I have been meaning to blog about this exciting adventure for a little over a month now. Fellow cupcake bloggers Cupcakes Take The Cake have announced that they are going on a cupcake lovers cruise! The best part is you’re invited! The week long cruise is taking place August 19-26th 2012. The cruise departs from New Jersey and docks in Bermuda for three days. One of the best parts of the cruise, aside from that it is cupcake themed is the amazing guest speakers and workshop hosts. The authors of Hello Cupcake, and What’s New Cupcake as well as the authors and owners of Baked will be on the cruise. These are just the announce guests, there will also be some surprises! If you would like to book a ticket or for more information you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-828-4813. This sounds like a fun vacation that I would love to go on, if only I had $999.00 which is the starting price!
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Today in remembrance of September 11, 2001 the Los Angeles location of Canter’s Deli is offering free cupcakes for servicemen. This is Canter’s Deli’s way of saying “thank you,” so if policemen, firemen, or military personnel show up in uniform or provide some form of ID they will be presented with a free cupcake!
Sprinkles Cupcakes is giving away free cupcakes this week at their Washington D.C. and Chicago locations! If you live in either of those areas, you’re probably wondering how you can get in on this great deal! You’re probably also wondering what cupcakes could have to do with fitness. Read on to find out! Read the rest of this entry »
The Cupcake Collection, a bakery in Tennessee, is helping four of their high school graduates pay for college. This summer the bakery owners will be lending their “cupcake bus” to these employees so that they can take a road trip to four major east coast cities, beginning in Atlanta and ending in New York City. They will sell cupcakes along the way and put the profits toward their college education. Be sure and track their trip on the bakery’s Facebook page. Who knows–they just might be visiting your city!
New York City’s Magnolia Bakery will once again release the “Priscilla Cupcake” on Monday, June 6. This green pistachio cupcake, iced with pistachio meringue butter-cream icing and topped with a meringue kiss and colorful confetti, was inspired by the dancing cupcakes from the Broadway musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Read the rest of this entry »
A while back, we brought you news of the Scharffen Berger Cupcake Adventure Contest! Well, the winners are in. The rules were that bakers had to create an original cupcake recipe that included one of several “adventure ingredients.” Among the choices were: stout beer, ricotta, adzuki bean, fresh beet, chili pepper, and coffee beans. Talk about adventurous!
The crazy part? All three of the winners chose Stout Beer as their adventure ingredient. In fact, the first prize cupcake, the “You Make Me Wanna ‘Stout’ Cupcakes” featured Stout in four different ways: batter, filling, reduction and frosting! Now that’s adventurous!
The judging panel included Top Chef: Just Desserts guest judge and award-winning chef Elizabeth Falkner; Scharffen Berger chocolate co-founder John Scharffenberger; chocolate expert and award-winning cookbook author Alice Medrich; award-winning food blogger, photographer and art director Matt Armendariz of MattBites.com; and baking expert and blogger Angie Dudley of Bakerella.com. Cupcakes were judged on creativity, spirit of adventure, ease of preparation, appearance and flavor.
Click here for the winning recipes! And congrats to all the winners from ATC!
Simply Cupcakes of Naples started as an online cupcake store four years ago, taking orders online and delivering cupcakes to Naples, Florida residents. Two years ago, the first store was opened and now a second store is being opened on Marco Island. They have over 9500 Facebook fans. Simply Cupcakes is considered the premier cupcake store in Southwest Florida and they also supply cupcakes to Nordstrom’s and ship bundt cakes worldwide.
Simply Cupcakes offers 28 cupcake selections in gourmet size and minis. They are booked for at least one cupcake wedding a week through April and are in the process of hiring their 5th baker.
In addition to being a very successful cupcake store, Simply Cupcakes offers training for people who want to open their own cupcake business; either storefront or online. In a little over a year, they have trained people in 25 locations from California to Puerto Rico. The training is either ‘hands on’ in Naples or through a Distance Learning Program. It includes the very popular recipes, a license to use the Simply Cupcakes name, an exclusive territory with only on Simply Cupcakes in a county, a logo, a website, marketing, recommended suppliers and ongoing support. The ‘hands on’ training sessions are only done four times a year with the next one March 19-21 but the Distance Learning Training can be started any time. Details can be found here.
Joanne Glasgow, owner of Simply Cupcakes said “When I first started out, it was trial and error since there was nowhere to get info on starting a cupcake business. After I started, many people contacted me and asked for help. They said that they could bake but had no idea how to start a business. That’s why I created this program.”
“We train people to do what I did… start online and build a customer base. Then if they decide to open a store, they have customers from the first day. We have been told that our training program is the only one of it’s kind anywhere. All of the people we have trained have become a community who exchange ideas and info at our online Message Board. The entire program is unique and has been proven to work. It’s the same concept of a franchise… being in business for yourself but not by yourself… but without the big franchise fee, restrictions or ongoing expenses.”
This is a sponsored post by Simply Cupcakes.