Gastronomy 101, a blog about food and Los Angeles restaurants

Picture Break

I really have a real post, that I will hopefully put up tomorrow, but I want to take a break to put up some cool pictures I have accumulating.

First, we had some people over to our house to watch the Oscars last month and our lovely guests brought the most amazing cupcakes from Big Sugar Bakeshop.

Each cupcake had an image representing a Best Picture nominee or an Oscar on it. They came in vanilla, chocolate, and red velvet flavors and all were delicious. I really cannot talk up this bakery enough. It is in Studio City, very near my former workplace and it is one of my favorite bakeries I've been to in L.A. They are extremely creative, but the stuff they make is not overly complicated or unbalanced. For example, their cupcakes are my top cupcakes in Los Angeles. Most of the trendy cupcakes seem to load on frosting completely out of proportion to the amount of cake and it's gross. I end up lopping off most of the frosting and leave it on the plate. These cupcakes have a correct proportion of frosting to cake, with not too much of either one. Thumbs up. Plus look at the kind of artistry they create with their special themed products. That's pretty talented.

Secondly, my mom sent me photographic evidence that I have always been a pretty expert baker. I may not have been so great on the sanitary practices long ago, but that was a wilder, more free time, you know - the '70s. I was also WAY ahead of the cupcake trend.

Um ... I have to taste it to make sure it's okay! Yeah, that's it.

Frosting is serious business.

Gotta taste the frosting too. I really hope I didn't keep using that knife, gross.

Ta-da, cupcake for you!


those cupcakes are amazing! yum! and little Katie = too adorable.

said by glayla at 4:42 PM Delete

Thanks so much for posting those pictures! I can just see the "joy of cooking" in/on your face. You are my favorite chef. :-)

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