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Friday
Nov192010

Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links

Happy Friday! Here's a sweet sendoff into what promises to be a sugar-filled weekend, by way of a baker's dozen of sweet links:

Peppermint Dreams: topping the list of things I love right now is the dark chocolate cookie filled with white chocolate peppermint ganache (pictured top), a seasonal treat which will be on offer from approximately Thanksgiving through Christmas from Seattle's roving sweets truck, Street Treats.

Pie in the sky: Saveur has the most wonderful roundup of Thanksgiving Pies.

Sweet fancy: a collection of vintage (like, REALLY vintage) Thanksgiving recipes to explore, by Meaghan of The Decorated Cookie!

Beat of a different Drumstick: a sweet dessert inspired by the ice cream treat.

Fascinating: A list of 25 unexpected chocolate-covered foods.

iSpy: The i Bakery is a sweet new custom-order bakery in Vancouver.

The new Sarabeth's Bakery cookbook: if Dorie Greenspan approves, it is worth buying.

Monstrously delicious: Grendel Sweets.

Pumpkin love: a pumpkin cupcake recipe from Elizabeth Falkner of Citizen Cake fame.

Perl District: I was delighted to discover Perl Girl's rugelach via TastingTable.

Brownies? Cookies? Why decide? Say hello to Brookies from Clinton St. Baking Company (also where I tried to make these cookies and kind of saved them)

Remember those turkey hand-cutouts you made in elementary school? Just saying, the cookie version is far awesomer (via Four and 20 Blackbirds)

International Sweet Tooth: Milk Caramel is a Sweet Treat in Brazil.

Friday
Nov122010

Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links

 

Oh, hi. Happy Friday. Let's get to the weekend quicker by linking the workday away, shall we?


Awesome overload: Cinnamon Bun Recipe from Momofuku's Christina Tosi, via DailyCandy.

Sweet video: music by OK OK, animated with cupcakes!

Sweet Movember: support a good cause (Emmett is!) and celebrate with Moustache Cookies and Cream Cake.

Me, Me, ME! Design the sweet cereal of your dreams--sharing not necessary.

Have Your Cake and Drink it Too: Alcohol-laced sweets from Baking Lab (via DailyCandy)

Silver and Gold: CakeSpy got 2nd place in the Best of Western Washington! Congrats to the very worthy and adorable winner, Seattle Food Geek.

Post-it: Check out the totally sweet poster I designed for Will Bake For Food, a very good cause run by very sweet foodie people.

Brussels, but not for sprouts: enter the Callebaut chocolate recipe contest and you could win a trip to Brussels! (you just have to take me with you)

Sweet and salty delight: chocolate salted caramel tarts that look divine.

Chip off the old block: a highly coveted recipe for chocolate chip cookies, from Flour Bakery!

Think you're a dedicated baker? Here's a story about a lady who's been baking for 60+ years.

Fact: I pretty much love everything on the Baked Ideas website.

Bacon Pistachio Cookies? I'd try that.

Maybe I'm a-maize-d: Corn cookies from La Buono Tavola Truffle Cafe.

Taking the cake! I'll be at the Cupcakes Take The Cake Birthday Bash presented by Java Cupcake on December 7--after all, I did the art for the invites!

Friday
Nov052010

Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links

 

Happy Friday! Happy November! The weather's cold, so here are plenty of sweet and buttery ways to start building up your winter insulation:

Psycho Killer? Nah, Psycho Donuts! Just take a gander at this menu. And get me back to the Bay Area! Thanks Mary for the tip.

What would Alice B. Toklas say: No, I'm not spouting any views on the subject, but I found this pretty hilarious.

Vanilla delight: Vanilla Lover's vegan confection gift set, from Allison's Gourmet.

The secret ingredient is crack: Crack Pie, as made by Apron Anxiety.

Sweet Discovery: I'm enjoying the new blog of Love and Quiches owner Susan.

