Archive for May, 2011

Kinky Cupcakes

By on Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Every need a recipe for a flirtatious, maybe naughty cupcake? Need to tease and tantalize someone with cupcakes? If you answered yes, then look no further — I have stumbled upon a great recipe book to fill your every desire.

Kinky Cupcakes by Joanna Farrow found at Amazon


People Magazine Food Trend: Savory Cupcakes

By on Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

The June 6, 2011 issue of People magazine features Kim Kardashian on the cover but it’s what’s inside that matters to cupcake fans.  The issue’s Food Trend section is all about Savory Cupcakes and celebrities that enjoy them.  According to the article Rachel Bilson is a fan of Tomato Soup Cupcakes from Yummy Cupcakes.  Rachel Ray also happens to be a fan of Yummy Cupcakes. Chicago’s More Cupcake’s Bacon Maple Cupcake has made Oprah’s O List.  Tom Pizzica of the Food Network likes Lox Cupcakes from It’s a Cupcake in Philadelphia.  Yes, you read that correctly, lox cupcake as in smoked salmon cupcake.  Candace Nelson, judge on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars has been spotted eating Sprinkle’s Cupcake’s salted caramel cupcake.  I would definitely try the salted caramel and am intrigued by the tomato soup cupcake which I’ve never heard of before but lox might be too extreme for me.  The magazine also shares a Smoked Mac-N-Cheese Lasagna Cupcake recipe from L.A.’s Heirloom L.A. catering company.

Have you tried any savory cupcakes from your favorite cupcake shop? Or have you attempted baking your own savory cupcakes?  Why not whip up a batch yourself with these savory cupcake recipes that we’ve shared with you in the past; like the Cheddar Chive and Bacon Cupfakes with avocado frosting or Beer, Cheese, Bacon and Cream Cheese Cupcakes.

This Giveaway is Sew Lovely!

By on Monday, May 30th, 2011

Happy Memorial Day  giveaway fans!  This week our giveaway is sponsored by Etsy sewer, Lafashionista.  Her shop is namedMmmily (love that!) and she specializes in beautifully made pouches and wristlets.  It was very hard to choose, but these two creations are definitely two of my favorites.


I own one of her zipper pouches and here it is!  Cupcakes of course!  It is so well made and the perfect size to hold coins, business cards, or any little things that tend to get lost in your purse. 


This week Lafashionista is giving away another cupcake pouch to one luck ATC fan!  To enter this giveaway, click on the comment area below and tell us what was your favorite fabric AND what fabric you would like to see in her Mmmily shop.  One winner will be chosen on Monday, June 6th.

Memorial Day Ice Cream Cupcakes

By on Monday, May 30th, 2011

For those of you who’ve never tried blue moon ice cream, I can’t think of a better way to be introduced than via a red velvet cupcake. Visit Taste of Home for instructions to make these delicious all-American treats! Happy Memorial Day!

Vanilla Cupcake French Toast

By on Saturday, May 28th, 2011

I just found this mouthwatering idea on the very cool blog, Three Different Directions. It’s french toast that tastes like, and looks like, a cupcake! Visit Three Different Directions for recipes and instructions on how to make this scrumptious breakfast!

Marilyn Monroe Cupcakes

By on Friday, May 27th, 2011

 These Marilyn Monroe Cupcakes from Jo’s Cakes just make me smile.

Glam cupcakes (3)

Daisy Cakes: Durham, NC

By on Thursday, May 26th, 2011

There’s nothing I love more then trying a great, new-to-me cupcake shop.  The cupcake shop that I tried this past weekend is a little different since it is not an actual shop.  Instead it is a vintage 1978, 31 foot Airstream Sovereign cupcake mobile, named Sugar.  Daisy Cakes sets up shop, or rather Sugar, on Saturdays from 9am-12pm at the intersections of Foster and Geer Streets in downtown Durham, North Carolina.  Their Saturday location is about two blocks north of Durham’s farmer’s market location.

I have been wanting to try Daisy Cakes for some time now and was very pleased when I finally did.  Everything about the visit was great, especially the super friendly staff .  After having been to several cupcake shops where I have been disappointed by the unpleasant workers Daisy Cakes was an enjoyable visit. This husband and wife duo definitely know what their way around the kitchen!  Both are trained in the culinary arts as skilled chefs and more importantly for cupcake lovers, they are talented pastry chefs!   Read the rest of this entry »