Piece of Cake

August 18, 2011

in bakeries/cafes/dessert places, dessert

My friend Anna is planning her Los Angeles wedding from Pittsburgh, and is trusting ME to be one of her cake-testers!


This morning, I stopped by her parents, Judy and Gary’s, to sample a bunch of dessert options from Big Sugar Bakeshop




Little bites of each


Overall, I preferred the bars – I have quite a sweet tooth and the “bread” of their cupcakes wasn’t saccharine enough for me (though I did think their Chocolate and Espresso versions were solid).

Other faves were the Lemon Bar, Salted Caramel Brownie, Grasshopper Brownie and Coconut Bar (the latter two tasted like Girl Scout Cookies)


After all that sugar for breakfast, I needed some SALT. Currently sipping on a cup of miso while getting ready for an audition.

This day only gets better – I’ve got fun plans with Christy afterwards. Hope your Thursday’s a piece of cake so far too!

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1 Emma August 18, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Cake tester? Best job ever? Where can I apply?

2 simplyshaka August 18, 2011 at 1:45 pm

I wonder if any of my friends are planning a wedding from afar? I would be happy to go ahead and taste test for them. When in doubt, always go with grasshopper!

3 M.R. August 18, 2011 at 3:26 pm



4 Andrea@WellnessNotes August 18, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Sounds like you’ve had a sweet day! :) Lemon bars are my favorite!

5 monicanelsonfitness August 18, 2011 at 3:59 pm

This was my type of day! Lucky you. :)

6 VeggieGirl August 18, 2011 at 4:30 pm

OH MY HEAVENS…. I would’ve preferred the bars too :D

7 Maris (in Good Taste) August 18, 2011 at 4:46 pm

I will take that job any day! Yum!

8 vanillasugarblog August 18, 2011 at 5:15 pm

oh great cake tester. what a fabulous job you have

9 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles August 18, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Oh my! What a horrible thing to be *forced* to do! How could you manage?? hehe =)

10 The Healthy Engineer August 18, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Wow now I need a friend to get married so I can do something like this!!

But it probably won’t be for another four years or so :(

11 livinglearningeating August 19, 2011 at 12:29 am

The bars look delightful! And I’m crossing my fingers that my cousin gets married – her bf is awesome (they’ve been together for 5 years) and they’re such a fantastic couple!

12 alex August 19, 2011 at 9:38 pm

I want someone to ask me to be their cake tester!

13 Nastassia (Let Me Eat Cake) August 22, 2011 at 12:01 pm

never heard of this bakery but curious to check it out! i too like my cake a little on the sweeter side. those bars look tasty!

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