Archive for March, 2011

Cupcake Cat Collar

By on Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Do we have any cat lovers out there? Cat and Cupcake lovers? If you are then the cupcake fairy has found something just for you. If my cat, Pixel would let me put a collar on her this would be the one!

The Bake Sale – Cat Collar from Sweet Pickles’ Designs Etsy Shop

Adventure Contest Winning Recipes!

By on Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

A while back, we brought you news of the Scharffen Berger Cupcake Adventure Contest! Well, the winners are in. The rules were that bakers had to create an original cupcake recipe that included one of several “adventure ingredients.”  Among the choices were: stout beer, ricotta, adzuki bean, fresh beet, chili pepper, and coffee beans. Talk about adventurous!

The crazy part? All three of the winners chose Stout Beer as their adventure ingredient. In fact, the first prize cupcake, the “You Make Me Wanna ‘Stout’ Cupcakes” featured Stout in four different ways: batter, filling, reduction and frosting! Now that’s adventurous!

The judging panel included Top Chef: Just Desserts guest judge and award-winning chef Elizabeth Falkner; Scharffen Berger chocolate co-founder John Scharffenberger; chocolate expert and award-winning cookbook author Alice Medrich; award-winning food blogger, photographer and art director Matt Armendariz of; and baking expert and blogger Angie Dudley of Cupcakes were judged on creativity, spirit of adventure, ease of preparation, appearance and flavor.

Click here for the winning recipes! And congrats to all the winners from ATC!

Dogs love cupcakes too!

By on Monday, March 28th, 2011

Just because your adorable pooch can’t have the real deal, there is no reason why you cannot purchase a doggy cupcake just for them!

Introducing Rooney, a three year old Boston Terrier, who totally adores his treats!  In fact Rooney will do just about anything for a treat, so what started off as trick to balance dog treats on her nose has now developed into this spectacular talent of balancing cupcakes! Unfortunately though, there are no cupcake treats for dogs, well not that I know of, so Maria (Rooney’s owner) introduced plush fabric cupcakes!  The only shame is that they fail to last very long!

Rooney is also the inspiration behind Maria’s new cupcake business RooneyGirl Bakeshop!

Red Riding Hood

By on Sunday, March 27th, 2011

As you probably know there is a new movie that has just been released called ‘Red Riding Hood’.  I am not sure about the USA, but here it has been trashed by pretty much every single newspaper, radio station and other media.  I haven’t seen it… and I am going to take their advice and not bother… but I hope kids still love the original story (whichever form you happen to have!  I love the early versions)

But whether you like a happy ending or a black one, you have to admit, these cupcakes by Leapula are absolutely amazing!

DIY: Flag Cupcake Toppers

By on Saturday, March 26th, 2011

Ash from Butterfly Food made these flag cupcake toppers for Valentine’s Day.  I like how simple and versatile these toppers are.  All you need are bamboo skewers, cardstock, glue and of course, cupcakes.  Choosing different colored cardstock allows you to customize these toppers for any occasion.  I also really like that she made the skewers different sizes making it more visually appealing.

Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

By on Friday, March 25th, 2011

Remember those stuffed pancake cupcakes we posted in January? Well La Fuji Mama turned another breakfast classic into a cupcake, transforming cinnamon rolls into cinnamon roll cupcakes! Topped with cream cheese frosting, when I originally saw the cupcakes on Beantown Baker I immediately had to added them to my “to-bake list!” Click on “continue reading” for La Fuji Mama’s recipe!

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Tiffany and Co. Cupcake Charm

By on Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Feel like a little Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Well then, have a cupcake!

Check out this cute little Tiffany and Co. cupcake charm! How charming!