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Making Alice in Wonderland Desserts

For as long as I can remember, I've loved Alice in Wonderland. It started with the Disney movie — the scene with the flowers was always my favorite — and then later on I read the book. The idea of escaping into a magical world is just too fun to pass on so I've always had an affinity for the story. And since turning things I like into desserts is kind of what I do, it was only a matter of time until Alice in Wonderland got the treat-ment (get it?). Ok, that was awful, but I couldn't resist it! Maybe you can take some of these ideas and make your own Alice in Wonderland themed tea party at home!...

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Behind the Scenes at the Bakery: August Summary

August was a super busy month at the Curious Cat Bakery. From pop ups to new flavors, a lot happened and I thought a quick round up in case you missed any of it would be helpful. And since I am a bakery owner after all, I thought doing that while baking made sense. Ready? Here's all that happened in August:   Pop Ups August started on a great note after a super successful pop up for Harry Potter's birthday at Book + Bottle. If I ever needed encouragement to fully embrace the dorky part of me who loves a good theme, you guys gave it to me at that event and I don't know if you're ready for what's...

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Oddly Satisfying Moment: Relaxing Cupcake Decorating

Ok, this might seem weird but I'm just going to say it: watching people decorate cakes is super relaxing to me. Am I the only one who thinks this? I can't be! There's just something very soothing about watching someone go through the steps of making something ordinary really pretty. To illustrate my point, here's an oddly satisfying moment of me decorating a cupcake. I dare you not to be strangely entranced by it! Stay curious, Natalia PS: If you'd like to see more bakery videos, head over to the Curious Cat Bakery YouTube channell.

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There's definitely crying in baking

It was 5:30 am on Sunday morning and I was in the bathroom, sitting on the floor crying. Not my brightest moment, I must admit, but I want to share it with you anyway because I think we can all learn something from it. What Happened That Sunday I was scheduled to have a pop up event at a local coffee shop. People had been preordering their treats all week and they were especially excited about the vegan donuts I had been advertising. It took me years to figure out how to make vegan donuts that tasted just like the real deal and I couldn’t wait to share them with my customers. I made donuts all week long as practice....

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Hosting a Harry Potter Themed Pop Up

This should come as a secret to absolutely no one but I'm a huge Harry Potter dork! So for Harry Potter's birthday I decided to partner with a local bookshop and wine store here in St. Pete called Book + Bottle (which you should totally check out if you haven't already, by the way. I'd like to think it's the kind of place Hermoine where would hang out) and do a Harry Potter themed pop up. Curious Cat Bakery brought the themed desserts (from peanut butter cookie dough golden snitches to Deathly Hallows cookie sandwiches), Book + Bottle brought the butterbeers and a Harry Potter inspired wine tasting, and you guys brought wands, themed shirts, masks (sigh, 2020) and a whole...

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