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Cupcake Cuteness from LivingThread

By on Sunday, February 1st, 2009

When you scour the earth for cupcakes on the daily like we do at ATC you see a lot of cupcake stuff. There’s good stuff and bad stuff and stuff that’s so lame we don’t even bother.

Then there’s stuff like the stuff I found at LivingThread that’s so great I emailed it to myself on my way to work so I woudn’t forget to post it. This is good stuff.

Of course we’re partial to the cupcake-themed items but I can’t help but be drawn to the embroidered knuckle tattoos and fancy aprons as well.

CM Punk’s Cupcake Tattoo

By on Sunday, January 4th, 2009

I got a text message from CM Punk last Tuesday letting me know that not only did he get a cupcake tattoo that afternoon, but he also declares 2009 “Year of the Cupcake.” The first tattoo photo (taken with his Sidekick) was pretty bad so last night I asked him for a new one. This one’s better, believe it or not, and he said Shawn Michaels took it, which makes it even more awesome.

You may recall the Sugar Slam bake off I hosted a few months ago- Punk picked a Pepsi cupcake as the winner not only because it was named after him, but also because it wasn’t really frosted. What kind of frosting hater gets a cupcake tattoo?

2009: Year of the Cupcake according to CM Punk, you heard it here first.

Sweet Tooth Dish Towel

By on Saturday, November 29th, 2008

Many thanks to my mama for gifting me this adorable dish towel (and others) from Anthropologie.

Featuring lots of old fashioned cakes and cupcakes it’s a very sweet way to top off what has become perhaps the girliest kitchen in the Midwest.

The boys have both been told this towel is for looking, not for using, lest it meet the same tragic fate as my cupcake towel from Art Goodies.

I can personally vouch for the gift-ability of these towels – so put ’em on your wishlist this holiday.

Frosted Fakes

By on Sunday, November 16th, 2008

I’ve seen my fair share of fake cakes and cupcakes on Etsy and as much as I love fake food I’m never quite satisfied with my choices.

Until today, I should say. Take a look at these holiday selections from Frosted Fakes. Who knew a little plaster, glitter and paint could make my holiday so bright?

What does one do with fake cupcakes, you ask? Why, set them up on a cake stand so your kitchen is perma-Martha. Use them in the office as paper weights. Personally, I see these being used as props for pin up photos galore.

Some designs are already set up to hang on your tree while others are meant to sit on your holiday table. She even does cookies and donuts. (And I spotted a pot-themed cupcake I might need for my little brother.)

Perhaps the sweetest thing about these faux-cakes is the daily reminder that the only road to perfection is to be totally fake.

Sweet Earrings from Model Citizen

By on Friday, November 7th, 2008

I heart cupcakes. Therefore, I heart these heart-shaped cupcake earrings from Model Citizen. For $12 these hand-drawn lovelies can be yours – and be sure to check out the rest of the shop. I spotted matching barrettes!

Christmas Cupcake Liners from Sweet Cuppin Cakes

By on Monday, October 27th, 2008

Ok, so it’s not even Halloween yet but I had to post about these lovely holiday cupcake papers from Sweet Cuppin Cakes Bakery & Cupcake Supplies because they’re so very, very cute that I actually felt a tinge of holiday spirit in my icy, black heart.

I have never been a fan of the typical red-and-green Christmas, but the pink and silver Christmas stuff gets me every time. If I could live in a world of sugar plum fairies and crinkle-eyed Santas I might never post another cuss word on my blog again.

But alas, baking gingerbread cupcakes in these pretty liners is as close as I’ll ever to get becoming a snow queen. Ah well, close enough.

Cupcake Print by Caged Tomato

By on Friday, October 24th, 2008

Last week I saw the ultra cute kitchy kitchen prints over at Caged Tomato and asked the artist, Carrie Gowran to please make a cupcake piece so I could blog about it here. Well, my friends, ask and you shall receive. How bitchin’ is the kitchen that sports this 11.5″ x 9″ print made with scans of vintage recipe cards and an original drawing by Carrie?

It’s only $18 and as the proud owner of two of Carrie’s pieces already I can vouch for their quality and utter cuteness. Thanks Carrie, you made my bloggy day!