Top Temptations of 2013

As the year winds down, I can’t help but reflect upon my frosted adventures. My palate developed and my comfort zone was tested, as I tried new bakeries around Southern California. I decided to prepare the Top Temptations of 2013 to distinguish my favorite experiences. Though I wanted to take it a step further and… Continue reading Top Temptations of 2013

Little Cupcakes in the City

Friends, let’s test your cupcake knowledge. Do you know which bakery is credited for starting the cupcake craze? Insert Jeopardy music to allow a few moments to think… It’s Magnolia Bakery in New York’s Greenwich Village. Ever since the ladies of Sex in the City enjoyed their frosted confections over a decade ago, we were… Continue reading Little Cupcakes in the City

Southern Living in California

I haven’t lived in Tennessee since 1998. However, home was about an hour outside of Nashville for over two years. So why did I have to wait until 2013 to visit a San Fernando Valley bakery in southern California to have my first Hummingbird Cake happenstance? The Hummingbird Cake recipe originally ran in the February… Continue reading Southern Living in California