Photo by IDM Photography

Photo by IDM Photography

I am currently working on a cupcake inspired by my favorite cuisine – Indian food. I’ve gone over the concept with Tony about 40 times until I finally have a plan that doesn’t make him say, “That sounds gross.” This is the guy who happily taste tested Nacho Cupcakes, mind you. So I hope to have that baked, tasted and posted this week. In the meantime, I thought I’d update you with some tidbits of pure awesome.

First of all, the October edition of Slash and Dine is posted over at and I think you’re going to like it! If it didn’t make me gag from how gross it looks the ingredients list would have made me sick anyway.

There were two interviews with me posted this month – one was on Gapers Block and the other over at Mixed Plate. I think my favorite part was that they both selected the same main photo. I am a self-portrait master!

Speaking of photos – I had a quick session with Ian D. Merritt this past Saturday and I think these are my favorite pictures ever! Oddly enough, my favorite part is that you can finally see my butt. I think I subconsciously hide my butt when I take pictures and it’s high time The Onion had it’s moment of glory. Fat bottomed girls make the rockin’ world go ’round, and I’m proud to be one of them. Tony likes it too. πŸ˜‰

In good news for you, Lyndsay over at Sweet Cuppin Cakes Bakery and Cupcakery Supplies has generously offered a $50 gift certificate to one of my readers this month! The Cupcakery carries everything from vintage-inspired cupcake toppers to handmade items from people you know and love like Caged Tomato and Cakespy. Be sure to check out the Halloween Party section for all your haunted cupcake supplies. (Keep reading to find out how you can win!)

A big, sexy congratulations to my main squeeze Melisser of The Urban Housewife not only on the re-launch of her blog (update your links, bitches!) but also on the soon-to-be opening of San Francisco’s first vegan storefront bakery, Sugar Beat Sweets! Melisser works so hard for what she believes in – volunteering so much time for animal rights causes, donating baked goods and getting the word out about veganism – I’m really proud of her and I wish her the best of luck. We love you, Melisser!

Finally – I’m coming out with two new color ways of Bake and Destroy shirts next week! (I’m also making more black and white – duh.) Stay tuned for Chicago Bears-inspired navy and orange T’s and hoodies as well as Thrasher-inspired red and black T’s! Those will be in the shop as early as next Tuesday.

So what color combo should I venture into next and why? Leave me a comment between now and 10/19 and one of you will win $50 to spend at Sweet Cuppin Cakes! Comments are closed – congrats to Jojo!