Archive for March, 2012

Perler Beads Cupcakes

By on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Today my daughter had money in her pocket to burn and really wanted to buy something for herself. She loves to do craft projects, so we headed to our local AC Moore and here is what she chose to buy.
Although it is a bit hard to see in this photo, this is Perler Beads Cupcake and Butterfly Fused Bead Kit. For those of you who don’t know what Perler beads are, you simply fill the cupcake shaped pegboard with the beads, iron it and voila! You have a lovely cupcake to make into a magnet or pin.  This set was $7.99 at AC Moore and you can also find in on Amazon. 

 And here are the cupcakes my daughter and I made!  We had so much fun! 

New Cupcake Magazine!

By on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

There’s a new cupcake magazine in town! Cake Decorating magazine has just launched in Great Britain and Ireland. Don’t live there? Don’t panic–you can subscribe!

This weekly publication will help beginners learn to decorate like the pros. And each issue comes with decorating tools! Issue #1 comes with a set of butterfly cutters, pink decorating glitter, and a gingham cupcake stand. And subscribers receive additional free gifts including a portable cake caddy, a set of silicone bakeware, and a biscuit and sugar craft gun.

Learn more at the Cake Decorating website. You can also follow the new pub on Twitter and Facebook!


Operation Cupcake

By on Monday, March 26th, 2012

Be on the lookout for a new Hallmark Channel movie titled Operation Cupcake, starring Dean Cain and Kristy Swanson. The movie preimeres Sunday, June 17th at 8 Eastern. The movie tells the story of an Army dad who suddenly finds himself working in a cupcakery. Apparently, he tries to take a military approach to cupcaking. Hmm…

Oddly enough, there was another movie with the same name, albeit, bearing a colon, Operation: Cupcake, from 2006. I can find no connection between the movies though, except for the well, love of cupcakes.


Cupcake Shot Glasses

By on Monday, March 26th, 2012

Do you know a cupcake lover that’s turning 21 or of legal drinking age?  Then UV Vodka’s Cake flavored vodka and signature UV Cake shot glass is the perfect gift!  The shot glasses are very cute since they are shaped like a cupcake liner and there is a spot for a candle to fit.  The reusable plastic, 1.5oz shot glasses can be ordered from Phillips Distilling Company Store for $9.00 for a pack of 24 assorted colors and an included package of birthday candles.

Space Monkey Cupcakes

By on Sunday, March 25th, 2012

For those of you who follow the show ‘Cupcake Wars’, you might be interested to see this recipe for Space Monkey Cupcakes.  Be sure to watch the video, where the winner of season 3, Casey Shiller, shows us how to make them.

Who can resist a banana-toffee cake with a dulce de leche center, caramel cream cheese icing and chunks of astronaut ice cream?

Baby Boy Cupcake Clothing

By on Saturday, March 24th, 2012
Recently several of my friends have had baby girls and I have enjoyed finding all the cute baby girl cupcake items the stores have to offer.  But what about the baby boys you may ask?  Well, how about this adorable bib and shirt set I found on Etsy this morning?  So cute! 

$16 from KadensDesigns

Soda Fountain Cupcakes

By on Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Go back to the “good old days” with these soda fountain cupcakes.  From left to right, they are creamsicle, cherry soda and root beer.  All you have to do is bake a batch of cupcakes and use food coloring and food flavoring for each type of frosting.

Which one would you choose?  I think I’d definitely go with the root beer, but they all sound delicious!