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Perfect pairings

Now I have another reason to visit Baltimore.

I have been intrigued by Baltimore since I became an ardent fan of The Wire.  If you haven’t seen it, you should.  It will change your life.  No, I am not exaggerating.

Back to why I want to visit Baltimore: new cocktail and cupcake pairings at Pazo.  This article in the Baltimore Sun describes some of the creative flavors.

I want to try this one: 

Rum Baba Cupcake, made with Crème Fraiche & Candied Mint, paired with Classic Elderflower Mondello Mojito, $9, made with St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur and fresh lemon

And this one:

Pazo Chocolate Cupcake (pictured), made with white chocolate mousse & salted caramel, paired with an Espresso Martini, $14, made with Van Gogh Espresso Vodka and chilled espresso

Ooh this one sounds pretty good too:

Bacon & Manchego Cupcake, made with Miticrema Mousse, paired with Warm Apple Cider, $11, made with Grey Goose La Poire, St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram and Velvet Falernum

Maybe I’ll experiment and to come up with new cupcake flavors of my own.  Stay tuned.  Let me know if you ever make it to Baltimore.

February 25, 2010 at 7:20 pm 1 comment

When a Cake Goes Wrong

What is wrong with this picture?

nothing cakeFrom New York Times

How about this one?

bad cakeFrom New York Times

I’ve been following Cake Wrecks, a blog that shows cake disasters.  The cakes are hilarious!  It goes to show that “professional” bakeries aren’t always so professional.

Thanks to my classmates Arthur and Sarah for the link!


December 2, 2009 at 1:27 pm 3 comments

Baking, meet science

Check out this elaborate periodic table of cupcakes.   Clever and nerdy, which is why I like them.  I bet they are delicious too!

By Foodie Friday

Thanks to Sarah for the link!

December 1, 2009 at 9:44 am 3 comments

GDesserts!

giant donut

Yes, the above picture is pretty much my dream come true.   Me inside a giant donut.  If only it were edible…

Over the weekend I toured the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.  These statues were one of the highlights of my visit!  Why does Google have statues of giant desserts at their headquarters?  Aside from the fact that they’re awesome, they help promote the Android, Google’s new smart phone operating system.

Here is more info about the Android, from someone who knows/cares more than I do (Thanks, Sean!):

Android operating system releases are named after pastries with alphabetically sequential names. So far we have Cupcake, Donut, and Eclair, which have all earned statues next to the original, green Android at Google’s headquarters. Rumor has it that the next releases will be Flan and Gingerbread, but beyond that your guess is as good as mine.

If you’re ever in the Mountain View area, go check out these statues!  They are tons of fun.   I’ll let you know if new statues are added!

Click here for more pictures from my photo shoot!

November 11, 2009 at 12:10 am 15 comments

“It is possible, it seems, to live on candy.”

When I read this New York Times article this morning, I didn’t think it was real!  How could someone eat only candy and actually survive?  Paul Rudnick, a playwright, has recently written a book that mentions his strange diet.  Apparently he hasn’t had any significant dental problems and is in generally good health.  Also, since I know you’re wondering, he is 5-foot-10 and weights 150 pounds!  There is no mention of a 12 hour a day workout habit, so I’m assuming he has the world’s speediest metabolism.  Or something!

So what does he actually eat?

He does not really eat meals, he said, more of a so-called grazer. For example, what he ate over the course of a recent, typical day was this: a plain bagel, a three-pack of Yodels, a small can of dry-roasted peanuts, some Hershey’s Kisses, and some breakfast cereal, which he eats by the handful, dry, out of the box.

Okay, I have an insatiable sweet tooth but even I can’t eat sweets all day every day!  I salute you Paul Rudnick, but I’m going to go eat a vegetable now, thank you!


October 28, 2009 at 10:52 pm 1 comment


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