About Kristen Coniaris, the author
I am a bakery consultant with 17 years of work experience in the food industry specializing in dessert kitchen management, product development, and cake artistry. I hold a Professional Chef degree from the CSCA and am the maker of giant gingerbread houses. I’ve authored seven books about dessert craft & the bakery business. Follow this link to learn more about how this blog works.
Located in: San Diego, California, U.S.A.
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Core Values of Wicked Goodies
- To inspire and delight others.
- To encourage creativity and entrepreneurship.
- To share and trade baking information in order to help move our collective knowledge forward.
- To maintain an open dialogue with readers.
- Cake Spy: Sweet Book: Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate
The Boston Globe: A Gingerbread House as an Art Installation
Cake Masters Magazine: Mexican Wedding Cake Feature (page 60)
San Diego Union Tribune: Chef Moves and News
Eastlake Times: Giant Gingerbread House at Henry’s
Riviera Magazine: Hostile Cake-Over
Etymology of Wicked Goodies
In Massachusetts, we say wicked a lot.
“The clam chowda is wicked hot.”
“The Pats are wicked pissah.”
“I’m wicked sick of shovelin’ snow.”
It means very, so Wicked Goodies, translated literally, means extra good desserts. The name is also evocative of goody bags and birthday parties. Then there is the fact some of my fornicakes are downright wicked as in naughty. Plus desserts are often considered wicked as in gluttonous. Lastly, there is a nod to Hansel & Gretel, the book that first inspired my cookie house dreams.
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