I sat down with Moon at her bakery to talk about baking and, of course, cupcakes. She came from the kitchen in the back with a big smile on her face. It was clear why. The moment I walked into Dreamcakes I was hit by the warm smell of butter cake. The large display case popped with the bright Tiffany Co. blue of their signature
3. What came after Wedding Cake?
I had rented a kitchen to do
10. What’s the process to decide which cupcakes get which piping?
For some I feel like they have their own personality. Like for Peanut Butter Cup, we use a great big fat round tip. [Points to Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes in the case.] It’s the one in there. It’s a big poof of peanut butter frosting. A lot of times it depends on if it has coconut or pecans. It just goes through a great big round tip a whole lot easier. A lot has to do with what type of icing it is.
11. What’s your favorite part about baking?
Seeing the finished product. I love it when it all comes together. Just to see it iced and decorated and with a sprinkle or a drizzle.
12. What advice do you have for young bakers?
Do what you’re passionate about. Don’t wait. I waited til I was in my 40s to start. Once you find what you want to do then just pursue it. I think if you love it, you’ll do really well at it. And I never get tired of it. I never get bored with it. I look forward to coming to work every day. It’s just fun. It’s a really happy place.
13. What can we expect in the future for Dreamcakes? Any more books?
We have something really exciting coming up but I can’t tell you what it is. It’s going to start in the Spring. It’s not cupcakes. It’s really different. But I think it’s something Birmingham is going to love. It’s a little bit healthier than a cupcake! [Laughs.]
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