Tag Archives: Cupcakes

Schulte & Herr, The Holy Donut, Red’s Dairy Freeze, Willard Scoops and Two Fat Cats Bakery

Portland, Maine is one of my favorite places in the U.S., and for the past few years I’ve been fortunate to make it up there once a year in the spring or summer. Each visit is a combination of visits … Continue reading

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Chicago Day 2: Floriole, Sweet Mandy B’s, and Farmhouse

On Sunday, Sean, Sarah and I headed to the charming and scenic neighborhood near DePaul University where two of the places on my list were located conveniently next to one another. Our first stop was Floriole, a two-story cafe and … Continue reading

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Chocolate Madness

Last night I had the privilege of being one of several judges at this year’s Chocolate Madness event, put on by NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts. The event is a gathering of Boston’s best pastry chefs and dessert-makers and proceeds support the organization’s efforts in advancing … Continue reading

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If you are a sweets enthusiast, it is likely you have heard of Baked, a bakery located in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn. For those who have not had the opportunity to visit the store, the accompanying cookbook, Baked Explorations written by … Continue reading

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Banana Cupcakes with Biscoff Frosting

I have envisioned Biscoff (or Spekuloos spread) in so many possible creations. This particular pairing—banana and Biscoff—came from my roommate’s sister-in-law. I absolutely love the combination of banana and caramel or toffee (anyone know where to find good Banoffee in … Continue reading

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Spot Dessert Bar

Shortly before New Year’s, my mom and I took a trip to Spot Dessert Bar on St. Mark’s place in NYC. I went to Spot for the first time a year ago. At that time, Pichet Ong (who shares my alma mater) … Continue reading

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Over the years, I’ve done my fair share of New York cupcake sampling. I don’t always race out right away to try a new baker, but I have been curious to try Robicelli’s ever since I started reading about them over a year ago. … Continue reading

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