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WE ARE GROOT… again. 1

*Bunneh Test Kitchen* Last year, I made some baby Groot cupcakes just for kicks, because I saw some online and was inspired. This Halloween, I had some friends who were dressing up as Starlord and Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy, and dressing their baby as Rocket Raccoon. They asked if I would be willing […]


Halloween Cupcakes 2015

This year I had a lot of fun coming up with new Halloween cupcake designs! The first thing I wanted to do was a marble cake, but with orange instead of white. I used my regular white cake recipe and my double chocolate recipe and combined them – it was a lot of work, since […]


Goin’ Legal – Pt 3: Extras

Pt 1 Pt 2 All those permits and licenses add up, for the record. I had some money to get going, but I also wanted to have food liability insurance for my bakery. Neither that nor the Cottage Food Operation permit are inexpensive, and I knew I also need some of my funds for ingredients […]


Goin’ Legal – Pt 2 3

Now for the big step of making my bakery legal… the Cottage Food Operation permit. It’s long, gang. Really long. Here are the parts: Attachments: If you’re on public water (you probably are), you have to attach a copy of your recent water bill. If you’re not, you have to attach a copy of your […]


Goin’ Legal – Pt 1 2

I’ve been baking since I could reach the oven, I think. I’ve long joked that my mom is secretly Betty Crocker’s little sister, and she was teaching me how to make chocolate chip cookies and good old Southern red velvet cake as soon as she could (red velvet cake was my big brother’s favorite). A […]


Thousand Dollar Bars 1

*Bunneh Test Kitchen* I tend to print out recipes, put them in one of my recipe binders, and then forget about them for months… years… Recently we had some friends over for dinner, so I decided that was as good a reason as any to pull out one of these recipes. The one I chose […]


Chiffon Cupcakes

I have a coworkerfriend (that is a word, I promise)¬†who is obsessed with chiffon cupcakes. He’d never had them before, but saw them on The Food Network, and asked me for months to make them. He’s now… even more obsessed. Turns out, they’re pretty good. The cake is lighter and fluffier than normal cake, because […]


Local Flavor

A couple of exciting announcements about the bakery! 1. Dark chocolate stout cupcakes are now made exclusively with Dark Star Imperial Oatmeal Stout from Seattle’s own Fremont Brewing! 2. I’m now making my own vanilla extract right here at home, using Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans and Seattle’s Fremont Mischief distillery’s Rex Velvet Sinister Spirit vodka! […]


Where the Magic Happens 2

Whenever someone new visits my home, they always want to see the kitchen. “So THIS is where the magic happens!” I thought it might be fun to do a post on that. When we bought this house, the kitchen was beyond useable. There were double wall ovens that barely creaked open and one that didn’t […]


Derby Pie

*Bunneh Test Kitchen; not for sale* Recently a coworker asked me to make him a bourbon chocolate pecan pie. I’d never heard of such a thing, so naturally I was on board. A quick search taught me that it’s also called a Derby pie, which I think is way more fun – and easier – […]