Archive for March, 2010

Cupcake Poster Sale

By on Monday, March 22nd, 2010 is having a major sale til’ Thursday the 25Th on a big chunk of their posters. While searching for some posters for my new place I found some Cupcake Posters/Prints on sale.

Cream Cheese Cupcake $2.98 plus S+H

Vanilla Cupcake $3.98 plus S+H

Butter Cream Cupcake $2.98 plus S+H

Remember it only goes until Thursday. And enter coupon code ‘DAWN’ at the check out an get an extra 22% off!

Meet Green Party Goods

By on Monday, March 22nd, 2010

 This week we are hosting a giveaway for the website, Green Party Goods where their motto is “Planet Friendly Products for Any Celebration”.  I am pleased to own one of their eco-friendly cupcake stands which is made with recycled corrugated cardboard.  These stands are a great way to display your wonderful cupcake creations and are meant to be used many times.   They are made in a neutral white color so customers can decorate them to coordinate with whatever theme they need.  You can use a glue gun to attach ribbon or tule or even spray paint them.   The stands come in round and square shape.


My stand was easy to assemble and was a great deal sturdier than I had assumed it would be.  As a crafter, I also thought these stands would be a perfect way to display items, such as jewelry or cards, at a craft show.

This week Green Party Goods invites you to become a fan of the Facebook Page and to also enter this giveaway for a free eco-friendly stand.  They will also throw in your choice of any cupcake wrap or liner of your choice! 

To enter this giveaway, first go to Green Party Goods and pick out a favorite item.  Then come back here to ATC and in the comment area below tell us what was your favorite item AND what kind of wrap or liner you think they should add to their site. 

One winner will be chosen on Monday, March 29th.  Thanks Green Party Goods!

NerdCake of the Week: Old School Videogame Cupcakes by Rakka

By on Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Cupcakes have a natural nostalgia about them – as sophisticated as they’ve gotten, they still have roots back to the days when we regularly ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch and watched cartoons on TV on Saturday mornings.

That’s why I find this week’s nerdcakes to particularly appropriately themed – the geeky nostalgia of Space Invaders aliens and Super Mario Bros. 1up mushrooms meets the childhood nostalgia of cupcakes to create a tasty snack that is somehow cooler and more up-to-date than all that nostalgia might imply.

Thanks to Rakka and her fantabulous Flickr photostream for these lovely pictures! (Also, bonus points for no fondant :)

Hello Mr.Sun!

By on Saturday, March 20th, 2010

I hope the sun is shining where ever you are, it sure it is here on Martha’s Vineyard! I spent the day moving a little into my new apartment and then I went to the beach. In honor of the sun and the beach I have 2 different cupcake ideas.

Mr. Sun Cupcakes from the Betty Crocker website.

Shark and Beach Cupcakes from Martha Stewart!

Cupcake Birthday Party Supplies

By on Saturday, March 20th, 2010

When my daughter turned two years old a few years ago, we had a cupcake themed party. It was so much fun but at that time, cupcake decorations and party supplies were harder to find. It seems that ever week I hear about a fan that is planning a similar party for their little one.  And lucky for them, cupcakes are everywhere now!  Here are some cute items I found on Etsy today that might be just what you need if you are planning a cupcake party too.

Cupcake Party Invitations 10 for $10


Cupcake Pinata $35

Cupcake Banner $40


Cupcake Goodie Bags $2.75 each

Visit stayhomecupcake on Etsy.

Review: Yellow Leaf Cupcake Co. (Seattle, WA)

By on Friday, March 19th, 2010

Before the review, from left to right: Pancakes & Bacon, Tomato Soup, Mexican Chocolate (picture courtesy of Amy Sutedja)

I recently got the chance to take a cupcake run with my friend Amy down to Belltown’s Yellow Leaf Cupcake Co. I’ve heard good things about them for awhile, but I’d never had a chance to try their wares.

Amy and I decided that since this was for a review, we’d be adventurous. Between the two of us we sampled some of the more interesting selections from Yellow Leaf’s menu: Pancakes and Bacon, Tomato Soup, and Mexican Chocolate.

Pancakes and Bacon tasted like it sounds: it was just like a bacon-studded cupcake with maple butter and bacon bits on top. Even the texture of the cake was reminiscent of pancakes. The finish was identical to the aftertaste of breakfast at a pancake house, sans eggs. (Amy said it was a “breakfast sensation”, but she couldn’t say it with a straight face). The cake was very good, firm and moist with enough bacon to give a nice smoky accent to the sweetness, though hard-core bacon fans might wish there were was more bacon.

I really wasn’t sure what to expect from Tomato Soup. As it turns out, tomato cake totally works – it’s like carrot cake but with more acidity, basil accents, and none of the texture from carroty bits.  The cake was the driest and densest of the three cupcakes we sampled, but it wasn’t too dry and was complimented well by the rich, moist frosting. As for the frosting – I felt like I was eating dark chocolate butter. The cake and the mousse went well together, but the dark chocolate overpowered the subtle accents of tomato soup.

After the review :) (picture courtesy of Amy Sutedja)

Mexican Chocolate turned out to be less chocolate and more cinnamon and spice. The cake was great, light and fluffy with a muffin-y texture and a wonderful crunchy top.  The buttercream frosting was very rich and buttery with a light cinnamon flavor. The cake flavor was similar, spice cake with a hint of cocoa.

All in all, excellent cupcakes. I can safely say they’re the best I’ve had in Seattle so far. One word of warning – Yellow Leaf’s buttercream frosting is very rich. One and a half cupcakes was almost too much for one sitting. These are cupcakes with gravitas –  make sure you approach them with an appropriately empty stomach :)

Alice Cupcakes

By on Thursday, March 18th, 2010
We received these photos and this email from ATC Reader Ali…
Hi there,
My name is Ali and I run a blog called Three Baking Sheets to the Wind.  Since I’m beyond excited for the release of the new Alice in Wonderland, I made themed cupcakes to celebrate and thought I would share them with the baking world.
Those are so amazing! Thank you so much for sharing! ;)
Please check out Sugared Cinema: Alice in Wonderland
for more pictures and information!