An Interview with Bake at 350

We have been so lucky to share our interviews with Wendi, from Bon Appetit Hon and Kristy, from The Wicked Noodle, that we just had to ask more of our absolute favorite bloggers to be a part of our interview series! There is just something about learning the views, tips and passion of others.

Let us present Bridget from Bake at 350.

Bridget’s Bird’s Nest Cupcakes

I know, we are excited too! If you are unfamiliar with Bridget, we make this small plea: go and see her blog, it is amazing, chocked full of recipes, baking advice and tutorial upon tutorial for decorated cookies. From pretty pink seahorses to superheros to poodles, she has just about the most interesting and extensive list of decorated cookies ever.

Here is Bridget’s interview:

For anyone that is lucky enough to know or come across your blog, it is quite clear that you are a serious baking expert. What led you to become so interested in baking?

Oh, I am definitely not an expert! I love sugar and baking is the easiest way to get it!

Joanne and I are not serious bakers; we dream of being one, but for now, tend to lean towards more savory avenues. In our kitchen, we have a few key ingredients we must always have in our pantry, are there any baking ingredients you must have on hand or stock up on?

Well, I always try to have the basics….flour, sugar, butter, eggs, CHOCOLATE. To add a little something special to every sweet, vanilla bean paste is a secret ingredient I always have on hand.

There are so many wonderful food blogs out there, what do you consider the most important thing you put into your blog and what is the most important or surprising thing you get out of it?

I think the best thing you can put into your blog is your heart. I know those are the blogs I come back to over and over again. The most surprising thing about blogging to me has been the REAL friendships I’ve made through blogging. I honestly cannot imagine my day without these friendships. (And, I shouldn’t be surprised that I’ve gained 12 pounds since starting my blog, but I have!)

How many cookbooks do you own, are there any you just couldn’t live without? How about blogs, are there blogs out there you just have to read daily?

Please don’t make me count them!!! ☺ I could not live without The King Arthur Flour Cookie and Baker’s Companions. Love them. I also love my Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Book. Blogs? There are so many that I LOVE, I’m not sure there is room to list them all here. Bloggers are amazing!

If you are willing to share, have you ever been through a major kitchen disaster?

Just last fall, I forgot to put a cookie sheet under a fruit pie that was baking…..the fruit juices bubbled over…house filled with smoke, alarms went off…all right before my husband came home from work. (The pie was still good, though…and the smoke in the air added ambiance.)

What is your favorite thing about food and cooking? Why do you think so many of us have such a passion for it?

It’s comfort, plain and simple.

For more information about Bridget and her blog, be sure to visit her at Bake at 350 and follow her on twitter @bakeat350tweets.

Thank you, Bridget!

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3 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Linda April 23, 2011, 6:34 am

    Thanks for the heads up on 350 Degrees. Cute cookies!

  • michelle@the domestic mama and the viillage cook April 23, 2011, 6:04 am

    Awww! I love Bridget! 🙂 She was one of the first blogs I found/ read. How very cool you interviewed her. 🙂 Good work, guys… you have good taste in guests.

  • Bridget {bake at 350} April 22, 2011, 2:54 pm

    Oh, thank you so much for thinking to interview me! You are so sweet! Have a wonderful Easter! 🙂


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