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Comics or Cupcakes?

Posted by on November 28th, 2010

Or both?

Oh, Brother by Bob Weber Jr. and Jay Stephens explore the difficulty of life with cupcakes!  You can see more of their delightful comics on their website!

How to Make Hollyhock Dolls and Use Them to Decorate Cupcakes

Posted by on July 26th, 2010

One Determined Gardener has made incredibly creative cupcake toppers.  She used Hollyhock Dolls to top cupcakes! To make the dolls, a hollyhock bud and partially opened flower along with scissors and a toothpick are needed.  Follow the three steps with pictures to create the doll and you have your cupcake decoration.  One Determined Gardener made honey cupcakes with buttercream frosting to display her hollyhock dolls.

Luau Cupcakes!

Posted by on July 22nd, 2010

Luau cupcakes!, originally uploaded by Lairy the Cupcake Fairy’s creations.

These sultry July days just make me want to hit the beach with a cold drink and one of those fancy paper umbrellas. Then, I saw this picture on Flickr and realized I also need to bring cupcakes with me. Isn’t this a cool idea? (The decorating I mean, not necessarily my trip to the beach.)

A great book and cupcakes

Posted by on July 15th, 2010

A match made in heaven!

Jennifer Weiner, #1 New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Weiner is soon to embark on a tour to celebrate the release on July 13 of her latest novel Fly Away Home.  But this tour, is no ordinary tour, it is the ‘Cupcakes Across America Book Tour‘.  Jen has selected her favorite bakers across the country, and will visit each one and encourages her fans to come and meet her over a cupcake.

Fly Away Home has so far received great reviews from Elle Magazine and USA Today to name just a few.

The tour has already started, but you can still catch it in the following locations:

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Carrie Underwood Loves Cupcakes Too!

Posted by on July 14th, 2010

The new issue of People Magazine will hit the stands this Friday and it will feature 5 pages of photos from Carrie Underwood‘s July 10th wedding, where she tied the knot with professional hockey player Mike Fisher.  

The wedding cake was a cupcake tower made by bridesmaid Ivey Childers, who runs the IveyCake Bakery in Franklin, Tennesse.

Underwood describes her cupcakes as “as the most amazing cupcakes in the universe.”

IveyCake features cupcakes with names like:  Two-Faced, The Apology, Big Dreams, Crazy Ex, Gold Digger, Goody Two Shoes, and my favorite:  Lucky in Love.  

Cupcakes in Danger?

Posted by on July 10th, 2010

Are cupcakes in danger of losing their popularity to other desserts? Back in March we shared with you an NPR article which claimed macaroons to be the new cupcake.  Now two other desserts are threatening to take the cupcake’s spot.  The August issue of Food and Wine Magazine had an article about the increasingly trendy pie which asked “Are pies the new cupcakes? They’re becoming just as ubiquitous at online stores and new restaurants with pie counters.”

And now that the hot summer here, the popsicle is another proposed successor to cupcakes.  On July 7, 2010, a blog post from Allegations of Deliciousness titled “Popsicles are the New Cupcakes” claimed unique popsicles are all the rage. Last summer, Hooks for Cooks might have prediected the future with their post titled “Popsicles will rival cupcakes”  She even quoted a friend saying ” I predict they will take over from cup cakes as the hottest new craze this Summer.” I know here in North Carolina, we have Locopops, a hand-crafted, gourmet popsicle company that began in Durham, NC and has expanded to have four locations and various venders in the Research Triangle Park region.  So cupcake fans, what do you think, will cupcakes lose their top spot?

Etsy’s Craft Night

Posted by on July 9th, 2010

Craft Night

For those of you who buy or sell on Etsy, on Monday July 12th their weekly Craft Night will be a lesson on how to make cake-inspired felt confections.  If you live in Brooklyn you can join them in person for free from 4-8pm or at 5pm in their online chat room.   Unfortunately, I will be far away from Brooklyn so look for me in the chat room that evening.  Click here to see all the details.