Archive for June, 2010

Cupcake Poop by Cupcake Project

By on Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Cupcake Poop! (picture courtesy of the Cupcake Project)

I was a little confused when I saw the word “poop” titling a post with a picture of delicious looking crispy cookies.  But I guess everyone has their own terminology for the little bits of batter that end up on the edges of the cupcake pan and get cooked up into tasty crispy treats.

Cupcake Project gives us the scoop on the poop, or rather, how to bake it up on purpose rather than just relying on serendipitous accident:

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(Simple) Cheesecake Cupcakes

By on Wednesday, June 30th, 2010


There are few comfort foods as efficiently comforting as cheesecake. 

That might be why St. Louis Today choose to feature cheesecake cupcakes on Saturday! 

Check out how simple this is:

You will need:  15 to 18 vanilla wafers, 2 (8-ounce) packages of cream cheese (softened), 2 eggs, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon vanilla, 1 (21-ounce) can cherry or blueberry pie filling

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place cupcake liners in muffin tins, Read the rest of this entry »

Adorable Wool Cupcake Hat

By on Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

I know it’s not the right season for wool, but I found the Cherry Cupcake Hat so adorable that I had to post about it anyway, out of season or not.

ZINSpirational Knits on Etsy offers this cap in 100% merino wool in a variety of colors, in big people and baby sizes too. Now that’s just too cute for words – matching family cupcake hats!  It’d certainly be a distinctive way to keep track of everyone during the next family visit to anywhere large and crowded :)

Bleeding Heart Cupcake Eating Contest

By on Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Who out there in Cupcake Fan Land is going to be in the Chicago area on July 17th? Well if you are then you might want to sign up for this Vegan Cupcake Eating Contest! The Bleeding Heart Bakery out of Chicago Illinois will be having their First Annual Cupcake Eating Contest on July 17th at their new Lakeview location.

If you do not want to participate stop by and root everyone on! There will also be raffles, random competitions and a bake sale to benefit research for Children with Autism.

How many cupcakes do you think YOU would be able to eat in this competition?

Check out The Bleeding Heart Bakery Facebook page

Cooking with the ‘Cake Boss’

By on Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

The Cake Boss (image from TLC)

Do you fill your spare time baking cakes, cooking up pastries or elaborately decorating cupcakes?  If so, you could be just what the Producers of ‘Cake Boss’ are looking for.

They want up-and-coming bakers who want to kick it into the big time.  The media release says:

“TLC and Buddy Valastro (The Cake Boss) are looking to launch the career of a promising cake decorator and baker on a new baking competition series.”

“This new baking competition series, hosted by Buddy and team will feature weekly lessons, challenges,and eliminations. 10 hopeful contenders will vie for cash and prizes. No culinary experience required!”

So if you believe you may have what it takes to out bake the competition apply now! Email with your story and recent photos.

PS:  If you do get chosen, don’t forget to let us know so that we can all cheer you on!

Edited to say: Mia, they are looking for you, so you need to send them your story about why and how you bake, and photos of your cake creations.  If chosen you will then compete against others for cake design supremacy! :)  And thanks for your comments! Good luck!

Chocolate Olive Oil Cupcakes

By on Monday, June 28th, 2010

Just saying Chocolate Olive Oil Cupcakes makes my mouth water! They sound so moist and decadent. I have cooked with Olive Oil before and everything comes out lighter and fluffier.

Jenni from the blog In Jennie’s Kitchen test drove these cupcakes for us! Click here to see her recipe!

Cookbook Giveaway

By on Monday, June 28th, 2010

I recently went looking for a baking cookbook for a friend and found a great site called Snubbr,  a recommendation site.  You ask them for recommendations, and they’ll find an expert to give you advice on what to buy.   Check them out here.

I decided on one of our fan favorites (and mine too!),  Hello Cupcake! 


I love this book and am amazed by the clever use of ordinary food.  The step by step photos allow those visual learners (like me) to succeed in making wonderful looking cuppies.   My personal favorites are the spaghetti and meatballs and the pumpkins!  So many cupcakes for so many different ocassions.

This week we are giving away a free cookbook of your choice (could be baking, cupcake, whatever), thanks to the kind folks over at  First,  click here  to see what books you can choose from and then leave a comment in the comment area below telling us the title of the book (must be under $30), and a reason why you want to read it.  We’ll choose our favorite comment on July 4th, and announce it here.

No idea what cookbook to get? Why not head over to