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Friday
May232014

Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links!

Good idea for Memorial day: American flag cake

These flag cookies are also adorable and don't look too difficult to make.

SO proud of my friend Molly for opening her own bakery!

I want to taste this: Chicha morada.

Interesting statistic from this article: 74% of Americans say that chocolate tastes better with almonds.

Seeking sweetness: eating disorders and food blogs, a true story.

I'm just impressed that there is a gourmet popsicle company in New Jersey. 

Stuff your mouth with one of these: caramel brownie bites.

I know that this triple chocolate mousse cake would make my life better.

Ever tried gooseberry pie?

Most interesting business I've come across in some time: Cozymeal. Like AirBNB, but with food!

Happy food: sprinkle cakewiches!

Not cake, still totally sweet: how to make Indonesian noodles. Mie goreng rules!

Book of the week: Brooks Headley's Fancy Desserts: The Recipes of Del Posto’s James Beard Award–Winning Pastry Chef. What happens when a punk rock drummer becomes a pastry chef? Deliciousness and James Beard awards ensue. A fun and fancy yet refreshingly non-fussy dessert book with a punk rock attitude. Love it.

Thursday
May152014

Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links!

Seriously. Cannoli doughnuts! Image and recipe via Pillsbury.

Delicious any time of day: pizzelles!

Choco-mallow: I want it in my mouth.

Do you know the different types of sprinkles?

What makes a great theme cake? A horse of course! Here's a fantastic roundup.

Stuffed with fun: Funfetti Ooey Gooey Bars.

Quit pretending you're working: take this "what kind of unicorn are you?" quiz!

I'm very interested in the "Test Bakery" model Panera has unveiled.

Neapolitan rice krispies cake!

Ebinger's blackout cake: a brief history and warnings for baking.

Peppermint Nanaimo bars are great even in warm weather.

Sweet video: check out this video from the Bake For Good event sponsored by King Arthur Flour!

Book of the week: Foods of the Americas: Native Recipes and Traditions. A fascinating look at how Native American traditions and foods have affected the way that we eat in the USA. Includes a fantastic dessert chapter which says that "of all the cross-cultural preparations that we now enjoy, desserts have benefitted the most from diversity."

Friday
May092014

Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links!

Good idea: make a fudge cake.You know, I would totally eat a waffogato.

Important skill: how to make doughnuts using biscuits from a tube.

Devil's food cake: an exploration.

Remember when I had the experience of doing an early morning bake at a commercial bakery?

Well, the friend I did that with has a pie company in Providence now! Check 'em out.

Ice cream filled glazed doughnuts.

Win something: there's a giveaway every friday on the CakeSpy facebook page!

Do you know the different types of kitchen whisks?

I'm rather curious about these pomegranate jellies.

Making your own chocolate morsels. I want to do this with flavored candy melts!

Glow in the dark buttercream. Fun and amazing!

How to make a chocolate bubble bath. There you go, someone made a tutorial. Thanks, internet.

I was just given a banneton, which led to the question "what is a banneton?". here's how I plan on using it.

Book of the week: An oldie but goodie, Baked: New Frontiers in Baking. Released in the early days of the CakeSpy blog, this has become a trusted volume in my kitchen, with fantastically amazing and delicious recipes for brownies, cookies, and many more American classics which are front and center at Matt and Renato's Brooklyn location of BAKED (also a stop on my first book tour!). If you don't already have this book, buy it. If you do have it, buy it for someone you love.

Friday
May022014

Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links!

I love this cake stand series. No, that pony is not a unicorn, but close. PS: the seller, Culinary Surfer, was so pleased with my share that they gave me (and my readers, you!) a discount code: CS1 for 10 percent off. 

Chocolate cookies made with...mustard??

Woot! Thank you to Parade Magazine for featuring my brilliant ideas for leftover Easter candy.

My favorite facebook page, possibly ever.

Not literally sweet, but definitely totally sweet: my tips for making perfect quiche.

Croissant french toast with strawberry syrup. Outta sight!

I think I'd like to try this chocolate tres leches cake recipe.

How to make gummi candies at home.

Adorable "keep off the grass" cake. Striking and whimsical--I like it!

Cotton candy cupcakes: still a fave.

Yoga cookie cutters: so cute!

Banana chocolate chip crumb cake

Still (as always) perfect and delicious: chocolate chip cookies from Baked: New Frontiers in Baking.

Book of the week: A Cake Lover's Recipe Notebook. A fun new spin on the expected cake book, this is part guide book, part recipe book, and notebook. It's separated into tabbed sections ("posh cakes", "little cakes", etc) and is wire bound with sections for notes, and this also makes the pages lie flat, which I love. Plus, the photos are beautifully styled, so it's fun to look at even while you're not baking. 

Friday
Apr252014

Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links!

New Card!

I'm selling ALL of my old card styles! Buy them while they still last! I will have one more sale when I clean out my storage unit in July, but I can't guarantee how many cards I will have then. 

