Monday, January 31, 2011

Happy 2nd Blog Birthday Baking is my Zen!


Two years young today, January 11, 2011.
 Baking is my Zen’s blog celebrates another year of sharing recipes and a story or two. In the past year, recipes with photo tutorials were introducted and have encouraged others to bake. The visuals made some of the recipes not seem so daunting. My blog is one of enjoyment for me. So, I follow my creative flow and post recipes when I desire. I started this as a hobby, and that is where I want it to remain…a FUN hobby.

In celebration of the second year, two birthday cupcakes were purchased from Crumbs Bake Shop in Westfield, New Jersey. There are other Crumbs Bake shop locations, which can be found on their website.


“Crumbs Bake Shop first opened its doors in March of 2003 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan by Mia & Jason Bauer. The menu is an irresistible blend of comfort-oriented classics and elegant baked goods, but the specialty of the house is the Crumbs Signature size cupcakes! With our more than 50 varieties baked fresh daily and a new cupcake of the week every Monday, each Crumbs Bake Shop is an oasis of wall to wall deliciousness. And now you can enjoy your favorite Crumbs treats in the comfort of your own home - just like Mom used to bake. Delivered straight to your front door, perfect for any occasion, without needing an occasion at all.”



130 East Broad St
Westfield, NJ 07090
T 908-232-5527

Sunday: 8am - 9pm
Monday: 8am - 9pm
Tuesday: 8am - 9pm
Wednesday: 8am - 9pm
Thursday: 8am - 9pm
Friday: 8am - 10pm
Saturday: 8am - 10pm



Happy 2nd Blog Birthday Baking is my Zen!

Blow out the candles…make a wish!

Candles are blown out, and Crumbs Bake Shop cupcakes are enjoyed. Delish!

Crumbs Cupcakes flavors: Baba Booey and Samoa Cupcakes

Baba Booey

The Baba Booey was created in 2008 by Gary Dell'Abate a.k.a. Baba Booey of the Howard Stern Show. Gary absolutely loves peanut butter and chocolate, so it's only fitting that his cupcake has both! Chocolate cake filled with peanut butter frosting, topped with peanut butter and chocolate cream cheese frosting and rimmed with peanut butter chips. A portion of the proceeds from the Baba Booey cupcake is donated to LIFEBEAT.

Samoa Cupcake
Ingredients in this delicious cupcake: Vanilla cake, caramel, chocolate and coconut.

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On my travels in Westfield, I came upon a great store called Savory Spice Shop.


138 E. Broad St.
Westfield, NJ 07090

(908) 264 8947

Hours:
Monday-Wednesday: 10-6
Thursday: 10-8
Friday: 10-6
Saturday: 10-5
Sunday: 11-4



Owners, Jackie Mittlehammer and Becky Solheim, were so helpful and kind.
They treat their customers with such sincere thoughtfulness . How refreshing!


If you ever want to bake or cook with high quality spices, stop by and purchase spices from this quaint store.
You’ll love it!




Peace in Baking,

Carmen

Baking is my Zen…sweet nibbles for the soul



10 comments:

Eliana said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Looking to another year of your wonderful blog posts.

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

Eliana, Thank you for wishing my blog a Happy Birthday!

Carmen

suwandi said...

Happy blog bday! wish you another year of delicious posts!

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

Thanks Suwandi! :)

Carmen

Marc van der Wouw said...

Congrats....keep on following you the next year's nice job;-)

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

Thanks Marc!

Carmen

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

Hi Carmen. Thanks for the lovely piece you did on our shop. It was so nice meeting you! We posted a link to your blog on our Facebook page - check it out at SavorySpiceShopWestfield.
Hope to see you soon.

Stay Spicy!
- Jackie & Becky


Thanks Jackie & Becky! I plan to try spices from your shop...
Carmen

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Happy Blog birthday and may there be many more to come! :D

rebecca said...

happy belated bday! haven't been looking on my reader but i looked you up today to see how you are. glad to see things are well!

rebecca said...

happy belated bday! haven't been looking on my reader but i looked you up today to see how you are. glad to see things are well!

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PLEASE DO NOT USE MY PHOTOGRAPHY WITHOUT MY PERMISSION.

Thank You.

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