CAKES & PIES

 

Food Puncher: Vegan Carrot Cake Recipe Review

Recently I was asked to develop & donate a vegan carrot cake recipe to a soon-to-be-published  children’s book. I don’t typically worry about how healthy my desserts are, but since this one was specifically for the kiddos I figured I’d give it a...

Vegan Mint Twist Whoopie Pies

Just before Halloween I stopped by WGN Midday Fix to make my Chick-o-Cheesecake starring one of my favorite vegan candies – Chick-O-Sticks. I was very flattered and excited to find out at Atkinson’s Candy, the makers of Chick-O-Sticks saw my segment and to...

Bake and Destroy Halloween on You & Me This Morning

Teno and I appeared this morning on You & Me This Morning to show Chicago how to make vegan BurgerTime Whoopie Pies from my book. Please witnessed how much it bothers Teno that the strawberries aren’t perfect – he is his father’s son! Oh, and...

El Kabong Whoopie Pies

One of the most popular recipes in my book so far has been my Honky Tonk French Toast. I used the combo of peanut butter and banana typically named for a certain swivel-hipped singer and gave it the ass-kicking capabilities of the Elvis-impersonating pro-wrestler you...

Fruit Punch Twinkies + New Shirts!

A few weeks ago, inspired by my favorite treat from Bombshell Bake Shop, I whipped up a batch of Fruit Punch Twinkies. Now, KT’s treats are vegan, and made from scratch, but my version was about as white trash as it gets. After I posted this photo I got so many...

Ramen Noodle Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

If you don’t already know today’s guest blogger, you’ve definitely met several hundred of his relatives in your lifetime. This guest post comes from Reggie, author of The Housefly Chronicles. Reggie, in case you haven’t figured it out yet, is a...

The Champ’s Pumpkin Spice Cake

I’ve been spending a lot of time working on my book, which you might be more tired of hearing about than I am of finding creative new ways to not write it. But this month I decided to actually work on it, so things have been quiet on the blog. To help me keep...

Cowboy Cupcakes for Cool Kids

I’ll try not to get weepy when I tell you that I’ve baked for my friend Hillary’s son Bishop every year on his birthday since his very first party. Aside from baking all of Teno’s birthday cakes from scratch, it’s one of my rare little...

Better Than Sex Cake Gets Gangbanged

I don’t know when it started, but at some point in my childhood, Better Than Sex Cake became my official birthday cake. Of course my mom being a decent person, she didn’t let me know it was called that until I was much older. As far as I knew, Better Than...

Have Your Cake and Drink it Too

This Thursday, May 6th, I’m making my second appearance on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight along side Dana Joy Altman of Real Food Rehab and Angie Montroy of Angie’s Pantry. If you watched our last appearance you may remember the Great Macaron...

Lyn’s Lemon Berry Cake with Bonus Bikini Action

So this is a weird way to start a Bake and Destroy post, right? Well don’t get too distracted, it’ll all make sense in a minute. See, a few weeks ago I discovered KanDi Swim – bakery-inspired swimwear. I know, right? With names like Cupcake and Ice...