Learn How to Make Red Velvet Cupcakes from a Four-Year-Old Chef

Don't hate on this kid because he's a better baker than you are. No shame in admitting when you've been bested by a preschooler. Don't let your adult privilege stop you from admitting that this cake baking junior mint is the best! If it weren't several shades of illegal, I would set up an XL dog crate in my basement… » 2/13/13 11:30pm 2/13/13 11:30pm

Why the Hell Are We Still Holding First Lady Bake-Offs? Stop It. Stop…

Yesterday, Family Circle announced that First Lady and Princeton-educated attorney Michelle Obama's white and dark chip cookie recipe roundly defeated challenger and stay-at-home mom Ann Romney's M&M's cookie recipe. And while it's tempting to joke about the metrics of stay-at-home mom success versus lawyer success,… » 10/03/12 11:30am 10/03/12 11:30am

You'll Be Surprised to Find Out What Exactly Goes into Your Cupcake

These days, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting at least three cupcakeries (side note: stop swinging dead cats). You know the places — they have mismatched chairs and vintage wallpaper. They're staffed by cute girls with perfect bangs and all of the cupcakes have clever names like "The National Velvet." The… » 1/20/12 6:00pm 1/20/12 6:00pm

Store-Bought Bake Sale Confections Spark Double-Stuf Indignity

If you go to the store and buy a package of chewy chocolate chip cookies and try to pawn them off onto other families at your child's school bake sale, head of the New York Times' confection Staatssicherheit Jennifer Steinhauer thinks you should be locked up with all the bear wrestlers in Alabama so you can think… » 12/16/11 6:30pm 12/16/11 6:30pm

Our Favorite Mortician Explains How You Can Have Her Job

Death enthusiasts! Episode four of "Ask A Mortician" has arrived. If you've ever been curious about how to become a mortician, Caitlin breaks it down. Apparently attending mortuary college involves actual academic responsibility and is not all "Whee! Bodies!" Also, should you want your cremated remains to be baked… » 12/14/11 2:25pm 12/14/11 2:25pm

"Do Good Feminists Bake Cupcakes?" Yes, And They Often Do So…

Today's Guardian » 8/22/08 1:00pm 8/22/08 1:00pm the new movement of ironic 1950s Domesticity that's sweeping England. To Americans accustomed to the rash of books, knitting clubs, the pastel oceans of cupcakes sweeping our city's streets and tongue-in-cheek hostessing like Amy Sedaris's , this will sound familiar. The article details the flights…