{Weekend Break}: All The Cupcakes You Can Handle: At The SF Cupcake Challenge

Is the cupcake craze over? Apparently not in the Bay Area, where new cupcakeries are still proliferating. A couple weeks ago DrinkEatPlay invited me to judge at the 2nd Annual Bay Area Cupcake Challenge, where 13 cupcake bakeries competed for Best Cupcake and Best Bakery. Two cupcakes from each competitor equaled a whole lot of […]...

{Sweet San Francisco}: My Favorite Ice Cream Shops in San Francisco

Typical menu board at Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous. Flavors change daily – another incentive to visit often. By popular request and in an attempt to populate the “San Francisco” tab on my site, I’ve created a list of my favorite ice cream spots in San Francisco. Of course, I started this last week when it […]...

San Francisco Blogger Bake Sale This Saturday!

I ‘m so excited that the bake sale I’ve been organizing with several other bloggers is this Saturday – less than a week away! Planning has been going extremely well – we now have two locations and almost 50 volunteer bakers! If you are in San Francisco this Saturday, please come by and support us! […]...

{Chocolate Review}: Recchiuti’s Sweet Treats for Easter

Warning: There is going to be a lot of chocolate on this page for the next few posts. After all, it’s nearly Easter, the holidays that generates more candy sales than any other holiday save Halloween. Have you got your jellybeans and peeps ready for your Easter baskets? Let me suggest a few other Easter […]...

{Sweet San Francisco}: TCHO and Chocolate Mint Filled Cupcakes

Pardon the slightly disjointed nature of this post; it was meant to be report on my TCHO factory experience that evolved into a St. Patrick’s Day recipe that now includes a mention of Japan. Apologies, but I couldn’t not mention that I fell in love with Japan long before I visited it for the first […]...

{Sweet San Francisco} Farmers’ Markets and Pop up Shops: Tell Tale Missive Two

One near-axiom of opening a business is that there will always be unforeseen obstacles. The trick is whether you have the agility to sidestep these pitfalls and maintain as much forward momentum as possible. When I first learned about Tell Tale Preserve Company, the storefront was projected to open by the end of this year. […]...