On the best "hack" for birthdays and parties:
"I’m a huge proponent of freezing baked goods — you’re not going to want to whip up a whole batch of cupcakes the night before an in-school party or on a Saturday morning before a birthday celebration.
"The chocolate cupcake recipe in there is awesome — I freeze those, and sometimes I’ll make frosting fresh and add it to the defrosted cupcake. I freeze brownies that I put chocolate ganache on and stick them in cupcake liners inside a tupperware. And I always have cookies or granola bars with chocolate chips in the freezer."