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Ask the Baker: Liz from Hoosier Homemade

JavaCupcake Note: This is the 13th post in the “Ask the Baker” series featuring interviews with bakers and bakery owners!   Click here to see the complete list of bakers being interviewed.  Check back on Tuesdays for a new interview!

Please introduce yourself.  Tell us a little bit about what you do in the Cupcake world and how/when you got started.

Hi, I’m Liz, the Hoosier Momma over at Hoosier Homemade. I have enjoyed baking most of my life, and within the last couple years, have started creating cupcakes. I host Cupcake Tuesday every week on my blog, where other bloggers can share their creations too. If I’m not baking, you can find me on Twitter or BlogFrog.

Bakery Start-Up Questions

What type of tools, gadgets, and gizmos are necessary for fantastic cupcake production?

I don’t have a bakery, just my blog. But I love Wilton products for baking cupcakes, their tins are really nice. Their bags, tips and sugars are great too!

Recipe/Ingredients & Baking Questions

Where do you purchase all those fun different sprinkles you use to decorate your cupcakes with?

I get most of my sprinkles from Wilton. I also buy lots of candy from a local candy store, Albanese Confectionery.

How do you get your cupcakes all the same size?

I use a measuring cup for the batter, and sometimes a ladle.

I love buttercream… what’s your favorite recipe for it?

I’m a Buttercream fan too!

Inspiration Questions

Did you always have a passion for baking?

Yes, most of my life.

What inspires you the most? Love of cupcakes or love of making things people enjoy?

Love of making things people enjoy!

How do you come up with new, creative ideas for decorating cupcakes?

I’m inspired by What’s New Cupcake? book.

Fun Questions

What’s your favorite part of cupcakes?

Decorating…for sure

Photos by: Hoosier Homemade


Tuesday 3rd of August 2010

Thanks for including me! :-)