Hi there! Welcome to Sugar Plum, a blog I created a few years ago to share my recipe creations with the world. I feature original recipes and photography a few times a week. My name is Emily. I love sweets. I can't think of a dessert I would turn down. I bake something almost every single day. I live in St. Louis, Missouri with my boyfriend, Eric, but I'm originally from Ozark, Missouri - where my family lives. I graduated from the French Pastry School in December, 2012.
I love creating and writing recipes, and have won quite a few recipe contests doing so. I've been featured on Food Network (twice), Cooking Channel, and several nationally published magazines and cookbooks. I would like to work in a test kitchen for a food company or publication as a recipe developer or food stylist. I'd also like to branch out into freelance recipe development. Someday I want to write a cookbook. And of course, I want to continue writing this blog for you!
Thank you for visiting my blog! I appreciate it more than you know.
Email me at sugarplumblog (at) yahoo (dot) com if you have any questions or concerns.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why did you start this blog?
-Two years ago I was baking frequently for friends and family, for holidays and events, and cooking contests. I had all of these recipe in my head, and I needed to write them down somewhere. Not only did I have recipes churning in my head, but thoughts on life. I had been reading several food blogs at that time, and the writers inspired me to start my own. I hope I've inspired others to do the same.
What do you do with all of the things you bake? -I always eat them, of course. I give away the desserts Eric (he brings them to work), family and friends. I do keep some around the house, but sadly throw them away a lot of the time because Eric and I can't eat them all.
Would you like to review our company's product?
-If it's something relevant to my blog that I'm interested in, then I will review a product. Email me at sugarplumblog (at) yahoo (dot) com.
Could you develop recipes using our company's product? -Of course! Email me (see above) and we'll discuss!
Do you have any photography tips? -Yes I do!
Do you have any blogging tips? -Oh do I! Here they are!
How are you able to develop recipes without looking at cookbooks?
-I think after following recipes from cookbooks for so many years, I just sort of developed an eye for it. I know just about how much flour, leavening, sugar, etc. that goes into certain baked goods - cookies, cakes, brownies, pies. I don't have an exact system or anything, though. I'm sure there's got to be some sort of system that exists. I say 90% of the time my desserts turn out, but there definitely are some times when they don't. I'm not afraid to experiment with my recipes and baking. I know this is awful, but a lot of the time I taste the raw batter to make sure the flavors are right.
Can I use your photos and recipes on my site? -Of course! But please give me credit for it by linking back to me.
Was your question answered? If not, check out these Q&A posts!
Q&A Part One
Q&A Part Two
Q&A Part Three
These are some of my tips for baking.
Here are some of my recipes that have won awards.
These are my traveling adventures.
Here are some of my blogging buddies.