Good to Know: Who invented the cupcake?

  History Imagine being a cook/baker in 19th-century Britain or North America. It’s likely that you didn’t know how to read, so your recipes were memorized and passed down from generation to generation. The first mention of the cup cake was probably a standard cake recipe using ingredient quantities in cup measurements to make remembering the directions […]

Good to know: Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet gain popularity in the last decades . I did some research on it’s history, science and the downside of digesting red food coloring. There are a couple of stories when it turns to who created the first recipe.   History   #1 Cooks in the 1800s used almond flour, cocoa or cornstarch to soften the […]

‘Orange Is the New Black’ actress Samira Wiley & writer Lauren Morelli.

‘Orange Is the New Black’ former actress Samira Wiley and writer Lauren Morelli got married. And oh boy, their wedding gowns are jaw-dropping! The designer, Christian Siriano, is an American fashion designer and member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). Siriano became known after winning the fourth season of American design competition show Project […]

Good to Know: Pound Cake

The syrup Moistened Pound Cake is Puerto Rico’s traditional cake for Celebration and Wedding Cakes. Delicious, moist and dense enough to maintain the fondant covering and decor. But where does it come from? The name (Pound Cake) comes from the fact that it contained one pound each of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour.  No leaveners (baking […]

Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s Wedding

While Elvis was stationed in Germany in 1959 — the King proposed to his 21-year-old love, Priscilla Ann Beaulieu, with a 3-carat diamond ring. Las Vegas is home to the Elvis impersonator wedding officiant, well….Elvis and Priscilla chose Sin City as the location for theirs on May 1, 1967. To throw wedding-hungry reporters off the […]

Grace Kelly and Monaco’s Prince Rainier Wedding

Grace Kelly met her Prince Charming, Rainier, at the Cannes Film Festival and after a whirlwind eight-month romance, the couple were engaged. The Hollywood actress and the royal tied the knot on 18 April 1956 in a civil ceremony, followed by a larger religious wedding the next day, as is customary in Monaco. Their nuptials […]

The Royal Wedding Cake – Prince William and Kate Middleton’s

In 2011, Fiona Cairns was privileged to be asked to create the Royal wedding cake for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The cake was designed to a clear brief: it was not to be ostentatious or grand, but romantic and informal in its structure. Firstly, the cake featured 17 flowers, chosen by the Duchess, which […]

John Lennon and Yoko Ono Wedding

Yoko and John Lennon were married on March 20, 1969 in Gibraltar. She wore a short mini-skirt and sunglasses at their wedding. On March 20, 1969, John & Yoko, in a private plane, flew to Gibraltar and went directly to the British Consulate whereby they were married in a ten-minute ceremony. In less than one […]

Good to Know: Piña Colada

The Classic Piña Colada. This drink is a sweet, rum-based cocktail made with rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice, usually served either blended or shaken with ice. It may be garnished with a pineapple wedge or a maraschino cherry or both. When mixed with vodka, it is called a King Henry. How exactly this […]

Puerto Rico seen through the eyes of surfing.

Salitre…the true colors of Puerto Rico from barbara crudeli wright on Vimeo. Producer – Barbara Crudeli Director – Otto Flores Director of Photography / Editor – Alex Berger