Archive for April, 2011

New Gluten-Free Cupcake Recipe Book

By on Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

She’s been called an “eco-mamma” and the lovely Elana Amsterdam’s new cookbook features 50 organic, gluten-free cupcake recipes that make use of coconut flour and almond flour.

You can order the cookbook from Amazon for $9.23, and you can visit her website, Elana’s Pantry, which is loaded with recipes, for free!

Alphabet cupcakes! F is for Fudge!

By on Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

If you are looking for a seriously rich and decadently good cupcake, then this one from Kevin & Amanda is for you.  But you do really need to have a seriously sweet tooth… it is certainly not for the faint hearted!

Rich, moist  and amazingly rich the recipe for these Brownie Batter Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes with Outrageously Rich Chocolate Indulgence Frosting, click here!

Rainbow Cupcake Stand

By on Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Kristen Ricket blogged about her experience making her own cupcake stand.  The supply list was fairly small and included boxes, poster board, tape, glue, paper (in this case rainbow squares) and spray adhesive.  Ricket shares both picture and descriptive text direction on the original post if you are interested in creating your own unique cupcake stand.

Dixie Crystals Sugar

By on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Do you like Dixie Crystals sugar?  Maybe it’s time you tell them through Facebook since they currently have two exciting cupcake related contests through their Facebook page.  The first giveaway is because Dixie Crystals reached their goal of 700 “likes” on their Facebook page.  On Mother’s Day they have decided  to give away 10 of the Jessie Steele cupcake aprons pictured to the right.  The aprons retail at $34.00 so it is definitely worth becoming a fan to win this prize!  Their Facebook page simply says “stay tuned” which means you have to “like” them to find out more details to enter the contest as Mother’s Day approaches. You could also win a $500.00 gift card by uploading a picture of your homemade cupcakes to their Facebook page. The rules for entering this contest also state that you need to “like” Dixie Crystals on Facebook and upload your cupcake picture by May 15, 2011.

April Showers Bring May Cupcake Flowers

By on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Spring is here and it is in full bloom! Just walking out of my apartment and walking to my car I see tons of different types of flowers. This got me thinking, why not make my own flowers that I  don’t have to wait for them to grow — Flower Cupcakes.

Here a few fabulous recipes and how to guides to help you make your own fantastic flower garden of cupcakes.

Mum’s the Word Cupcakes

Flower Cupcakes

Fields of Flowers Cupcakes

Hydrangea Cupcakes

Butterflies and Cupcakes App

By on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Have an Android?

Check out the Butterflies and Cupcakes app!

It’s a cute live wallpaper that helps you kill a few minutes in the airport. There’s a free version and a slightly fancier paid version. Both feature an adorable little pink butterfly carrying cupcakes away. Just tap a cupcake, and the butterfly gets to work!

The Best of Easter

By on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

With Easter just passed, I have to share one fantastic reader contribution.  These are simply amazing.

This is a cupcake tree created by Trish from Sweetology.  She says “Are you like me and look at everything and say….how can I use that object with/for/on my cupcake??”

Well this tree seemed to just appeal to her and the results are amazing!