.

Sweet memories: learn something new about the eclair. 

Friday
Aug272010

Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links

Laissez les bontemps rouler this weekend, starting with this baker's dozen of seriously sweet links:

A sweet site solely dedicated to Parisian Patisseries, with a sweet roundup of the "17 Best".

Breaking Cake News! CakeSpy was featured on CNN!

Guess what? The top contenders in the Pie Vs. Cake challenge were featured on TV! 

Seeking sweetness? Learn more of the CakeSpy story via this interview on Seattlest!

Peaches and Dreams: The Literate Baker serves up a fun and smart writeup on Peach Cobbler, including a delicious recipe.

Dudes. Dudettes. There are, like, some super sweet giveaways going on right now! Click here and here to enter.

Making S'mores jealous: Heavenly Hash Bars, via King Arthur Flour.

Blueberry Breakfast Cake: perfect morning fare, via Dorie Greenspan.

Nacho typical chips: a chocolate nachos recipe!

Like, whoa: Baked Bombe with Popcorn Ice Cream, Caramel Mud Cake, and Persian Fairy Floss. via Almost Bourdain

Streusel Kuchen: I don't know how to say that properly, but I definitely want to eat it.

As the French would say, Le nom nom nom: Pistachio cupcakes via Two Tiny Kitchens

Sweet memories: How to prepare and ship cupcakes in Mason jars (pictured top)

Friday
Aug202010

Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links

Thar's 24 layers in that there cake. Link below!Happy Friday! Here's how I suggest you keep your life awesome and your waistline vast this week.

Sweet! Another Cake Vs. Pie roundup!

It may look like a watermelon, but it's even better: watermelon-shaped cake!

Bananas. Foster. French. Toast. Find it here.

And once you make it, don't forget how to eat it right: find a tutorial on French Toast eating here.

Profiteroles to dream on, via Serious Eats.

Sweet and Tart: Citrus Cupcakes, discovered via Cupcakes Take The Cake.

Gelato Secrets Revealed: a sweet writeup on Seattle's D'ambrosio Gelato by Megan Seling.

I Scream...for ice cream Kolachkes! 

Have you bought a painting from the delicious Mike Geno show yet?

Favorite recipe, possibly ever (to read and to eat): Peanut butter and Shredded Mini Wheats.

Sweet mission: BikeLoc is a bike-across-America project which is dedicated to documenting the slow food movement. Potlucks across the US were on the menu--hope they had dessert!

24 Layer Chocolate Cake: A layer for every hour of the day.

Sweet memories: remember when I made the boys from BAKED choose which of their desserts would defeat one another in death battles? 

Friday
Aug062010

Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links

Are you a geek? Are you an Apple lover? Do you love cake? This one's for you.

If you've known and loved Salted Caramel...say hello to your newest friend, Salted Butterscotch Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup S'mores Blondies: Yes, yes, a thousand times, yes.

Sugar sweet: a breakdown of various types of sweeteners and what, exactly, they are.

Mennonite Moms can cook: Soft white cookies with frosting sound pretty amazing.

Did you know you can make Drake's Cakes Funny Bones at home? Here's a review of how, and whether it's worth the time.

Did this ever catch on? Cactus and chicken wing ice cream.

How to make cookie cutters at home!

Good for Brownies at Brunch Month: the "Breakfast Witch" by Fat Witch Brownies.

Eat your veggies: Zucchini whoopie pies!

Speaking of zucchini, have you ever considered it as a delicious addition to Rocky Road Bars?

Taste the rainbow: I don't know why I'm so attracted to these mini gelato spoons, but I am.

Sweet memories: remember these Rolling Scones?

Friday
Jul302010

Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links

OMG! Baked Alaska Cookies! Photo credit: King Arthur FlourTotally Sweet! Learn more about the brains behind CakeSpy (um, that would be me) via this interview about my art and work.

Don't waffle..Make waffle cones! At home! Stef tells us how.

Baked Alaska Cookies! I'll repeat it: BAKED! ALASKA! COOKIES! Via King Arthur Flour.

In San Francisco, Black Jet Baking Company makes homemade pop-tarts. (via DailyCandy)

Tis the Season...for Mad Men! The weather's hot, but everyone loves Gingerbread Mad Men (or Mad Men cupcakes!)

Eat Your Veggies: It's a pleasure, when they're delivered in Zucchini Pecan Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting form.

San Francisco Treats: A list of 50 treats in SF to try before you die (or, "A To Do List").

Cute (and free!) PDF pattern for a cupcake pillow!

Chocolate Heaven: A cool video about Brooklyn's Mast Brothers Chocolate.

KakeLove: Learn some new facts about TastyKake here.

Pretty in Pink: cupcakes that look like sweet, sugary perfection.

Whoopie! Did you know that in NYC, there is a place called Flex Mussels that makes a Deep Fried Whoopie Pie? (who has tried it?)

Oh, Joy: A Sweet roundup of Joy the Baker's visit to Seattle (including her visit to CakeSpy Shop!)

Friday
Jul162010

Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links

Totally sweet! It's friday! Fire up Facebook, click on these links, and while away the work day, sweetly! (I won't tell your boss, promise.)

