| Nov 21, 2010
| 4:32 PM
I would have enjoyed my childhood camp a lot more had it looked like Cupcake Camp L.A. Hundreds lined up for Cupcake Camp L.A. at the Music Box Theatre in Hollywood, a fundraiser that also served as a celebration of......
| Nov 8, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Los Angeles food trends come and go as fast as a food truck on Wilshire Blvd., but some seem to last longer than others. Exhibit A: Cupcakes, whose sugary rein over L.A. seems to only be expanding. Mainstays such as Sprinkles and Crumbs are still going...
| Oct 20, 2010
| 4:35 PM
New York's Magnolia Bakery may be new to L.A., but the East Coast dessert spot knows a thing or two about sweetening even our mild excuse for gloomy weather. The bakery threw open the doors of its 3rd Street location on Tuesday night for a host of...
| May 21, 2010
| 4:33 PM
--Hey y'all, Paula Deen is looking for some real Philly women -- not ladies who hail from the land of cheese steak and the Liberty Bell, but ladies who love to cook with Philadelphia Cream Cheese. You have until Sunday......
| Apr 8, 2009
Total time: 30 minutes, plus chilling and drying time
Servings: 4 to 6 dozen
Note: No-cook cream cheese mints are one of the easiest candies to make at home. Roll these into thin straws or press into round mints. Twist or marble the colors for even more...
| Jun 10, 2009
Dear SOS: I'm hoping you can help me get a recipe. We went to the new Santa Monica restaurant Riva last weekend. Dinner was great, but I was particularly impressed by the carrot cake. Normally, carrot cake is dense, but this cake was light but still had...
| May 27, 2009
Sometimes when I'm in the kitchen making fresh cheese, I imagine what it must have been like for the primitive nomads who first discovered that the fresh, sweet liquid they had so laboriously milked from their precious flocks quickly soured in the...
| Mar 5, 2008
Dear SOS: Whenever I get out to L.A., I have to stop at Auntie Em's Kitchen in Eagle Rock for a cupcake fix -- specifically, for a coconut cupcake with coconut cream cheese frosting. It's a miracle of a baked good. Do you think you could get the recipe...
| Jun 24, 2009
Total time: 1 hour and 20 minutes, plus cooling time for the mushrooms
Servings: 7 to 8
Note: Adapted from Shaun Murphy's "Derailment Special." Served on the private rail car the Scottish Thistle.
1 1/2 cups sliced brown mushrooms, such...
| Jun 3, 2009
Total time: 15 minutes
Servings: Makes about 6 cups, enough for 2 to 4 dozen cupcakes
1 pound cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
6 cups sifted powdered sugar...
| Jun 3, 2009
Let's face it, cupcakes are fun. Familiar, colorful and oh-so-cute, these whimsical little cakes are famous for full-on flavor and mile-high frosting. And don't forget the decorations.
Best of all? They're small enough that you don't have to share.