Sweet Life Bakeshop

There’s a new kid on the block! Sweet Life Bakeshop. This cute little place is not far from my house and it was a beautiful day for a walk so I decided to pay them a visit. I’ve heard great things about their Banana Pudding so I knew I had to stop in and see what else they had. They had a nice assortment of cupcakes, breads, cookies and pudding. Since I know myself, I had to limit the number of things that I bought. I could’ve easily come home with one of everything there, but I limited myself to two cupcakes and the infamous Banana Pudding!

Check out my stash:


Now I must say that it was difficult to wait until after dinner to try the cupcakes.

I may or may not have tasted the Banana Pudding right when I got home. A little birdie told me that it was quite delicious! It’s a nice creamy banana pudding with Nilla wafers layers throughout. I don’t have to share this because Mr. Curly Fry isn’t a fan of bananas.


I shared the cupcakes with Mr. Curly Fry. It was the right thing to do even though I wanted to eat both of them by myself. We both enjoyed them a lot. Our only complaint is that they are on the small side. For $3 I was hoping for a larger cupcake. But the flavors were on point and I’d definitely eat another one! Both cakes were chocolate, and they had a nice chocolately flavor. I’m pretty picky about my buttercream, and this was good! It’s not as sweet as I usually like, but it was nice and light and fluffy and I really enjoyed it. And I love the fact that they don’t skimp on the frosting – pile it on there!!

Here’s the Cookies n Cream


Here’s the Chocolate Nutella


So the moral of this story is head over to Sweet Life located at 740 South Street and try everything they have to offer! You won’t be disappointed!

Apple Pie Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting

I like Apple Pie, but my favorite is the Dutch Apple Pie. You know, with the crumbly stuff on top? I just can’t get enough of that streusel. But I figured I’d try making something without that streusel this time. So I decided on an Apple Pie Cupcake. You can’t go wrong with that. But I knew I didn’t want to do an actual filling in the cupcake. I wanted the Apple Pie filling to be folded into the batter. I knew this would create a nice, moist cupcake.

Now if you decide that you’d rather bake the cupcakes without the Apple Pie filling folded in, you can do that too. You can then add in the filling in after the cupcakes have cooled. Either way works. Go ahead and do whatever floats your boat! [Read more…]

Triple Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Triple Peanut Butter Cupcakes

I’m not sure if you can tell or not, but I’ve been on a peanut butter kick lately. I’m not sure what the deal is, but when I saw the recipe for these Triple Peanut Butter Cupcakes  from Life Love and Sugar, I knew that I HAD to make them. I LOVE REESE’S PIECES! I had to go on a bit of a mission to find the mini Reese’s Pieces, but I’ll tell you it was worth it!  I took the rest of these to work and everyone that I worked with loved them! Who wouldn’t?! [Read more…]

Support Philabundance! Cupcake Smash ~ April 26, 2014


I’m SO excited for Cupcake Smash this year! It’s going to be an amazing event, as always. It’s the 4th year that Cupcake Smash is being held, and it’s for such a wonderful cause. I’m a huge supporter of Philabundance. They do such wonderful things for the community. I’ve gone to their location to volunteer with my coworkers, and it was such a rewarding experience. So if I can support them AND eat cupcakes at the same time that is definitely a win/win!


Philabundance’s Cupcake Smash challenges both professional and amateur bakers to create wild, ambitious and flavorful cupcakes.


Saturday April 26th, 2014  ~  2pm – 5pm


The Piazza at Schmidts
1050 N. Hancock St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
*Rain or shine!*


Click here to purchase tickets.
Your ticket includes entry into the event, mini cupcake samples created by our professional and amateur bakers, complimentary cocktails* and more.

And you will see me there! I’m a Judge, and I couldn’t be more excited about it! I can’t wait to see all of the talented people competing this year! The weather should be gorgeous, so buy a ticket and come on out for some cupcakes!

Cupcake Carnivale’s Holiday Menu

Things are really busy over here (my Dessert Tour on Groupon has been doing very well!), but I did want to share some beautiful pictures that I took. And of course they are cupcake related! Cupcake Carnivale, one of my favorite cupcake trucks here in Philly, had a terrific holiday menu. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves…

Coconut Snowball{Classic Vanilla Cupcake | Coconut Buttercream Frosting | Sweet Coconut Flakes}

The Grumpy Elf{Angry Orchard Hard Cider Cupcake | Apple Cream Cheese Frosting | Caramel Drizzle | Granola Topping}

Winter Carnivale{Peppermint Red Velvet Cupcake | Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting}

The Merry Gringo{Mexican Chocolate Cupcake | Marshmallow Cream Filling | Dulce de Leche Buttercream}

Spiked Eggnog{Egg Nog Cupcake | Spiked Rum Cream Cheese Frosting}

Gingerbread Express{Spicy Gingerbread Cupcake | Lemon Buttercream Frosting | Gingersnap Cookie}