Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Best Cupcakes in the Burgh?!

WPXI right here in Pittsburgh does a great job at hosting frequent "You Pick 'em" contest for the best of the best in the Burgh chosen by all of you! This month, they're looking for the best cupcakes in the burgh.

 Now I know darn well that I'm no Vanilla or Dozen or Prantl's or Oakmont or Bethel... but I also know I can bake a mean cupcake!

So if any of you have tried my cupcakes, I'd love for you to nominate Blake's Cakes to become a finalist so I can show off my skills at the WPXI studios!

Want to check out some of the cupcakes I've made? You can view them here!

Even if I don't make it as a finalist, I'm excited to see who wins! ALL of our local cupcakeries are amazing!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Brie and Fig Cupcakes with Candied Walnuts

PID and I have recently (and somewhat reluctantly) consented to becoming grown-ups. We engage in rotating dinner parties thrice monthly with a few of our closest friends and tomorrow is one of those  parties. Because we're attending rather than hosting this time, I decided it was about time to put my brand new convection over to work and make some cupcakes to offer for dessert!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My Daily Happy #16: Creativity is a Gift

Last weekend, PID and I were invited to a wedding. We - like idiots - waited way too long (either that, or other invitees were WAY too on-the-ball) and there was barely anything left on the couple's registry.

I didn't want to be "that guest" who just bought a few random things  because it was all that was left. So instead, I tapped into my creative juices and headed to Michael's.