Tag Archives: cupcakes

Cake Lake Break

On my birthday last month, my wife and I picked up half a dozen cupcakes at Gigi’s before driving to Fontana Village Resort. We took the Cherohala Skyway and stopped along the way for a picnic. The two gluten-free cupcakes in … Continue reading

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Foodball Time

Super Bowl Sunday ranks right behind Thanksgiving as an eating holiday in America. Later today, my wife and I are going to a party at Second Harvest Food Bank that will feature a taco bar, a pizza bar, a wings … Continue reading

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Cupcake Up-Shake

Three of Knoxville’s cupcake shops are making big changes. It looks as if the cupcake fad that started in 2008 is nearing an end. Scrumps Cupcakes in Fountain City has expanded their product line to include muffins, cookies, caramel apples … Continue reading

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Gobble Head

Patty, the lady working the baked-goods booth at the All Saints Church Harvest of Blessings, saw me snapping pictures of cupcakes and offered to help. She removed a turkey cupcake from its plastic bag so I could get a better … Continue reading

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Mmm… Butternut

Four bakeries won the top six awards at the second annual Cupcakes in the Park festival on Saturday. The event, benefiting the Helen Ross McNabb Center, was held in Krutch Park Extension.     A blackberry moonshine cupcake from The Cup took first place … Continue reading


Food Cartography

On my recent trips to Washington, I downloaded a smartphone app called TV Food Maps. It has the potential to improve upon something I already do. For example, I chose which restaurants to visit in St. Louis by searching the websites … Continue reading

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What’s the Fig Idea?

It will be a few years before I can harvest any fruit from my fig tree. There is some good news to report. The tree has sprouted a leaf and a few tiny buds that will grow into branches. At … Continue reading


Takes the Cake

Cakes often show up in the workplace on birthdays and last days, like on “Seinfeld.” Today was my last day on the Marc & Kim and Frank morning show and I got a lot of cake. Patty from Sam’s Club … Continue reading

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Give that Man a Cigar!

Jilly’s Cupcake Bar made its third appearance on “Cupcake Wars” last month. My wife watched the episode before I did. She told me to pay close attention to Jilly’s first-round cupcake because she knew I would love seeing a Cuban … Continue reading

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Miracle on Icing

By the time Fr. Ragan Schriver arrived at Scrumps Cupcakes yesterday, I had gotten better at applying icing. As you can see in the video below, my first attempt was weak. I had volunteered to decorate cupcakes as an additional … Continue reading

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Tag Team

When Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI announced his retirement, several of my friends posted his picture on Facebook with the caption, “And what are you giving up for Lent?” It makes my annual choice to give up sweets seem like nothing … Continue reading

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Farm Bureau

Nathan and Kathleen Robinson of Scrumps Cupcakes were surprised to learn that there is a photo of their store on BoneZones.com. In May, I asked the Robinsons to donate some Death by Chocolate cupcakes to the FBI Knoxville Citizens Academy … Continue reading

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Our Blessing Cupcake

The annual Harvest of Blessings at All Saints Church is something I look forward to each autumn. Its arrival means that Thanksgiving is only a few days away. It also means I can get a delicious treat for 50¢. Kathy … Continue reading

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Wars Stories

Scrumps Cupcakes owners Kathleen and Nathan Robinson only had 45 minutes notice that their episode of “Cupcake Wars” was going to be shown on Sunday night. One of their extended family members noticed that the Elvis-themed episode had turned up … Continue reading

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