Archives » January 2011

  • On to Angoulême and Amsterdam!

    This week I’m taking off for Angoulême and then I’ll be going to Amsterdam for the first time! Follow my sweet adventures on Twitter! In Amsterdam I’ll be doing a book event with Tim Fish on Feb. 3rd 18:00 at American Book Center, all details below! If you’re around, come and say hello!

    Monday 24th January 2011 - 2:23:01 AM | Comment

  • Metal Slimes with Cupcake!

    Talented cartoonist Matt Loux just sent me this really cute drawing of Metal Slimes (from the video game Dragon Quest) having a cupcake picnic. Cute! Check out more of his work here.

    Monday 24th January 2011 - 2:12:14 AM | Comment

  • Derry Church Artisan Chocolates

    This week I was pleased to sample Derry Church Artisan Chocolates. These are artisan truffles made by Hershey, PA based chef Eric Cayton. The box I received had pieces from the International Chocolates Collection, truffles that were named after various cities around the world, with the Rome incorporating cappuccino, Dublin – Bailey’s Creme, and so [...]

    Monday 24th January 2011 - 1:17:52 AM | Comment

  • Sweet Links of the Week – 1/21!

    Cacao Prieto Truffles! (Serious Eats) Donuts with Mashed Potatoes in Them! (Grub St.) Dessert Club’s Situation Cookie! (Dessert Buzz) Push Pop Cupcakes! (Cupcakes Take the Cake) Maybelle Cafe to replace Naidre’s! (Fork in the Road) Boozy Whipped Cream! (Serious Eats) Choice Eats ’11 will have Food Trucks! (Midtwon Lunch) Grimaldi’s in Chelsea Market Opening soon! [...]

    Friday 21st January 2011 - 3:59:28 AM | Comment

  • A Trip to Avenue Q!

    The cast of Avenue Q. Photo by: Carol Rosegg This week I was pleased to be invited to Avenue Q‘s Blogger night! I had seen this irreverent puppet-centric musical before years ago, and it was a treat to revisit it. The story of Princeton, a naive college graduate, settling into Avenue Q and searching for [...]

    Friday 21st January 2011 - 2:08:59 AM | Comment

  • Sweet Video – Love For Sale!

    Now, this is a classic one – Love For Sale by Talking Heads. A clever send-up of TV commercials which ultimately features them all covered in chocolate – yummy! This song is incredibly catchy as well.

    Wednesday 19th January 2011 - 2:42:59 AM | Comment

  • An Interview with CupcakeStop’s Lev Ekster!

    I did an interview with CupcakeStop‘s founder Lev Ekster for Nearsay. Check it out here!

    Tuesday 18th January 2011 - 3:36:27 AM | Comment

  • Sweet Links of The Week 1/14!

    Dalek Cookies! (My Food Looks Funny) Momofuku Milk Bar Tour! (Grub Street) Dufflet’s Crackle! (Serious Eats) Payard Coming to the UES! (Fork in the Road) More Japanese Kit Kats! (Comics212) ‘Wichcraft Hot Chocolate Kiosk! (Grub Street)

    Friday 14th January 2011 - 4:13:43 PM | Comments (2)

  • Dolltopia wins 4th International Manga Award!

    Today it was announced that Dolltopia won a Bronze 4th International Manga Award! This is such a huge honor for me. A manga-inspired cartoonist can’t ask for more validation than this “Nobel Prize of manga” from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. I want to send my heartfelt thanks to all of my wonderful family [...]

    Wednesday 12th January 2011 - 8:12:41 PM | Comments (2)

  • Inside Butler’s Cafe in Shibuya!

    On my recent trip to Japan, I wanted to try a butler cafe. This is a theme cafe that Japanese women go to so they can be waited on hand and foot by dashing butlers. It’s a similar concept to maid cafes which have become really popular in Tokyo, but specifically for female customers. I [...]

    Wednesday 12th January 2011 - 2:41:54 PM | Comments (9)

  • The World of Walkers Shortbread!

    I recently got a delivery of Walkers Shortbread samples. Now I have to admit, I had NO idea just how many types of shortbread they made. I was familiar with the rectangular ones, but Walkers makes so many different shapes (fun to draw!) and flavors that this was an eye opener. I was particularly intrigued [...]

    Monday 10th January 2011 - 3:52:28 PM | Comment (1)

  • First Look at Bahr|Che at Astor Place!

    In December I got to attend a media preview at Bahr|Che, a new wine and cheese lounge in the Astor Place area. It’s at 26 Astor Place – with the entrance tucked around the corner on Cooper Square. The atmosphere is dark and romantic with wine bottles on display along the wall. The servers were [...]

    Saturday 8th January 2011 - 10:06:44 PM | Comment

  • Sweet Tooth in Angoulême Mini-comic!

    I’m looking forward to going to France for Angoulême at the end of this month, so I made a special bilingual mini-comic for the occasion with the translation assistance of Xavier Lancel! It includes my adventures in French cheese and a comic about Angoulême’s sweets! I’ll be at the Scarce / LGBT BD booth again [...]

    Friday 7th January 2011 - 2:33:46 AM | Comment

  • Sweet Links of the Week 1/7!

    Ted and Honey Expands! (Carroll Gardens Patch) Pop Tarts World has Closed! (Eater) Pies in Jars! (Fork in the Road) Pumpkin Brownies at Fat Witch! (Serious Eats) Neopolitan Cupcakes! (Cupcakes Take the Cake) Gelato University! (Fork in the Road)

    Friday 7th January 2011 - 12:47:35 AM | Comment

  • Free Stumptown and Everything Frosted Cupcakes 1/19!

    Signpost – a group deal site – is hosting a coffee house event this month at Nolita Mart & Espresso Bar (on Mott and Grand), from 6-7:30 pm on January 19. There will be complimentary Stumptown Coffee and mini cupcakes from Everything Frosted. Everything Frosted is a cute place in Chinatown I’ve been meaning to [...]

    Friday 7th January 2011 - 12:30:20 AM | Comment