Archive for April, 2012

Cupcake Cat Collar Giveaway Winner …

By on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

And the winner of our Cupcake Cat Collar  is ...


I would donate this adorable collar to the sweet kitties at my local animal shelter’s “cattery”!

Shannon, Please contact me at!

Congrats to Shannon! Stay tuned for the next giveaway.

Thanks again to Sweet Pickles Designs!



Gin and Lemon Cupcakes

By on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Now here’s a combination I’ve never thought of, but it does sound good on a hot afternoon. Visit the blog of The Apocalypse Bakery for instructions and recipe! And, eat responsibly.


Bacon Cupcakes

By on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Will you be bacon baking cupcakes anytime soon?  If you love bacon and you’re not afraid to try it in your cupcakes, then these recipes for maple bacon and chocolate bacon cupcakes might be for you. I have never personally tried this interesting combination, but I hear that it isn’t nearly as bad as it sounds, and that it’s actually quite tasty.

Food Color Markers

By on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

I just found a new toy! Duff food color pens! I found these pens, which act much more like markers, at Michaels for about $9. They are fun and easy to use, and great for kids’ decorating. But first, I used them to personalize these fondant-topped cupcakes for my friend’s birthday!

Williams Sonoma Cupcake Mixes

By on Monday, April 16th, 2012

Williams-Sonoma now carries their own line of cupcakes mixes!  The stores have a very fun display with all the mixes and jars of frosting.  The Williams-Sonoma website now has a section called The Cupcake Shop where you will find the mixes, bakeware, and cookbooks.  The mixes cost $14.95 and frosting, which is sold separately, is $19.95 per jar.  The mixes are available in the following flavors: vanilla bean, chocolate, red velvet, coconut, and meyer lemon.  The frosting is available in the same flavors with the exception of red velvet.  I have enjoyed the Williams-Sonoma products I have tried in the past so I have high hopes for these mixes.

Handmade Polymer Clay Cupcake Pendant

By on Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Check out this handmade polymer clay cupcake pendant from Be Fearless. Isn’t she talented? In case you need one of your own, she walks you through the entire process on her blog! I think I need one, but I don’t think I’m artistic (or patient) enough to pull this off.

Cupcake Birthday Lawn Windspinner

By on Friday, April 13th, 2012

Now that the weather is nice it seems like everyone in my neighborhood is enjoying the outdoors and spending time working on their yards.  I think this would be a great addition to all the bright flowers that our blooming in our yard!  Premier Kites & Designs produces this cupcake birthday lawn windspinner that is 16”X30”. The kit is available from amazon for $33.25.