Archive for April, 2012

Cupcake Gummies

By on Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Lately I have seen gummy candy in various shapes, I even bought a friend butterfly gummies but I have yet to see cupcake gummies in a store near me.  I managed to find blue cupcake gummies online on Crystals Rose Cottage Chic.  For $6.00 you can order a dozen cupcake gummies to use as party favors or cupcake toppers.  I think any kid would love to sink their teeth into a cupcake gummy!

I have been cautioned by friends in regards to purchasing food from websites with caution so you might want to check with the website owner on their food safety practices before finalizing your purchase.

ASOS Cupcake Print Dress

By on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

I have no idea where I would wear this cupcake print dress from ASOS but if I needed a cupcake dress for something I think I’d pick this one. Compared to other cupcake dresses I have seen this one seems seems mature with the sweetheart neckline and fitted skirt.  The dress is $81.81 and available in US sizes 1-12.

Cupcake Print

By on Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Do you remember the When I grow up print from Society6 that read “When I grow up I want to be a rock star-cowgirl-tap dancer-princess-school bus driver-cupcake sprinkler.” Well I was looking around Stephanie Corfee’s Etsy site thinking she looked familiar and realized that’s how I knew her!  I love this Cupcake print that she has listed on her Etsy!  It’s colorful, its fun, and it’s only $18.00.  You can tell that Stephanie Corfee is a cupcake fan!

Earth Day Cupcakes

By on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

If you didn’t get around to planting a tree or doing something equally earthy this Earth Day, it’s not too late to make these cupcakes.  The tree is a lollipop covered in green frosting and dotted with red heart sprinkles, and the ground surrounding the tree is made from crumbled oreos.  Super yummy, super easy, and a great way to celebrate Mother Earth!

Wedding Cupcakes Win!

By on Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Wedding season is already in full swing and I am happy to report that wedding cupakes are just as popular as last year. Whether it is possibly cheaper price or the ease of sharing the cupcakes with your guests, wedding cupcakes seem to be winning out over wedding cakes.  If you are also considering cupcakes for your nuptials, I found a few sites that might help you in your planning.  Wedding Cupcakes is a site filled with beautiful cupcake arrangements and also has an interesting section about wedding cupcake etiquette. 

And if is supplies you need, then The Smart Baker can has everything from cupcake towers to parchment paper to to car magnets to help the cuppies get to the reception safely.

FYI- did you know that our own talented All Things Cupcake contributor, Heather Lynn, is also wedding photographer?  Check out her amazingly sweet wedding photos and portrait shots on her Vintage Grace Facebook page.  How awesome would it be to have a cupcake expert photograph your own wedding cupcakes?!

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Insect Cupcakes

By on Thursday, April 19th, 2012

These are most definitely not your average cupcakes!  Want to know the story behind them?  I will tell you this first: they are not (yet) being sold at any bakeries…at least not any that I’m aware of.

These insect-topped desserts were actually being used as promotional material to advocate the idea of eating insects as part of getting a protein-rich diet to an increasing population.  The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization claims that some insects have as much protein as meat or fish.  Not only that, but they are a good source of other nutrients, too.

After reading this article, I was glad to find that insects are not threatening to be the latest  and most hip cupcake topper.  That would gross me out!  It seems that cupcakes were a way to win people over to the idea that insects could be a solution to malnutrition, which does not surprise me, because cupcakes definitely have that kind of power!

Strawberry Banana Cupcakes

By on Thursday, April 19th, 2012

I love strawberry cupcakes, but yesterday, I decided to jazz them up a little. I used a strawberry cake mix, and filled each cupcake with sliced strawberries after they had cooled off. (I used a frozen strawberry shortcake topping.) Then, I added a mashed banana to the frosting. And honestly, I could not believe how delicious the results were. It was a like a fruit smoothie cupcake!