I don’t love this photo of me (did you happen to notice my bra strap?). However, I do love this article about me and Cupcake Project in the Saint Louis Beacon! To say that reporter Kristen Hare did a great job would be an understatement. She truly did her homework. In addition to interviewing me on the phone and in my kitchen, she phone interviewed Groom 1.0, and to my surprise, she even called Kitchen Conservatory where I have taught some cupcake classes.
The cupcake article featuring this blog was part of a series of articles on cupcakes in St. Louis. If you live in the area, I recommend that you read them all. The series includes:
- Let Them Eat Cupcakes – An overview of the St. Louis cupcake scene.
- The Cupcake Newcomer – Features Sweet Art, a cupcake bakery after my own heart. “They use no transfats, no preservatives, many ingredients are bought locally and are organic. ‘We don’t use mixes.'”
- The Cupcake Pioneers – Features Jilly’s (home of the giant and often stuffed cupcakes) and The Cupcakery (home of simple and yummy cupcakes).
- The Cupcake Explorer – That’s me!!
About the St. Louis Beacon
I do still subscribe to St. Louis’s printed paper, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, because I enjoy holding newsprint in my hand while I eat my Cheerios in the morning. However, I’m forever frustrated with the deteriorating quality of our paper.
The St. Louis Beacon consists largely of people who used to work at the Post, but were laid off when it was bought out. As evidenced by professionalism displayed by Kristen in writing even these feature stories on cupcakes, The Beacon’s staff takes journalism seriously.
The Beacon is a tremendous and underutilized resource for local St. Louis news coverage. I encourage my St. Louis readers to check it out.
Coming Up Next
Your regularly scheduled cupcakes will return soon. Cookie dough cupcakes are up next!