Allow me to introduce myself. I'm The Busty Baker. Not my real name obviously, just the one I hide behind here in this vast virtual world. Here in this land of make-believe, I'm an almost 30-something girl with a passion for baking, whipping up picture perfect treats with grace and style to share with you, dear beautiful reader. Out on the other side of this screen, aka the *real* world, I'm pretty much the same, calling myself Danae instead, without all that grace and style stuff, and a little less picture perfect. (Or a lot less. You should see some of the messes I've made! And some of the UGLY stuff I've baked.)
Why The Busty Baker? Why not? This is my world, and I make the rules. Just kidding. Kind of. It's a name my boyfriend, aka Boyfriend, came up with when I first started this blog 2 1/2 years ago. Much more fun and clever than my original "La Dolci Vita" name, which only stuck around for less than a month, but somehow still manages to live on up there at the top of your screen in your web address bar. (Maybe someday I'll change that.) I wanted something that stood out in this big scary universe, something that people would remember. A legacy. Boyfriend, having an uncanny knack for coming up with totally awesome names, suggested The Busty Baker. Honestly, I hated the name at first. I didn't want to be known as the "busty" baker! How awkward! But the more I thought about it, the more I couldn't get it out of my head. It just sounded right. I changed the blog title that night. And here I am, 2 1/2 years later, introducing myself to the whole world as "busty". But don't get any ideas. This is about the cake. Not the cups.
Most of what you'll see here in my little slice of life are single serving treats. Cookies, cupcakes, bite sized morsels. I don't do "big picture" well. Cakes make my head hurt, not to mention my lungs from the multitude of times I scream and curse during the process. Small portions are my comfort zone. I just get it. But don't think it's because of that "portion-control" idea. It's not. (I have far less "control" when it's bite-sized.) Maybe it's because I, myself, am "fun-sized", as Boyfriend likes to call me. (aka short.) Or maybe it's just because I don't really like to share. Or maybe it's just because it's easier to sneak a taste test or two from a batch of cupcakes than it is an entire cake. (People tend to notice when slices are missing.) Whatever the reason, I just love to bake, and I love sharing it with you. Here's to finding something here that you love, and sharing it with your world too! :)
Feel free to contact me anytime! (I love mail! Just not that spam stuff. You can keep that.) Jump on over to the contact page to drop a line. Wanna keep up with my mindless ramblings? (emphasis on the mindless.) Follow me on Twitter. Or come on over and say hi on Facebook. I'm everywhere!
Want to know more about Boyfriend? Check out his super secret page. I might even let him post something a time or two.