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Spartanburg Magazine Photo Shoot

The other day I had the pleasure to hang out with Jose Franco & Tim Kimzey and cook some food for an upcoming Spartanburg Magazine shoot. Here is a sneak peak at the food and a couple of the never shared before reciepes. 

South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Bites On The Beach

Thursday, Feb. 25 from 6:15 - 10:00 pm

We’re kicking off SOBEWFF ®’s 15th anniversary with longtime friend Giada De Laurentiis! Host of multiple shows on Food Network, including Giada in Italy and long-running hit primetime series Food Network Star, she’s bringing a taste of her namesake restaurant GIADA at The Cromwell in Las Vegas to the sands of South Beach.

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Join me at the second annual incarnation of Meatopia, the world’s most famous celebration of all things meat, aka "the ultimate meat event.", at SOBEWFF®. Beachside behind the iconic Delano hotel, Chef Micheal Symon and special musical guest Greg Allman, this is an event not  to be missed. Space is limited...

Saturday, Feb. 27 from 7:00 - 10:00 pm

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Sunday, Feb. 28 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Latin Legend, Chef and TV personality Lorena Garcia comes to the Biltmore, Coral Gables as she rounds up some of her fellow colleagues to take pig roasting to a whole new level. Learn more or 

Walker Foundation Chilli Cook-off

Join us for the 6th Annual So You Think You Can Cook Chili Cook-Off, Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Country Club of Spartanburg.

Proceeds will benefit The Walker Foundation and the students at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind. Fifteen teams of Community Leaders will showcase their favorite chili recipe and showcase their school spirit as we celebrate colleges across the south.  Guests will be able to taste each of the chili recipes and cast votes for their favorite chili.

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Gingerbread Man Recipe

Nelson, the owner of Daisy Cakes and a winner of the reality show “Shark Tank,” bakes hundreds of gingerbread man cookies for Ballet Spartanburg's “The Nutcracker,” which ran Dec. 10-12 at the Chapman Cultural Center this year.

Nelson has appeared on “The Nate Berkus Show,” “Anderson Cooper,” "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer," the "Today" show, “The Taste,” and QVC. Her cakes have been featured as a prize on “The Price Is Right” and “Wheel of Fortune.”

On a recent Tuesday afternoon, Nelson was rolling out gingerbread dough at her Daisy Cakes bakery. The sweet smell of brown sugar, molasses, allspice, ginger, ground cloves and cinnamon wafted through the air.

Each year, Nelson bakes close to 500 gingerbread man cookies as a fundraiser for Ballet Spartanburg.

“This is Trish McCallister's recipe that I've been making for quite some time,” she said. “My daughter took dance at Ballet Spartanburg for 15 years and they are near and dear to my heart. I like to do this to give back to the community.”

Nelson said her recipe will make 40 to 45 gingerbread man cookies depending on how thick you roll out the dough.

“I am guessing this is about the size of your hand,” she said of her gingerbread man cookie cutters.

In her cookbook, “Daisy Cakes Share A Slice of Love,” she writes, “rolling dough is like relaxation therapy for me.”

Nelson rolls out the dough, cuts out the gingerbread man cookie shapes and lays them on a baking sheet before putting them in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes.

At the end of the cooking session, Nelson's ovens were filled with baking cookies and baking pans lined up on a table were filled with hundreds of gingerbread man cookies ready to be devoured.

Nelson shared her recipe which can be used to make cookies or Christmas decorations.

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Article Written By: Jose Fanco, Hearld Journel

Palm Beach Wine & Food Festival

Join me and a ton of my foodie friends at the Palm Beach Wine & Food Festival. So much going on there. Super excisted to be a part of it all. Visit for more information.


Simple flavors that take you back to your childhood

  • Chocolate Sauce - Perfect as a drizzle over some peppermint ice cream.
  • Peach Butter - Perfect on a toasted bagel w/ cream cheese, with a lovely hint of vanilla.
  • Pumpkin Butter - Well butter my biscuit! And do it with this perfectly spiced pumpkin spread.
  • Daisy's Jam - The perfect jam that comes with our homemade biscuits. Pineapple and bananas never tasted so good.

Each jar is 4 oz. and made in small batches just like we do everything here in Pauline, SC.
$34.95 includes shipping - Phone Orders Only • 877-316-2253

Daisy's Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies

These are no ordinary Whoopie Pies... These are Daisy’s moist yet fluffy pumpkin spiced whoopie pies, with a spiked cream cheese filling. These a perfect hand-held snack you just won't be able to resist!

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Fabulous Food Show - Cleveland, Ohio

Hello Ohio! I cannot wait to join y'all just before the holidays at The 10th annual Fabulous Food Show returns to the I-X Center November 13-15, 2015. This is not your ordinary cooking show, it’s a full weekend of food, fun, and entertainment!

Spread out over 400,000 square feet of indoor space, this unparalleled cultural experience features the country’s largest presentation of fine food, fine art, craft breweries, wineries, restaurants, and purveyors all under one roof!

Daisy Cake Video Gift Message

Sending a Daisy Cake is like sending a slice of love.  View Kim's Message below:

Directly after check out you will have the opportunity to send a personalized video gift message or greeting card. This message will be delivered via email on the day that your Daisy Cake is delivered.

We wanted to make your Daisy Cake is even more special, by providing you the opportunity to send a personalized gift message. 

Holiday Ordering and Discounts

Happy Fall Y’all!!!

Can you believe that it’s here? At Daisy Cakes here in Pauline SC, the air is crisp and the leaves are turning beautiful colors. That can only mean one thing……

Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner!!!

Now is the time to place your Holiday corporate orders to avoid the rush!! We are offering discounts on your orders, so give us a call today at 864-595-7440 or send an email to Cheryl or Adam.

Discounts Available

  • 10+ Cakes = 5%
  • 25+ Cakes = 10%
  • 45+ Cakes = 15%
  • 60+ Cakes = 20%

Shipping is not included and is an additional cost.

MetroCooking DC Show

Join me and a host of chefs and celebrities for the 10th annual MetroCooking DC Show! The ultimate food lover’s weekend returns to the Washington Convention Center October 24-25th, 2015.

Whether you’re an aspiring home cook or expert entertainer, the two-day culinary extravaganza provides a one-of-a-kind experience for all food and entertaining enthusiasts.

Enjoy cooking demos and book signings with top Celebrity Chefs. Sample from over 50 local restaurants in the Grand Tasting Pavilion. Wash down your fare with a local brew from the beer, wine and spirits garden. Learn new techniques and tips in the Tasting & Entertaining Workshops. Sharpen your skills in the pop-up cooking school. Meet your favorite James Beard award-winning chef and see them whip up delicious dishes live on the James Beard Stage.

Plus, shop from hundreds of specialty food vendors in the exhibitor marketplace! Chances are, you’ll discover a new favorite hot sauce!


As apple picking season here in the south makes way for fall flavors, I thought I would share a family favorite for y'all to use. 

I loved gathering eggs with Miss Nellie and Miss Daisy. I would carefully take the fresh eggs from each nest. The eggs were still warm when we collected them. It was fun knowing they would make a delicious cake. Nowadays, we consider farm fresh eggs a luxury. When I was growing up, I thought everyone had them. I loved to call the hens by name, pet them, and thank them for giving us such lovely eggs.

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Thanksgiving Order Notice

Plan ahead for the best experience with the tips below:

🦃 If you would like delivery during the week of Thanksgiving we highly recommend selecting FedEx Overnight shipping at checkout to ensure delivery by Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

🦃 Plan for 6 hours to defrost at room temperature. Do not store or defrost cakes in the fridge as it will dry them out.

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