Over the weekend, I decided to make some awesome mallomars for my friend Bethany’s birthday. I also organized a dinner at Momofuku Ssam Bar (I’ll post about that next week) but I thought it would be a nice surprise to bring some treats to dinner since it was her birthday (and her husband’s the next […]

Pumpkin-Swirl Brownies

If you’re looking for an amazing dessert for the fall, look no further. I made these pumpkin-swirl brownies for a work event and everyone loved them – they’re easy to make but really delicious and perfect for the Halloween/Thanksgiving season. Ingredients for Pumpkin-Swirl Brownies (from 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for […]


Over the weekend, my dad, brother, and I went to Kyotofu to try out some of their newly introduced savory items. You might remember Kyotofu from our Cupcake Cagematch back in August. While they weren’t a crowd favorite, they really impressed me with their delicious chocolate cupcake. Michael Brel, one of the co-owners, invited me […]

Billy’s Bakery

Since moving to New York last August, I’ve eaten my fair share of cupcakes. When I was in college and the only experience I had of New York were re-runs of Sex and the City, the place to go for cupcakes was Magnolia’s. Once I moved here, I quickly found out that Magnolia’s is probably […]