Archive for September, 2010

Cutest Cupcake Candle

By on Thursday, September 30th, 2010

This week I received a lovely gift in the mail that I had to share with all of you.  These adorable vanilla scented cupcake candle are made byLimor Yaron and are available in these popular colors:

How perfect would this be for a cupcake birthday party for your little one?!  Although it was difficult for me, I did decide to burn it to see if the smell lasted.  I am very happy to say that it did!  And even when the top part burned down, the cupcake was just as cute and sweet smelling and continued to burn for several hours.  Limor Yaron’s  items can be purchased at  Etsy shop or visit New York’s MoMA stores for all her other candles and wares.  

Martha Stewart Halloween Cupcake Items

By on Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Last Halloween we shared with you two options of Martha Stewart cupcake liners available at Michael’s Craft Stores.  This year, the Martha Stewart website offers 4 different designs for standard size liners and two additional options for mini cupcakes!  The prices vary depending on the design with some images, for example the vampire icon or blood spatter wrappers, costing as little as $2.47 for a package of 48 wrappers. Or the most expensive designs include the Happy Halloween mini wrappers which cost $9.40 for 96 wrappers in two designs.

Skull & Crossbones, Spider, Bat & More Stencil Kit

Martha Stewart also offers two options for stencil kits to decorate your cupcakes.  One version is the Vampire Cupcake Stencils which is only $3.93.  Or for $27.99 there is the Skull & Crossbones, Spider, Bat & More Stencil Set. Happy Halloween cupcake decorating!

Classing up the carrot cake

By on Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

The carrot cake has been around for ages as one of those classic staple cakes that your mom or your nan used to bake when you were a kid.  It is a cake that has stood the test of time and is still an autumn favorite.  The only problem, is when baked as a cake or as cupcake it just doesn’t really appeal like other cupcakes do.

Well The Crafty Penguin has the answer and you can use her fantastic technique on other cakes such as the banana cake or sponge, to take them from big and boring down to cupcake size, then pipe some life into them with the frosting.  The complete recipe is provided as is a guide on how to finish off the cupcakes with cute gumpaste carrots.  As you can see these little deserts would be a great way to end any dinner party!  See the full photo tutorial here.

Eye Candy Stationary Set

By on Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

I am trying very hard to resist buying this eye candy stationary set.  I know that at the moment I have enough stationary but I just love these googly eyes! The set of 12 notecards is $9.95 and comes with googly eyes for you to add your own custom touch.

Orange Velvet Cupcakes from The Swell Life

By on Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Looking for a fun idea for Halloween cupcakes, but don’t want to sacrifice flavor?  Then hop on over to The Swell Life to see how it’s done!  Alexa Westerfield, the creator of The Swell Life is a graphic designer by day and a craft addict by night, and obviously, an expert cupcaker. 

You will need: 
– 1/2 cup butter, softened
– 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
– 2 eggs
– About 1 teaspoon orange powdered food coloring
– 1 cup buttermilk
– 2 1/2 cups White Lily all-purpose flour (sifted 3 times)
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 1 teaspoon vanilla
– 1 teaspoon orange extract
– 1 tablespoon vinegar
– 1 teaspoon soda Read the rest of this entry »

Candy Corn Cupcakes

By on Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

My sister has always loved candy corns; so much so that my mom even made her a candy corn costume one year for Halloween.  When I saw these cupcakes I immediately thought of my sister and I think I’ll have to make them for her this year! The Curvy Carrot created these candy corn frosted cupcakes which are great because they are so simple yet festive!

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We Have a Winner!

By on Monday, September 27th, 2010


Our cupcake crayons winner this week is: 

Linda Abbott
September 20th, 2010 at 11:57 pm
Absolutely I love the 3D Cupcake with two colours, but I would love to see various tool shaped ones and I think that jelly baby ones would be adorable!! Oh and mii computers would be ace!

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