Archive for March, 2011

Thinking of giving roses?

By on Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Gorgeous pail of roses by Cassie's Cakes

Well then why not give a bucket of cupcake roses?  Not only do they look beautiful, but they have one thing that roses don’t!  They taste fantastic too!

Many people want to know how to create this rose shape, and it is actually easier than you would think.  All you need is the right nozzle tip and a dozen cupcakes to practice on!  So while you are baking your practice cupcakes, check out this video from Gabrielle Feuersinger, owner of San Francisco’s Cake Coquette here at

Now Gabrielle uses a pastry nail to get that PERFECT finish, but if you don’t have one, you can apply the technique directly onto the cupcake!

Stephanie Fizer Owl Cupcake Print

By on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

I am so excited that one of my favorite artists, Stephanie Fizer Coleman has finally created an image with cupcakes!  She has a great blog where she will post new images and projects, occasional free downloads, tutorials, and lately doodles.  This owl juggling cupcakes image started out as the doodle to the right and was transformed into a greeting card and a print.  The 5×7 inch print is available for purchase from her Etsy shop for $10.00.

Funky Recycled Cupcake Necklaces

By on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Etsy and the amazing artists that share their creations with the world  have never let me down with their great cupcake creations.  I found these amazing recycled necklaces made from aluminum soda cans. Funky Recycling has found another great way to keep to world green with her recycled creations, in cupcake form.

Here are some of my favorites from her Etsy site —

Recycled Aluminum Soda Pop Can Art DR PEPPER CUPCAKE NECKLACE

Recycled Aluminum Soda Pop Can Art CUPCAKE NECKLACE DIET COKE

Recycled Aluminum Soda Pop Can Art CUPCAKE NECKLACE Pabst Blue Ribbon

Red Velvet Cupcakes Play Pivotal Role in FOX’s Chicago Code

By on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Are you watching FOX’s new cop drama, The Chicago Code? You should be. The show is a knockout. Well-written, well-executed, and a star-studded cast. Australian dreamboat Jason Clarke and the gorgeous and uber-talented Chicago-born Jennifer Beals lead the way with stellar backing from critically acclaimed Delroy Lindo and up-and-coming Friday Night Lights standout Matt Lauria.

But what you really want to hear about is the cupcakes, right? Adam Arkin (The West Wing, Life, Chicago Hope) joined the series last night as a big and bad FBI hot shot, bent on pushing our lovely Jennifer Beals around. At first, things didn’t look good for the Chicago Superintendant of Police, but then she brought in a platter of red velvet cupcakes. And as the FBI agent and the Super munched on some cupcakes, they came to a compromise that moved watchers to tears. Then they licked their fingers. The whole thing was easily believable.

According to one of the show’s writers, the actors had to eat those cupcakes through six takes of the scene. Oh! Acting is such a rough gig! I’m hoping the show sets a precident. Crime can be fought, problems can be solved, corruption can be conquered, if we would just sit down together and have some cupcakes.

Showcase that cupcake!!

By on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

If you spend hours creating a cupcake work of art, you need to spend a few minutes making it look fantastic when you serve it!  Besides, you have worked hard to create your masterpiece, so it deserves to stand in the spotlight for a few minutes before it disintegrates to just a few crumbs and a great memory.  So how to do this?

Little cupcake stands!  These are a great new product from Diva Entertains and are a great way for converting a cupcake into a classy dessert! Imagine these on your dinner table at your next dinner party!  Check them out here.

Gift Certificate Giveaway

By on Monday, March 21st, 2011

Our last giveaway of March is from Etsy crafter, AppleLovesOrange.  She makes beautiful art from recycled and vintage fabric.  I am amazed by her talent!


This week, AppleLovesOrange is giving away a $30 gift certificate to her store!  To enter this giveaway, please visit her shop and then come back to All Things Cupcake and click on the comment area below.  Tell us what you liked about her Etsy shop and also give her one suggestion for a new item you think would be perfect for her. 


Make sure to also check out her Babee Cakes blog too.

Nerdcake of the week: Angry birds – take 2!

By on Monday, March 21st, 2011

A while ago I brought you some fantastic Angry Bird cupcakes!  These fondant toppers were amazing, but today I have found an equally great version of Angry Birds!  Check out this extravagant cupcake cake featuring those Angry Birds in action!  These are from Madame Patti-Cakes, and completely rock!

There are plenty of close up images of the pigs and the birds on Madame Patti-Kake’s Flickr account here, but it is this photo which I love best, with pigs balancing on cupcake towers and yes, that is a bird flying towards them!

If only I was better at the game!