Piece of Cake

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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  • http://www.microcosmoflife.com Emma

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

  • http://simplyshaka.wordpress.com simplyshaka

    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!

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  • http://www.andreaswellnessnotes.com Andrea@WellnessNotes

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

  • http://gravatar.com/monicanelsonfitness monicanelsonfitness

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

  • http://veggiegirlvegan.blogspot.com VeggieGirl

    OH MY HEAVENS…. I would’ve preferred the bars too πŸ˜€

  • http://ingoodtasteblog.net/ Maris (in Good Taste)

    I will take that job any day! Yum!

  • http://vanillasugarblog.com vanillasugarblog

    oh great cake tester. what a fabulous job you have

  • http://www.sayitwithsprinkles.com Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles

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

  • http://tangledreflections.wordpress.com The Healthy Engineer

    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 :(

  • http://livinglearningeating.wordpress.com livinglearningeating

    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!

  • http://www.yumsandloves.com alex

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

  • http://www.theletmeeatcake.com Nastassia (Let Me Eat Cake)

    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!