The Sprinkles Baking Book by Candace Nelson + Win a copy!

It’s been a fantastic year for cookbooks, and out just in time for holiday baking (and giving!) is The Sprinkles Baking Book: 100 Secret Recipes from Candace’s Kitchen by Candace Nelson. It’s the first cookbook from the investment baker turned pastry chef and founder of America’s first cupcakes-only bakery, Sprinkles. Inside are 50 cupcake recipes including customer favourites and new ones created for the book, as well as 50 other desserts (brownies and bars, pies and tarts, loaves and puddings and more). I want to try them all! But I started with two.  Continue reading The Sprinkles Baking Book by Candace Nelson + Win a copy!

Mini doughnuts for a sickee

When you were a kid and home from school with the flu, what made you feel better? For me it was buttered toast cut into long strips called soldiers, popsicles my mom would pick up at Becker’s and watching game shows like Wheel of Fortune, back when the contestants used to shop in those rooms on the set. (Remember when?) For my seven-year-old — who’s home today with some sort of bug — it’s freezies, episode after episode of Curious George and these mini doughnuts, which she asked to help make this afternoon. Continue reading Mini doughnuts for a sickee