Archive for June, 2011

Crumbs Charity Cupcake – Today Only!

By on Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Crumbs' Apple Cobbler Cupcake

This just off the cupcake Tweet wire:  today only, Crumbs Bake Shop is asking you to help a family in need through the purchase of two cupcakes for $8 using NY Daily Deals.  I called their main office and you can also walk in to their Brooklyn Heights location to make an in store purchase, too – just let them know that you’re buying for the Bond family charity.

Elisa, 36, was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer on 2/23/2011 and – only 9-days earlier –  her husband Nathan, 38, was diagnosed with Stage III cancer.  Parents of an 18-month old little girl, Sadie, this family is now facing all things medical.

Here’s the blogspot, including a YouTube video put together by their friends.  Have a tissue ready, and then get on that Daily Deal or to the Brooklyn Heights Crumbs and let’s share the love of our cupcake community.

Crumbs Bake ShopBrooklyn Heights location
109 Montague Street, Brooklyn
(718) 935-9600

Ignorance is not Bliss

By on Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Red Velvet Razorback

This morning when I typed in “cupcake” to Google News, I was pleasantly surprised that the second search result featured a cupcake cafe in my own hometown!  I’ve been meaning to try their cupcakes for quite a while now, and I decided this was the perfect excuse to check them out!

Bliss Cupcake Cafe is located just off the downtown square in beautiful Fayetteville, Arkansas.  It was tough to decide on a cupcake with yummy options like cinnamon roll and chocolate milkshake, so I decided I’d break the tie by going with one of their local favorites, the ‘Red Velvet Razorback’ (red velvet cupcake and cream cheese frosting), in honor of the University of Arkansas’ mascot.  It was absolutely delicious! Read the rest of this entry »

DIY Cupcake Drawstring Purse

By on Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

I am all about the do-it-yourself crafts lately! I like to keep myself busy and these DIY are just the thing for that.

Within the next few weeks, I will be documenting and sharing a new DIY venture! I am unable to have real flowers in my apartment, my fur child will eat them, so I will be  making flowers out of cupcake liners! Such a great idea! I just need to find the perfect liners and all the supplies to go with it. I live on an island and sometimes certain things are hard to find, or just really expensive.

So while we are all eagerly waiting my tutorial, here is another one to keep you busy!

Cupcake Purse Tutorial from Everyday Chaos

 

Made in the USA

By on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

What’s in a label?  We all know the answer to that question:  jobs.

So I started to wonder if the cupcake industry should be declared the gold star of American business for creating local jobs.  Cupcakes from The Cupcake Shoppe Bakery in Raleigh to the Little Cake Bakery in Atlanta are baked fresh daily in our local bakeries.  This part of the argument seemed easy enough.

But are supplies made in the USA also easy to find?

Cupcake Couture

How about these lovely cupcake holders from House on the Hill, made in Seattle Washington, that they put on their website under “Cupcake Couture?”  Or, check out Wedding Fads for their baking supplies, like cupcake stands the size of wedding cakes – all made in the USA.  Global Sugar Art has a multi-page list of supplies, including lovely, lacey cupcake wrappers that are laser cut in the USA.

Just by adding “made in the USA” to your search strings for supplies and suppliers, you can join in the patriotic parade.

‘Party in a Box’

By on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

‘Party in a Box’ is what cupcaketree.com is calling one of their new cupcake stands.  This do-it-yourself kit includes a reusable tiered cupcake stand, 36 cupcake wrappers, and 4 sets of colorful disc overlays for the different tiers.  This product allows you to customize your cupcake display for different parties and events and it’s reusable.  Sounds like a great and easy way to put some creativity into your next get-together!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup(cakes)

By on Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

I don’t know about you, but I love chocolate and peanut butter, especially when they’re together!  I think I just might have to try this recipe.  The cupcake itself is chocolate and the frosting is whipped together with peanut butter.  If you’re a fan of Reese’s peanut butter cups, they can be added to the batter or stuck to the top.

Motocross Cupcake Stand

By on Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

ATC reader Tom sent us these pictures of his multipurpose motocross cupcake stand.  Tom set out to create a cupcake stand that once done displaying cupcakes could double as a race track for his son, Ryan aka the birthday boy!  Ryan celebrated his third birthday with a theme dedicated to his love of  motocross.  With the help of his crafty wife, Tom created a track that is to scale and large enough  for a two dozen cupcakes to be displayed on.  After displaying the cupcakes, Ryan is able to race his collection of toy motorcycles on the track. Read the rest of this entry »