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What Happens in Vegas Makes for One Expensive Cupcake

By on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

article-2402237-1B78F7C6000005DC-517_634x836Forget the $45 cupcake from Australia. There’s a far more expensive cupcake available in the United States. Appropriately, the decadent $750 cupcake can only be found in Sin City.  Sweet Surrender at The Palazzo in Las Vegas, which requires 48 hours to prepare the expensive treat, find this extravagant cupcake satisfies big spenders’ sweet teeth. For most of us, the only way we could justify spending that much on a single treat would be if Lady Luck were generous enough to smile upon us.

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Myrtle Beach Celebrates with World Record Cupcake Tower

By on Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Myrtle-Beach-75th-Anniversary-When it came time for the city of Myrtle Beach to celebrate its 75th anniversary, they decided they wanted to do it with cupcakes. 7,500 cupcakes to be exact. Katherine Berman and Sophie LaMontagne of Georgetown Cupcakes and TLC’s DC Cupcakes collaborated with the city of Myrtle Beach to not only bake more than 7,500 cupcakes, they planned a cupcake tower to rival all those that came before. And just this week, their achievement was confirmed. The cupcake tower created to celebrate Myrtle Beach’s 75th anniversary is now officially the Guinness World Record holder for Tallest Tower of Cupcakes at 20 feet and 5 inches tall. Read the rest of this entry »

One Cupcake Bakery Fixes Violations, Another Avoids a Scam

By on Monday, August 19th, 2013

Little Miss Muffin Miss GivingsEvery once in a while there are some cupcake stories that aren’t as sweet as one would like. Unfortunately, these are of that less than savory kind. Unless you have a very open mind when it comes to the toppings you find acceptable for your cupcakes (though I’ve yet to meet anyone who would find deceased fruit flies or any rodent’s droppings acceptable anywhere near beloved frosted treats). When routine inspections from the Health Department visited the Little Miss Muffin facility in the Chicago area back in mid-July, the facility failed with rodent droppings and fruit flies only two of many citations they received. Read the rest of this entry »

Putting a Price on the Golden Cupcake

By on Friday, August 9th, 2013

teasing golden cupcakeHave you been looking for a reason to visit Queensland, Australia? Well, if you are going to be around and don’t mind spending $45 on a cupcake, you might want to consider adding a visit to Crave Cupcakes in Toowoomba to your itinerary. There you can place an order for one of the very limited edition two-dozen Golden Cupcakes that they will be baking. Of course, you only have until August 14th to place the order and they must be picked up on August 17th. But why would anyone want to spend $45 on a cupcake? Read the rest of this entry »

Is Your Cake Mix Leaving You with Fewer Cupcakes?

By on Sunday, August 4th, 2013

nbcnews cakemix story

We’ve all had those days in the kitchen where something happens and we’re unexpectedly left with a cupcake tray that has empty liners and the conundrum of whether to reconcile the situation with fewer or smaller cupcakes. Whether you dismiss it as a consequence of the spill at the hands of favorite your little helper or the presence of too many willing volunteers offering their batter-sampling services, you might shrug it off and move on to the next thing. But when that situation arises and you’re alone in the kitchen, you realize the sad truth that the culprit might actually have been your trusty box of cake mix all along.

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Are you smarter than a cupcake sign thief?

By on Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Question: When is it a good idea to post photos of yourself with a cupcake shaped sign on social media sites? Well it certainly is not right after you stole it, that’s for sure.

When the deliciously themed sign for the Cake-ology bakery of Winnipeg, Manitoba was stolen early last week, it was only a matter of time before cupcake lovers wiped the frosting from their mouths and climbed out of the woodwork to track down the thief. Of course, the job of tracking down the sign was made much easier when the photo-happy thief made the brilliant decision to post the pics of herself with the stolen sign on Instagram, complete with a light-hearted admission of her guilt.

from CBC article

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Black Friday at Sprinkles!

By on Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Sprinkles Cupcakes is opening a new location at The Grove in LA today! And it will be a grand opening indeed. From 10 till noon, you can meet Sprinkles founder and Cupcake Wars judge Candace Nelson. AND five of the cupcakes sold at this Sprinkles today will have a “golden ticket” baked inside (bite carefully). One ticket will be for a $1000 shopping spree at The Grove, a shopping, dining, and entertainment center in a 1900s themed setting. Two tickets will be for $500 shopping sprees at The Grove. And two will be for a “year of Sprinkles cupcakes” — a dozen cupcakes per month. This new Sprinkles opens at 10, so hurry. You’d better go get in line.