I'm happily getting prepared for the Wake Forest Farmer's Market beginning Saturday, April 3rd.  I was thrilled to hear from the wonderful folks at the WFFM last week letting me know that I had been accepted as a vendor at their Saturday market.  I think this is a great opportunity for Sweet T and I am thrilled to share our wonderful treats with everyone. 

As this initial market is Easter weekend, I am planning to bring some delicious and beautiful treats to share with everyone.  We will have our delightful Easter Bunny cakes, delicious cupcakes varieties including some that are especially for Easter and Spring, tempting pies including my new creation Blackberry or Blueberry Cream Pies and Coconut Custard Pies, and some great cakes and cookies that are sure to delight everyone's tastebuds.  I will also have a few gluten-free pies and cupcakes, as well.  If you have any special requests or would like to place an order beforethe market begins, please email me at calaway.tammy@gmail.com or at sweettcakery@gmail.com and I will send you a list of the items that we will be featuring that weekend.

The Wake Forest Farmer's Market is located in downtown Wake Forest in the parking lt with the gazebo.  Please stop by and say hello . . . I look forward to seeing everyone soon!
 
 
I'm happily getting prepared for the Western Wake Farmer's Market beginning Saturday, April 3rd.  I was thrilled to hear from the wonderful folks at the WWFM last week letting me know that I had been accepted as a vendor at their Saturday market.  I think this is a great opportunity for Sweet T and I am thrilled to share our wonderful treats with everyone. 

As this initial market is Easter weekend, I am planning to bring some delicious and beautiful treats to share with everyone.  We will have our delightful Easter Bunny cakes, delicious cupcakes varieties including some that are especially for Easter and Spring, tempting pies including my new creation Blackberry or Blueberry Cream Pies and Coconut Custard Pies, and some great cakes and cookies that are sure to delight everyone's tastebuds.  I will also have a few gluten-free pies and cupcakes, as well.  If you have any special requests or would like to place an order beforethe market begins, please email me at calaway.tammy@gmail.com or at sweettcakery@gmail.com and I will send you a list of the items that we will be featuring that weekend.

The Western Wake Farmer's Market is located in Carpenter Village off Morrisville Carpenter Road.  Please stop by and say hello . . . I look forward to seeing everyone soon!
 
 
This past Saturday was the Handmade Market at the amazing Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh.  It was the perfect day for a market . . .beautiful fall weather as if it were customed ordered just for the day. I am posting this blog to say thank you to the beautiful Handmaidens for inviting me to sell at this years market again!  I had a great day and saw so many familiar and new faces.  And I want to thank everyone for stopping by to buy a little treasure to take home to their families!
 
 
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The holidays are fast approaching this year . . . just a few days until Thanksgiving!  I wanted to just post a note to let everyone know that if you want to place a holiday order for breads, cheesecakes, cupcakes, cookies or our new gift boxes, please email me at sweettcakery@gmail.com or to calaway.tammy@gmail.com or if you'd prefer to discuss the order, please call me at 259-0141.  I am taking orders and setting delivery times cur

 
 

Hi there!

I thought it was time to blog about this.  I made this great creation this fall that has really been a big hit.  I call it a Pumpkin Pie Cake which is essentially a pumpkin pie base with a struesal cake like top.  Its really pretty simple and can be made the more difficult way like I do, or I believe you can probably short cut it by using a store purchased cake mix.  Either way, its really a tasty dessert and a beautiful addition to your holiday table or buffet. 

But the reason I am blogging about this is because I wanted to say thank you to a group of wonderful ladies who visit me each Wednesday at Moore Square's Farmer's Market.  I convinced them one day to try it and the very lovely Kathryn of the group came back the next week for her "fix" and labeled the dessert with its new and very fitting name of Pumpkin "crack".  Truly it is addictive and you seem to crave it after eating it.  I want to thank Kathryn for coming up with this fun name and for sharing the "addiction" with so many of her friends, family and co-workers!  Here'

 
 
Yesterday I was able to return to the Moore Square Farmer's Market in downtown Raleigh!  It was great to see so many familiar faces . . . returning customers and old acquaintances. I felt bad though, it was a very quick effort to put together tasty treats so I didn't have the variety or design flair that I would normally put together for these Wednesday markets.

Featured flavors were Raspberry Royal, Plain Janes, Black and White, Chocolate Overload, Coco Lime, Red Velvet and Divalicious!  They were all tasty but I wish that I had had the time to show up with some of my more interesting flavors.

Look for some really great treats next week!  I didn't sleep much last night . . . there were visions of sugary and good for you treats filling my head!

See you then!
 
 

Hi everyone!  Sorry for the delay in actually starting this blog.  Its been a busy year and I am finally able to focus on my cupcakes again! 

It's hot in the Carolina's right now but it felt like a good day to bake.  I decided to put together a video that would give you an idea of just what it is that I do and how I do it.  I was asked to bake a few cupcakes for a friend's upcoming "First Friday" event on August 1st in downtown Raleigh.  She asked me to match my cupcake flavors to a new line of body products that her sister created and that is featued her new boutique.  Check out their site http://www.ablutions-spa.com .  I wanted to have trial run of one of the flavors that I was trying to compliment . . . Moroccan Harem (blood orange, clove and sandalwood) . . . oh Good Lord!   Anyway, my take on it is a blood orange cupcake with a chai spiced buttercream.  I have to admit that this first try was pretty good, but after another round I discovered that the cupcake needed a little more orange flavor.  My only problem here is that blood oranges are not in season right now . . .I found some great blood orange juice but it still needs that little umph!  In the second round I've found that adding some orange zest  really kicks it up a notch and does just the trick. 

I will post photos from the event on August 1st so you can see all of the great cupcakes that we will feature that night . . .Madagascar Lime and Ginger, Moroccan Blood Orange Spice, Thai Lemongrass with Coconut and my ever favorite and best seller Mayan Chocolate. Yummy!!!!

Below is the recipe for the blood orange cupcakes.

BLOOD ORANGE CUPCAKES

1 stick of softened unsalted butter

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 large egg

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt or less

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

2 tbls orange zest

1/2 cup buttermilk or whole milk

1/2 cup of fresh blood orange juice

Preheat over to 350 degrees F.  Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners.

Cream butter and gradually add sugar.  Your mixer should be on high speed to
 dissolve the sugar crystals.  When sugar and butter are creamy add the egg and mix until incorporated.  Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl and add to the mixer in 3 batches alternating with the buttermilk.  When these are well mixed, add the orange zest and orange juice.  Mix until well incorporated. 
 
Fill cupcake liners 3/4 way full and bake for about 18 to 20 minutes.  Cupcakes tops should be brown and top should rise back up to the touch.  You can also test with a  toothpick.  Remove from oven and remove from cupcake pan.  Cool well before frosting. 

For the frosting, you can use a basic buttercream and mix into that 1 tsp plus McCormick Chai Spice Seasoning and decorate as desired.  Or just serve them naked with some orange zest on top.  Yummm!!!!!

 
 

Happy New Year!  Welcome to Sweet T, a cakery's website and blog.  I'm kicking off 2009 with the official launch of our site. 

What's our passion . . . baking great cupcakes that are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside.  In the days to come, you'll find posts with great recipes that we are experimenting with here in our kitchens . . . unfortunately not all of them are what we think they will be so we won't post those! 

Thanks for dropping by the site . . . keep visiting to see what new creations we come up and to read about all the things that spark our interest.

Tammy