Archive for October, 2010

Crewcuts Catalog

By on Sunday, October 31st, 2010

The November 2010 catalog for J.Crew’s kid line, Crew Cuts, not only features kids in ridiculously stylish clothes but also kids with a sweet tooth! There are additional images on the Crew Cuts site where kids and cupcakes conform to spell out the letters of Crew Cuts (hop over to the site if you’re not sure what I mean)!

J.Crew must really love cupcakes since in August we shared with you images from The Romantics photo shoot where the cast enjoyed cupcakes.

Last minute Halloween Cupcakes

By on Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Today I thought I would bring you three great last minute Halloween Cupcake ideas!  You may have heard of it already, but Zilly Rosen recently released her book Zombie Cupcakes in the UK.  It is coming to America soon, but the best news is that you don’t have to wait as Made for Moms features three ideas complete with recipe and decoration directions!  There are the Zombie Rising Chocolate Mud Cakes, the Brain Food Honey Cupcakes and last but not least the Bludgeon to Survive Pumpkin Cupcakes.  Check out each of them by clicking on the links.

My favorite?  I can’t go past the Bludgeon to Survive cupcakes shown here, especially as you need to make crowbars, baseball bats and shovels!

But alas, I have already made my cupcakes for this year, zombies with with chocolate ganache filling!  Yummy!

Vintage Cupcake Necklace

By on Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Oh how I love vintage things and when they involves cupcakes my heart just goes pitter-patter. I also happen to love Etsy and jewelry so this find was a no brain-er for me.

I found this great Vintage Cupcake Necklace at Chocolate Silver Designs Etsy Shop.  You can even choose the color freshwater pearl you want.

What is your favorite piece of cupcake jewelry you own?

Happy Halloween Cupcakes

By on Friday, October 29th, 2010

Once again that time of year is here! One of the most creative holidays is upon us … creative costumes, creative parties and most of all creative cupcakes, Halloween!

I have found a few great Halloween Cupcake ideas and will be sharing them with you.

My first 2 choices are from Better Homes and Garden’s Website. I love their website’s cupcakes because just about anyone can recreate them.


Little Monster Cupcakes


Sweet Scarecrow Cupcake

Cupcake Jack-O-Lantern

By on Friday, October 29th, 2010

Although this year I didn’t carve a pumpkin, if I had I know I would have attempted to carve it into a cupcake! Baking Bites did just that my carving a cupcake Jack-O-Lantern which has been titled, “I vant a cupcake.” On the website area  few tips for anyone that wants to attempt carving their pumpkin into a cupcake!

Wine and Cupcakes – what do you think?

By on Friday, October 29th, 2010

On November the 6th the first Wine & Cupcake Bar in Baltimore will be opened.  The venture is a collaboration of Emily’s Desserts and Pizzazz Tuscan Grille which will see the restaurant transformed into a wine and cupcake bar on Friday and Saturday nights.

But do wine and cupcakes really go together?

Don’t get me wrong, I love both, but I cannot think of a time when I have actually had them together.  Even when I eat out, I will always finish my wine with the main meal before commencing on dessert, and if I do drink with dessert it is usually a port or something sweet, like the aptly named ‘dessert wine’.

But then I could be wrong, I sometimes am (just don’t tell my kids), and wine and cupcakes could be perfect.

For more information, to get an invite to the grand opening, or to browse the wine and cupcake pairing menu, see Emily’s Desserts here.  If you do happen to go and try some of these wines and cupcakes, let me know!  I would love to hear how it goes!

Minnie Mouse Underwear

By on Thursday, October 28th, 2010

The Disney Store knows little girls love three things, pink, cupcakes, and minnie mouse.  When you combine all three you get Cupcake Minnie Mouse underwear! The five pack of 100% cotton underwear which, costs $16.50, is available in two sizes, 2/3 or 4/5