Blog | Cupcake Project - Part 148

Corned Beef and Cabbage is Not Irish and Other St. Patrick’s Day Myths

I was doing some research on corned beef and cabbage and I came across some surprising myths about St. Patrick’s day that are definitely worth sharing! St. Patrick’s Day Myths Green is the color of St. Patrick’s Day. Not Corned Beef tells us that the color most often associated with Patrick was blue which was […]

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Better Than Sex Cupcakes

Better Than Sex Cupcakes: Chocolate Times Five

I don’t want a ‘plain chocolate cupcake’. I want a phenomenal, rich, delectable, ‘better than sex’ chocolate cupcake. Milk chocolate? White chocolate? Dark chocolate? All of the the above. Not EVERY cupcake needs to have an unusual flavor or a quirky ingredient. There’s no reason that traditional has to mean boring. If I wanted a […]

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low calorie chocolate mousse

Relatively Low Calorie Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate mousse is not low calorie.  However, this chocolate mousse has no sugar, butter, or heavy cream in it, which makes it a relatively low calorie chocolate mousse.  The key to this chocolate mousse is using top quality chocolate.  In this chocolate mousse recipe, the flavor of the chocolate itself is what makes the mousse […]

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Egg Safety: Cholesterol and Pasteurization

My journey into egg safety and ultimately pasteurized eggs started, of course, with a cupcake. It was time to make my “Better Than Sex Chocolate Cupcakes“, and as part of the cupcakes I wanted a chocolate mousse filling. It had to be a real chocolate mousse made with raw eggs. Are Eggs Bad For You? […]

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Saffron Cupcakes: Golden Threads Make a Treasure

Saffron cupcakes are well worth every expensive bite. I’ve baked cupcakes with all kinds of unusual flavors – beer, avocado, ricotta cheese. Some work better than others. Saffron cupcakes work. The saffron’s flavor comes through in every bite and fills the air with a sweet, soft aroma. Why Saffron Cupcakes? This is my second time […]

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Patric Chocolate: A Chocolate Tasting Experience

Patric Chocolate is one of only 5 or 6 companies in the United States that makes chocolate from bean to bar. Bean to bar means that the one company, in this case one person, is responsible for every step of the chocolate making process. Last night, I had the privilege of attending a Slow Food […]

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