Archive for March, 2008

Purse Cupcakes

By on Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

close up, originally uploaded by Lil’ Missy Cupcake.

A Sweet Invitation

By on Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

While looking for an announcement for my daughter’s Christening, I stumbled across these adorable Cupcake themed invites from Tiny Prints. They have both a girl AND a boy version which can be personalized for your party particulars. Very sweet.

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Cupcake Key Cover

By on Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

New! From All-Mighty Clothing:

Who doesn’t love cuteness and practicality bundled tight into one tiny little package? Life is too short, spend less time trying to find your house key. These key covers make even the mundane tasks of the day to day extra sweet. Cupcakes put a smile on everyones face.

$5.00 by Decole @ All Mighty Clothing.

Cupcake Tea Towel

By on Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

This hand embroidered tea towel is from Early Bird Special. I have several items from this shop and they’re all beautifully made. The candy and donut towels are so cute I don’t see how anyone could ever actually wipe anything on them. $15 on Etsy.

Beer Cupcakes

By on Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

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Picture & Recipe via Gena @ Big City, Little Kitchen.

Cake

1 cup Guinness
1 stick, plus 1 tb, unsalted butter
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 cups dark brown sugar
3/4 cup sour cream
2 eggs
1 tb vanilla extract
2 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp baking soda
Glaze*

8 oz cream cheese
1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/3 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350; butter a muffin tin.

Combine the Guinness and the butter, chopped into 1-inch chunks, in a large sauce pan, and heat to melt the butter. Remove from heat, and whisk in the cocoa and sugar. In a bowl, whisk the sour cream with the eggs and vanilla, then add to the beer mixture. Sift together the flour and baking soda, and fold into the batter. Pour into muffin molds and bake for 25 minutes, or until inserted cake tester comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes, remove from muffin tin, and cool completely on a rack.

Using a mixer, whip cream cheese until smooth, sift in sugar, and beat. Add milk, and beat until smooth. Spread glaze over cooled cupcakes.

*To create a thinner glaze, use a tablespoon or two more milk; for a topping more akin to icing, use less milk, and perhaps more sugar. In either case, add a little sugar or milk at a time, mix, and check for desired consistency.

Cupcakes from The Bleeding Heart Bakery

By on Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

I know TBHB has been getting lots of press lately, and I’m a part of the hoard with my interview with chef/owner Michelle Garcia form last year. But they really are doing something amazing- organic bakery with a punk rock kick in the pants! Michelle only uses local, sustainable products and contributes to just about every good cause in Chicago. I was already in love after the first interview, but I recently profile Michelle for another publication and it rekindled my passion for baking, supporting women-owned business and for well, The Bleeding Heart Bakery. It’s gotten to the point where people e-mail me to say how much they enjoyed their cupcake from TBHB and I have to tell them I’m not Michelle, I’m just a huge fan and accidental PR writer. So here are some of the many beautiful cupcakes TBHB has to offer. If you’re ever in Chicago give me a call and I’ll meet you there for one!

Hand-drawn Cupcake Brooch

By on Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

I’m pretty sure if you’re reading a blog called All Things Cupcake right now, this image applies to you. Entitled “Thinkin’ About Cupcakes” this brooch comes from ModelCitizen.

Now brace yourself, because this hand-drawn piece of jewelry will run you three American dollars. That’s right, $3. I don’t know what you all are drinking in the morning, but I can’t even get a Cinnamon Dolce latte for $3.

Don’t fret if Etsy tells you this item is sold out (someone with amazing taste snatched it up right after I posted it) because Bonnie is making more and they’ll be in the shop soon. I’m sure she’d be happy to let you know when more are available if you send her an Etsy conversation.