Sweet Celebrations: Katherine’s Safari Birthday

Our friends at HarperOne have just released Sweet Celebrations: Our Favorite Cupcake Recipes, Memories, and Decorating Secrets That Add Sparkle to Any Occasion by Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne, the sisters of Georgetown Cupcake and the hit TV show DC Cupcakes. You might be a fan of the show, a fan of their … Continue reading

For the Love of Cupcakes – Guest Post From Meg Donohue, Author of HOW TO EAT A CUPCAKE

Since this blog is all about secrets, I’m going to share one with you: despite the fact that my debut novel is entitled How to Eat a Cupcake, I’m not actually a baker. Maybe that doesn’t surprise you; the title, after all isn’t How to Bake a Cupcake. Still, it’s about two women struggling to … Continue reading

How to Eat a Cupcake

When reading Meg Donohue’s debut novel, How to Eat a Cupcake, the descriptions of cupcakes made my mouth water.   I’ve always been something of a baked goods aficionado, so I swooned over her descriptions of organic pear and chai tea cupcakes, or vanilla-ginger buttercream cupcakes, or pink lemonade cupcakes, or…you get the idea.  So when … Continue reading

Cupcake Comfort

A few weeks ago my brother and his kids were in town for a family visit. I thought my four-year old niece might enjoy the whimsy of Alice’s Tea Cup restaurant, so with promises of fairy dust and equally magical scones, I cajoled the whole brood to take the Long Island Rail Road into the … Continue reading

Rick Rodgers: Halloween Blackout Cupcakes

Halloween is right around the corner. Increasingly, this scary holiday has become a reason to give a party, either for little kids in their cute costumes (I still remember the year my neighbor dressed little Timmy as a bumblebee … Awww!) or grown-ups dressed up as Lady Gaga or The Situation. So, what to serve … Continue reading