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Tuesday
Mar172009

Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links!

Last Cake Standing
Stand by for some sweet TV: the Food Network debuts Last Cake Standing, a show in which only the sweetest survive, on April 5. (picture of contestant Elisa Strauss of Confetti Cakes, above)

11:11 makes totally sweet cake and baked good-themed checkbook and passport covers, notebooks and yes--even condom holders.

Have you kept up to date with the fantastic adventures that our friend Bakerella recently had with Ree of The Pioneer Woman Cooks?

NY Cupcakes in Bellevue is under new ownership--we hear the cakes have improved too!

They fly through the air with the greatest of ease: Portland's Saint Cupcake is now shipping customizable cupcake kits.

Boston's Taste Coffee House shares their recipe for a creamy & rich Affogato Shake.

Indian Curry and Pistachio brittle? You had us at hello, Morning Glory Confections.

Curio Confections is opening soon in Seattle--just look at their tantalizing menu!

CakeSpy reader Kathy has made us obsessed with cotton candy cupcakes--has anyone ever tried them (or does anyone have a recipe to share)?

Hoosier Mama has an awesome name and awesome looking pies in Chicago.

In Seattle, Immortal Dog proves that dogs deserve delicious cookies too.

S&M meets sugar, with a spikey torture dessert pedestal by LASdesigns.

Don't forget: learn about the sweeter side of business at the upcoming CRAVEbusiness SHOP Symposium this Sunday!

Monday
Mar022009

Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links!


Does beer love cookies? Apparently yes, with "Beer's Best Friend", a sweet and salty pretzel cookie by Buttermilk Bakeshop (pictured top).


Breakfast is officially the coolest meal of the day, with these adorable breakfast pies.

Don't eat these sweets: MAC cosmetics is coming out with a cupcake and sugar-themed makeup collection called Sugarsweet. (Thanks Julia for the tip!)

Cupcakes and art come together with Andrea Canalito's cool installations.

When life gives you lemons, make Lemon Sugar: Baking Bites tells us how.

Ricciarelli: we think it's Italian for totally delicious.

 

These southern poundcakes look serious--and so does their baker.

Seattleites are officially wimps: at a recent paczki eating contest, nobody could eat more than five of the sweet treats.

Ice Cream cakes are so over--but not ice cream cupcakes! (Thanks Mallory for the tip!)


Margaret Morrison creates a delicious contrast with her high-art portraits of cheap sweets. (c/o Bethany)
Krispy Kreme offers coffee at the same prices they did during the great depression at certain locations.  Yes, doughnuts are still full price, you cheapskate.

Sweet Cakes Bakery: it may just best thing we've ever heard of from Rhode Island. (Thanks Peter for the tip!)

Chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake: you might have a heart attack halfway through a slice...but what a sweet way to go.

 

Sunday
Feb222009

Sweet Spot: Dessert Links!

Flossing is now awesome
Flossing is now officially awesome, thanks to Archie McPhee's cupcake floss. (Thanks Jill and Maika for the tip!)


Check out this gorgeous Starry Night-inspired cake!

Gummi Bear Battalion: whimsical and fun food art.
Vegan wasabi fudge? We're intrigued.
Serious Eats weighs in on the phenomenon of enticing food smells.
Avocado...pie? Who would have thought it would sound so good?
They're known for their King Cake, but Haydel also makes another sweet treat: Roman Chewing Candy.
It's certainly not cheap, but we were exited to find a place that will ship a Hummingbird Cake.
Kelly Confidential: a virtual bakesale for a cause.
Chet and Dot makes cute cake-shaped pincushions.

 

Tuesday
Feb032009

Sweet Spot: Dessert Links!

Deathcake Royale
(photo credit C. Fisher Photography)


Deathcake Royale: It's back and better than ever at Seattle's Cupcake Royale, now cupcake-ier than ever! But this kind of awesome can't last--it's only available through Feb. 14!
Cake Balls: The new frontier?

 

Forget Silicon Valley--take us to Macaron Alley!

If this doesn't inspire you, nothing will: the Amy Atlas Lavender Snowflake Dessert Buffet.


