Archive for October, 2010

Want an idea for Wicked Cupcakes?

By on Thursday, October 21st, 2010

With all the Halloween cupcakes and creations, I was cruising one of my new favorite blog’s Bake Happy when I stumbled onto the funniest of posts, which featured, very literally, ‘wicked cupcakes’.

I thought these were fantastic fun, as is her open letter, and it is so refreshing to see a poster cover of something other than the front page of the first Twilight book (not that I don’t like Twilight! lol).

Anyway, Aikko’s blog is well worth a look, she has some fantastic cupcake designs!

Tartella Cupcake Tea Towel

By on Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Tratella has a beautiful collection of products related to food and paper.  One item cupcake fans will like is the Cupcake Love Tea Towel.  The tea towel with a pink and brown screen printed cupcake image on a white 100% cotton towel is available from the website for $14.00.

NPR Cupcake Recipes

By on Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

NPR frequently discusses cupcakes, for instance they warned us that macaroons were going to replace the cupcake as the top dessert and explained that cupcakes are so popular because we are in a cupcake bubble. Now NPR shares with how to have your (less sinful) cupcake and enjoy it, too.  This article, unlike the previous two starts off on a positive not saying that the cupcake craze is not going away (yay!).  The downfall to the cupcake trend is that as a society we are realizing we need to be more health-conscious.  So Eve Turow has created several healthy cupcake recipes which allow us to still treat ourselves but watch the calories.  Since I have a few bananas on the verge of going bad, I think I might try the Banana Cupcake with Chocolate Frosting but be sure to read the full article for all the cupcake recipes.

Luby’s Gourmet Halloween Cupcakes

By on Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Today is a good day to be a Texan!  Starting today through October 29th, Luby’s gourmet Halloween cupcakes will be available for preorder at Luby’s locations throughout Texas and at Luby’s website.  (Sorry, cupcakes will not be shipped and must be picked up!) 

A half-dozen homemade cupcakes costs $3.99.  The cupcakes are available in double chocolate and yellow cake with vanilla cream frosting.  Luby’s promises “spooky accents.” Orders need to be placed 48 hours in advance.

“Luby’s gourmet cupcakes are the best in Texas,” said Chris Pappas, CEO of Luby’s, Inc.

You can also visit Luby’s on Facebook.

DYI: Map Cupcake Stand

By on Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Looking for a unique way to display your cupcakes? How about a homemade cupcakes tower made out of maps.  Realistically you can use any paper to make your tower personal.  Lori, from Save On Crafts, who created the cupcake tower includes instructions in the blog post.

Funky new Cupcake Shoes

By on Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

If you are after a new pair of super soft and comfortable shoes that are as unique and individual as you are then these are the shoes for you!

Not only are these Cupcake High Top Keds fun and funky, but you can make all the adjustments you want to personalize them before you buy them.  Here you will see that I have selected red lace for mine!

You can also change the lining color, upper binding color, toe cap design, eyelet color, tongue binding color and stitching colors!  There is also an option to choose between black and white upper and lower midsoles and the toe bumper.  All of which means you can have really cool cupcake shoes that are unique and funky.

Best part though is the price, they are only $65 from Zazzle (this link takes you to their WIDE variety of cupcake shoes! There are heaps to choose from!).

Halloween Cupcake Skewers

By on Monday, October 18th, 2010

Pizzazzerie recently had a Cupcake Skewer Contest, the deadline for which has since past, but designs are still relevant to the Halloween season. The winning cupcake skewers were Black Magic Cupcakes, created by Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats.

While she did not win the contest, The Decorated Cookie still created bright, festive Halloween cupcakes that impressed me!  Below are The Decorated Cookie’s instructions for creating Halloween cupcake skewers but for

additional directions, Pizzazzerie has a How to Make Cupcake Skewers post.

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