Sweet and Salty perfection: Milk Chocolate Cream Pie with a Pretzel Crust.

Twist and shout: Auntie Anne's now offers a baking mix which is the foundation for some interesting recipes, like pretzel dough Monkey Bread and more!

Fascinating flavor: Kabocha Salted Caramel Cupcakes sound pretty amazing.

Over the moon: iconic Michigan foodie mecca Zingerman's makes homemade moon pies, and they'll ship too. (thanks Margaret for the tip!)

Sweet Specialty: Reader Colleen alerted me to something called the Calypso Bar, a "buttery cookie layer topped with toasted almonds, lime, and coconut." Sounds worth a trip to Nashville, where Calypso Cafe is its home.

Nutella Cheesecake Brownies. The three most wonderful words!

Stuff it: Magic In the Middles cookies, via King Arthur Flour!

Sweet Memories: start gearing up for Turkey day with these easy-to-make turkey-shaped confections.

Friday
Oct292010

Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links

Boo! It's Halloween weekend, and therefore, I've put together a collection of mostly ghostly links for you to enjoy before you put on your costume and gorge yourself silly with candy:

Sweet skulls: Whimzkulls is a company dedicated to making cookies decorated like skulls!

DailyCandy offers up a very cute gift guide for baking enthusiasts.

The Best Chocolate Rugelach in Midtown (an exclusive from Blondie & Brownie)

Any establishment that offers a "Couture Cookies and Granola" menu is just fine by me!

Bakery lust: a London-based customer tipped me off to the beauty that is Fleet River Bakery.

What does Jell-O dress up as for Halloween? Halloween Jigglers, duh!

Because "Fun Size" is a lie: Ideas for how to put the "fun" back in "fun size".

Peanut Butter Cookie Pops: Scary-cute fun!

Things I want to eat: Choc-O-Lantern Fudge Pop-Tarts, a special edition for Halloween!

Scary delicious: Halloween treats by Jacques Torres.

Pie in the sky: Keep this one in mind for your Halloween candy leftovers.

Sweet Memories: Candy Corn Nanaimo Bars!

More Sweet Memories: Messing with leftover Halloween Candy!

Friday
Oct222010

Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links

Image courtesy mrsprinklesLet's get this weekend off to a sweet start, shall we? Here's a baker's dozen of sweet links to send you hurtling into sugar shock:

Are you in Vancouver? Are you near Vancouver? Can you get there by 11 am tomorrow? The Baker's Market is happening, and CS buddy Jenni will be showcasing her delicious baked goods!

Some like it hot: Watermelon Ghost Pepper candies! (Discovered via TastingTable)

Big Kahuna: The "Hawaiian" Pie is made with chocolate, macadamias, coconut, and rum (and as baker Wendy Sykes says, "It's as healthy as it sounds.")

Trick or Sweet: Did you know that Godiva makes fancy Halloween Treats?

In Cleveland, Jack Frost Donuts makes Candy Bar Donuts (yeast donut, filled with cream, covered with chocolate glaze, sprinkled with crumbled candy bar, and then topped with a nice dollop of mousse). Oh yes.(thank you Anne!)

Still excited: Barack Obama now owns some of my cards! Thanks to Jody from Cupcake Royale for making it happen!

Nanaimo Bars take London by storm (or so they hope!). I say, let Nanaimo Bars take over the world.

OMG: These flowers are edible! Sugar flowers by Wild Orchid Baking.

Um...Bakerella's world takeover (I mean BOOK TOUR) is going amazingly.

Sweet...no, savory! I keep hearing great things about Chicago's Meatloaf Bakery. (thanks Suzette!)

Sweet. Tart. Rich. Cranberry tart with hazelnut crust? Yes please. (via The Kitchn)

Seeking croissant perfection in NYC? Serious Eats has done the legwork for you.

Sweet memories: remember when a car crashed into my house and I ended up getting a great cookie recipe out of the deal?

