Archive for February, 2012

Yummy Cupcake Plush

By on Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Have you seen these Yummy plush cupcakes?  I have no idea what I would do with a 15 inch plush cupcake that costs $75.00 but the smiling face makes me want one!  There are also mini 4.5 inch plush cupcakes that come in three different colors and are much more affordable at only $15.95 but the larger cupcake is much more fun!

Sushi Cupcakes

By on Friday, February 24th, 2012

When it comes to cupcakes, I’m pretty open-minded. But I was truly horrified when I saw the title “Sushi Cupcakes.” Then I saw the picture. So, because this picture made me laugh aloud, I thought I should share it with you. I dare you to tell your friends you’re bringing sushi cupcakes to the party, and then show up with these:

"sushi" cupcakes:)

 Click here for a more involved way to make “sushi cupcakes.”

Cupcake Bandana

By on Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

While searching on Etsy this morning for new and interesting cupcake items, this handsome little guy caught my eye.  How cute is he and check out the adorable cupcake bandana he is helping to sell on Booh’s Etsy shop. Would be great for a child, puppy or you!  Only $15 and make sure to check out her sweet cupcake hairbows too!

Walmart Cupcake Egg Hunt

By on Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

My local WalMart already has the Easter merchandise out.  I noticed this box of plastic cupcake egg hunt candy filled “eggs” in the seasonal section.  The box includes 28 cupcakes instead of the traditional eggs filled with lemon heads and jellybeans for $5.48.

ATC Review: From Scratch: A Business Story

By on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

From Scratch: A Business Story is the story of Crave Cookies and Cupcakes.  Two sisters started Crave Cookies and Cupcakes in 2004 after years of making cookies for family and friends.  The From Scratch: A Business story details the sister’s journey from using an old pizza oven and two kitchen aid mixers in their original Calgary, Canada location through their expansion to seven storefront locations.

ATC was sent a copy of the 60-page story to review.  I thought the tale of the two sisters business adventure was well written.  As I read about their shop and cupcakes I could picture what the inside of the store looked like and see them inside their kitchen baking cupcakes.  I love that Crave has stuck with their philosophy of baking from scratch.  The story is not just for the cupcake lover or the business entrepreneur; it’s able to appeal to multiple audiences, as it is also a story about family and following a dream when others doubt you. Read the rest of this entry »

Cupcake Crumble in a Jar

By on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Are you a fan of cupcakes in a jar? I’m still undecided about the cupcake trend mostly because I love the look of a perfectly frosted cupcake.  I also wonder what makes it a cupcake in a jar and not just a cake in a jar.  I do, however, like this recipe from Family Kitchen for Cupcake Crumble in a Jar since the recipe uses left over cupcakes that other wise would most likely go to waste.  The cupcake crumble reminds me of a parfait or trifle based on the layering technique.  There are lots of options for ingredients beyond the cake and frosting so you can be as creative as you want when making your own cupcake crumble.

Got a Green Thumb?

By on Monday, February 20th, 2012











Now that March is just around the corner, I find myself daydreaming about sunshine, blue skies and days spent outdoors.  For those of you who are eagerly awaiting spring’s arrival (or for those of you who live in a warmer climate than I do), here are some cupcakes to help usher in the spring season.

These “potted” cupcakes are topped with chocolate cream cheese frosting and green candy leaves, with oreo crumbs around the edges.

The carrot cupcake in the foreground is topped with crushed lemon poppyseed cookie and a smidge of orange cream cheese frosting.

These would make a lovely display at a spring luncheon or shower.  I’m not much of a gardener, but I think I could get into this!