Today we're trying not to drool as we get to know Lyndsay Sung, the 37-year-old blogger behind Coco Cake Land. I'll cut to the chase: If you have a sweet tooth, Coco Cake Land is going to be a dangerous place for you, and I mean that in the best way possible. Lyndsay's posts are jam-packed with desserts so whimsical as to not be real. Her creativity leaps off the screen, and I only wish her food would as well. I can't help but feel giddy when I'm reading Coco Cake Land. Why don't you take a page from my book and brighten your day by venturing over to Lyndsay's lovely blog?
Read on to get to know Lyndsay!
What is your all-time favorite book?
Too hard of a question. Anne of Green Gables, probably because I remember reading it fondly with my mom as a child. I also was SO into the made-for-television miniseries! I want to watch that right now.
What meal do you love to cook?
Buttered toast and a 7 minute egg with ground black peppercorns. Make that 2.
What is your favorite food scene from a book?
Ladies Day magazine fancy banquet luncheon which Esther attends in The Bell Jar. Luxurious caviar and crab stuffed avocados. It's the first thing that came to mind. Or anything Ruth Reichl describes in Tender At The Bone.
Coffee or tea?
For beverage drinking, milky earl grey tea with a small amount of sugar. I love coffee flavored ice cream though!
What is the last book you abandoned?
Haruki Murakami's IQ84. I'll read it eventually. I got overwhelmed by its big-ness. Elaine Dundy's The Dud Avocado. I got to a part where there is a cad-like character named Teddy and I had to stop because it's my son's name and I only want good associations with the name! Ha.
Author you'd most like to meet for dinner, and your order?
I'd just like to admire an author from afar from two tables over in a darkly lit restaurant. Too scary!
Where do you go to find new recipes?
I have a huge stack of cookbooks and food magazines on my bedside table. Many have dog-eared pages. I need a better system because I forget they're there. I love beautiful blogs, too, for finding recipes.
Where do you go to find new reads?
Often it's blogs or on even stupid old Twitter! Or on the radio (I listen to the radio while driving!) And one of my best friends is a librarian so I tend to ask her.
Tell us about your blog — the inspiration for it, why you blog, and what your favorite aspects are.
Coco Cake Land is a modern cake and desserts blog with tons, like TONS of photos of cakes, original cake designs and tutorials, plus recipes. I also tend to babble on a bit about my life outside of cake, too — family stuff, silly thoughts, etc. I absolutely love writing, baking, styling, design, photography — I love all aspects of blogging. It's process oriented, it's creative — plus there's cake leftovers aplenty.
What are your favorite blogs, and why?
A blog has to have good writing and photography and sweet projects in order for me to keep coming back. Design wise, I'm a regular reader of Poppytalk for color and daily inspiration, Oh Happy Day for amazing, modern and stylish party ideas and You Are My Fave for simple but beautifully designed DIYs and funny deadpan writing. Oh I also love Look At These Gems, just a wild eye-blast of inspiration from popular culture, design, art. For food, I love Joy The Baker — she seems totally crushable and funny and cool, she references books and music and culture often and just seems like an awesome party dog. For insaneo brutally beautiful cake photography I love Call Me Cupcake from Sweden. For straight up food blogs, I'm a big fan of I Am A Food Blog for her Asian-y but easy, do-able gourmet recipes (and sweet photos) and My Name Is Yeh [ATTW link] for her ultra creative recipes and simple but beautiful photography.