The Little Epicurean

Aug 30 2011

The Frog Prince Birthday Cake

frog prince cake

Back in the 90s during my elementary school years, birthday cakes came from grocery store bakeries or from the local Filipino bakery (Goldilocks and Red Ribbon).  They were your typical sheet cakes with super sweet shortening frosting, too much airbrushing, and plastic figure decorations.  No complaints.  I thoroughly enjoyed those birthday celebrations and happily ate

Aug 26 2011

Banana Cinnamon Rolls

banana cinnamon rolls

What do you do when you have overripe bananas sitting on the kitchen counter?  If you’re like me, you end up making the usual, same old banana bread.  Well, I’ve had enough and I want to break that habit. Say hello to my new banana recipe– the banana cinnamon roll. I usually reserve cinnamon rolls


When I think blueberries in baked goods, I immediately picture those ugly blueberry muffins with exploding berries and goo everywhere.  Sure, they’re tasty and smell fabulous but they’re not always a pretty sight. Now, here’s a baked blueberry good that I can’t help but gawk at.

Aug 18 2011

Hi-Hat Cupcakes


Whoa, I didn’t realize how difficult it would be to keep with up the blog while I’m out of town.  I just got back from a lovely week up in Napa Valley. Nothing better than being picked up at the airport with sunflowers and chocolates. I did some hiking, a little wine tasting and a

Aug 09 2011

ICES 2011


It has been a while since I last posted because I was out in Charlotte, North Carolina for the ICES Convention.  ICES, short for International Cake Exploration Societe, is this great gathering of cake decorators and sugar artists from all over the world each summer to share and showcase their skills and trade with one