Archive for the 'Electronics' Category

Cupcake Cars at the Maker Faire

By on Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

On Saturday, May 22nd, thousands flocked to the San Mateo Fairgrounds to help celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, and the do-it-yourself mindset.  Each spring, people come from the San Fransisco Bay area and beyond to the annual Maker Faire to see what’s new in the world of zany inventions.  More than 600 inventors and artists shared their wares this year.  Among them was Greg Solberg, maker of the completely electric, motorized “cupcake car.”

These cupcake cars (sometimes called muffin cars) were invented in 2004.  They can go as fast as 15 mph.  Each car has room for just one person, whose head sticks out the top of the cupcake.  There are currently 16 cupcake cars in existence, and they are stored in a “secret location,” in Berkeley, California.

Cupcakes! Application By Maverick Software

By on Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Maverick Software has created the Cupcakes! Application for the iphone, ipod touch, and ipad.  With the app you’ll be able to bake, decorate, eat and share your custom virtual cupcake creations.  You make all the decisions starting with the liners and finishing with the toppings.  When your cupcakes come out of the oven you even shake your iphone or ipod touch to get them out of the pan! Once you have finished you can email your cupcakes or add them to your photo library.  You can purchase the app for $0.99 from itunes, then get busy creating your own cupcakes without the mess!

Cupcakes for your Compy: Mac Cupcake Icons

By on Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Cupcake Icons 1.0

Why should Mac users have boring icons when they could have cupcakes on their desktop instead?  You can find these sweet icons (Cupcake 1.0) at the Apple website. Thanks to ATC Reader Ashley for the compy cupcake tip :)

Cricut Cake

By on Saturday, May 1st, 2010

I rcently tried the Cricut (pronounced cricket) Personal Cutting machine and I found it so amazing.  They can cut beautiful paper designs at the touch of a few buttons.  Well, here is the newest Cricut machine: The Cricut Cake.  I have yet to try this one but it looks like it may revolutionize the cake/cupcake decorating process.  I’ve seen it on sale this week for $349 at AC Moore and Michael’s.    Here’s the description from Michael’s:

The Cricut Cake™ Personal Electronic Cutter is specifically designed for decorating cakes, cupcakes, cookies and confections in no time at all.  Just choose a shape, a size, and press “cut.”  The Cricut Cake machine also works with all Cricut Scrapbooking cartridges, with Gypsy™ and Cricut DesignStudio, giving you more variety in your designs!

Roller and cutting blade are constructed from stainless steel. FDA approved for cutting food and specifically designed for gum paste, frosting sheets and more. Decorating like a professional has never been faster or easier. Bon Appetit!

The Cricut Cake machine includes:

  • 12×12-inch food-safe mat
  • Power Adaptor
  • Cricut Cake Basics Cartridge with up to 600 images
  • Silicone Keypad Cover

Cricut’s website had a lots of useful info, videos and photos of completed projects.

Dress up boring cupcakes in just a few minutes!

Cupcake Persona

By on Friday, March 26th, 2010

Mmm Smells Good created by Earth Selkie

Your browser, your style! Dress it up with easy-to-use themes for your Firefox. Personas are easy-to-use themes that let you personalize the look of your Firefox

Budclicks Happy Cupcake

By on Friday, March 26th, 2010

Budclicks are unique headphones that the creator designed when he noticed everyone wearing the same white headphones.  One of these individual and creative earbud style include cupcakes.  The pair costs $9.95 with one ear a pink cupcake and the other blue, both are decorated with rhinestones, making them a fun gift for any cupcake lover young or old.

Guess the Game on the Cupcake

By on Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Steelhead Studio celebrated their centennial anniversary with 100 cupcakes of various games.  Can you guess the 100 games by looking at the cupcake?

Some easy ones:

Too easy?  How about a harder one:

96 more cupcakes games to guess at Steelhead Studios.