Archive for November, 2009

Cupcake Switch Plate Giveaway

By on Monday, November 30th, 2009

This week we are hosting a giveaway for Etsy seller rathina.  She is a very talented crafter who makes custom switch plates and outlet covers.  Check out this adorable cover she made for me:

Cupcake Switch Plate - Blue - Single
I love my cover and it is a perfect addition to my craft room.   It was very easy to switch out my old boring white one for this well-made cupcake craft.   It comes in two more sweet colors too.
Cupcake Switch Plate - Blue - Single
Now is your chance to win your own cupcake cover in pink, blue or green!  Just go to rathina’s shop and look at the 100+ covers she has listed and then come back to ATC.  Click on the comment area below and tell us what cover (other than the cupcake ones) you liked best and where you would use it.   One winner will be chosen on Monday, December 7th.  Thanks rathina for sponsoring this giveaway!  

Cupcake Fabric

By on Sunday, November 29th, 2009

I went to Joanne’s Fabric and Crafts Store last week and was so pleased to find these two new adorable cupcake fabrics.  Look for a 50% off coupon in the Sunday paper and get it for $3.50/yard.  


I bought a couple of yards but haven’t decided what I will make it into yet.  Maybe a pillowcase for me or a skirt for my daughter?  Click on the comment area below and tell me what you would do!

Visit stayhomecupcake’sEtsy shop.

Sugar Mountain Bake Shoppe

By on Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Sugar Mountain and La-Tea-Da Owners

Sugar Mountain and La-Tea-Da Owners

My friend in Rochester, NY sent me this news paper article and I thought I would share it.  Sugar Mountain Bake Shoppe was originally a virtual bakery that operated out of other place’s commercial kitchens.  When the owners of Sugar Mountain Bake Shoppe were considering closing, out of fear of losing her cupcake supplier, Maureen Becker, owner of La-Tea-Da Tea Room and Parlor offered Sugar Mountain the use of her space.  Now the two operate under the same roof only, with La-Tea-Da Tea taking the day shift and Sugar Mountain operating during the evenings.


My friend said she tried Sugar Mountain’s cupcakes, all of which are filled.  Her most recent cupcake try was Pumpkin Spice which she said was good but noted that there is a lot of frosting on these cupcakes.  She also mentioned that the unique flavors like The Elvis, a banana spice cake filled with chocolate hazelnut ganache, topped with a chocolate peanut buttercream and a banana chip, tend to sell out quickly.

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

By on Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Tis’  the season for Christmas Trees & Christmas Decorating! I spent a good  part of my day yesterday buying Christmas Tree decorations, so in honor of this lovely season I thought I would find some Christmas Tree Cupcakes. They are from none other than Martha Stewart.

Christmas Tree Cupcakes



Turkey Cupcakes

By on Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

chocolate turkey cupcakes

These yummy turkey cupcakes are submitted by Lisa Griswold.

I made these cupcakes for Thanksgiving.  The turkeys are “drawn” with chocolate on wax paper and then flipped over to reveal a cute and edible cupcake topper!

Happy Holidays!

Fantastic!  Here is another examples of chocolate art.  More here at Instructables on how to make your own chocolate painting.

Wedding Cupcakes, an Unexpected Food Trend

By on Tuesday, November 24th, 2009


My mom shared with me last week’s issue of Parade featured an article titled Five Unexpected Food Trends.  According to Joanna Prisco wedding cupcakes are the number one unexpected food trend.  Red velvet and chocolate cupcakes are among the most popular but crazy flavors like Twinkies, s’mores, and doughnuts are showing up at weddings.  I liked that the actual, physical article claimed “Cupcakes are the new wedding cake.”

Cupcake Candles and Soaps from ATC Sponsors

By on Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

koko choco soap

Koko Candles asks you to take a moment and indulge… a cupcake candle!

Chocolate brownie cake (sinfully rich chocolate scented) with fluffy pink frosting (vanilla scented) drizzled in chocolate (wax) syrup, sprinkled with white & red (real) sprinkles and topped off with a jumbo juicy red cherry! what a mouthful!

At approximately 3″ diameter x 3″ height (excluding stem), this cupcake candle burns for up to 25 hours.


cupcake soaps ditsy daisies

Ditsy Daisies features cupcake soaps from Cupcakes and Cartwheels.  Each set comes with 3 flavors: vanilla, lemon, and strawberry.  Each soap is around 2.5″ X 2.5″ and individually wrapped for safe transit.