It is a little silly that practically every confection, cocktail, ingredient, and dish you can think of now has its own dedicated day and they just keep getting more and more specific and obscure. National hot pastrami sandwich day is January 14, crab meat Newburg day is September 25, and in an effo ... More >>
Oh, the humble cupcake. Long a presence in church basements and family picnics, the simple mini-cake frosting recipe has gone upscale in recent years. It's easy to make a mediocre one, but the bakeries below prove that making a great one is a culinary work of art. The key is to find the proper bal ... More >>
Kevin VanDeraa, owner of Minneapolis's Cupcake Bakery, has made confectionary history, advancing to the final round of Cupcake Wars' first ever Cupcake Champion series on the Food Network TV show, which airs June 10. If his team wins, he will bring home a sweet check for $50,000, which he hopes to i ... More >>
There's no wrong season for ice creamWho knew that the Twin Cities would become the veritable capital of ice cream? We've got more than our fair share of ice cream shops--including fresh, store-made treats in unique flavors rather than chain stores rescooping tired old flavors day in and day out. ... More >>
Photo Credit: Susan PowersThe Dutchess of Dough, Zoë FrançoisBestselling cookbook author Zoë François sat down with us in between promoting her new book, with co-author Jeff Hertzberg, creating desserts for Linden Hills hot spot restaurant Tilia, blogging, and parenting for a conversation abo ... More >>
Muddy Paws CheesecakeReese's Peanut Butter Cheesecake from Muddy Paws will be one of the 20 flavors available at Wednesday's cheesecake tasting.Muddy Paws Cheesecake owner Tami Cabrera has done a lot of funky things to cheesecake, but it was the Nerds candy request that gave her a moment's pause. ... More >>
What tops this? Free desserts!Time to frost yourself in buttercream and sprinkle on the jimmies: Fans of the Bravo series Top Chef have been salivating over the arrival of the network's new show, Top Chef Just Desserts, which premieres tonight (11/10 central). In its honor, several Twin Cit ... More >>
Michelle BruchLast call for outdoor ice cream.Summer ain't over till it's over in Minnesota, and we have plenty of warm days left to take advantage of the Sonny's Ice Cream stand on Nicollet Mall. Sonny's is one of the new street carts that opened in downtown Minneapolis this year. It's near ... More >>
A new sweet shop for EdinaLet the scent of char-grilled burgers mingle with cupcakes: Frankin Street Bakery opened a second outpost near 44th and France in Edina, next to the Convention Grill. Even with this spring's arrival of Sweet Retreat, ever since Patisserie Margo moved to Excelsior, ... More >>
zingyyellow via Flickr.comHappy National Cheesecake Day! Sure, you can rush out to the Cheesecake Factory to celebrate in, um, style, or you could wait until next week to take a Cheesecake 101 class at Byerly's St. Louis Park with Joan Donatelle, Culinary Shop Manager. We talked with Donatelle ... More >>
Photo courtesy Bethany DickFree cupcakes? Sweet!Sweets Bakeshop just launched a sweet program to reduce their end-of-the-day inventory. Every night, from 6 to 8 p.m. (5 to 6 p.m. on Sundays), guests who drop in and mention the code words "Cupcake Happy Hour" will receive one free cupcake from amo ... More >>
Decadent treats situated at 46th and Grand
This Sunday, July 18, marks National Ice Cream Day, during which we plan to give thanks for the breadth and depth of our outstanding independent ice cream shops with a few local licks. All the Twin Cities' standard-bearers use premium ingredients (often local and organic) and have a creative assortm ... More >>
KB35 via Flickr.comSince searching for the perfect root beer float, we had another hankering for a summery ice cream classic: the banana split. We staged a food fight between Grand Ole Creamery and Liberty Frozen Custard to see who had the best. While both versions brought us closer to 5,00 ... More >>
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10506540@N07/3797233796Please pass the salt. Happy National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day! That's right--it sure is. We were skeptical that of all the ice cream flavors Rocky Road got its own day, but its history certainly warrants a nod--especially in these economic time ... More >>
Photo by Tricia Little of Sweet Shibui Photography Eat your heart out buttercream mint. Don't get me wrong--it's not that we don't like babies. Babies are incredibly special. But when we show up at a baby shower with an authentic, organic, celebrity-endorsed Sophie the Giraffe for a friend's ... More >>
Minneapolis has a sweet tooth of late
After years of over-iced, artificially-colored, super-sweet, grocery store cupcake tyranny, we love that the Twin Cities is experiencing a Renaissance of sorts with this tasty treat. Cake Eater Bakery is our latest addition to the growing cupcake revolution. Some may already be familiar with ... More >>
There's more than just free cones to recommend Ben & Jerry's this week. Have you seen any of their new spring flavors?
Michelle Gayer of the Salty Tart knows how to make a mean cupcake. Thanks to a little help from Twin Cities' own Surly Brewing, she knows how to make a Furious one too.
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Little Debbie's giving away cupcakes. Like, lots and lots of cupcakes.
Facebooking library geeks are screaming for ice cream flavors Li-Berry Pie, Gooey Decimal System, and more!
Pigs are celebrating SpongeBob's birthday in style. A local company awards the world's largest cupcake to a farm.
"My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard," "My heart is like an artichoke," and "I want a little sugar/in my bowl..."
The whole cupcake craze was overhyped...until Sweets Bakeshop arrived.
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Our homemade treats face off against the Oreo Cakester--and guess who comes out on top?
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