Archive for the 'Bad Kitty Bakery' Category

Published by PaintingChef on 06 Dec 2012

I’m like Oprah with her favorite things. And I want to GIVE THEM TO YOU!!

There are two things that I really love. Well. Okay. Not true. There are many, many things that I truly love. Shoes, obviously. That look Dylan McKay gets when he’s thinking about his pretend-dead daddy. A good book on a rainy day. An overly full glass of red wine. Spending all day making soup on cold Sundays in the winter. Well placed profanity and making Patrick just a little crazy.

But the two loves I want to talk about today are baking and DIY Home projects.

And how I’ve teamed up with my friend Jacque and her adorable husband Matt at The DIY Village to give you a kick ass chance to win something adorable and some delicious goodies to gorge yourself on while you admire your cute new wall art.

Intrigued? YOU SHOULD BE. Check out these pictures…

So that’s a 12×12 Pottery Barn inspired Santa Wall Art handmade by Matt and Jacque, Six Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies and a full pound of Salted Caramel, Pretzel and Reese’s Bark from the Bad Kitty Bakery. And entering is CRAZY easy!!

(There are links all over this post but they are almost the same color as the rest of my text and I’m not tech savvy enough to know how to change that… so you have to look around…sorry!)

1. Go to Facebook and like both Bad Kitty Bakery AND The DIY Village.
2. Go to the DIY Village and scroll to the bottom of the post to enter. The widget thingy takes a second to load but it is AWESOME…

And that’s it! The giveaway runs from 12/6 through 12/12 and is open to people in the continental United State only (shipping is way complicated… sorry Canada… can we still be friends?)

While I have your attention… I want to ALSO direct your attention to the Bad Kitty Bakery Holiday Gift Box. Seriously… You need to send these to your relatives. And your clients. And your neighbors. They are magical. I know because I put unicorn dust on them myself. These things are in them…

Wouldn’t you like to know what those are? You know what? You should go learn about them. You know… after you enter the giveaway.

Giveaway! NOW! GO!!

** Also? Patrick and I are about to refinish our kitchen cabinets. We will probably kill each other. With stains and wood strippers and random orbit sanders. We also do a lot of standing around in the basement and waiting and have taken up playing darts. I am predictably awful.**

Published by PaintingChef on 08 Mar 2012

I will also always insist on balloons… and probably glitter. And a unicorn. Can someone get on that?

Someone asked me the other day what my favorite thing to bake was and I realized that I’d never really thought about that but it was a REALLY good question. Once I started rolling it around in my head I decided that I have a very strong opinion on the matter and you lucky little shits… you get to hear it!

While I’ve really enjoyed learning to make macarons, I’m still scared to death of them. They stress me out because they never look quite like the ones that I see in pictures and that gives me sad eyes. Also? Shipping macarons keeps me up at night. I’m terrified. So obviously… the answer is NOT macarons.

Moving on.

When I was growing up, birthdays were a HUGE deal. It was the culmination of weeks of planning and anticipating. When I was younger, it was the execution of a party that my mom and I had spent so much time and love planning. It was a day that started with a bedside serenade, balloons and streamers at breakfast, a morning birthday gift and of course, the red plate. The red plate meant your shit was SPECIAL.

That afternoon/evening was always a special birthday dinner (hello again red plate!) and, of course, the birthday cake. Choosing a birthday cake was a year-long mission for my sister and me. We would sit down with Neena’s cake books and truly test her “nothing is off limits” promise. In particular… one year I had a castle cake. Like… an actual castle with a working drawbridge. I’ve looked online for a picture of anything similar but apparently now there are pans that cheat and do it for you and while those cakes are very nice, my castle cake was GLORIOUS. My mother has a picture but has no idea how to work her scanner. So sad.

We have veered off track, no?

I love making birthday cakes. Birthdays are about just celebrating the life of someone you love… and if that someone is YOU then that’s totally acceptable! It seems like a read a quote somewhere that said something along the lines of “You shouldn’t expect anyone to make a big deal out of your birthday past the age of 8” and that kind of broke my heart. Birthdays will ALWAYS be big to me. Birthdays are exciting, they are fun, there is cake. (We should have more holidays marked with cake, no?) I fully expect to be 90 years old and insisting on everyone making a big damn deal out of September 12th.

