Monthly Archives: December 2011

Whoopie Pie Bar!!!

First off, I have to announce that The Male Baker is married! Back on November 5th, I said “I do” to my wonderful wife Hannah. Since then, I cannot stop thinking about the ever soo scrumptious whoopie pie bar at our wedding. Throughout the months before November 5th, I spent a lot of my time thinking about what I could bake for the dessert at our reception. A couple months before our wedding, I decided that whoopie pies would make a classy, delicious, and unique dessert. But just a stack of plain whoopie pies, lacked the zest I wanted for an unforgettable dessert. Luckily, one sunny afternoon in Santa Barbara, Greg Spencer, my father-in-law, came up with a brilliant idea! I am sure his idea came to surface while he was on his front porch, grading way too many papers with a hot cup of coffee at his side…a Whoopie Pie Bar for the wedding! Just pure genius right??!!!! Continue reading


Turtle Bars

In the middle of December my stomach growls for baked goods. This time of year always reminds me of the loads of treats that my mom bakes for Christmas. Some of my favorite treats include snail rolls, cheese buns, cinnamon buns with loads of icing, and candied bark. Every year at this time, my ticking stomach time bomb goes off and immediately wants to discretely tell my mom to get baking! This year, I decided to take action and try something new. These turtle bars will definitely be on the list of favorites for years to come.

I found this recipe on the Real Simple website (Real Simple)and it had some great reviews. However, some of the other recipes I was looking at didn’t have a peep of positiveness from its users. My favourite reviews are the ones where people say “I will NEVER make this one again!” They clearly were not living the dream when they were baking. Here on The Male Baker, I am always living the dream so believe me about the quality of baked good’s on here. Try em out! You may even surprise yourself. Continue reading


Candy Cane Brownies

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Hello! Tis’ the season for candy canes and boy did these ones start off winter right. Here in Calgary, we just had the first big snowfall and it really made me crave Christmas goodies. So I decided to take action myself, The Male Baker style! Booya! Continue reading