Last month I had the privilege of making the US Army Birthday Cake for their 241st birthday party hosted by the USO Warrior & Family Center at Fort Belvoir, VA! When the USO Warrior & Family Center at Fort Belvoir asked me if I’d be willing to make the birthday cake for the Army’s 24th birthday… Read More
On a beautiful summer evening, I hosted a Dessert Decorating Workshop for wounded soldiers, their caregivers and other active duty military! It was a fun, sugar-filled event! When I moved back to the USA in February after living abroad for 5 years, I knew I wanted to get involved in my local community. My family… Read More
Every Spring, cities and towns both big and small in Germany celebrate the Easter season with a festive market. The Ostermarkt (Easter Market) in Nuremberg is packed with vendors selling everything from flowers to jewelry, kitchen wares and food. This past weekend, I had the opportunity to meet up with two fellow Army Wife bloggers… Read More
On Saturday, I took part in Cupcake Wars! Well… not THE Cupcake Wars, but a fundraiser in my community for the Cougar Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports the Army unit my husband is in. Sign up for my newsletter and never miss another post or recipe… SIGN UP HERE! This fundraiser was a friendly competition… Read More
Today was my first workshop here in Germany! Although it was a small class due to some last minute cancellations, the two wonderful ladies who attended had a blast and made some super cute Halloween cupcakes! Before they arrived, I made three dozen cupcakes, a quadruple batch of buttercream and a big bowl of meringue… Read More
Now, you may be wondering what’s up with this blog post. It doesn’t contain a cookie recipe or pictures of my latest cupcake creation and you’re confused. But hey… don’t worry. It’s still pretty darn cool! As you may have heard, OREO is celebrating it’s 100th anniversary this year! Can you believe it? 100 years… Read More
When Amanda at i am baker put out the call for bakers to participate in her “Desserts for the Deserving” program, I knew I had to be involved. Desserts for the Deserving was established in 2011 with the sole purpose of bringing people joy. It is a non profit movement where bloggers, bakers, crafters, and… Read More
Last week I had the privilege of spending two hours in the AFN Bavaria studio with SGT Elliot Valdez and his trusty sidekick SGT Tom Christensen. We talked baking, Army life, FRG and gave away a dozen cupcakes! It was a ton of fun and I can’t wait to go back again later this Fall!… Read More
Yesterday I participated in my first holiday fair. It was the VCSC Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair in Vilseck, Germany on the military base. I spent weeks preparing and the 4 days prior, I shopped and baked like a crazy person. 23 dozen cucpakes 4 handmade cupcake stands 25 packages of handmade cupcake wrappers It… Read More
I am pleased to bring you some fantastic news!!! Cupcake Camp is coming back to Seattle this Spring!! Brought to you by Bella Cupcake Couture, Cupcake Camp will be held on Sunday, April 17 at The Canal in Seattle. All proceeds from the event will benefit Hope Heart Institute! Last year, Cupcake Camp Seattle was… Read More
Yesterday was my birthday and I made a special visit to see my Seattle cupcake friends at New York Cupcakes in Bellevue, WA!
Anyone who loves desserts has probably seen the hit Bravo show, Top Chef: Just Desserts! Well, Top Chef: Just Desserts is casting for their next season and they are coming to Seattle!
Great news for cupcake lovers in the Pacific Northwest… Carrie Middlemiss of Bella Cupcake Couture is at it again with CupcakeCamp Seattle 2011!!!
Can you believe it’s been 7 years since the first cupcake shop in Seattle opened? Cupcake Royale celebrated seven years of cupcake success with a party in their flagship shop in the Madrona neighborhood in Seattle this weekend!