Archive for March, 2010

NerdCake of the Week: QR Code Cupcakes

By on Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Clever Cupcakes has done it again – once more they have the title of NerdCake of the Week, this time for the QR code cupcakes they cooked up for the Technofollies exhibit at the Montreal Science Center.  The coolest part is that not only are they completely edible, if you have the right app on your cell phone, you can scan the code and it’ll take you to the science center’s website :)

Interactive Cupcake Game

By on Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Ever get the urge to just decorate a cupcake but don’t have the time to decorate? Well if this is you I have come across a a cute lil’ cupcake decorator game.

Tutti Cuti: Cupcake Game

There are 2 versions Career Mode and Speed Mode. With both versions you have to copy exactly the cupcake that is on your left. The Career Mode you earn enough money to cover your daily costs. And in the Speed Mode you earn as much cash as you can in 12 hours.

Iron Cupcake: Earth!

By on Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

image courtesy of No One Puts Cupcake in the Corner

I was cruising the cupcake blogosphere when I noticed that not only is No One Puts Cupcake in a Corner a good blog with a hilarious title, it is also the host of the cupcake challenges Iron Cupcake Milwaukee and Iron Cupcake: Earth. IC Milwaukee, I expected, seeing as the blog is brought to us by the Milwaukee Cupcake Queen. But Iron Cupcake: Earth? Holy crap. That is like the World Cup of Cupcakes.

Nobody Puts Cupcake in a Corner just announced the IC:E Passion/February winner, Stephanie of the Keckie’s World blog’s Lavender Love Cupcakes. In the words of the champion herself:

If you’re in the mood for a very adult cupcake, this is definitely it! The flavors in this one are mature, subtle, and layered. The cupcakes have a distinct fruity olive oil undertone, which is lighted by lemon and sweetened by the blackberries. The lavender gives the entire cupcake a lightly floral aromatic quality. There is a hint of salt to add the the complexity of the final flavor. These are some serious cupcakes!

That sounds like a fine fancy cupcake. Also, flowers plus cupcakes plus olive oil equals good for your heart!

If you want to throw down the gauntlet with cupcake bakers from around the globe, you too can join the Iron Cupcake: Earth Challenge. Just email the Milwaukee Cupcake Queen your information (first and last name, city/state/country and blog web address) and keep an eye on the Iron Cupcake: Earth blog for announcements about upcoming challenges.

Amy Sedaris’ Cupcakes

By on Monday, March 15th, 2010

I am an Amy Sedaris fan and have always loved the episode of Martha Stewart where she tells Martha she should have her own show.  I came across this recipe for Amy Sedaris’ Cupcakes.   If you watch the youtube clip you will quickly learn that Amy is a minimalist and that is reflected in her recipes.  There is no sifting, alternating adding of ingredients, or separating eggs because any Amy fan would tell you that’s just more dishes.

Cupcake Jewelry Winner

By on Monday, March 15th, 2010

And the winner is…  Trouble Baker!
Congratulations! Please email us at or go to Zinicholas’ Etsy Shop and email her directly.  Thanks to all who entered and commented on her wonderful items. Special thanks to Zinicholas for sponsoring this giveaway!

Cupcakes Take the Stage at SXSW

By on Monday, March 15th, 2010

Cupcakes took center stage on Friday night at the SXSW Music/Film/Interactive Festival during the Pastries and Pasties Burlesque Cupcake Cookoff. Austin’s cupcake heavyweights Polkadots, MadCakes, The Cupcake Bar, Toot Sweet, Holy Cacao and Delish squared off while members of Texas’ premier burlesque troupes strip-teased the night away. From the looks of the bakeries’ (and the burlesque troupes’) websites, it must have been quite a night.

Toot Sweet Cupcakes at Pastries and Pasties (picture courtesy of Tiffany Bacon)

After assiduous internet searches and more than a few emails, I finally obtained a cupcake picture from this year’s event.  You’d think that there’d be plenty of pictures of just about anything from a tech conference, but I guess everybody was too busy having fun and eating cupcakes :)

The cupcake fun continued on Sunday at the SXSW Cupcake Social hosted by our fellow food bloggers at Cupcakes Take the Cake and by You can follow Cupcakes Take the Cake’s Nichelle Stevens’ live tweets from the event here. But alas, as yet, no pictures.

Girls’ Paul Frank Short-Sleeve Cupcake Tee

By on Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Target has this cute Paul Frank cupcake tee shirt featuring Julius the monkey eyeing three cupcakes.  The shirt is for girls and comes in sizes extra-small to extra-large for $8.99 and is available on the Target website.