Archive for August, 2008

This Just IN! Target’s $1 Bin!!!

By on Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

An e-mail from one of our readers, Diane!

“You may have covered it before I found your blog, but at our local (Jonesboro, Arkansas) Target in the $1 bins, they have a line of products—lotion, body butter, body wash, lip gloss, note pads, eye mask, brush, etc., that feature cupcake artwork and have flavors called strawberry swirl, coconut crème, vanilla sprinkles and raspberry something (can’t remember).

They are just a dollar each, and I’ve given work friends the strawberry and vanilla, which they love. I love the coconut”

oh yes yes yes. I <3 Target. Always giving us the cupcake goodies!!! If anyone goes to target, and purchases these items.. PLEASE send us some pictures!

Better cupcakes for bakesales

By on Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

(NewsUSA) –

Doctors have not declared cupcakes all-you-can-eat health foods.

But these cupcakes from the Oregon Raspberry & Blackberry Council contain protein (peanut butter) and antioxidants (berry jam), making them a better choice for bake sales.

Peanut Butter & Blackberry Jam Cupcakes

Makes 16 cupcakes


1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 cups milk
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 16 muffin cups with cupcake liners. Mix the vinegar with the milk and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, stir the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another mixing bowl, whisk the milk mixture, canola oil, vanilla and almond extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and beat until smooth.

Fill each muffin cup with 1/4 cup of batter. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until toothpicks come out clean. Remove from the oven. Cool completely.

Peanut Butter Frosting:

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 (8 ounce) package of cream cheese, at room temperature
4 cups of confectioner’s sugar
1 tablespoon cream

Beat the butter, peanut butter and cream cheese with a hand or standing mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Slowly add the confectioner’s sugar and continue to mix until the frosting is smooth, mix in the cream and continue to mix until it reaches a good spreading consistency.

To assemble:

1 cup marionberry or blackberry jam

With a sharp paring knife, cut a cone-shaped hole into the top of each cupcake. Cut the cone portion off, leaving only a top cap. Spoon approximately one tablespoon of jam into each cupcake. Replace top.

Frost with peanut butter frosting, using a large (5/8” opening) star tip and a pastry bag. Swirl tops. Place one fresh blackberry on each cupcake.

Article & Recipe from East Texas Review.

Top Five …. Cupcakes!!

By on Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

CUPCAKES ARE HOTTER THAN HOTCAKES: and red velvet tops my list…
By Meridith Ford | Wednesday, August 27, 2008, 01:18 PM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Photo: Joey Ivansco/AJC staff

How wonderful to open this month’s Bon Appetit to find Buttersweet Bakery in Hapeville featured.

The little bakery that could, Buttersweet owner Charlita Varner’s Key lime cupcake with cream cheese frosting is featured in a piece that’s all about the best of the bake shops across the United States. Atlanta is home to lots of “cupcakeries,” where smallish is best and flavors from funky monkey to plain old vanilla will make every day seem like your birthday.

Here are five spots that bake up cupcakes better than best:

Buttersweet Bakery’s red velvet cupcake is the moistest, reddest, most luscious version of this Southern favorite ever.

Little Cake Bakery in Buckhead’s chocolate cupcake with sweet chocolate frosting has the old-fashioned buttery goodness of something homemade, but with pretty, fat swirls of chocolate frosting and fairy-like sprinkles.

Sweet Pockets Cupcakes’ (Old Fourth Ward) lemon cupcake with velvety lemon frosting is a hands-down best alternative to chocolate and vanilla.

Atlanta Cupcake Factory makes a mean “sugar cookie dulce de leche” that’s sweet enough to make your teeth hurt. My only complaint about this place is that every time I go by, they’re never open. Dang.

Order Sugar Mama’s toasted coconut cupcake filled with vanilla cream and expect to get a creamy, dreamy sugar rush.

Who bakes your favorite cupcake? (and don’t say your mom…)

Article here: Access Atlanta

30″ Resin Cupcake Easter Tree w Ornaments

By on Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

30" Resin Cupcake Easter Tree w Ornaments

30″ Resin Cupcake Easter Tree w Ornaments $89.99

This awesome 30″ cupcake tree is made of resin. Nine 3″ cupcake ornaments are included.

Hurry! Only 2 are available!

Available at The Holiday Store.

Cupcake Delights makes the A-list!

By on Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Cupcake Delights in Mount Dora, Florida was voted “Best Bakery in Central Florida” on the Wesh 2 news A-list.

Some of my family members got to visit Cupcake Delights on a recent vacation. My brother-in-law said “It was the best cupcake I have had in my whole life” about the Cookies and Cream cupcake. I am so jealous I missed out on eating those cupcakes! Before you start feeling too sorry for me, my sister was kind enough to bring me a cupcake magnet.

Congratulations Cupcake Delights!

16 oz. Cuppie Cakes

By on Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

16 oz. Cuppie Cakes

16 oz. Cuppie Cakes $17.48

This must-have scent is a rich buttery blend of sweet vanilla cream, accents of natural vanilla bean and shimmering hints of spun sugar.

This is just one of the many candles in a line called Candles For Kids. 100% of their profits go to the Prayer Child Foundation.

Available at Gold Canyon.

Mix & Match Cupcake Game

By on Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

I just made this adorable mix & match cupcake game this afternoon. This game is for a birthday party.

It is very easy to make. You just need felt, felt glue, scissors, and mini pompoms. Here are a few pictures…

Before play:

Before play

During play:

During play

After play:

After play

The party guests can race and see who can decorate their cupcakes faster. You can even add shapes, letters, and/or numbers to make it more educational.