Ziggy Cupcake and the Sprinkles from Mars

The most glamorous cupcake in the world: Ziggy Cupcake and the Sprinkles from Mars. As I mentioned in a previous post, the theme of this edition of IronCupcake:Earth is music. (IC:E is trying to get attention from “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”) My sweet contest cupcake has a smutty side, a glamorous, androgynous, hedonistic streak. Meet […]

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Cupcake tease

Voting starts tomorrow at 8 p.m. for the IronCupcake:Earth Music Challenge. Check back for a full post and a link to voting. I’m so excited to share my creation! Enjoy this video as a sneak preview. (Just remember: no pants, no mistakes.) I can’t get over how good he sounds live!

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Eats of Eden: Rich and French

La Tarte Tatin, fresh from the oven. There’s a meditative quality to peeling and slicing apples. The straight peeler blade leaves flat paths over the curved surface. I’m like a gem cutter, teasing out facets. I create edges where there were none before. Despite blogging about Julia Child’s tarte tatin, my expectation for the dessert […]

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Cupcake throwdown!

Just a sneak peak for now of my IronCupcake:Earth Music Challenge cuppy! Friends, I am an official IronCupcake:Earth baker! (And you’re like, “Huh?”) I even have an IC:E badge for Sie macht! (It’s on the right. Oh so official.) IronCupcake:Earth is a monthly themed baking contest, and this month, the theme is music. We want […]

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Eats of Eden: Blogging Julia Child

Recently I was looking for something to watch as I ate lunch. I cruised over to PBS’s video archive for something entertaining. (There’s a lot of cool stuff in the archive — full episodes of “Frontline” and “Nova” in high definition = awesome.) I came across a collection of Julia Child videos. JC is very […]

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Dear Zucchini Diary: Vegetables and chocolate

A chocolate chip slides into the cake’s crevasse. Such a fate! We’re here, friends! At the end of the squash vine. It’s been an interesting trip. It’s been sweet. It’s been savory. There’s been heartbreak and 71 Chips Ahoy! cookies. Thanks for sticking it out with me. I’ve saved my favorite zucchini recipe for last. […]

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