We'd never even heard of Semla, but now we desperately want to get our hands on some.

 

Effie's Oatcakes are a simple, but exceedingly delicious little treat.

Nope--that's not cake.

 

If you run a baking business, you've got to know about food allergies. Read this, it could save a life!

Won't you support Good Food, one of Cakespy's favorite radio programs?


Cakespy hearts KCRW!

 

Wednesday
Jan212009

Sweet Spot: Dessert Links!

Itzy Bitzy Patisserie design
Mac Attack: Itzy Bitzy Patisserie not only has a sweet logo (see above)--they've got supersweet macarons! If you're in the NYC area, they're available via special order or at Tafu on Lexington Ave.

Does a blog help your baking business? Read one business owner's thoughts here.

Hungary or Bust--this place looks amazing! (thanks for the tip, Deb at Soapylove!)

We think we're in love with Sucre in New Orleans. (via Chocolate Pizza Stiletto Love)
Cupcakes take over Seattle--both Cupcake Royale and Trophy Cupcakes are opening new locations! (via Seattle P-I)

 

Are you an artist who loves to bake in NYC? You've got to apply for the Sweet Tooth of the Tiger's awesome Bakesale Residency program!

These Teddy Bear Cupcakes are so cute, you'll wish it was your first birthday again.

Looking for a mail-order layer cake? Multiple flavors are available to ship at Midway Country Corner.

Build your own customized cakes using this modular alphabet-number cake pan. (via Serious Eats)

Our friend Judi Hendricks' new book is coming out February 10th--her novels always prominently feature delicious food!

 

Sunday
Jan112009

Sweet Spot: Dessert Links!

Ococoa Chocolate Peanut butter cups
Need advice on how to burn dessert with panache? Find it here.

Martino's Bakery is famous for their tea cakes, but to us they look like--gasp!--square cupcakes! (via Jess Loves Cupcakes)

Lenôtre est mort--we loved learning more about his life and contributions to the world of pastry.

Gale Gand tells us where to eat sweets in Chicago--but lucky us, we'd already been tipped off about a lot of these places by Natalie of Bake and Destroy and Claudia of Babushka Bakery!

We're impressed by the eclectic array of shippable desserts (including baklava, rice pudding, cinnamon rolls and cupcakes!) we found at foodsoftheweb.com.

These artistan, handmade butter cups (not just peanut butter!) by Ococoa look deliciously indulgent. Pictured top.

 

Did you know that for just $40 you can become a lifetime member of the Pie Council? (Did you even know there was a pie council?) Membership benefits include access to the Pie Times newsletter, manufacturer coupons/offers and discounted entry fees for the Pie Baking Championships.

 

Saturday
Jan032009

Sweet Spot: Dessert Links!

Mini Pies Vs. Cupcakes
First of all, National Pie Day is coming up--what are your plans? If you're in Seattle, do join us at this grassroots Pie Day Celebration.

Cake Gossip: Little birds have told us that two New York bakeries are planning respective second locations: Billy's Bakery and Pinisi Bakery. Thanks to Steph and Stacie Joy for the tips!

Could North Jersey be the next big bakery hub? We wouldn't mind trying out the chocolate-green tea cookie sandwiches at Cocoa Bakery or the organic sweets at Made With Love.

A bit further down the shore, the Macaroon Shop has a new website too!

 

How do you make the world sweeter with your baking? Enter a contest at Pillsbury's website!

The Batter Blaster horrifies us, but in a kind of "gotta get me one of those" sort of way.

Sweet artwork: we love Jamie Bolker's sweet acrylic paintings.

For the cookie baking (and decorating) novice, Chic Cookie kits are fun and the website is full of inspiring ideas.

Amish Paradise: We love Amish baking, so we were excited to find Amish sweets, cookie mixes and more at Amish Acres.

What is Caramel Cob? They say it's a party in your mouth, and we love that kind of party. Thanks chou for the tip!


Finally, since the Cakespy Headquarters are moving in January, a lot of items in the shop are on sale!

 

Monday
Dec152008

Sweet Spot: Dessert Links!

