Archive for the 'Bakeries' Category

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


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 »

Rainbow Cloud Cupcakes

By on Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Are these beautiful, or what? Positively dreamy.

These Rainbow Cloud Cupcakes are available at Flour and Sun Bakery of Pleasantville, New York.

I’ll admit–I’m not sure how they did that frosting.

White Russian and Banana Bourbon Cupcakes

By on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

It’s been a while since a cupcake flavor has surprised and delighted me the way this does: White Russian and Banana Bourbon. Oh. My. How many can I eat and still drive home? I found these delectable creations at Silver Spoon Bakery of East Greenwich, Rhode Island.

Portland Maine Cupcakery

By on Monday, February 25th, 2013

I recently paid my first visit to East End Cupcakes, which is, I believe, the only cupcakery in Portland, Maine. (If there’s another one, let me know, because I couldn’t find it!)

East End Cupcakes is ideally located right in the Old Port. Somehow, eating a cupcake while walking down cobblestone streets just feels right. On the day I visited, they had an offering of classic hits, including chocolate, vanilla, and red velvet. I chose the “chocolate salted caramel,” a chocolate cupcake topped with lightly flavored caramel frosting and sprinkled with sea salt.

We cupcake reviewers have noticed a trend toward creamier frostings, and away from sweeter frostings. East End Cupcakes seems to be on that bandwagon. Their frosting was airy and smooth. (Granted, had I tried the red velvet, I may have found a more substantial frosting there).

The store itself is adorable and seemed like a cool place to hang out. There was more seating than I’ve seen in a lot of similar sized bakeries.

Also, if you’re planning to plan a Portland area party soon, you might like to know that East End offers cupcake decorating parties! This strikes me as a fine idea. Here’s what they have to say on it:

Perfect for a unique birthday celebration for a 5 year old or a 50 year old! At your cupcake decorating party an East End representative will come to the event location with baked cupcakes and frosting in a variety of colors and flavors. Your party guests will get to create their own cupcakes using piping bags and edible decorations. We will provide aprons, guidance and clean up. At the end of the event, your guests will be able to take home their creations in one of East End’s signature pink boxes!

Valentine’s Cupcakes

By on Friday, February 8th, 2013

I love how CupCake FabuLous decorated these Valentine’s Day cupcakes. Does anyone know what decorating tip they used? CupCake FabuLous is a family-owned cupcakery that has been serving the Dallas area since 2007. They also make twinkies! They’re enough to make a person move to Texas!


Chocolate Covered Cherry Cupcakes

By on Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Good heavens, would you look at these things? Talk about sumptuous! These chocolate covered cherry cupcakes were created by Cupcake Anarchy, the Milwaukee cupcakery that likes to break all the rules. (They also offer beer & bacon cupcakes and honey whiskey cupcakes.)

 Chocolate Covered Cherry Cupcakes