Archive for the 'Free' Category

Halloween Cupcake Toppers Part 2

By on Thursday, October 27th, 2011

If you didn’t see something you liked in earlier this week’s Halloween themed cupcake toppers maybe one of these other fun, free printable toppers will be more your style.  I Heart Naptime’s toppers feature simple patterns and the phrase “trick or treat.”  Paper Squid’s freebies also include cake pop decorations.

PopsyCakes — Cupcake on a Pretzel

By on Monday, May 9th, 2011

Hello Cupcake Universe! It is my pleasure to introduce you to the “world’s first cupcake on a pretzel.”  Make sure you turn up your volume when you visit the PopsyCakes website, because the PopsyCakes literally POP onto your screen.

PopsyCakes started as a high school project and has turned into a national cupcake business. Who wouldn’t want a handmade cupcake, dipped in chocolate, and perched on a pretzel stick? PopsyCakes ships worldwide. You can buy a half dozen or a dozen of several flavors including: strawberry milkshake, dark chocolate decadence, vanilla bean dream, and red velvet rush. Have a new flavor in mind? Share it with them via their website and be entered to win a dozen PopsyCakes! Businesses, you can also order them wholesale!

Butterflies and Cupcakes App

By on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Have an Android?

Check out the Butterflies and Cupcakes app!

It’s a cute live wallpaper that helps you kill a few minutes in the airport. There’s a free version and a slightly fancier paid version. Both feature an adorable little pink butterfly carrying cupcakes away. Just tap a cupcake, and the butterfly gets to work!

DIY Free Printable Valentine’s Day Cupcake Toppers

By on Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Amanda and Blue Paperie

Amanda Parker and Family

The Gypsy Factory

I’m a huge fan of cupcake toppers since they are quick and easy cupcake decorations that take a simple frosted cupcake and transform it into a beautifully festive cupcake. Here are six different free printable cupcake toppers that I have found.  Click on the images to be taken to the respective websites where you can download the pdf files.

Country Living


Penny Candy Studio

DIY: Build Your Own Cupcakes

By on Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Vol.25 created this downloadable freebie for Build Your Own Cupcakes.  There are a total of 10 pages to print which include, a cover page, the recipe, 8 different cupcakes, 8 different liners, 8 different frostings, 11 different cupcake toppers, and a sheet of name tags for your little baker(s).  Jessica, creator of this fun template, suggests printing your cupcakes on sticker paper which is a great idea!

The Winners of Cupcake Camp Seattle 2010

By on Sunday, April 18th, 2010

The biggest winner of last weekend’s Cupcake Camp Seattle was the Hope Heart Institute: 5,000 cupcakes donated by 70 bakers and consumed by nearly 1,000 people raised $5,276.50 for the charity in just three hours. Carrie Middlemis, owner of Cupcakes Couture and one of the organizers of the event, says, “For our first year we estimated maybe we would have about 300 people attending. We were blown away by the response and already planning to make it bigger and better.”

As for the competitive prizes, see below or Bella Cupcakes’ post on the winners. There were three competitive categories, Most Unique Ingredients, Best Seattle, and Healthiest, with a Professional and Amateur division within each category. Last but not least is the youth division’s best cupcake prize. And of course no competitive cupcake event is complete without a cupcake eating contest (you can see the video here).

(most pictures courtesy of Barbie Hull Photography)

Most Unique Ingredients
1st: NY Cupcakes / Limoncello with Raspberry drizzle.
2nd: Rocket Queens /”War Pig” Chocolate cake, smoky chipotle, bacon; topped with white chocolate buttercream and candied bacon.
Honorable mention: Kimm of Spitfire- Kimm-chi (Korean pickled cabbage) with grated carrot, zucchini and ginger frosting. Sweetened with agave nectar.

I guess first and second prize must’ve tasted really good, because I don’t think that those are particularly unique ingredients, though I admit I may be jaded by the flavor proliferation of the Seattle cupcakery scene .  I still say that if you’re giving prizes for the weirdest stuff you can put in a cupcake and still be edible, kim-chi definitely takes first prize.

Best Seattle:
1st: : Bella Cupcakes / