Kimberly Chapman writes Eat the Evidence, focused on edible confections. Kimberly is active in the Austin community through children’s cake decorating classes, Bake A Wish, Capital Confectioners and The Biscuit Brothers. Besides being a food blogger, Kimberly is a published novelist!
Tell us about yourself! Where are you from? Why do you blog? What is your focus?
I’m from the Toronto area originally, and have been in Austin since 2008. I started my food blog as an excuse to keep doing experiments with edible media instead of just waiting for the cake show every year. My focus is that: I play around with cake decorating and sugar arts techniques to push the envelope of what’s supposedly possible. I post occasional other recipes, too, but that’s the main drive.
How did you start blogging?
I’ve had a LiveJournal account since 2004, so that started the habit of writing posts and conversing with commenters, plus commenting on other people’s posts. I started this particular blog in a fit of madness after a cake show one year. I honestly don’t know what I was thinking, but it seems to have worked out.
What items are always in your fridge or pantry?
Powdered sugar. In fact, when I ran out of powdered sugar while making a cake I was donating to my daughter’s karate studio last week, it was downright shocking. I’m NEVER out of powdered sugar, and then I suddenly was. It’s used in buttercream, fondant, and for rolling fondant, so I always have multiple bags around. The only plausible explanation is that someone broke into my house without leaving a trace of damage or stealing anything else except for bags of powdered sugar. Yes.
What is your favorite AFBA memory?
Meeting Hilah Johnson at the recipe writing seminar, because she rocks!
What is your most popular post?
Someone posted my Adipose Cake (from Doctor Who) to Reddit and I got thousands of hits in one day when I usually only get a few hundred.