Archive for May, 2011

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

By on Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

 

Monday is Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer, especially here in North Carolina where it’s been over 90oF all week!  Our annual neighborhood party is this weekend which means I have been flipping through all my cupcake books, magazines, and bookmarked links, trying to find a cupcake that will top last years big hit, S’more cupcakes! Everyone loved Bakerella’s version of s’more cupcakes that I made and I loved how easy they were, the more messy, gooey chocolate the better with these cupcakes!

My challenge now is to come up with something to bring that will go over as well.  Right now I’m thinking about making lemonade cupcakes, the perfect summer drink turned cupcake! I have found two recipes that I’m debating between; The first option is Pink Lemonade Cupcakes which are a semi-homemade version by Real Mom Kitchen.  As always, the semi-homemade option is always great since it saves time. Read the rest of this entry »

Nerdcake of the Week: Rocketship

By on Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Check out this great rocketship cake with star cupcakes from Keira’s Cakes.

I think NASA would be proud!

Simply Caked Winners

By on Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Hello again friends!  I made a mistake this week and only picked one winner for our cupcake liners giveaway from Simple Caked.  I am so sorry!  Here are our THREE winners!

Tara 

I love the purple solid cupcake liners. Simple I know, but the perfect shade of purple for my upcoming wedding in September….I have yet to find this exact shade!

Tristan 
I have to stick with the tride and true plain red, white, and blue ones. I am a Army wife living an an Army town. :o) Those three colors are the most beautiful colors to me!! Any cupcake would look amazing in them!!

Kelly 
I’m a real Pink Lady so I’m in love with the
Pink w/Brown Dots Cupcake Liners! And they’re greaseproof too!

 

Congratulations!  Please email your mailing address to atcwinner@gmail.com.  Thanks to all who entered and special thanks to Simply Caked for sponsoring this giveaway.

 

Butterfly Cupcake Toppers

By on Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Oh my gosh, these are so cool! Edible Butterflies! Turn a simple cupcake elegant!

Zombies and Cupcakes

By on Monday, May 23rd, 2011

I never thought hat I would utter the words zombie and cupcakes in the same sentence. They don’t usually seem like things that go together. When I think cupcakes I think colorful, fruity, flowers etc. And when I think about zombies I think about blood, guts, brains  etc. But I have found two books that combine all that is bright in this world and all that is gore.

I found A Zombie at My Cupcake: 25 Deliciously Weird Cupcake Recipes and Zombie Cupcakes: From the Grave to the Table with 16 Cupcake Corpses at Amazon.com.

Simple Caked Winner

By on Monday, May 23rd, 2011

This week’s cupcake liner winner is…

Tara 

I love the purple solid cupcake liners. Simple I know, but the perfect shade of purple for my upcoming wedding in September….I have yet to find this exact shade!

Congratulations Tara!  Please email your mailing address to atcwinner@gmail.com.  Thanks to all who entered and special thanks to Simply Caked for sponsoring this giveaway.

 

Cupcake Pottery

By on Monday, May 23rd, 2011

So while I was wandering around Sanford, Maine, in search of All Things Cupcake, I found the coolest pottery studio ever! Get Fired Up is a family-friendly, do-it-yourself pottery studio. First, you choose from a wide variety of pottery pieces, which can cost as little as $3. Then, for a fee of only $5, you get a cool table, clean tools, paints, expert advice, and the firing of your artwork. Then, you return to find your piece on display and you can pick it up! It’s so impressive. My daughter and I have a date to return and make ourselves some clay cupcakes! I’m planning on making myself a nice chocolate cupcake with peanut butter frosting, but her’s will no doubt be purple.