Yesterday we celebrated my daughter Gabrielle’s seventh birthday! And because her favorite thing in the entire world is chocolate—I mean, whose isn’t?—she helped me make these incredibly decadent, double-chocolate little killers. **They won’t kill you, but they will kill your … [Continue reading]

Mermaid Cupcakes


No mermaids suffered in the making of these cupcakes. These cupcakes don’t contain any algae or grated seashells. They were made by two little girls who decided they looked like mermaid cupcakes—because of the color…I mean mermaids are always turquoise and pink, right?—thus the name. Last … [Continue reading]


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For the holidays, I went home. The temperatures dropped well below zero, so we made fires in the living room. A fireplace, for me, has always … [Continue reading]

Winter Cupcakes


So much has happened since my last post. First, I ran the New York marathon back in November! Second, I published my third book, THE MASTERMINDS. And … [Continue reading]

Concession Stand Pretzels


I’m sorry for my long stretch of absence. I have been baking, but I seem to always be making the same two recipes: chocolate chip cookies and … [Continue reading]

Faerie Cupcakes


This is my Twitter account: Why am I sharing it? Read my mini bio. So what’s the connection between cupcakes and writing? Sugar fuels … [Continue reading]

Mini Brown Sugar Cookies


As you can tell by my previous post, I’m going through a brown sugar phase. It’s just so darn good. When it bakes, it tastes as though caramel and … [Continue reading]

Muscovado Blondies


I’ve been preparing my book launch. That’s my excuse for having abandoned Sister Bakers for so long. Not sure what my sister’s excuse is. Sam? … [Continue reading]

Christmas Tree Cupcakes


    Who doesn’t love Christmas trees? They smell heavenly, shine at night, and add dabs of glistening color to any space. Imagine … [Continue reading]

Gingerbread Mug Houses


It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Because you get to eat tons of sweets, from Yule logs to gingerbread men, to Christmas puddings and truffle … [Continue reading]