Chontrale Runs On Dunkin'

They say it's the most wonderful time of the year, but we say it's the sweetest. Same difference, we suppose. Anyway, here are our favorite sweet links as of late:


Winter Wonderland: Bergdorf Goodman's chocolate castle is fanciful and sweet.


Oscar-worthy: we'd never seen Kirsten Lepore's sweet film before Cakespy reader Allyn pointed it out, but we're so glad we found it. (Warning: video with sound plays when you click through)

Vegan Angel Food Cake: Is it really possible? The Mistress of Cakes says so.

Why we're going to move to Chicago one day: Cakespy's gotten so much Bake+Destroy love lately, it's sick. In a good way.

Cigare Afficionado: We love the dainty and delicious cigare cookies by Yoku Moku.

America Runs on Dunkin', but we'd rather have this cake by Destini than doughnuts any day (picture top).


In Chicago, The Meatloaf Bakery: It looks like rows of loaf cakes and cupcakes, but there's no sweet surprise here: they're all made of meatloaf. We're alternately intrigued, and tempted to throw up in our mouths, by this one. (Photo left)

Love Cream Puffs? Looking for a sweet investment opportunity? Beard Papa's is looking for franchisees domestically and abroad. 

We have to admit, we're charmed by those cookies they give you at Doubletree Hotels. Little did we know, they're available by the tin at Christie Cookies.

Do you know the Muffin Man? Who cares, when you can get friendly with Marshmallow Men?

Saturday
Nov152008

Sweet Spot: Dessert Links!

Lamb and Lion Cuppies

Who can wait til March for lions and lambs when they're this cute? Similarly cute are our favorite links this week:
Help the economy: go to the Urban Craft Uprising, Seattle's awesome holiday craft show! Cakespy and many other arbiters of cute will be in attendance!
In Maine and love to bake? Sign up for Iron Cupcake in Maine, which is headed up by Carrie from Fields of Cake!

 

Testing recipes? Follow pastry chef Shuna Fish Lydon's wise guide.

 

Bakery owners (or hopeful bakery owners) listen up: The Ten Commandments of Cupcakes. Thanks Lydia for the tip!

Chocolate ravioli: need we say more? (thanks Leslie for the tip)
Sweet accessories we want: the cutest cake and ice-cream air fresheners we've ever seen, at peachypan.com; cupcake pajamas by PJ Salvage (thanks for the tip MPG!); bakery-themed bath products by sassypinkboutique.com!
A marriage made in heaven: Cakespy artwork now available at acupcakery.com!
Still have all your teeth? You won't for long: say hello to Wick's Sugar Pies.
In Seattle? Interested in food culture? Sign up for the Wednesday University evening course, "Food for Thought: The Ethics, Culture and Politics of Eating". We did!
We tried it at the Baked: New Frontiers in Baking book party, and we liked it--Rogue Brewery's chocolate stout.

 

 

Tuesday
Nov042008

Sweet Spot: Dessert Links!

Sweetiepie in Norwich Notes

Golly, the internet is a sweet place! Here are the places we've been getting our fix this week:
Did you really need another reason to just get out there and vote? How about free sweets? A huge number of bakeries, doughnut joints and ice cream shops are offering either free, discounted or special goodies today in celebration of the big event--Cupcake Royale (Seattle), Retro Bakery (Las Vegas), Ben + Jerry's (all over), Cupcake Jones (Portland), and so many more!

 

Bmoresweet bakes cupcakes for her candidate. Delicious!

Cards from Bethany's shop!
So sweet: new silkscreened cards from Bethany Schlegel Art + Design.

Grown-up candy bars that we're in love with at bonbonbar.com.

We definitely need more event planners like Amy Atlas: she does dessert parties!

After reading about them in Vogue and Coolhunting, all we can say is when, when will you open, oh soon-to-be darling of Greenwich Village, Sweetiepie? When we went by last month, all we saw was construction!

How to serve dainty desserts? How 'bout on sweet monogrammed plates by LA Plates? We love the solid pink style!

It was about time this little-known dessert hit the mainstream: say hello to StickyToffeePuddingCompany.com! (via the Nibble)

 

 

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