The popular obsession with cupcakes continues to spread its influence around the world. Some Singaporean students were studying in Australia when they were introduced to the cupcake shop trend and brought it home with them to Singapore. After sixty years in business, the owner of a Chinese provision shop retired and the space in Tiong Bahru became available. The three friends, self-taught bakers, bought it and made the necessary renovations and fashioned it into Kisses Bakery, which officially opened its doors just over a month ago. Keeping aspects of the old shop like the signboard on the storefront and a cupboard in the shop, Kisses Bakery pays homage to the space’s past while bringing a delicious modern touch to their neighborhood.
Just in the nick of time, Magnolia Bakery now offers a monthly cupcake club with nationwide shipping. Pre-orders are being taken and shipping begins on January 2 with caramel cupcakes, followed by a different cupcake each month.
So if you find yourself in a line that’s too long for someone who is too hard to please, how about putting at least yourself in the spirit? And while you’re placing your order, why not order Magnolia Bakery’s “Truffled Chocolate Cupcake.”
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You’ve seen it here at All Things Cupcake, you’ve seen it everywhere: the pink and red and heart-shaped wave has come and it’s sweeping up our favorite little confection in its wake. Red Velvet cupcakes are enjoying a seasonal bump in popularity (no surprise there) as cupcakeries across the nation make a run on flavors in the right color range. Ex-pat bakery Little Miss Cupcake is taking the trend to Paris with their special Valentine’s flavors La Vie En Rose, Linger, & Go All The Way. In my own hometown, Cupcake Royale just came out with this year’s version of the Deathcake Royale, a chocolate-packed supercake that’s only available for two weeks per annum right before Valentine’s Day.
This is just a proverbial taste of what is to come. All Things Cupcake is here to bring you daily coverage on the latest in Valentine’s Day themed-cupcakes (and cupcake shaped items!).
Love My Cake of Upper Montclair, NJ starts with all the necessary ingredients for a good cupcake establishment: family recipes, rich and delicious ingredients, and of course, a deep and lasting love of cupcakes. Love My Cake also has what it takes to go from good to local icon status: panache. Owner Sonya Newton has a flair not only for baking, but also for the creation of chic, and it shows in Love My Cake’s fashionably boutique design, stylish cupcakes and vintage apron collection.
Speaking of chic and unique – one of Love My Cake’s specialities is their Cupcake In A Jar. I’ve heard of mason jar crumbles before, and even mason jar pies, but this is the first time I’ve heard of a cupcake in a mason jar. It sounds like we’ve discovered the latest fashion in baked goods – are cookies next?