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Love in the Time of Cupcakes

By on Sunday, June 6th, 2010

I love to read blogs, but they don’t usually make me cry.  Then enter Love in the Time of Cupcakes!  Darn her, she pulled on my cupcake strings!

Mary T. Wagner is the author of two books, Running with Stilettos and Heck on Heels.  She’s a mother of four and an attorney, and yet she somehow still manages to write the touching and tear-jerking blog, Running with Stilettos.

 

In her essay Love in the Time of Cupcakes, Mary shares how, even though she was a busy career mom, she always made time to celebrate her children’s lives, and to be involved through cupcakes.  She made two dozen “ghost cupcakes” for each of her three children in grammar school to help celebrate Halloween.  Each tennis season, she made “tennis ball cupcakes” for her son’s and daughter’s teams.  (She bemoans the fact that the girls would scream with delight at the cupcakes’ cuteness, but the boys would just inhale them!)  This essay celebrates mothering and cupcaking at the same time, and was so beautiful that, even this early in the morning, I’m thinking of going to wake up my daughter.  She won’t mind when I tell her we’re going to make some cupcakes!

What’s New, Cupcake?

By on Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

From the authors of the famously popular Hello, Cupcake! comes What’s New Cupcake?   I just received this newest recipe book last week and it is amazing!  

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Here’s what Amazon.com had to say about this yummy book:

The endlessly imaginative duo who turned cupcaking into a national pastime is back, with utterly new, eye-popping creations anyone can make. Create a race-car cupcake, a robot cupcake, or ravishing jewelry cupcakes for a birthday party. Surprise the family with Chinese takeout dinner cupcakes on April Fool’s or serve up a goofy chocolate moose. Captivate Mom with a bouquet of long-stemmed rose cupcakes and build sand castle cupcakes with the kids. All you need are candies from the corner store and cake mix and canned frosting.

Be on the lookout for my What’s New Cupcake? review and recipe book giveaway here on ATC at the end of this month.  You might be the winner of one of these books! 

Who You Callin’ Cupcake?

By on Monday, May 31st, 2010

Chicago’s Bleeding Heart Bakery has just released a new book of recipes titled Who You Callin’ Cupcake? You can get yours at Amazon for only $10.85 plus shipping.  Not much to pay for 75 recipes that are going to reinvent the cupcake!  Happy Experimenting!

Cupcakes All Year Round: The Hello, Cupcake! Calendar

By on Saturday, January 30th, 2010

As I was walking past some storefronts this afternoon, I noticed something I had never seen before: a cupcake calendar.  My boyfriend confirmed that while this was the first year he had seen it too, the Hello, Cupcake! calendar is in stores all over town. It’s sort of a companion to the Hello, Cupcake (Irresistably Playful Creations Anyone Can Make) book, being as it’s made by the same folks out of their favorite illustrations from the book.  From the pictures on their website (the little doggiecakes are the on front cover of the calendar), it looks like a darn cute way of keeping track of the days as well as a serving as a muse for the creative in the kitchen.

Cupcake Cookbooks

By on Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

I love reading cupcake cookbooks and trying new recipes I find in them.   Today, I found some great looking cupcake cookbooks to share with you.  I went on Amazon.com and picked out a few that got top ratings from their customers.  I know money may be tight with the holidays coming up so think free: try your local library and enjoy some cupcake reading this winter for nothing.  The photos on the covers make my mouth water!

Sweetness: Delicious Baked Treats for Every Occasion

Sweetness Delicious Baked Treats for Every Occasion by Sarah Levy

 

Cupcakes, Cupcakes & More Cupcakes!

Cupcakes, Cupcakes and More Cupcakesby Lilach German

 

Cakes to Celebrate Love and Life

Cupcakes to Celebrate Love and Life by Callie Maritz

 

101 Gourmet Cupcakes in 10 Minutes

101 Gourmet Cupakes in 10 Minutes by Wendy Paul

Do you have a favorite cupcake cookbook you’d like to share?  Click on the comment section below and tell us about it!

Cupcake Kids Book

By on Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

What happens is you give a cat a cupcake? I don’t know and if you dont know you can read what will happen in the book by Laura Numeroff, If You Give a Cat a Cupcake

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She also wrote If You Give a Moose a Muffin (almost like a cupcake)  & If You Give a Pig and Pancake … and the one that I have read If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

All this talk of muffin, cookies and pancakes is making me hungry!

True Blood Cupcakes

By on Saturday, August 15th, 2009

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True Blood Cupcakes by katipeck

Another awesome cupcake that remind me of HBO’s True Blood…

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Blood Cupcakes by *Heidilu22

HBO’s True Blood is based on the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris. I have read all of the books and been watching the HBO series. Love it!