Saturday, October 13, 2012

How Sweet It Is

Big news!  Suzy Sweet Tooth is now How Sweet It Is.  Corinne and Susan are baking together for good and can be found at our new blog here.  Thanks for your support and interest.  If you liked Suzy Sweet Tooth, you'll love How Sweet It Is.  

Coco and Susan are improving their old SST recipes and coming up with new ones.  Plus you can now follow How Sweet It Is on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, so you can keep up to date with our baking at your fingertips.  Please stay tuned for news and specials at the new blog!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

If you like Pina Coladas...

I know I have had a very long hiatus from posting.  No, I'm not trying to run my life like that of a TV character and disappear from May through August.  I apologize.  But I will make up for it with a few good posts in the next few days.  Let's start with my Pina Colada cupcakes...

I first made these cupcakes in the beginning of June and they seemed to be a pretty big success.  And since I have an order for them next week, I think it's about time to show them off here on my SST blog.  These cupcakes were another flavor inspired by my cruise in May.  They are the best of a Pina Colada with no age restriction and no shame in having them before 5 PM.  

The cake for these is a fluffy coconut pineapple cake.  It has real pineapple juice in it, with coconut flavoring and juicy pineapple bites.  On top of that is a pineapple coconut cream cheese frosting, and topping that is flaked coconut.  And to mimic the real deal, each little cake sports its own brightly colored paper umbrella.  I think they make for a pretty fun summertime (or anytime really!) treat.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Black & Blue

This is quite an exciting post for me, because I am in love with these new cupcakes.  They are seriously my favorite cupcake I have created thus far (runners up would be the Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel, Triple Chocolate, and Cookie Dough varieties).  If you know me you probably have already heard this, since I have been raving about them since baking them on Wednesday.  

Let's start off with the cake-- it's a dark chocolate cake.  It's rich, it's decadent, and it's still moist and fluffy.  Then the frosting- my regular cream cheese frosting, but I added to it some fresh blueberries.  And topping those two gems is a drizzle of semisweet chocolate ganache.  What can't taste better with a luxurious mix of cream and chocolate on top?

I think this is my ideal combination.  The frosting is rich and creamy, and it has a slight tang from the cream cheese that is matched perfectly with the sweetness of the blueberries.  And the fruity icing cuts the richness of the dark chocolate perfectly.  Mmmmm... Suzy's in heaven.  Where I do believe cake and cupcakes abound. 

To order these or any other Suzy Sweet Tooth cupcakes, please email me at

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Cupcake Fiesta

Since my new husband and I went on a wonderful cruise to the Caribbean I felt like I had to do a cupcake or two inspired by our tropical vacation.  Before getting back on our ship in Cozumel, I bought the cutest bottle of Mexican vanilla in the world- it has its own little knit poncho.  So I decided to try out a Mexican Chocolate cupcake.  It's a little spicy, a little sweet, and very indulgent.

Here she is on her own little pedestal, my Mexican Chocolate senorita.  The cake is made with a lot of my new vanilla from Cozumel, and it's spiced with cinnamon and just a dash of red pepper to give it some south of the border heat.  But in my opinion the best part of this one is the frosting.  It's a variation on my beloved chocolate buttercream.  But I upped the vanilla (again, from my adorable poncho bottle) and I added just enough cinnamon to make it, well, addicting.  I think everyone who tried these kept swiping more frosting to lick away.  It's creamy and rich, and just a tad spicy.  And, although it didn't show up that well in the photos, I topped them with a sprinkling of edible glitter to give them a coppery shimmer, making them ready for the fiesta.  Viva cupcakes!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

L'eggo My Cupcakes!

I'm glad to be posting something again after such a long hiatus.  I do have some valid excuses, though.  A cruise (great), a wedding (really great), and a lot of working (not great, but necessary).  But now that I'm back, I have a few things to post in the next couple of days.  

It's another cupcake phase, and to start it off we have a Belgian Waffle cupcake.  I think these are just so darn cute.  The cake is a vanilla butter cake made with buttermilk, real maple syrup, and some cinnamon to give it a waffle-like taste.  It's topped with a maple buttercream that also has some pancake house flair, and the cutest part?  The tiny little waffle cookie on top.  It's a buttery vanilla pressed cookie, and I topped it with powdered sugar, just like I like on my waffles.  Would a glass of OJ and one of these pass as breakfast?  You be the judge.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Something Blue

On May 6th I will be marrying the talented young man who photographs my food for this blog (I get very good rates), and yesterday was my very own bridal shower.  Since I'm quite partial to Suzy Sweet Tooth sweets, we decided to use Suzy for my food.  I did a dessert bar with confections in the spring blues we are using in our wedding.  We had chocolate chip brownies, CocoNilla cupcakes, chocolate blossom cupcakes, chocolate covered pretzels and Oreos, mini chocolate crystal cupcakes, and a new recipe: mini Lemon Coconut bundt cakes.

The Lemon Coconut bundts seemed to be the hit of the shower.  Along with the chocolate covered pretzels, which always go fast, they seemed to be nibbled up first.  And the ladies seemed to be unanimous that those were the favorite.  They are a tiny cake made with coconut milk, vanilla, lemon zest, and fresh lemon juice.  And they are topped with a sweet but tangy glaze of confectioner's sugar and more lemon juice and zest.  Who wouldn't love that?

I am excited to do more desserts bars like this for bridal showers, baby showers, or parties.  It looks like I may do one for a wedding in August.  Time to start brainstorming...

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If you are interested in having me cater a dessert bar with the sweets and colors of your choice, please contact me at

Friday, April 8, 2011

Another Busy Stretch

I haven't been blogging much lately for a few reasons.  I have had a lot of orders lately, which is really great.  But it also means I spend more time baking for the orders, and less time creating new recipes and experimenting.  I also have an upcoming move, wedding, and honeymoon, all of which are taking up a lot of my spare time.  But there are a few notable things to mention for any customers/fans of Suzy Sweet Tooth.

First off, if you "like" my Suzy Sweet Tooth page on Facebook, you can get a 20% coupon for your next order!  It's good for any regular priced order, from a batch of chocolate covered pretzels to dozens of cupcakes.  If you haven't done it yet, there is a link on the right side of this page that will take you there.  

Like I said earlier, this is a pretty busy stretch for me in the next month or so.  Here are the dates in April/May that I will be available to make custom orders.  The dates in pink I am booked, moving, or busy gettin' hitched, but the dates in white are good to go!  Please contact me by phone or via email to order whatever confections you have in mind for the white days.

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Last but not least, here are some fun (albeit pixel-y) pictures of some recent orders I've had.  Top to bottom they are: vanilla/chocolate cupcakes with gumballs, chocolate/cream cheese cupcakes with semisweet ganache and nonpareils, a carrot cake with walnuts and candy eggs, and a bag of birthday cake pops.  Yum!