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Take the Cake – Cupcake Game

By on Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

As you all know, cupcakes are really all the rage right now (we hope they will be forever! ). And they are not showing any signs of slowing down in popularity. They are so popular that there has even been a board game for kids centered around cupcakes.

Take the Cake sold at Amazon!















Lets get playing!

Inflatable Cupcake Carrier

By on Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

My mom spotted this cupcake find at Marshalls and I am curious about this The Inflate & Take Cupcake Carrier.  The carrier costs $30, similarly priced to other cupcake carriers on the market except with this one, you aren’t left with a big bulky plastic carrier to bring home.  You are left with a cupcake carrier that you can deflate to a smaller package.  Created by Silvermark, the website description states:

Your cupcakes travel in style and arrive unharmed and smudge free at a birthday party, office event or for any occasion where cupcakes are welcome. The WOW is when you are done; the Inflate & Take®; deflates for neat, compact storage. The trays stack and attach to one another so multiple layers can be combined to increase the capacity. The Inflate & Take® accommodates cupcakes of various sizes—even supersized cupcakes and muffins are held firmly in place.

Set contains 2 trays, each with a 12-cupcake capacity, and a separate storage lid. Each tray measures 21˝x 17˝x 4˝ when inflated. The set also includes a hand pump, carrying strap and storage case. Available in clear, blue or red.

I’m left wondering how the cupcakes are after being transported in this inflatable carrier? Is it like giant bubble wrap for your cupcakes? Would you buy this product?

It’s a Cake in a Cup.

By on Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Cake Mixes or Cupcake Mixes?

Is the only difference between a ‘cake’ and a ‘cupcake’ the wrapper?

I’ll tell you why I’m asking.  I am probably 50/50 on making cupcakes from scratch and making cupcakes from a box.  But, now that I’m blogging, I’m rethinking everything.

So, when I pulled out a Pillsbury box from my cupboard, I noticed the picture of the cake.  It took me to the baking aisle at my local Wegman’s grocery store, where I found that every box mix pictures a cake.  There wasn’t a single cupcake promo among them.  And, on the Pillsbury website, they don’t even list their cake mixes and frostings among their products.

Pursuing this further, I found a poll on Quibblo of whether a cupcake and a cake are the same thing, but only 9 people have answered (8 yes, 1 no).  WikiAnswers wasn’t much of an analysis.

And, while doing my research, I bumped into this:  the world’s record for a cupcake is 150.7 pounds!  Now how is that still a ‘cupcake’?


Mini Filled Cupcake Pan

By on Saturday, May 7th, 2011

I am a cooking and baking fiend. I love finding tons of new gadgets and gizmos to help me out in the kitchen. One of my favorite go-to kitchen supply stores is Sur la Table .

I find some pretty great cupcake items here too! One of my latest finds was this Mini Filled Cupcake Pan. A easy way to create amazing filled cupcakes!

April Showers Bring May Cupcake Flowers

By on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Spring is here and it is in full bloom! Just walking out of my apartment and walking to my car I see tons of different types of flowers. This got me thinking, why not make my own flowers that I  don’t have to wait for them to grow — Flower Cupcakes.

Here a few fabulous recipes and how to guides to help you make your own fantastic flower garden of cupcakes.

Mum’s the Word Cupcakes

Flower Cupcakes

Fields of Flowers Cupcakes

Hydrangea Cupcakes

Cupcake Vodka

By on Monday, April 25th, 2011

From the makers of Cupcake Wines comes … Cupcake Vodka! I know, what took them so long?

The vodka comes in four flavors: Original, Chiffon, Devil’s Food, and Frosting. Frosting-flavored vodka? Can you imagine? Cupcake Vodka is six-times distilled to remove impurities “while delivering a mouth-feel reminiscent of an indulgent delicious treat.” Cupcake Vodka Original is 80 proof, while Chiffon, Devil’s Food, and Frosting vodkas are 70 proof. Each of the Cupcake vodkas carries a suggested retail price of $17.99 per 750ml bottle.

Waste-Less Cupcake Bag

By on Friday, April 22nd, 2011

To celebrate Earth Day today, treat yourself this cute cupcake reusable cupcake bag.  Waste-Less Bags has created reusable grocery bags that can hold up to 20 pounds.  The cupcake bag is part of the Too Cute line.  The purple colored bag has a cupcake tray image on the front and folds up into a cupcake shaped pouch.  The bag costs $4.99 and can be purchased from the company’s website.