September 4, 2019

I've written a few times about buttercream.  Why?  Because it matters.   It's one thing that differentiates everyone's cakes, and it distinguishes ChattyCupcakes.

We often stop into bakeries to do "research" -- trying different cakes and frostin...

September 4, 2019

I don't often write about Ella.

In this day and age of social media, it's easy to get caught up in braggadocio with kids, grandkids, or even ourselves.  There's a fine line between true accomplishments and service to others juxtaposed against the often trite and tedious...

September 19, 2018

Tastes are subjective and we like to differentiate our buttercream from others so customers can make informed decisions.  

We use real buttercream--made with a high quality butter, cooked egg whites and sugar to 140 degrees, pure flavorings, made in small batches,...

September 7, 2018

A few years back, I would often use references from a book, Good to Great, in my

speeches and trainings.  While the examples cited mostly corporate lessons, I believed it was equally relevant to life. 

Lesson #1: Good is the enemy of great.

Oftentimes...

September 3, 2018

Much enjoyment in life comes from the anticipation and/or reflection of life's moments.

May 20, 2018

If you indulge in a dessert, it HAS to be worth the calories! 

When we took Master classes from Gerhardt Jenne, founder of London's popular bakeries, Konditor & Cook, I've always remembered that he told us he enjoyed a piece of cake every day.  And his cakes w...

May 13, 2018

"I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. Life is no ‘brief candle’ to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for a moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to the fu...

April 26, 2018

I'm so thankful for the years I worked with organizations, helping them maneuver over business obstacles like conflict resolution, change initiatives, and priority management because the many lessons I learned have come in handy in our baking business.

It's true th...

April 2, 2018

We bake daily in small batches based on our calendar of orders.

We bake in small batches from scratch--24 cupcakes at a time.  That's our capacity with our kitchen equipment and our recipes are each measured perfectly for this amount. 

We make fresh buttercream...

March 28, 2018

The first cake mix came out in 1930 and back then they included very simple, benign ingredients.  That was then, this is now. 

Scratch v Box mix

Not only are the ingredients of these two types of cake very different, but there is a difference—a big difference—in the...

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