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Be on the lookout for a new Hallmark Channel movie titled Operation Cupcake, starring Dean Cain and Kristy Swanson. The movie preimeres Sunday, June 17th at 8 Eastern. The movie tells the story of an Army dad who suddenly finds himself working in a cupcakery. Apparently, he tries to take a military approach to cupcaking. Hmm…
Oddly enough, there was another movie with the same name, albeit, bearing a colon, Operation: Cupcake, from 2006. I can find no connection between the movies though, except for the well, love of cupcakes.
Do you know a cupcake fan who’s birthday is coming up? Does that cupcake lover also happen to be a fan of Taylor Swift? Then Taylor Swift’s line of cards through American Greetings has the perfect card for you! I looked through the line of cards at my local Joann Fabrics and spotted the sparkly cupcake card shown above. The card reads “a sparkly cupcake…for a sparkly girl. Happy Birthday” and is reasonably priced at $3.49.
If you’re like me, you’ve baked a fair amount of holiday treasures.
But holiday week is a bit like a marathon and, in the home stretch, who isn’t looking for fresh ideas to keep inspired? The challenge I set to myself is whether I can come up with a week of images, recipes, and instructions to keep us all – myself included – at 350F from now through next Saturday.
These Baked Ideas images are cookies, but so fresh and original they will inspire your cupcake decorating ideas. Here’s a smorgasbord of cookie decorating ideas from “Baked Ideas” by Patti Paige, along with the Baked Ideas’ Facebook page and the video on the Baked Ideas mini gingerbread houses. 3,000 each season!
If you’re still looking for last minute gifts, Baked Ideas even sells yoga cookie cutters. How did she do that? Here’s her video on piping royal icing onto each one of the yoga posed gingerbread men and here’s the Baked Ideas gingerbread recipe.
Ah-ha! My Muse gripped that one!
Today, I’m going to springboard those Baked Ideas into spice cupcakes with yoga shapes drawn on the top, including some Sandskrit symbols, such as “Namaste.” And I know just who is on my list for these yoga cupcakes…
Now that’s what I mean about taking inspiration and giving yourself permission to be creative at the holidays! What’s your idea?
Countdown: 6 days.
You all may not know this, but I work for Jenni Bick Bookbinding, an Internet company that sells a variety of items from Italian leather photo albums, moleskine notebooks, day planners, calendars and so much more! And every once in a while we get in a fabulous cupcake item, and this one takes the (cup)cake.
We recently got in our 2012 Calendars, and lo and behold there it was, Martha Stewart Cupcakes 2012 Wall Calendar. Anything of Martha’s is visually stunning and very well done, this calendar is no exception. It was designed and put together with us cupcake bakers in mind.
They’re two elements that I absolutely love about this calendar– At the bottom of every month/page there is a baking tip or fact. One of my favorite tips is –Save Butter Wrappers for Greasing Pans, rather than discard the wrapper after you’ve used a stick of butter, stash it in the freezer inside a re-sealable plastic bag. When you need to butter a baking dish take out the wrapper, let if soften slighty, and use.
The second element that I love, is the recipe cards that are provided for the scrumptious cupcakes displayed within the calendar.
You could give Martha Stewart a run for her money with all the knowledge that this calendar provides.
Oh Boy, do I have a craving for cupcakes now!