Friday
Oct152010

Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links

Hello, weekend! It's off to a sweet start, with links like these:

Like push-up pops, only awesomer: Cake Shooters!

Because stuff baked in stuff is awesome: cakes and pies, all at once!

OMG: Cake in a Jar? Yes, Patty. Cake in a Jar. (for Serious Eats!)

Cakesplosion! The God of Cake. (thanks Jason!)

In case you've never heard of it: marvel at the Pretzel Croissant from City Bakery.

Twix Cheesecake Pie. Forget "I love you", these are the three most beautiful words.

Pumpkin Challah? HOLLA!

Cupcakes Take The Cake is turning six! There's gonna be a party! Guess who did the artwork for the invite? Right here. (pictured top)

Fact: I recently enjoyed browsing this collection of dessert quotes.

OMG: Chocolate Glazed Doughnut Muffins, by Joy the Baker.

Double OMG: Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes, also by Joy the Baker. I love you, Joy the Baker.

Dudes, dudettes, have you shopped the totally sweet Jill Labieniec art available at CakeSpy Shop?

Sweet memories: remember when I did this interview with my mom? 

Friday
Oct082010

Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links

What's today again? Oh yeah, FRIDAY! Let's celebrate by wasting--er, spending quality time--on the internet together. Click away at these:

When you really care...give bacon.

Australia: It's not just for Pavlova anymore. Buy my stuff in Australia!

Seeking delicious doughnuts in Naples, FL? Look no further: Bennett's, as reviewed by Leandra!

Totally sweet: new Thanksgiving-themed rubber stamps featuring CakeSpy artwork, by Taylored Expressions!

Decree from a Minnesota-based reader: "Next time you're in MN, you MUST visit CupCake! They have boozy cupcakes!". I hear you, friend.

Much ado about Muffin: the phrase "no need to serve...with butter and jam, since they're already baked into the muffin in lavish proportions" has me thrilled about these upside-down fruit muffins.

Too early for Christmas ornaments? Not a chance, when they're as sweet as these. (thanks Anne for the tip!)

In Seattle, ART Restaurant is serving up dishes inspired by the Picasso exhibit at SAM--including a Picasso-esque "woman's face" dessert plate (pictured left).

Making the world sweeter: reader Jenna was so inspired by my cupcake art installation that she re-created it in DC! See the video here.

Check out my sweet friend Bakerella's roundup of CupcakeCamp Newport, OR, here.

Speaking of Bakerella, please, please tell me you've already bought her book, Cake Pops: Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for More Than 40 Irresistible Mini Treats. If not, do it now, please.

Matryoshka measuring spoons?!? Cute, cute, cuuuuute!

Sweetness overload: hope to see you this Saturday at CakeSpy Shop for the sweetest Halloween party ever!

 
Friday
Sep172010

Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links


Woot! It's Friday! Get all starry-eyed this weekend with this batch of sweet links!

Mac Attack! Totally sweet macaron plates.

Possible pleasure overload? Bacon Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix, from Vosges.

Just Donut! A mug with a doughnut handle.

Scoop shop: Build your own ice cream scoop charm necklace!

Sweet and Salty perfection: Salty Oatmeal Cookies.

Cobbler cupcakes: Spotted at Molly's Cupcakes in Chicago, by Cupcakes Take The Cake!

Guess what? The lovely Gluten-Free Girl has a book out, Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef -- and it has plenty of dessert recipes.

S'mores Semifreddo? S'momigod!

Caramel delight: white chocolate cranberry macadamia caramels sound about right!

Wish your marshmallows weren't ruined by all those pesky bits of cereal? The answer is Cereal Marshmallows! (Thanks, Sage!)

The secret ingredient isn't crack, but Crack Pie does live up to its addictive-sounding name.

Vive le roi: Baking history in New Orleans, with the largest King Cake ever!

Sweet memories: Obi-Wan cookies!

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. 

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