Cake Revival: In Los Angeles, almost-extinct desserts get new life.

Sweet cream: Jeni's Ice Creams are "the best I've ever tasted" says Cake Gumshoe Margaret, who says her favorite is the salty caramel.

Sweet fancy: here's a reason to wish you were in Chicago right now: The Baked Escape.

More sweet TV: DC Cupcakes is coming to TLC!

Cream Cheese and Paula Deen: They're teaming up to help us get fat with a $500 per day recipe giveaway starting July 19!

Best Book Tour Ever: Jennifer Weiner is doing a book tour for her newest novel, and at each reading, there will be cupcakes from a local cupcakery (including Love at First Bite in Berkeley, Sprinkles in Los Angeles, Betty's Tasty Buttons in Philadelphia, and Society Bakery in Dallas!).

Ice Cream Sundae Brownies? I love you, Picky Palate.

Toffee? Pretzels? Beer? Why decide? In Chicago, a confectioner combines all three. (via NY Times)

Whoopie! If you're in Seattle, you're in for a treat, with the upcoming Whoopie Pie Bake-Off at Oddfellows Cafe.

What did you do over your summer vacation? In the Seattle area, an 11 year old is making cupcakes (and bank!). (Thanks Suzette for the tip!)

Sweet sisterhood: new show DC Cupcakes is hosting a blog essay-contest giveaway.

Pie Irons. Yeah! In double, square, and round. Thanks to Kristin at Meringue Bake Shop for the tip-off!

Sweet Memories: Remember the CupShake?

Friday
Jul092010

Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links

 

These links won't ease the heat wave, but they may bring on a sweet wave! Happy Friday!

Not to brag, but...my artwork is totally featured in the Stranger's spread about Urban Craft Uprising (coming up this weekend, people!). 

When Can meets Sandwich: The Candwich. Which begs the big question: How soon til they make an Ice Cream Candwich?

Pake: Pie inside of a Cake. Discovered via This is Why You're Fat.

What's really in a Twinkie? Find out here. 

Speaking of Twinkies, remember when I killed a bunch of them?

How hot is hot enough to make Garlic Ice Cream sound like a good idea?

Still using regular measuring cups like a jerk? Matryoshka measuring cups are far cuter.

Accent on cute: Dri Dri Gelato opens in London, and has a very cute aesthetic!

Shoe-in: A cake that is shaped like Converse is adorable, and likely tastier than its sneaker inspiration. (thank you Sarah!)

A sweet interview: Cupcakes Take the Cake asks Jace Robinson of Lick It Bite it Or Both the hard-hitting cupcake questions.

Best Breakfast: Caramel apple french toast.

In case you didn't know (don't worry, I didn't): there is a Cinnabon Cereal.

Stracciatella: is there a sweeter word in the summer?

 

Friday
Jul022010

Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet 4th of July Links

Happy Birthday, America. Let's celebrate by getting fat together! Here are some great ways to do it:

Explosively delicious: Pop Rocks cookies!

...but if it's hot, cool it down with Pop Rocks Ice cream!

Ice Dreams: a dozen masterpieces of ice cream sandwichery from Epicurious.

America the Sweet: Hartford Election Day Cake from United Cakes of America.

Totally sweet trompe l'oeuil: hot dog and hamburger style!

Red, White, and Blueberry: A pretty (tasty) cheesecake tart via Martha Stewart.

Strawberries are more American (and more delicious) when stuffed with cream cheese and Pecans. (thanks, Paula Deen!)

Dessert Nachos: heaven on a plate?

Seeing red isn't so bad, when it's Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcake.

Peachy Keen: Country peach pie sounds like a sweet treat!

Raise your eat flag high with this American Flag Cake, which I discovered via Serious Eats.

Got extra cake? No worries, cool it down in Cake Shake form!

These sweets aren't for eating, but aren't these 4th of July Donut Cufflinks cute? 

Friday
Jun252010

Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links


Happy Friday! Let's hang out on the internet in these places:

Via the New York Times: Move over Soy Vay sauces. Chozen is a new kosher ice cream with mix-ins that would make Tevye happy. 

Snazzy snickerdoodles: Cinnamon cardamom snickerdoodles by A Sweet Spoonful, as discovered on Food News Journal.

Whoopie! Save the date for the Whoopie Pie Festival 2010, coming up on September 18 in Lancaster, PA!

Extreme Red Velvet! Amped-up Red Velvet Cupcakes on Shelterrific.

Sweetness you can hold onto: the Yummies handbag by Bored, Inc.!

Sweet obsession: Wyeth-esque paintings of retro sweet foodstuffs by Vic Vicini.

Clever crafts: paper cupcake stands, discovered via Not Martha (pictured above)

I'm just going to say it: I kind of love the mini Birthday Cake Donuts at Starbucks (pictured above)

Kings of Pastry: A new documentary about sixteen French Pastry chefs competing for the collar of the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France.

The perfect companion to TastyKake art: a TastyKake computer mouse! (Pictured above--thanks Stacy!)

Have you not heard of Gooey Butter Bites? Poor, poor you.

Ice cream sandwich taste test. Need I say more? 

Sweet memories: rediscover the Biscochito, official state cookie of New Mexico! (pictured above)

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