Hey there! I’m Heather Saffer, aka Heather Cupcakes.
Let me catch you up to speed.
My childhood was spent eating Oreo’s and drinking milk for dessert before bed.
My teenage years were spent running around town.
My college years—well, I didn’t technically have those.
And then in 2009 while working a job at a car dealership and 6 credits shy from earning my psychology degree, I decided to teach myself how to bake.
In 2010 my self-teaching proved poignant when I opened my cupcake shop, Dollop Cupcake Bar. People came from near and far to create the cupcakes of their dreams at my pride and joy invention of the first Cupcake Bar anywhere. I loved all most of them.
In 2012 I competed on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars.
And guess what? I WON!
That sure was an exciting time.
After many months of lines circling the building of my cupcake bar, and men, women, and children clamoring for a taste—I decided that I just wasn’t having fun anymore. And in December of 2012, to much chagrin of my community, I shut ‘er down. For good.
To reinvent myself a bit and to focus on the part of the cupcake I truly loved, I decided to become an author and pen a frosting cookbook!
And in October of 2012, I struck a deal with Adams Media for them to publish The Dollop Book of Frosting, which is in all kinds of stores right now!
I’ve been featured on Babble.com, USAToday.com, Food Republic, and in People Magazine, amongst others.
My goal in life is to achieve my dreams, always be real, and become living proof that you can turn nothing into something.
You’ll find me blogging most days about a range of topics. Whatever is at the forefront of my mind is what reaches your screen.
Entrepreneurship, overcoming adversity, author struggles, frosting fun, singledom, or the doggie in my life, Donald. Sometimes I’m tame, sometimes I’m controversial, but I’m always 100% openly real with you.
I live with a corgi-mix named Donald whom I found at the city shelter. He saved me, not the other way around.
I dislike parties, small talk, and waiting for emails.
Add to that: laziness, entitlement, sleeping in, driving on the thruway, driving over bridges, flying, cats, video games, and being ignored.
I’ve always dreamt of entering a pie eating competition.
I have a terrible memory, a voracious appetite for growth, and an affinity for alliteration.
I’d rather work than play, I’m black or white, all or nothing, and nonstop on the go.
I wake up at 6am, take my coffee black, and CrossFit 5 days a week.
And most recently, I’ve begun training for my goal of qualifying for a National Powerlifting Competition.
I’m lactose intolerant and gluten intolerant but my love for sugar remains intact.
Your comments and virtual love makes my world go round.
I’m not your average baker. In fact, I’m not a baker at all.
Rather, a frosting wizard. And a master of reinvention.
Thank you for stopping by, saying hi, and giving me a chance to be a part of your lives.
Oh, and if I could be on TV almost all day, almost everyday, my smile would never fade.
“The one thing I’m best at overall, is making a mistake and then resurrecting it by reinventing it.” –Heather “Cupcakes” Saffer