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Oh, hi sweeties. I just wanted to take a moment to wish you a very Hoppy--er, Happy--Easter! It is my sincere wish that it be full of treats, such as:
Cadbury Creme Eggs Benedict
Carrot Cake Truffles
Peeps Pizza (Peepza)
Easter Candy Taco Plate
Cadbury Creme Deviled Eggs
Homemade Easter Corn
Leftover Easter Candy Cookies
Springtime Cutout Cookie Sandwiches
...or any of these Peeps ideas.
...or at least some Peeps-inspired art like this.
...but then again, if you want to get to know your Easter Candy a little better, you can always check out this interview with a Cadbury Creme Egg. (more Creme Egg sweetness here)
Hoppy Easter, sweeties!
Hoppy--er, HAPPY--Easter Weekend! Let's make it a sweet one, starting now:
Golden ratios: All you knead to know, for baking.
CupcakeCamp Seattle 2011 Ruled: like you needed to hear it again.
No matter how you slice it: Slice Bakeshop is located in what might be the best-named town ever: Sugarland, Texas.
Unique Sweets: This Cooking Channel show will feature Seattle's High 5 Pie this weekend!
Cupcake Bites: Yes, please. (Thanks, Julien!)
Shine on: Two Cadbury Creme Eggs recipes by CakeSpy featured on Shine! (thanks, Nicole!)
Seattle's sweetest treats (and savories, too) come together at foodie fest Foodportunity, coming up on June 13.
Something to peep about: Homemade Peeps by Melissa Clark.
Looking for Easter fusion? Howsabout this Easter Candy Taco plate?
Grapefruit Campari Sorbet. Like, whoa, David Lebovitz!
What's shakin'? Bacon Toffee! Via Cherry Teacakes.
Sweet leftovers: Use your leftover Easter Candy to make these sweet cookies!
Don't Passover these offerings: Passover cupcakes from Crumbs! (thanks, Rebecca!)
...and don't forget: Cadbury Creme Deviled Eggs--there's still time to make a big batch for Easter!
Happy, happy weekend! Let's get it started:
First, and most importantly: PEEWEE HERMAN TWITTERED ABOUT CAKESPY. See above.
Calling all Albuquerque residents! A sweet shipment of CakeSpy cards just arrived at Cupcakeology, where you can also get a butterscotch hi-hat cupcake (OMG!).
Knowledge is sweet: Learn something new about Cadbury Creme Eggs. (thanks, Beverly!)
...speaking of Cadbury Creme Eggs, they sure are cozy nestled inside of a cupcake! (thanks, Sarah!)
Sweet spot: CakeSpy featured as one of the top 10 food blogs at Sweet Home!
Sweet memories: remember this interview with Erik of Pie in the Sky in Woods Hole, MA?
Customize your chocolate: say hello to Chocomize! (thanks, Margaret!)
Paris Goes Green, and so do baked goods (um, not literally). thanks, Cake Gumshoe Rob!
Customer tells me "flaky, flaky, flaky"--in a good way--about Colville Street Patisserie in Walla Walla, WA.
Spiced White Chocolate Blondies. Nom.
Want or Need? A sweet essay on Art of the Pie.
International. Edible. Book. Festival. Cos reading and food rule!
File under "things I like": Angel Food Cake French Toast.
Photo credit: Nutropolitan Museum of Art
It's gonna be a sweet weekend...starting...NOW!
New favorite thing ever: a blog inspired by the Art of the Peanut Butter Sandwich.
Sweet discovery: One Smart Cookie! (thanks, Jill!)
Cool and sweet: CakeSpy is featured as the "Cool Girl of the Month" on the Sock it to Me! Blog.
Sweet feature: read the awesome article featuring CakeSpy, Orangette, Gluten-Free Girl, Savory Sweet Life, and Frantic Foodie!
Better together: Peanut butter and jelly bars from BAKED.
Sweet, but not to eat: an iPhone application which lets you design cupcakes. Cool! (thanks, Rosalie!)
North country: I must visit Lily on Orcas, and soon!
