As I reflect on Half Baked, and baking cupcakes, I think about the magic our cupcakes bring to others. The small little wrapped cakes that seem to make people smile. There is nothing better than receiving that thank you note or email telling us the journey the cupcakes made, and how they brightened someone’s day. When we hear they are the best cupcakes they have ever had, I am always on cloud nine. The cupcakes have been a daughter’s only birthday wish, the most talked about thing of a wedding reception, and the hit of a party. Gals actually have tasting parties, and order variety dozens to cut and share and drink wine and laugh. Everyone has a favorite, and it’s not always the same. That is the joy of people.
For 2016, I look forward to new ideas and flavors. My mind is a never ending creative world. We will continue baking all your favorites, and tasting and testing all the new creations we concoct. There is nothing better than using our test testers for approval. Stuart’s brother Billy is my favorite taste tester ever, simply because he dies and goes to Heaven every time. It almost becomes a scientific experiment, and an astonishing flavor journey. We will continue to keep things real. Real ingredients, original recipes, and a childlike love for all things cupcake. Rock on cupcake fans!