But ’tis the season, I’m on a quest for the most beautiful of holiday cupcakes, and these cupcakes were created by Cupcake Envy, a bakery of “sculpted cakelets” by owner Amy Eilert. Cupcake Envy’s Facebook photos sport so many great shots, you’ll have no shortage of inspiration.
You may also want to notice that Cupcake Envy sells “how-to” videos. Not a bad idea, if you think that you’ve been nice!
I’ve found the perfect inoculation to the upcoming holiday stress: cupcakes with bling!
Have you seen a more sparkly cupcake? These darlings were created at The Voluptuous Cup Cake Company, down under in Perth, Australia. Just clicking on this blog spot of her cupcakes is enough to cheer a girl’s heart.
What’s your most sparkly, glittery, magical cupcake topping for the holidays?
I was paging through the Uncommon Goods catalog the other day when I came across this cupcake corer and decorating set. You can find decorating sets and kits all over the place, but I thought that the corer that’s included in this kit set it apart. Getting just the right-sized filling hole in a cupcake can be fussy, possibly crumbling the cupcake in the process.
In case you’re skeptical about this corer’s usefulness or the quality of the kit in general, Uncommon Goods did a gift lab on this product to see how well it worked. While
a manufacturer’s take on their own product isn’t exactly objective, the post is pretty informative about the kit’s performance.
You’ll want to click the link to get the long version, the short version is that the cupcakes weren’t picture perfect, but they turned out better than they would have without the kit. All in all, it sounds like it’s worth the $20 price tag if you’re into making filled cupcakes on a regular basis.
When I was tooling around CakeJournal‘s site after getting info about Louise’s cupcake needle felt pillows, I found her collection of cake decorating tutorials. This made me happy because it reminded me that the creation of fancy cupcake decorations are indeed within even my beginner’s grasp.
In my quest to find new and interesting cupcake news for ATC, I see the incredible craft and artistry that goes into decorating cupcakes and cakes. I’m always impressed by the creativity of these pieces. However, most of the time I can’t say that I find inspiration in them because it often looks like a level of composition and sculpture that’s well out of my league. I think that CakeJournal’s collection of tutorials is just the thing to bridge that gap.