Episode 14

Candace Nelson: Founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes

Meet Candace Nelson, founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes, the original cupcake bakery. The queen of all things sweet is also a judge and producer on Netflix’s Sugar Rush, host of the Live To Eat podcast and a New York Times best-selling author. In this episode, Candace and Kelly chat about:

  • How growing up in Southeast Asia impacted Candace’s love for baking and defined her palate
  • The biggest hurdle Candace faced making a career shift from investment banking to the hospitality industry
  • The invention and evolution of the Sprinkles Cupcake ATM
  • How Candace made the jump from sweet to savory with the launch of her new restaurant, Pizzana
  • What Candace is serving up for Thanksgiving, including her new online course, the Pie Pop-Up, where you’ll learn the ins and outs of making the best pie of your life (Bonus: Enter JustATaste for $50 off!)

Show Guest

Candace Nelson

Candace Nelson is founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes and Pizzana, judge and producer on Netflix’s Sugar Rush, host of the Live to Eat podcast and author of The New York Times best-selling cookbook, The Sprinkles Baking Book. Candace is currently hosting The Pie Pop-Up, a 4-week course teaching bakers of all skill levels the art of pie.

Recipes From This Episode

Carrot Cupcake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Try your hand at cupcakes with this five star recipe for Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting!

Pizza Dough Without Yeast

Easy Pizza Dough Without Yeast

Ditch the delivery, and enjoy homemade pizza with this recipe for Pizza Dough Without Yeast!

Resources From This Episode

Sprinkles Cupcakes

Sprinkles Cupcakes



Candace Pie Pop Up

The Pie Pop-Up

Live to eat podcast

Live To Eat Podcast


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