Recreating childhood favorites is a fun little subset in the baking world right now, and what better place to start than the classic Hostess Cupcake. Though these are that classic cupcake in appearance only--a scratch chocolate cake with American vanilla almond buttercream, dipped in Ghirardelli dark chocolate ganache and finished with a loop-de-loop white buttercream trim. The cakes being made with butter and not a hi-ratio, trans-fat laden shortening aren't as moist as the original, and the butter based frosting isn't as marshmallowly and airy either. But there is something just lovely about the design: looping and looping, like spinning circles on the lawn.
Lorie Anderson has more than 20 years experience decorating and baking fanciful desserts. Learning decorating from her mother, at age 7 she did her first party cake (with purple star flowers and a shell border) for her standard poodle’s birthday bash. Through the years the guests became more sophisticated and the cakes more decadent.
Lorie developed her craft through classes and workshops and has worked in the restaurant and private kitchen as a creative outlet counter to a career in marketing and public relations. After the birth of their two children and raising her boys to always believe in following their dreams, she decided to do the same and open a cake design studio.
Sugar Song Cakes gives Tucson a fresh interpretation of cake and sugar design. Striving to use local ingredients, regional influences, the very best techniques, each cake is created to be enjoyed both visually and on the plate.
Sugar Song Cakes is a fully licensed and insured commercial bakery, opened June 2011.