Desserts, The Bakery

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Now that I have ventured into "celebrating Easter" through my blog, I am so impressed by all of the amazing decorating ideas that are out there for Easter desserts. I'm already inspired for next year. I wanted to make something easy and delicious that you can prepare ahead of time; one less thing to fuss… Continue reading Carrot Cake Cupcakes

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Irish Soda Bread

I never grew up eating Irish Soda Bread, but I became┬ávery familiar with it during my stint at Cambridge Cafe in Maine. We wanted to sell Irish Soda Bread for custom orders, and I was asked to make a few different samples so that we could decide what to sell. I made traditional with raisins… Continue reading Irish Soda Bread

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Raspberry Crumb Cake

This recipe comes from my time baking in Portland, Maine. We sold two types of coffeecake each day, and people always asked for this Raspberry Crumb Cake. It's a very moist cake filled with juicy raspberries. The middle parts melt in your mouth and the crumbly topping adds a buttery, crispy texture to your eating… Continue reading Raspberry Crumb Cake

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Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies

There are two types of sugar cookies that are best around the holidays. The first is like a shortbread cookie: crunchy, buttery, and thin. These are perfect for making cookies that really hold their shape and can hold a lot of icing. The second is the soft sugar cookie: the pillowy, chewy kind that sort… Continue reading Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies