The Verdict: The Baker’s Jar

Sooooooo. We finally had the chance to try those desserts from The Baker’s Jar that I posted about earlier this week. If you recall, I got the mini-sized Happy Birthday Cake, the mini-sized Mud Cup, the standard-sized Ruby’s Carrot Cake, and the standard-sized Lemon Pie jars.

Real quick – please excuse the quality of these pictures. They are all pictures taken on my iPhone so they aren’t the best quality.

First up was the Happy Birthday Cake.

Happy Birthday Cake Jar

Disclaimer: I added more Sprinkles! There just weren’t enough. I was disappointed with the Happy Birthday Cake Jar, if I’m being honest. The cake was a bit dry and…crunchy? And I definitely wasn’t a fan of that. There were a few bites that were chewy too, which was a bit strange. So I don’t think I’d buy that one again. And that’s disappointing because I LOVE BIRTHDAY CAKE. [Read more...]

It’s a Cupcake Carnivale in Philly!

One thing that I love about Philly is the Cupcake scene. It really is awesome. There are so many wonderful Cupcake trucks and Cupcake shops that I love to support. I’ve tried Cupcakes from many shops/trucks including (but definitely not limited to) Pamcakes, Sweetbox Truck and Ms Goody’s. And let me tell you I love all of these cupcakes but there’s always room for more!

I finally had the chance to try out Cupcakes from Cupcake Carnivale. They primarily sell out of their mobile Cupcake truck throughout Philadelphia Monday through Friday. They’ve never been around my area until now! When I heard that they were going to be at Love Park I was so excited! I’ve been following them on Twitter for quite some time and they are awesome! So on their first day selling at Love Park I stopped by on my lunch hour to pick up some Cupcakes. Let me tell you how impossible it was to have those Cupcakes sitting on my desk taunting me all day long!

I got a 6 pack of Cupcakes so that I could try one of each flavor. The following Cupcakes were on the menu that day: Orange Tilt-a-Whirl, Vanilla Sideshow, Chocolate Jubilee, Red Velvet Carnivale, Luscious Lemon and Chocolate Oreo Cookies & Cream Team.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites with Cookie Dough Buttercream

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Everyone pretty much knows I’ve got a fierce sweet tooth, so whenever I have to take something to a party or a girl’s night, I’m usually asked to bring dessert. And that’s totally fine by me because then I get to make something new to try! I love being able to make something new, taste it, and get it out of my house so I don’t it all! [Read more...]

Cupcake Monday: Pamcakes – Over a Year Later!

It’s no secret that I love cupcakes. We moved to a new part of the city last month and that means that I’m only a few blocks away from Pamcakes! This is dangerous. Very dangerous. Because I can be there and back in 15 minutes or so.  It wouldn’t be fair to just pick one cupcake place as my favorite. Because there are three of them that I love. My favorites here in Philadelphia are from Pamcakes, Ms. Goody, and the Sweetbox Truck.

It was a beautiful day so I figured that I’d take a walk over to Pamcakes and get some cupcakes since it’s been quite a while since I’ve had the chance to stop by. So in true One Curly Fry fashion I picked out six flavors. Who on earth would be able to go to a Cupcake Shop and only pick out a flavor or two? Not me.

 I walked home with this pink beauty.

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Cupcake Smash!

So we all know that I’m all about Cupcakes. That’s definitely no secret. So when there’s something going on in the city that involves cupcakes, I’m there. I volunteered this past year at Philabundance with some of my colleagues and it was such a rewarding experience. It felt so good knowing that I was making a difference in someone else’s life. We not only hosted a food drive, but we also went to their facility and volunteered our time. We packaged up vegetables and other foods to go to families in need.    So please come out and support Philabundance. It’s sure to be a fun time and it’s supporting such a great cause!

Philabundance, the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization, is throwing the second annual Cupcake Smash at The Piazza at Schmidts on Saturday, April 28th from 1- 5pm. This year, Philabundance and PYT are joining forces with The Piazza to raise money for our neighbors in need of food in the Delaware Valley. Professional and amateur bakers alike will vie for the tastiest PYT themed cupcake to be deemed #1 by celebrity judges and the “People’s Choice”. Advance tickets are on sale now for $20 and can be purchased hereThere will also be tickets on sale at the door for $25.

This year, Cupcake Smash will be held in the middle of The Piazza and Tony Luke Jr. of Tony Luke’s will emcee the event. Celebrity judges include Tony Luke Jr., Drew Lazor, editor of Meal Ticket for Philadelphia City Paper, Wendy Rollins, Radio Host on Radio 104.5, Tommy Up of PYT, and Michael Klein, editor of Philly.com/Food. Judges will vote on the best cupcake for the amateur category and professional category, while attendees will vote for the “People’s Choice”. The winning cupcakes will be featured on PYT’s menu through May.

DJ Jay Yo will be on the ones and twos while complimentary beverages will be provided by Pabst Blue Ribbon, FUZE, St-Germain Liqueur and Bare Foot Wine and Bubbly. Root 222 Crew will be doing a live painting onsite and attendees will have an opportunity to grab something to eat from a number of outdoor vendors like Mompops, who will be donating 50 percent of proceeds back to Philabundance.

Tickets to last year’s Cupcake Smash sold out before the event and raised $3,400 for Philabundance helping them provide 6,800 meals to people in need. The goal for the second annual Cupcake Smash is to raise enough money to provide 10,000 meals for people in need.

Sponsors include The Piazza at Schmidts, Pabst Blue Ribbon, FUZE, Philadelphia Chocolate Tours, Radio 104.5, St-Germain Liqueur, Mompops and Barefoot Wine and Bubbly.

For more information, please call 215-339-0900 or visit www.philabundance.org.

So here’s the rundown:

WHEN?
Saturday April 28, 2012
1pm – 5pm

WHERE?
PYT
In the Piazza at Schmidt’s
1050 N. Hancock St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123

TICKETS
$20 in advance
$25 at the door
ALL AGES are welcome to attend
*Must be 21 and older to drink, ID’s will be checked
100% of the proceeds will go to Philabundance (this is AWESOME!!)

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS!

About Philabundance

Philabundance reduces hunger and food insecurity in the Delaware Valley by providing food access to people in need in partnership with organizations and individuals. Philabundance provides a full plate of services through direct service programs and a network of close to 500 member agencies in 9 counties. Philabundance serves approximately 65,000 people per week at a cost of 50 cents per meal. There are more than 900,000 people in the Delaware Valley who are at risk for chronic hunger and malnutrition. In 2011, Philabundance distributed 21 million pounds of food. For more information about Philabundance, visit www.philabundance.org or call 215-339-0900. Visit us on Facebook, Facebook.com/Philabundance and follow us on Twitter, Twitter.com/Philabundance. If you or someone you know is in need of food assistance, please call Philabundance’s Food Help Line, 800-319-Food (3663).