fresh fig and almond cupcake bombe

When I got the idea for this cupcake the weather in San Francisco was uncharacteristically balmy which got me thinking of ice cream. By the time I executed on the idea we are back in the typical pattern or blanketed in the chilling marine layer. None the less, this was a fun cupcake to make, […]

Cherry-Vanilla Cupcakes

These cupcakes are sweet! Very appropriate for kids or adults with major sweet tooth. They are yummy, though. I love the filling, but I recommend cream cheese frosting if you plan to serve them to grownups. I also intended to have speckles of vanilla bean throughout the cupcake, but my vanilla beans were dried out! […]

Pomegranate-Grapefruit Cupcakes

Pomegranates fascinate me. I think it’s their vibrant color and their elusiveness. I will admit, the thought of de-seeding a pomegranate deters me from eating them often. This is indeed a shame as they are tasty and apparently very good for you. I managed to catch an episode of Martha Stewart over the Thanksgiving holiday […]

Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes with Fennel Meringue Frosting

I wasn’t planning on baking this weekend. I was planning on “taking the weekend off”. But all it took was my friend asking, “What about cupcakes for Sunday night?”, and I was all over it. Any excuse to bake, I guess. I was pressed for time, so I went with the cherry chocolate cupcakes again. […]

Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes with Fennel Cream Cheese Frosting

I am finding that the recipe development process starts with some ingredient or combination of ingredients entering my subconscious and sitting with me for some time. Eventually the full recipe will evolve after batting around ideas that may or may not translate into something tasty. I had cherries and chocolate on the brain for a […]

Persimmon Pavlova Cupcake

I have been thinking a lot about making a pavlova inspired cupcake. Mostly because I love pavlova, its one of my most favorite non-chocolate desserts, but also because this cupcake is a composite of 5 recipes and I love the challenge of combining flavors and textures to get something cohesive yet multi-dimensional. I am very […]