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Theater-Related Recipes

In 2016 I was rehearsing the role of Kitty in The Drowsy Chaperone and after about the 63rd time going over the choreography to "Toledo Surprise" I finally (bad actor confession) paid attention to the lyrics. Oh, it isn't just about gangsters threatening to beat up Feldzieg? They are naming ingredients and a process and OMIGOD it's a recipe!

I took those lyrics and created a custom recipe and I gotta tell you that my "Toledo Surprises" were a huge hit. So much, in fact, that I continued this tradition for a majority of the shows I've had the pleasure to perform in over the past 2+ years.  

You too can spread the joy of theater via sugar and lots of butter, oh and liquor! All of my desserts are boozy, because when tech-week comes... you find a way to cope. 

So, take a looksie at my many concoctions and should it strike your fancy, click on any of the images to get the full recipes. For inquiries please feel free to contact me HERE


  "Chop the nuts! Pound the dough!"

"Chop the nuts! Pound the dough!"

Recipe: Toledo Surprises 

Inspired by: The Drowsy Chaperone

Bourbon peach pecan cupcakes infused with a butter bourbon sauce and drizzled with bourbon brown sugar buttercream icing topped with chopped pecans. 


Recipe: Moon Pies Over Buffalo

Inspired by: Moon Over Buffalo

Kahlua espresso sandwich cookies with a Jameson Irish whisky marshmallow cream center, topped with a Baileys dark chocolate ganache.

  "It's the beans, it's the quality of the beans."

"It's the beans, it's the quality of the beans."


  "What you want is right in front of you!"

"What you want is right in front of you!"

Recipe: What-You-Wants

Inspired by: Legally Blonde

Strawberry pink champagne cupcakes with a strawberry white chocolate pink champagne frosting. 


Recipe: Poozle

Inspired by: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

America's new favorite snack mix! Easily made with just five ingredients that can be found at your local Trader Joe's.  

  "Whoever heard tell of a man gettin' too much poozle?"

"Whoever heard tell of a man gettin' too much poozle?"


  "Don't eat that apple, child, it's bad forbidden fruit. That's right."

"Don't eat that apple, child, it's bad forbidden fruit. That's right."

Recipe: Forbidden Fruit Tarts

Inspired by: The Wild Party

Salted caramel bourbon apple tarts topped with vanilla bourbon whipped cream. 


  "Oh, Amos just loves my cupcakes..."

"Oh, Amos just loves my cupcakes..."

Recipe: Funny Honeys

Inspired by: Chicago

Honey bourbon cupcakes topped with honey bourbon cream cheese glaze and lemon zest. 


  "Let's all go to hell in a fast car and KEEP IT HOT!"

"Let's all go to hell in a fast car and KEEP IT HOT!"

Recipes: Ugly Bootlegger Cocktails

Inspired by: Chicago

  • The Velma: gin-based

  • The Roxie: bourbon-based

  • The Go-To-Hell: mocktail


  "All the clouds are cumuloft walking in space..."

"All the clouds are cumuloft walking in space..."

Recipe: Cumuloft Cupcakes

Inspired by: HAIR

Vanilla tie-dyed cupcakes both topped AND filled with homemade marshmallow fluff spiked with a variety of flavored vodkas. 


  "If you think you are going to be hanging around with the Pink Ladies - you got to get with it!"

"If you think you are going to be hanging around with the Pink Ladies - you got to get with it!"

Recipe: Pink Ladies

Inspired by: Grease

Strawberry Lady Finger cookies with lime zest paired with a Strawberry Daiquiri-Inspired Tiramisu Dip with white rum and Grand Marnier. 


  “I try and just kick it but what can I do? We've all got our junk, and my junk is you."

“I try and just kick it but what can I do? We've all got our junk, and my junk is you."

Recipe: My Junk

Inspired bySpring Awakening

A mix of German Chocolate and Vanilla cupcakes filled with a Blackberry Schnapps Cream and topped with a Blackberry Schnapps infused Dark Chocolate Ganache and fresh blackberries. 


  "Hey, little lady, hello. You lookin’ mighty sweet…"

"Hey, little lady, hello. You lookin’ mighty sweet…"

Recipe: The Audrey I

Inspired byLittle Shop of Horrors

Vanilla Elderflower Lemon Zest cupcakes filled with a Raspberry Lemon Elderflower curd and topped with a Lemon Elderflower Buttercream frosting.


  "LOOK OUT! Here comes Audrey II…”

"LOOK OUT! Here comes Audrey II…”

Recipe: The Audrey II

Inspired byLittle Shop of Horrors

Dark Chocolate Bourbon and Elderflower cupcakes filled with a Raspberry Bourbon Elderflower cream and topped with a Bourbon Elderflower Buttercream frosting.


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When tech-week comes...

you find a way to cope.