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Cupcakes Set a World Record

By on Saturday, June 18th, 2011

This past week a huge crowd of cancer survivors and supporters came together for Barrington’s Relay for Life in Barrington, Illinois to honor those who have lost their lives battling cancer and to raise funds for cancer research.  Cupcakes took center stage at this event.  A tower of 16, 478 cupcakes stood at the center of the Barrington High School Community Stadium, setting a world record for the most cupcakes on a display tower.

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Gardiner Cupcake Festival — May 15th!

By on Saturday, May 7th, 2011


Do you live in New York? Well, if you live anywhere near Gardiner, you are in for a treat. Literally.  The third annual Gardiner Cupcake Festival will take place on Sunday, May 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It’s a cupcake-themed block party! More than a dozen professional cupcake vendors will be there, including: Moxie Cupcakes, Deisings Bakery, Wright’s Farm, and Bettie’s Cakes.

There will also be an amateur cupcake contest! Four awards will be given: prettiest, most delicious, most creative, and best in show. To enter, all you need to do is drop off your cupcakes between 10:45 and 12:15. Bring 4 or more cupcakes to the Cupcake Contest Tent, which is next to the HiHo Home Market at 132 Main Street. There is also a youth division for bakers 14 and under. For more info about the cupcake contest, email robinhayes18 (at) gmail (dot) com.

Activities for all ages include: donkey rides, bounce houses, wine tasting, craft tents, and face painting.

 The festival will happen rain or shine. For more information, call 845-256-1122 or email mainstgang (at) aol (dot) com.

Be a bunny!

By on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

What else this Easter would you rather be than a bunny??  And with these colorful easter themed easter cupcakes from Keira’s Cakes how can you argue?!  I love the purple carrot cupcakes, and personally I don’t think there would be a sweeter or nicer way to eat a whole raw carrot, than these lovely icing ones on top of a fantastic moist and delightful cupcake!

Harry Potter

By on Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

It is so hard keeping up with which movie is being released where and when!  In Australia last weekend marked the opening of the Harry Potter movie “The Deathly Harrows (Part 1)”.  So in order to celebrate its release I went looking for some cool and funky Harry Potter cupcakes!

Not surprisingly I found some!  I totally adore these cupcakes from Sara Schneider on Flickr!  How cool and fun are they?

Day of the Cupcake at Sugar Dolls

By on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Sugar Dolls bakery recently celebrated a Day of the Cupcake at Sacred Heart Tattoo of Atlanta, Georgia.  Visitors ate cupcakes, played cupcake games, competed in a cupcake eating contest, and got cupcake tattoos.  I believe the old adage is true, that pictures tell a thousand words, so I will leave them to it …

Wine and Cupcakes – what do you think?

By on Friday, October 29th, 2010

On November the 6th the first Wine & Cupcake Bar in Baltimore will be opened.  The venture is a collaboration of Emily’s Desserts and Pizzazz Tuscan Grille which will see the restaurant transformed into a wine and cupcake bar on Friday and Saturday nights.

But do wine and cupcakes really go together?

Don’t get me wrong, I love both, but I cannot think of a time when I have actually had them together.  Even when I eat out, I will always finish my wine with the main meal before commencing on dessert, and if I do drink with dessert it is usually a port or something sweet, like the aptly named ‘dessert wine’.

But then I could be wrong, I sometimes am (just don’t tell my kids), and wine and cupcakes could be perfect.

For more information, to get an invite to the grand opening, or to browse the wine and cupcake pairing menu, see Emily’s Desserts here.  If you do happen to go and try some of these wines and cupcakes, let me know!  I would love to hear how it goes!

Want an idea for Wicked Cupcakes?

By on Thursday, October 21st, 2010

With all the Halloween cupcakes and creations, I was cruising one of my new favorite blog’s Bake Happy when I stumbled onto the funniest of posts, which featured, very literally, ‘wicked cupcakes’.

I thought these were fantastic fun, as is her open letter, and it is so refreshing to see a poster cover of something other than the front page of the first Twilight book (not that I don’t like Twilight! lol).

Anyway, Aikko’s blog is well worth a look, she has some fantastic cupcake designs!