Tell us about yourselfI'm a 30-something financial analyst with a baking hobby that spun out of control. Then the Honeybee Bakeshop was born to give the DC area the sugar buzz it needs. Now I split my time between spreadsheets and sheet cakes, but my passion is helping people celebrate their happiest days! I also volunteer with the National Capital Area Cake Show which challenges me to grow as a baker and cake decorator.
What is your favorite type of cupcake?I love a good baked-from-scratch vanilla buttermilk cake. This should be topped with a swirl of fruity buttercream like strawberry or peach, and a drizzle of good chocolate.
If you had to describe yourself as a cupcake, how would you?Let’s see… vanilla-honey-lavender cake with whipped vanilla frosting and a chocolate rose – many different flavors uniting to make one big sugar buzz.
What is your favorite local cupcakery?Aside from my own, I love Lavender Moon in Alexandria because of their flavor variety and local ingredients. I also drool over the Italian Stallion at Cupcakes Actually in Fairfax.
What cupcakes do you plan to bring to CupcakeCampDC?Wine and cheese: Dark chocolate and red wine cupcake with goat cheese frosting and pine nuts.
"Baker Spotlight" is an online featurette of bakers or bakeries that are participating in CupcakeCampDC.