Hi CNC readers! I’m Heather and I’m thrilled to welcome you to the fourth stop on The Dollop Book of Frosting Blog Tour! If you missed the other three stops, no worries, I’ll show you at the end here how you can catch up.
Today I’m delighted to be guesting on Carrots ‘n’ Cake because I’ve been following Tina’s blog for quite some time now. I was first drawn to CNC when I saw that Tina likes CrossFit and Tina likes cake. Honestly, that’s all I needed to know to love her!
I’ve been doing CrossFit for a bit now but more recently I’ve started focusing more on powerlifting. A day without lifting is like a day without sunshine in my world.
When I owned my cupcake bakery people always asked me how I stayed in shape and the answer was always CrossFit. It’s hard to feel fit when you’re surrounded by sugar so I was thankful to have CrossFit in my life even if I couldn’t put the energy into it that I needed to in order to improve. It helped keep me sane and that’s what mattered.
Then when I closed my cupcake bakery after winning Cupcake Wars I had more time to dedicate to CrossFit but I also started writing The Dollop Book of Frosting so I was still surrounded by sugar! I do love sugar though.
When you’re writing a cookbook you have to do a lot of tasting. There’s just no way around it. I remember spending nights sifting sugar with one hand and stuffing spinach in my mouth with the other hand in the attempt to strike some sort of a balance.
That’s why I felt the need to create at least a few Paleo-inspired frosting recipes in this frosting cookbook. I wanted to be able to feel good eating frosting after crushing a wod or hitting a deadlift PR (deadlifting is my favorite).
Enter this Coconut Almond Frosting and Cashew Chocolate Bacon Bark!
(Note: I call this bark but it’s actually more of a crumble. Tomato, tomah-to.)
Do you love coconut? Of course you do.
This Coconut Almond Frosting is so versatile that you can spread it on cupcakes, mix it with gluten-free oats and sliced bananas, or mix it with bacon and nuts and bake it into a bark (crumble) for an extra protein-packed treat!
You didn’t know that you could do so many things with frosting, did ya?
Throughout The Dollop Book of Frosting I show you 45+ more awesome things you can do with frosting such as make a pie crust or bake nachos. There’s also a unique baking recipe and additional creative uses paired with each frosting. It gets a bit crazy but its all been tested (and worked off, thankfully) and I must say, it’s all really good!
So if you’re a clean-eating frosting lover like me, I believe I’ve got you covered for weekdays and cheat days alike.
I hope you’ll pick up a copy, share with me your thoughts, and follow along on the remainder of this blog tour! I have some really great stops planned for these next couple of weeks. Just check out the schedule to follow along and catch up on the stops you missed.
Many thanks to the amazingly inspirational Tina of CNC and of course to YOU!
Heather “Cupcakes” Saffer
And here’s your chance to win a copy of The Dollop Book of Frosting for yourself!
FYI: There are the most ridiculous recipes inside this book. Just to name a few:
- Salted Caramel Frosting with Salted Caramel Apple Tarts
- Peanut Butter Buttercream with Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cupcakes
- Hazelnut Coffee Frosting with Vanilla Hazelnut Coffee Pudding
- Brownie Batter Frosting with Salted Triple Chocolate Brownie Batter Cookies
- Maple Bacon Frosting with Vanilla Buttermilk Waffles
You guys know how I feel about frosting, right? Holy yum x 1,000,000! I seriously can’t wait to try some of these recipes, and you guys definitely want to win a copy of Heather’s book!
To enter: Just leave a comment on this post about your favorite sugary treat, and I’ll randomly pick two winners to receive a copy of The Dollop Book of Frosting on Monday.