Archive for March, 2011

Starbuck’s Mini Cupcakes

By on Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Have you been to Starbucks lately and noticed that they have jumped on the latest food trend bandwagon.  Calling the line “Starbucks Petits” they now offer cake pops, whoopie pies, and mini cupcakes.  I know Starbucks have had cupcakes for some time now but I hadn’t had the opportunity to try them but this past week.  I saw the little peanut butter cupcakes and had to try one; I was pleasantly surprised by how good the cupcake was.  The chocolate cupcake was moist, the peanut butter frosting flavor complimented the chocolate cake perfectly and wasn’t too sweet.  And I liked the half of a mini peanut butter cupcake on top of the cupcake. The mini cupcakes also come in carrot cake.

I’m not sure how I feel about Starbuck’s following the common trends.  I think that mini food items are cute so the whoopie pies look really cute but is it too much? Are cake pops and cupcakes any less special because they are available at Starbucks, a worldwide franchise that is easily accessible.  Or are these new menu items a benefit that make getting some of our nations favorite food trends easier at one of our most well liked coffee shops? I’m still torn.

Baker Babe Apparel

By on Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Feel like showing off your bad biker chick side while celebrating your sweet and fluffy cupcake side as well? I love this t-shirt, and the Baker Babe design comes on a variety of items, so if you’re not into kelly green, don’t worry. I’m thinking it would make a pretty cool tattoo myself. Hmm…

Summer (Wedding) Cupcakes…

By on Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Is it too early to start thinking about summer cupcakes?  I mean Spring is only just starting to bloom, but if you are planning a wedding then you probably will be well on the way to deciding!

So today I thought I would bring a bit of a summer wedding collective!  But if you are not getting married, don’t despair, each of these also make great general summer cupcakes, so book mark them for when the weather warms up!

Love this cool summer color palette, bright blues and vivid sea green, with lots of wedding white. Simply perfect cupcakes from Bella Cupcakes. Also I love the use of the sea urchin!

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Marilyn Cupcake

By on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

This photograph is nothing short of amazing  — a cupcake as Marilyn Monroe (I’m obsessed with Marilyn and Cupcakes!)

This photograph comes from a long line of images by artist Terry Border. He takes regular everyday objects and gives them life with wires and fabulous photography. You can purchase his book  Bent Objects: The Secret Life of Everyday Things at Amazon!

Follow Terry’s blog where he is always posting new photographs and other inspirations — Bent Objects Blog

Outdoor Cupcake Fun

By on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Although the weather is pretty chilly this week here on the East Coast of the United States, I am dreaming of warmer temperatures and playing outside with my kids.   I think this cupcake ball would complete the fun! 

 Come on warm weather!

Giant Personalized Ball from HandMadePretties, $42

Peep Cupcake Push Pops

By on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

I saw these on TasteSpotting and was immediately attracted to the bright colors, which are perfect for spring!  Love From The Oven created these peep cupcake push pops after seeing CupKate’s Event Design’s version.  CupKate’s Etsy page is also where you can purchase the disposable push pop containers for $0.95 each.  With Easter just around the corner and peeps coming in every color I think these cupcakes would be great for school parties!

Katie Daisy Cupcake Liners at Target

By on Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

A quick run to my local Target tonight resulted in an exciting cupcake find.  Katie Daisy who is the artist behind the Etsy shop, The Wheatfield has teamed up with target to create a line of spring themed products.  Theres gift bags, roll wrap, tissue paper, paper plates, napkins, invitations, frames, table runners and place mats.  The most important product are the Katie Daisy cupcake liners.  I found them in the seasonal section which is currently filled with Easter items.  The regular cupcake liners come in a 75 count pack and the mini baking cup 100 count pack, both cost $1.99 each.