Bakesale for Japan: A sweet roundup by The Sated Palate.
As a Levain lover, I am excited to check out their Frederick Douglass Blvd. location!
Sweet decorating: in Philadelphia, Bredenbeck's is starting a series of cupcake decorating events! Sweet!
Boo-Meringue! Lemon Coconut Meringue Pie on Bon Appetit--you are welcome to make this for me, pleaseandthankyouverymuch.
Speaking of coconut...how about these Mann's Cookies? (thanks Becky for the intriguing lead!)
Chocolate chipotle cupcakes stuffed with caramel...that's right, say hello to "The Vinny" by Fields of Cake.
CupcakeCamp Seattle is coming, and the poster is awfully cute.
OMG! Best week ever. Let's discuss:
Big Deal Sweetness: CakeSpy's Book is now available for pre-order.
Sweet discovery: Jenny's Cookies is a Seattle-based business and super-fun website.
Go nuts: Coconut Patty Shake. OMG!
Whoopie! The New York Times likes Oddfellows as much as I do.
The Pink Door in Seattle has a hot chocolate that is X-rated. Sounds intriguing.
Bread...pudding...breakfast...sandwich? Yes, it exists, without ellipses.
Girl Scout Cookie Sandwiches. Do it.
Top 10 Pastry Chefs in the US: I've never been to any of these restaurants, but it sure is fun to dream.
Sizzling: we went to Applebee's (don't ask) and I was hypnotized by this sizzling dessert.
It's all about the cookie: Discover Sweet Dani B cookies!
Capitalizing on sweetness: I have heard very good things about the charmingly named San Francisco Street Bakery in Olympia.
Deep Fried Cake Batter Cookie Dough? Pardon me while I vomit out of pure pleasure. (this is a compliment)
Flake-out: Discover a new croissant in Seattle!
A tale of two doughnuts: Seattle doughnut makers face off on the Food Network!
Sweetza! Creme Brulee Pizza by StreetZa in Milwaukee
Happy freakin' weekend. Get it started sweetly like so:
Sweetza! In Milwaukee, Streetza (a pizza truck) makes Creme Brulee dessert Pizza! (thanks Sandy!)
My Kind of March Madness: Filled with dessert. (thanks Jocelyn!)
Sweet fancy! Don't forget to enter this totally sweet giveaway for a felt cake!
In like a Lion, out like a Lamington.
CakeSpy University: Earn a diploma in awesome at this sweet one-day summer class at Cornish, taught by yours truly!
Maple madness! I totally went here last weekend and learned the history of maple sugar.
CupcakeCamp is coming to Seattle next month! Have you gotten your tickets?
A sweet virtual visit to MoMA's Modern kitchen show, and boy, do I want that butter poster!
What are you wearing under there? Under where? Well, it's wrong, whatever it is, unless it's Unicorn Undies by CakeSpy!
Draw a straw, and sweetness, from Not Martha.
Everyone profits, with profiteroles (via JustJenn)
In London, a retro candy shop revival.
Sweet memories: remember this Red Velvet Cake Shake?
It's the most wonderful time of year, when Cadbury Creme Eggs proliferate in grocery and drugstores, like little sugarbombs waiting to be hatched in your mouth.
And to celebrate, I want to list a batch of my favorite posts (from my site and others) dedicated to the magical Creme Egg. You're welcome.
Interview with a Creme Egg: what goes on in that sweet little egghead? Find out here.
Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcakes: Photojournalism at its sweetest, by Megan Seling (also of Bake it in a Cake)
More Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcakes: From the devil's-food-cake mind of Peabody
Feeling frittery? Caramel Creme Egg Fritters by Peabody
Cadbury Creme Egg Snack Cakes: I can't believe it, but it's true.
Deep-fried Cadbury Creme Eggs, as seen on Blondie and Brownie.
Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry, at British McDonald's...so bad, but so good.
Cadbury Creme Eggs Benedict: really, need I say more?
Cadbury Creme Deviled Eggs: devilishly delicious.
