Olive’s Holiday Gift Ideas

The holidays are one of my favorite time of the year. I love the lights, the festive holiday dresses, and gift-giving.

I just love to buy presents for my handsome sailor Popeye, Swee’Pea, and of course, myself. Keep reading to see my picks for 2013’s holiday presents.

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H Bake Shop’s Bakes Delish Popeye and Olive Oyl Cupcake

Pastry chef Huascar Aquino, the first-ever New York winner of the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, brings his farm-to-table baking style to New York City with his new bakery, H Bake Shop. Standing for honesty, happy, handmade and, of course Huascar, H Bake Shop takes a greenmarket approach with its products, rejecting artificial coloring and processed ingredients and opting for fresh and seasonal produce like avocado, spinach, tomatoes and cucumbers instead.

The results truly are special, and one of Huascar’s unusual creations is the Popeye and Olive Oyl Cupcake, which is a spinach and extra virgin olive oil cake, filled with homemade tomato marmalade and topped with cream cheese frosting, tomato coulis and spinach cake crumbs.

Yummy!

H Bake Shop Olive Oyl Cupcake

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