Archive for November, 2011

Meat Cupcakes

By on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Ever thought of turning a boring old meatloaf into a cupcake?  The Meatloaf Bakery in Chicago specializes in meatloaf cupcakes.  They have taken the average meatloaf recipe and turned it into something unique.

Check out this meaty Thanksgiving cupcake, made of lean ground turkey, fresh garlic, herbs, and Parmesan cheese and topped with stuffing.  Go here to check out some of their other original creations, including “El Loafo del Fuego” and “No Buns About it Burger Loaf”.  I just might have to give this place a try since they’re not too far away from me!

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, what are your thoughts? Would you try a meaty cupcake?

The ‘What Would You Do’ Cupcake Dilemma

By on Monday, November 21st, 2011

So I’m interested to know what you would do.

Here’s a story from England’s Daily Mail – “Cupcake Calamity” – about cupcake bakery owner Rachel Brown of Need-A-Cake, who offered a Groupon and had to bake an “astonishing” 102,000 cupcakes in response.

Apparently, Brown offered a dozen cupcakes for £6.50, instead of the usual £26, resulting in 8,500 orders…at which point Brown cut off the orders.

What’s your perspective – any sympathies?  A baker offering 75% off?  Groupon saying their offers are for an unlimited number of orders?  The angry customers, complaining that their orders were taking longer than they expected?

 

Dreaming of a Cupcake Christmas

By on Monday, November 21st, 2011

For those of you already gearing up for Christmas, you will love this week’s giveaway.  It is sponsored byKamNCo and check out these adorable cupcake Christmas ornaments they create.  Many people call them “cupfakes” because although they look real, they are made with inedible ingredients.   I have one and am amazed by it’s realistic appearance.  And they are light enough to go on a children’s Christmas tree.  How unbelievable  would a whole tree decorated with these be?

One lucky winner will receive a cupcake ornament!  So sweet!  To enter this week’s giveaway, click on the comment area below and tell us how you love to decorate for the holidays.  Do you use cupcakes?  Or maybe you go for a traditional country look?  Tell us what you do!  One winner will be chosen on Monday November 28th.  Thanks KamNCo for sponsoring this giveaway! 

Cupcake Hats

By on Sunday, November 20th, 2011

I posted some fuzzy cupcake slippers yesterday, and today I am posting some cute cupcake hats for little girls.  What a great stocking stuffer idea (especially when they’re only $4.95 a piece)!  With such an adorable hat, they will be sure to keep it on in the cold weather.

More Cupcake Calendars

By on Sunday, November 20th, 2011

ATC recently reviewed the new Martha Stewart 2012 cupcake calendar, and in case you want one for every room in the house, here are some more choices, available from Barnes and Noble and Amazon!

 

Cupcake Slippers

By on Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Looking for a stylish way to keep you or your little ones’ toes warm as the temperatures drop this winter?  Here are several pairs of cupcake slippers that are both fun and functional.  Click on each picture for more information.  The last two pairs of slippers are linked to patterns in case you are feeling like a knitting or crochet project.  And if you don’t like any of these, be sure and search for more, because there are tons of cupcake slippers out there!

Slippers to match your American Girl doll:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slippers for your toddler:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crocheted toddler slippers:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More crocheted toddler slippers:

Edible Mustache Cupcake Toppers

By on Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Remember those trendy Fisker’s cupcake toppers we showed you over the summer?  Well now Lisa Stroms has a twist on the mustache cupcake toppers, edible mustache cupcake toppers!  These are really easy to make, just sketch or print out the mustache shape you want to use as your template and cover with wax paper.  Next melt chocolate and fill into a ziploc bag.  Snip the corner of the bag and pipe the chocolate following the outline of the template first and filling in the mustache second.  Then use chocolate to “glue” on a lollipop stick, once dry you have edible mustache cupcake toppers.