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Putting a Price on the Golden Cupcake

By on Friday, August 9th, 2013

teasing golden cupcakeHave you been looking for a reason to visit Queensland, Australia? Well, if you are going to be around and don’t mind spending $45 on a cupcake, you might want to consider adding a visit to Crave Cupcakes in Toowoomba to your itinerary. There you can place an order for one of the very limited edition two-dozen Golden Cupcakes that they will be baking. Of course, you only have until August 14th to place the order and they must be picked up on August 17th. But why would anyone want to spend $45 on a cupcake? Read the rest of this entry »

The Cup Adds Cupcakes to Back-to-School Shopping Lists

By on Thursday, August 8th, 2013

peanut butter fluffWhen the long days of summer end and it is time to board the yellow bus back to school, having a special treat can make the ride a little less bittersweet for both parents and children. Over at The Cup (an off-shoot of the famous Cakery in St. Louis), they aim to take the bitter entirely out of the end of summer vacation. Working with KidSmart’s Push for Pencils program, The Cup has two new cupcakes that will help send local kids to school better prepared for the days’ tasks. The limited edition school-lunch inspired peanut butter fluff and pb&j cupcakes will only be available through August 19th.

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How Easy Are Japanese Microwavable Cupcakes?

By on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

microwave cupcake packageSometimes you just want a cupcake. But, only one cupcake. And not everyone has a bakery close at hand where you can run in quickly to purchase the single cupcake you are craving. So, do you go without the cupcake you long for or do you waste time and energy baking more cupcakes than you really want or need? Japanese company, Daiso, has come up with a solution that means you do not have to settle for either of those options. They believe you can microwave your cupcake, and eat it too.

 

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Cupcake Battery to Specialize in Gluten-Free Cupcakes

By on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

cupcake battery logoThere are so many restrictive diets out there but not all of them are entered into voluntarily. For those who suffer from allergies or sensitivities, sometimes the only solution is to cut something entirely out of your diet. For instance, it seems that more and more people are having trouble digesting gluten, a protein found in wheat based products like flour. For many sufferers, this means compromising the sweet tooth in some way or doing away with sugary treats, like cupcakes, entirely. But for a couple in Massachusetts, wandering from bakery to bakery in search of gluten-free cupcakes wasn’t going to cut it.

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Jilly’s Cupcakes Get a Little Chilly

By on Monday, August 5th, 2013

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Only two years ago, Jilly’s Cupcakes competed on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars and blew away their competition. In the time since winning, they have been hard at work expanding their business in a number of exciting and tasty directions. Turning several of their winning cupcake flavor combinations into a new line of ice cream is just one of the changes they have announced in the last few weeks. Read the rest of this entry »

Is Your Cake Mix Leaving You with Fewer Cupcakes?

By on Sunday, August 4th, 2013

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We’ve all had those days in the kitchen where something happens and we’re unexpectedly left with a cupcake tray that has empty liners and the conundrum of whether to reconcile the situation with fewer or smaller cupcakes. Whether you dismiss it as a consequence of the spill at the hands of favorite your little helper or the presence of too many willing volunteers offering their batter-sampling services, you might shrug it off and move on to the next thing. But when that situation arises and you’re alone in the kitchen, you realize the sad truth that the culprit might actually have been your trusty box of cake mix all along.

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How Does Your Cupcake Compare to Your Personality

By on Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

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I remember covering personality tests in class during high school psychology but I don’t remember them ever being this tasty. Burton Cole of Warren, Ohio’s Tribune Chronicle has been taking a look at what our favorite foods can reveal about us in his blog. From cold-shouldered ice cream to the transformative condiments, it can make you feel like you have stepped through Alice’s looking glass when you realize that your favorite tasty treats have a story to tell if you’re willing to listen.

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