Hello. My name is Jenn, and I’m a cupcakeaholic. I was raised by a mother who loved to savor the sweet side of life and did not have a problem handing me a brownie for breakfast. I’ve always loved to bake and create delicious desserts that bring a smile to the face and satisfaction to the stomach. When I found out Foiled Cupcakes was looking for a Cupcakeologist, I jumped at the opportunity. I wasn’t really sure if Cupcakeology was even a real field of study, (I’m still not sure to be honest, but I’m not questioning a line a of work that lets me spend my time swirling fluffy buttercream on top of freshly baked cupcakes) but I knew it was definitely a science I wanted to know more about. Now that I’ve joined the Foiled family, maybe you’d like to know a little more about me, the newest Cupcakeologist responsible for bringing to life those perfectly portioned pieces of heaven Foiled delivers.
I’m on the left with my best friend of 15 years (aka the Easy Bake Oven owner).
My earliest baking memory goes back to the first grade, the year my best friend unwrapped an Easy Bake Oven on Christmas morning. This was definitely an experimental time in my baking career. I’m not sure if the inventors of the Easy Bake Oven intended the users to combine all of the baking mixes to create a hybrid cookie/cake/muffin (coakeffin?), but they should really consider including some kind of disclaimer warning against the hazards that this combination will produce, not only for your taste buds, but for the oven itself and the electricity in the rest of the house…
But those days are long gone. After moving to Chicago 10 months ago from Slidell, Louisiana, I now attend the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and am a few short months away from receiving my Associates in Baking and Pastry. When I’m not at school learning the French techniques and secrets (spoiler alert: butter, butter, butter), I can usually be found trying new recipes taste tested by my roommates or stationed somewhere in the stacks of the Chicago Public Library. I love to read, go to movies, jump on my mini trampoline, and will find any excuse to shed my flour and powdered sugar covered jeans for a pair of pumps. I’ve worked as a file clerk, construction assistant, and even a preschool teacher, but there’s no place I’d rather be than dancing around the kitchen, singing along to Jay-Z and whipping up something to satisfy a sweet tooth. I can’t wait to get to work this week and get started on the cupcakes I’m sure you are ordering at this very moment