Archive for May, 2011

Cupcake Fetish Bakery

By on Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Guess what I’m doing right now. Yep. I’m eating a piña colada cupcake from the Cupcake Fetish Bakery in Sanford, Maine for breakfast.

Hello. My name is Robin and I have a cupcake fetish.

I have just found my new favorite cupcakery. Owners Amy and Jen were so gracious and enthusiastic, it was like stepping into a cupcake dream. And because we purchased a dozen rock star cupcakes, the dream is still going strong. My friends and I sampled and shared the cupcakes and argued over which ones were the best. My votes were for the pink lemonade or the red velvet revolver, but other folks were raving about the “car bomb” — chocolate stout cake with a ganache center, topped with Bailey’s buttercream frosting and a maple whiskey drizzle. This cupcake was long gone before I could get my fork into it, but those who were fortunate enough to get a bite were raving about it for hours. My husband was particularly taken by the “MegaDough,” a vanilla cupcake with eggless cookie dough filling, topped with vanilla bean buttercream frosting and a cute little chocolate chip cookie. But none of the cupcakes disappointed anyone, so if you live in New England, you must make a trip to Sanford. If you don’t live in New England, you should move there. These cupcakes are that good. Plus, winters aren’t as bad as people say.

Pink Lemonade

Dingbat Press Cupcake Recipe Cards

By on Saturday, May 21st, 2011


On a recent visit to Massachusetts we made a quick trip north to Portsmouth, New Hampshire where I had spent two years while in college at The University of New Hampshire.  I was pleasantly surprised to see that the quaint town was doing quite well despite the current economic situation.  In the four years since I had visited last there were several new shops that had opened in addition to some of my old favorite stores and restaurants surviving today’s tough economy.

One of those shops was Gus & Ruby which as a stationary lover (in case you couldn’t tell by all my card posts), I enjoyed looking at everything inside the store!  One of my purchases from Gus & Ruby was a set of cupcake gift tags by Dingbat Press. When I returned home I tried to find the gift tags online to share here on ATC but  since they were in the sale section of the store I quickly realized they were old merchandise.  The good news is that Dingbat Press has an Etsy site filled with other fun letterpress items.  Currently there are several versions of recipe cards available including the set of 10, 4×6” yellow cupcake pop recipe cards on sale for $7.50.  Or for the same price you could get the Mod Cupcake recipe card set of 10 in several different color options.

Cupcakes in Your Kitchen

By on Friday, May 20th, 2011

I am the queen of my kitchen and I am always looking for great ways to spruce it up! Sometimes something as small as a new pot holder or new dish towel will do the trick. Next time I am in the mood to shake things up in my kitchen I know exactly where to do — Curry Kay Design’s Etsy Shop!

She specialized in whimsical screen printed kitchen accessories: aprons, dishtowels, totes and potholders. She has quite a few different cupcake patterns and color combination’s. Here are a few of my favorites.

The Bridget Apron – Light Green with Red Cupcake


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Peanuts Cupcake Shirt

By on Friday, May 20th, 2011

You can never go wrong with cupcake clothes for kids, especially if combines cupcakes and classic comic characters.  This little girls shirt from JCPenny features Charlie Brown and The Peanuts Gang with their favorite cupcakes.  I think I have to stick with Snoopy on this one and say my favorite are the sprinkles!  The shirt is on sale for $9.99 so order yours before it’s gone!


Family Fun Cupcakes

By on Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Have you looked at Disney’s Family Fun website recently? They have some seriously awesome cupcake ideas!  Two of my favorites are the Night Owls, pictured above, which are perfect for the up coming graduation season.  I love the big owl sitting on a branch of pretzels and the little baby owls surrounding. My second favorite is the Sweet Shop cupcakes, which look like milk shakes, ice cream sundaes, and cupcakes topped with swirl lollipops! There are so many more great cupcake ideas on the website, take a look and I am sure you will find an idea for your next cupcake requiring event!

Custom Cupcake Toms

By on Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

I’m very excited to share today’s posts.  For several years now my sister and I have wanted Toms, a pair of shoes that are popular here on the college scene.  Toms are unique in that for every pair of shoes you buy the company donates a pair of shoes to a child in need.  Last month at a special event held by Bevello, a small chain clothing boutique here in North Carolina I finally got my Toms!  One weekend in early April Bevello provided customers the opportunity to have customs Toms designed by local artists.  I immediately jumped at the chance to have a pair of Toms that no one else would have and knew exactly what I wanted to have drawn on mine.  I had to have cupcakes of course!  I have yet to own shoes with cupcakes and so I went ahead and ordered by shoes.  Sadly the day I went to Bevello at Blakeney, in Charlotte, North Carolina, the artist was not there.  I ended up blindly ordering my Toms without having seen any work by the artist.  Three weeks later I picked up my shoes and was pleasantly surprised by what I found inside the box.  The picture shown above are my custom designed cupcake Toms!

My custom cupcake Toms were created by Amanda Allwine!

Cotton Candy Topped Cupcake

By on Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

I am a huge fan of Real Simple since they always have great recipes, tips, and ideas.  I love this simple cupcake decorating idea where the cupcake is topped with cotton candy and called a sticky fingers cupcake!  Such an easy idea that takes a basic frosted cupcake to the next level.  Real Simple suggests a vanilla cupcake but you could always go for the extra sweetness and make a cotton candy flavored cupcake! Don’t forget to look at the 9 other ideas including S’more and PBJ!