Finally, this isn't a link, but I want to tell you that I had a dream last night that Adam Richman of Man Vs. Food took on the Cool Hand Luke Egg Challenge, but with Cadbury Creme Eggs. It was a beautiful dream.
Want more? Learn more about la belle Creme Egg here.
Sweet tangents here, to lead you into a sweet weekend.
Baked...potato...cookies? Like, whoa.
...which reminds me of a favorite Seattle sweet treat, the Potato.
...and speaking of Seattle, we're going to get a new vegan bakery!
...which reminds me, Shavon (who had a bake sale at CakeSpy Shop!) now has an Etsy Shop!
...and that reminds me of something else sweet: CakeSpy's Peeps Fluffernutter was featured on Parenting.com!
...and since we're talking about cuteness, how about these Chocolate Popsicle Coasters?!?
...going back to Tacoma, congrats to Cake Central for this sweet article!
...and back to nonvegan Seattle baked goods, here's a controversial article about pie from Seattle Weekly. What do you think?
...and in less controversial pie territory (well, there is that bit about the raw egg), doesn't this French Silk Pie sound splendid?
...similarly delicious-sounding (and looking): Chocolate Pudding Pie on Smitten Kitchen!
...back to the cake side of things, howsabout this oldie but goodie: Fuzzy Navel Cupcakes that are cute and tasty and have booze?
...that link was from Cupcakes Take the Cake, where I also learned that Starbucks now has Cake Pops!
...but that led to a sad discovery that my bloggy BFF Bakerella hasn't been feeling so well lately. Everyone send her some mental frosting-filled and sprinkle-topped wishes, please!
...and BTW, it made me happy to look at these again and think about how great Bakerella truly is.
It's Oscar Weekend! Carb-o-load for the big event thusly:
Cubes of Hot Chocolate on a Stick! OMG!
Get shorty: red velvet shortbread, via RecipeGirl!
Big Apple? More like the Big Cookie! Enjoy a virtual visit here.
Liquid Diet: A "destination-worthy milkshake", Braum's Black Walnut.
Have you heard the good news? Bake it in a Cake and CakeSpy to host a bake sale!
EatPastry (best name ever?) makes "the best vegan cookie dough known to man".
I would like to go here, please: La Chocolaterie de Jacques Genin, Paris.
Speaking of Paris, say Bonjour (again) to the Praluline, a treasure from Pralus.
Murder, She Baked: my favorite guilty-pleasure author, Joanne Fluke, has a new book out: Devil's Food Cake Murder !
Too much good stuff? Not a chance. Pie, Beer, and Scoops Gelato in Los Angeles! (thanks, Tara!)
Just doughnut! Great article in the New York Times (Thanks, Phil!)
Banana Split Brownies? Yes please.
Sweet memories: remember this Battenberg Cake?
Bus Cake! Via BusChick.Shake it up? Nah, let's Cake it up in advance of what promises to be the sweetest weekend ever! Here's a sweet batch of links to get you started.
Pie Versus Cake, scientifically speaking. (thanks, Elena!)
Sweet interview with a baker from Frostings Cupcakes in California!
Get on the bus: Seattle metro bus cake, and story, via BusChick!
Valentine's Day is over, but I still wanna eat these "Naked" sweets.
Hershey's Hugs hidden inside of cookies: a recipe I can embrace.
Palm beach brownies, for people who dislike the words "beach body" as much as I do.
Not just pie in the sky: if smokers get their own designated area, why not pie eaters? (thanks Julia!)
76 Levels of Bliss: In St. Louis, MO, a magical place called Park Avenue Coffee has 76 flavors (and counting!) of Gooey Butter Cake.
Creamsicle Conversation Heart Cupcakes: Once again, I. Love. Peabody.
The Holy Grail of Pecan Rolls, in Los Angeles? I'm intrigued.
Sweetburger: who doesn't love a burger and fries cake?
That's hot: Hot chocolate pudding is what love tastes like.
Le nom: Chocolate raspberry mini brownies.
Got leftover conversation hearts? Try this controversial pie.