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Tweet Tweet Cupcake Decoration Set & Orange Pineapple Sunshine Cupcakes

By on Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Tweet Tweet Cupcake Set by Uncommon Goods

Cupcakes of a feather flock together!  Apparently, so does good cupcake merchandise, since this is my second great cupcake accessory find from Uncommon Goods.  The Tweet Tweet Cupcake Set is $12 and has enough wrappers and toppers for 24 cupcakes, which seems like a decent deal to me.  The folks at the Uncommon Goods labs were also kind enough to throw in the recipe for Orange Pineapple Sunshine Cupcakes in their blog post as well:

Orange-Pineapple Sunshine Cupcakes or Cake (Serves 21 or 16)

1 box yellow cake mix
1/4 cup applesauce
4 eggs
1 can mandarin oranges in light syrup (11 oz.)


1 8 oz. container Cool Whip (Lite or Regular)
1 pkg (3-4 oz.) INSTANT vanilla pudding mix
1 can (15 1/2 oz.) crushed pineapple in juice

1) Preheat oven to 350 deg. In a large bowl, stir together all the cake ingredients until moist. Beat by hand for 2 minutes. Chop up the oranges as you mix.

2) Line a muffin pan with cupcake papers or coat a 13×9 cake pan with cooking spray. Pour the batter into the papers/pan. Bake cupcakes for
25 minutes or bake the cake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

3) Frosting: In a large bowl, mix together all the frosting ingredients until well blended. Spread over the cupcakes/cake. Store in fridge. Enjoy!

Cupcake Corer and Decorating Set by Uncommon Goods

By on Friday, September 17th, 2010

Toolkit for Tasty Filled Cupcakes :)

I was paging through the Uncommon Goods catalog the other day when I came across this cupcake corer and decorating set.  You can find decorating sets and kits all over the place, but I thought that the corer that’s included in this kit set it apart.  Getting just the right-sized filling hole in a cupcake can be fussy, possibly crumbling the cupcake in the process.

In case you’re skeptical about this corer’s usefulness or the quality of the kit in general, Uncommon Goods did a gift lab on this product to see how well it worked. While

Finished Filled Cupcakes!

a manufacturer’s take on their own product isn’t exactly objective, the post is pretty informative about the kit’s performance.

You’ll want to click the link to get the long version, the short version is that the cupcakes weren’t picture perfect, but they turned out better than they would have without the kit.  All in all, it sounds like it’s worth the $20 price tag if you’re into making filled cupcakes on a regular basis.

Nerdcake of the Week: Harry Potter Puppet Pals Cupcakes by Kelsie

By on Monday, September 13th, 2010
"What's that mysterious ticking noise?"

Harry Potter and The Order of the Cupcakes!

This Nerdcake of the Week post comes from ATC fan Kelsie and her baking blog, Cakes by Kelsie:

I love your weekly Nerdcakes post on the blog (I’m quite nerdy myself), and I just wanted to share my favorite “nerdcakes.” I made these Harry Potter cupcakes for the premiere of the 6th movie last summer. They’re too cute and I hope they can put a little smile on your face like they did for me! ;o)

Thanks Kelsie! After reviewing the (hilarious) video myself, the likenesses look spot on. If you’re a Harry Potter fan, or just like very silly YouTube videos, I highly recommend the Harry Potter Puppet Pals Channel. If you click below, you can judge if Kelsie captured the essence of the HP3 yourself.

Harry Potter and the Myterious Ticking Noise

Nerdcake of the Week: Pac-Man Cupcakes

By on Monday, September 6th, 2010

Pac-Man Cupcakes by hello naomi

hello naomi takes the nerdcake for the second week in a row with her Pac-Man Cupcakes. This 80 cupcake set is an expansion on an earlier batch of Pac-Man cupcakes; the set shown above is actually a wedding cake for a friend of Naomi’s.

Nerdcake of the Week: Super Mario Cupcakes by hello naomi

By on Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Super Mario Cupcake by hello naomi

There’s nothing more classic geek than Super Mario Brothers.  I love how sharply detailed the iconic little characters turn out in fondant!

Amazing cupcakes and picture by ATC favorite and baker extraordinaire, hello naomi. Thanks to GeekSugar for the cupcake tip!

Cupcake Art by 64 Colors

By on Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

After my post about the Blue Q Cupcake Shopper by the fine folks of 64 Colors, I took a tour of the 64 Colors photostream.  And what d’ya know: more cupcakes!



Cuppycake Pals

Hello Kitty Print

Also, I checked around the internet, and as I far as I can tell everything here was custom, either one-of-a-kind and already sold or for a show. However, if you like 64 Colors and you don’t mind your merch not having a cupcake on it, check out their online store or search for them at Rotofugi.

The Cupcake Store Sets Up Shop at Downtown Disney

By on Sunday, August 29th, 2010

2009-2010 Holiday Location of The Cupcake Store at Downtown Disney

Downtown Disney is about to have a new permanent attraction: cupcakes!  The Cupcake Store, based out of Mission Viejo, CA, had such a successful temporary holiday booth at Downtown Disney that they’ve decided to open up shop there permanently. Word is that they’ll ship in cupcakes daily from the bakery in Mission Viejo to the happy hordes looking to take a break from Splash Mountain and Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride.

The Cupcake Store is run by cupcake veteran Janel Mitchell. This is her first solo store after parting ways with business partner John Frank, with whom she founded Frostings Cupcakes.  The new Downtown Disney location is set to open up in September. With any luck, they’ll be up and running by the time I go down to SoCal for a visit in a few weeks. If that’s the case, I’ll tell you all about it!