Archive for June, 2011

Cupcake Throwdown — New Orleans — Today!

By on Sunday, June 26th, 2011

In case you’re in the neighborhood, the first ever “Cupcake Throwdown and Artist Cakewalk” is happening TODAY from 3 to 6 p.m. at Antenna Gallery, 3161 Burgundy St., in New Orleans!

Artists and bakers will compete to produce the most creative confections in a range of categories, followed by a benefit cakewalk. Art and cupcakes. What could be better? Free cupcakes for kids in costumes! All proceeds benefit the nonprofit programs of Antenna/Press Street. Admission to the event is free.

A Cupcake for My Mom

By on Sunday, June 26th, 2011

With a Rose, Mother

I’m glad that there are such places as La-Tea-Da Tea Room, where women and girls can get together, put on hats and frilly bits, and sit down to tea in proper teacups.

I have such fond memories of my mother serving various desserts on pretty, china plates, sitting with her lady friends at the diningroom table, and sharing light laughter.

This particular post is one to say thank you to my mom for those memories.  I selected this cupcake with a red rose on top as a way of sending a flower.  And, for the photograph, I paired it with the sugar and creamer from one of her dear friends, Dora, who has since passed.  Thanks, Mom. xx

Friendly Competition

By on Saturday, June 25th, 2011

With the release of Mozilla’s Firefox 5 web browser, Microsoft sent its competitor Mozilla a cupcake to congratulate them, and perhaps spark some friendly competition.  This isn’t the first time that Microsoft has sent Mozilla a sweet treat to congratulate them on a new software release.  They sent them an entire cake back in 2008 with the release of Firefox 3, and a smaller cake back in March when they released Firefox 4.  A cupcake seems pretty appropriate, though, given their popularity these days.  I just want to know how the Mozilla team went about sharing the one cupcake?  Sounds kind of cruel to me…

Hot Out of the Test Kitchen!

By on Friday, June 24th, 2011

"Strawberry Lime Daiquiri"


Ooooh!  About three weeks into blogging for this site, I finally have my Facebook and Twitter sufficiently loaded with cupcakeries that I’ve scored these yummy photographs from the Little Cake Bakery in Atlanta, Georgia.  These were just uploaded into Facebook in a new album titled “Test Kitchen.”

Who wants to report live on location to our cupcake community whether these cupcakes taste as good as they look and sound?


"Chocolate Curry with Coconut"

"Chocolate Ginger Toffee"

Big Daddy Cheeseburger Cupcake Decorating Kit!

By on Friday, June 24th, 2011

I was so excited to discover this cupcake kit that I couldn’t seem to come up with blog post title of reasonable length. I cannot wait to play with this kit, and make my own cute little yummy cupcake-cheeseburgers. The kit, available from Cupcake Crafts, contains all you need to decorate like a professional: papers, icing tubes, tips, spice drops, taffy, sesame seeds, sprinkles, toothpicks, and pastry bag. And of course, you get comprehensive instructions! The kit comes in two sizes and if you opt for the “Full Meal Deal” option, you get cake mixes too!

Little Baking Cup Dress

By on Friday, June 24th, 2011

Little Baking Cup Dress

Kara Miller is taking cupcake art to the world of fashion.

For her Senior Art Gallery Show at Ramapo College (NJ), Miller created a dress called the “Little Baking Cup Dress,” made of hundreds of pink and white cupcake wrappers with Sarovski crystals sewn along the bust line.  Miller also made a tiara with royal icing and Swarovski crystals.




Cute Cupcake Booties

By on Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Quick! Somebody invite me to a baby shower! I need to buy these for someone!



Only $7.99 on Amazon,  these little slip-ons are available in sizes up to 18 months. Sigh. Maybe I should just have another baby.