Curious about baking with spelt? Here's a very informative article.

Key lime cheesecake cookies? The lime makes it healthy.

How to make your own brown sugar!

I'm obsessed with the Whole Foods chocolate mousse recipe.

Tips for freezing whipped cream.

Helpful if you're a heathen at the table: dessert etiquette.

I would like to get to know Salzburger Nockerl better.

A historical look at Angel Food Cake.

Pear and honey custard tart. Yumsies.

Bittersweet to hear of DailyCandy closing their doors. They were the first company to hire me as a freelance writer. I consider my time writing for them very formative.

A review: La Boulange pastries at Starbucks.

Sweet memories: Velveeta Fudge!

A primer on gluten-free flours for baking.

It made me so happy to read that this "desserts in moderation" article tells you to run like hell from fat free stuff (I am paraphrasing, of course).

Book of the week: 

Repast: Dining Out at the Dawn of the New American Century, 1900-1910. I can't put down this book about dining out in the early 1900s. It's fascinating to read about the foodies from the age before Julia Child, Craig Claiborne, and Ruth Reichl. Of particular interest is reading about how restaurants prided themselves on being innovators, both with recipes and with technology. If you're interested in the history of food, this is a must-read.

Friday
Apr182014

Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links!

Awesome interview with me on Vanilla Sugar blog.

Did I mention that you can win my books via said interview post?

Tasty grilled cheese picks in LA!

This might be my last recipe post ever on Serious Eats as they are changing their website format. Luckily it's a good one.

A fantastic article about "where is she now" involving former Seattleite and current pastry superstar Dana Cree.

OMG even though they are savory they are still baked and highly awesome. Biscuit time!

Imploding honey cake!

OooooooOOOOooooOOOOooo Funfetti gooey butter cake!

A date with me...for charity!

The experience of visiting a marijuana bakery, plus a recipe. Involves baking with marijuana.

Actually, I don't care that St. Patrick's day is over. I want everything featured in this post about St. Patty's Day-friendly sweet fare.

Gluten-free tart crust! Yes.

Fun with Peeps. Starry Night included.

 

Friday
Apr042014

Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links!

Remember these? Hoppy easter, indeed.

High calorie treats: consider it a to-do list.

Helpful: a guide to different types of sugar.

Interesting facts about the invention of Jell-O.

Tutorial for children: how to steal Easter candy.

Tips for making Peeps at home.

How to make perfect flan

Ice cream mashups are all the rage. I like this trend.

Sweet and saltines. Maybe don't make them. They're addictive.

How to make isomalt jewels.

Chocolate peanut butter eggs. Happy, happiest Easter.

Hazelnut dessert noodles: I am intrigued.

How to make waffles without a waffle iron. Srsly.

Thursday
Mar132014

Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links!

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Here's a candy that has actual potatoes.

And one that doesn't, but sounds like it does. Everybody's Irish...when they have Irish potato candy!

Everything's OK, you guys. Cupcakes and doughnuts can co-exist in Dallas.

Hey! On this day last year, I was in Pie Town, NM.

In Vermont, a bakery bans tablets and laptops.

The world's best chocolate?

Speaking of chocolate...how is it made?

A collection of magical unicorn cakes. Yum, sweet, magical.

TastyKake turns 100!

A pie for pi day that looks like a pi. Whoa.

In case you missed it: Peanut butter hamantaschen.

Cool decorative pie crust ideas.

In case you missed it: a few chilly desserts (and raw) that I ate in Bali.

A fellow volunteer in Bali weighs in on a memorable dinner...and of course, dessert.

Pie Fries!

Thursday
Mar062014

Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links!

Frog Cupcakes, Whats for Dessert, Spring Lake Heights NJ

Tis the season...for St. Patrick's Day Frog cupcakes!

Cute new baking company and blog: Miss Jones Baking Co.

LOVE this: Sweetie cupcakes.

Is there anything better than cake for breakfast?

Utterly necessary French cooking terms.

How to make your own yogurt!

I loved learning about: the history of the frisbee pie.

30 uses for your leftover birthday cake.

The best homemade marshmallows...ever!

Exotic fruit tart. Yum.

Now would be a good time to check out SpyMom's Irish Soda bread recipe.

Pomegranate and lime parfait: yum.

Thursday
Feb272014

Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links!

Cuppie and Pig Unicorn

Pistachio cinnamon buns with passionfruit glaze. Yum!

Portuguese passionfruit pudding. Yum, again.

No matter how you slice it, it's tasty: pistachio pudding cake.

These dinners are actually dessert.

How to make cream puff swans.

Something to love: coffee cakes. Yes.

I still adore Not Martha's magical rainbow cake.

Yumsies: homemade creme eggs. I love Easter candy season.

WOW: white chocolate brownie frozen torte. I want this thing!

Very cool: DIY Cookie cutters!

Ever tried Pavlova? Ever made it?

Raw brownies. I could go there.

Still amazing: cookie cake pie.

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