So I’ve taken over the birthday cake duties in my family. No castles yet… but I love taking the time to plan each cake and choose something special just for that person. Birthday cakes man… those are the best.

Published by PaintingChef on 21 Feb 2012

Free cookies are only surpassed by free shoes…

Have you liked the Bad Kitty Bakery on Facebook yet? Slacker. Following on Twitter? @badkittybakery And remember, if you are a long time homie (i.e. you are reading this NOW) a comment gets you another entry. As does a share on your own website, blog, Facebook page, etc… you just have to let me know! Three people are going to win 2 dozen cookies each! That’s a LOT of cookies! I love cookies, do you? Cookies make me happy. They are the answer to world peace.

Seriously. Free cookies. Cookies in your mailbox. If it didn’t sound so dirty I just might tattoo it on my forehead.

Okay, I totally wouldn’t do that…

By the way? Suddenly I am incapable of typing the word “Bakery”. It’s kind of a problem…

PS… Contest ends on Friday, February 24th at 11:00 AM Eastern Time.

Published by PaintingChef on 17 Feb 2012

In which I channel Sally Field, harass my husband and overcome food issues in a single bound.

So this bakery thing, right? I’m stoked. So far so good, there have been some orders and my ass is going to be a baking machine this weekend which is LOVELY because Patrick is going to be putting up crown molding and he’s going to be like “HEY! HELP! MANUAL LABOR! TOOLS! MITER SAW!” And I’ll be all “CAAAAAAAAAAAAKE BATTER!” And I’ll win because I’m prettier.

I’m still a little shocked that I’m actually doing this. I won’t lie, I’ve wanted to do it for years. But I think with all the food issues and the fat and the lazy, I was really scared to. I think I was secretly (or not so secretly really, duh) afraid that I would end up baking a bunch of stuff and then just eating it. ALL. But that kind of doesn’t even cross my mind now. I’m doing this because I LOVE it. Not because it controls me. So in a way, this bakery is me kicking my food issues in the ass and making them my bitch. And we all KNOW how I love to have a good something or other be my bitch, right?

Oh… hey! Are you still here? Because I’m going to have a giveaway on my Facebook page next week! Have you checked that shit out? All you have to do is like me! (I feel so very Sally Field saying that…) BUT… if you comment here, you get your name in the hat twice. If you follow me on Twitter? You get another entry. If you buy something from me? Well… if you buy something from me, you get my undying love and affection. But also? Another entry. If you tell a friend about this or pimp it out on your website, Twitter or Facebook? yeah… you know the drill. But you have to TELL ME ABOUT IT!

Let do this bitches!!

PS… here are the vitals…

Bad Kitty Bakery on teh interwebs
Bad Kitty Bakery on Facebook
Bad Kitty Bakery on Twitter

PS again…

Bad Kitty wants you to have these flowers…

Published by PaintingChef on 14 Feb 2012

It’s like the internet equivalent to jumping out of the cake, right?

So. A while back I hinted at maybe an exciting endeavor in the works of the baking variety. Well… holy crapola. It’s here. And I’m ABSOLUTELY pimping out my new project on this little corner of the internet. (And if you want to do the same, I will love you for a hundred years!)

Drum roll please…

Introducing the Bad Kitty Bakery!!

This is insane, right? But I finally did it. I got off my ass and took the plunge. Suddenly it seemed not scary anymore. I kind of think Neena gave me a little nudge. Or a big one, perhaps.

But anyway. Go forth and buy cookies! And because you guys here are my long-time homies, use the copy PAINTINGCHEF20 and get 20% off your order.

Also? Tell your friends. As soon as I get my bearings about things, I’ll be doing a giveaway for a cake or something. We’ll figure that all out once we get there.

Also again? Like me on Facebook!! That’s where I’ll post specials and other coupon codes and things.