October 14, 2009 at 12:20 pm , by Sonia Harmon
Rachel Kramer Bussel, Nichelle Stephens (pictured at right) and Stacie Joy are the women behind one of the sweetest blogs we know, Cupcakes Take the Cake. Now you may be wondering when the whole cupcake fad is going to blow over, but these ladies have been blogging since 2004 and they’re convinced that cupcakes are here to stay. Cupcake lovers come to CTTC for recipes, decorating ideas, event listings—you can even find a cupcake shop in your area. So give their blog a look, and we totally don’t blame you for stopping by a bakery on your way home!
Rachel Kramer Bussel
What makes me a lady: I write thank you notes (and send snail mail), I’m a good friend and I try to think outside of the box.
Favorite guilty pleasure: Tabloid magazines. (Love ‘em and read way too many of them.)
Three things on my life list: Become a mom, cook a fabulous meal for someone special and get published in The New York Times.
If I could have a superpower, it would be: Mind reading.
Ladies I admire: Jeannette Walls, Martha Stewart, Michelle Obama, Anna Quindlen, Mary Lou Lord, Guinevere Turner, Christina Hendricks, Madonna, Virginia Postrel, Molly Crabapple, Samara O’Shea, Hollis Gillespie and Mary Pols.
What makes me a lady: I enjoy hosting events, making introductions and connecting people. Hopefully my efforts make New York City seem more like a friendly small town than a big scary city.
Favorite guilty pleasure: Cupcakes.
Three things on my life list: Owning my own home, meeting Oprah Winfrey and visiting Hong Kong.
If I could have a superpower, it would be: To teleport myself down to Atlanta whenever my Dad makes his famous chili.
Ladies I admire: My mom (Regina Stephens), Santigold (recording artist) and First Lady Michelle Obama.
What makes me a lady: I’m a hard-working, driven, empathetic, well-mannered, witty and amusing woman. I’m also a lady because I was raised to be one—manners are important to me, even as they become less-important to those around me. I am a lady because I remain old-fashioned when it isn’t politically correct, and maternal, even though I have no children. You can also call me a lady because I am a mass of contradictions, a work in progress, and devoted and loyal to those I love.
Favorite guilty pleasure: Cupcaking, for sure.
Three things on my life list: Around-the-world travel (still so many places I have yet to see!), making a difference and leaving a legacy.
If I could have a superpower, it would be: Invisibility.
Ladies I admire: The list is very long…Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sandra Day O’Connor, Sojourner Truth, Margaret Sanger, Rosa Parks, Virginia Woolf, Marilyn Monroe, Mother Teresa, Diane Arbus. Alice Waters, Bettie Page, Janis Joplin, Lily Tomlin, Julia Child, Drew Barrymore, J.K. Rowling, Tina Fey, Gypsy Rose Lee, Margaret Cho, Erica Jong, Donna Jean Godchaux, Billie Holiday, Cleopatra, Nancy Pelosi, Anne Frank, Frida Kahlo, Isabel Allende, Maya Angelou, Sally Ride, Ann Corio, Joni Mitchell, and Susan Faludi. (I am sure I am forgetting so many!)
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