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It's Not All Cupcakes and Sprinkles

Paying it forward, making a difference one cupcake at a time!

The expression “pay it forward” is used to describe the concept of asking that a good turn be repaid by having it done to others instead.  In celebration of our 1 Year Anniversary, we intend to do just that!  From … Continue reading

You can have your cake and eat it too!

Let me preface this post by admitting that I’ve added the inventor of “lycra” to my list of people I thank God for and that the term “muffin top”  has a new meaning for me, particularly since taste testing began … Continue reading

A “pipe dream” come true…

In the beginning…I lived and operated a cake and cupcake business with my “bff” Lori just outside of Washington, DC.  We were having a blast and contemplating how to grow our business.  The only problem was, I didn’t want to … Continue reading

Is it better for a cupcake to look great or taste great?

Is it better for a cupcake to look great or taste great.  I personally think both, but there’s nothing worse than something looking tasty and tasting terrible.   I mean really, once it reaches your mouth who cares what it … Continue reading

Pinch me…I’m not Irish, but I love Soda Bread!

Soda breads are a variety of quick bread and are appropriately named since “bread soda”, otherwise known as baking soda, is used as a raising agent rather than yeast.   The ingredients of traditional soda bread are flour, bread soda, salt, and buttermilk.  Although, you … Continue reading

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Beer in Orange Curd…Yum!

Ok, so you know that we have been experimenting with BEER in our recipes to include in our St. Patty’s day dessert menu.  A “wino” myself, I was uncertain of the outcome including this beverage in things such as cupcakes, … Continue reading

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Baked Dessert Cafe + Burley Oaks Brewery = Perfection

We were thinking about cupcake flavors for St. Patty’s day and although we will offer the standard “Bailey’s Irish Cream”, we wanted to come up with something truly unique.  Our thoughts turned to chocolate stout recipes which in turn took … Continue reading

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Sacrificing Sweets?

With “Fat Tuesday” almost over and hundreds, thousands, even millions of Christians preparing to “give something up” in preparation of this  Lenten season, I  wondered what percentage of people will choose to sacrifice sweets during this spiritual time?  If the … Continue reading

The King of Cakes

With Fat Tuesday right around the corner and several other shops on Main Street celebrating Mardi Gras we decided to join the festivities!  What better way to celebrate with our customers than offering a traditional King Cake.  We began baking … Continue reading

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To serve or not to serve…

Being a little bakery in a historic seaside resort town, it was no surprise to us that business is slower during the months of January/February.  We’ve had so many locals ask us to offer all natural lunch specials, plus two other … Continue reading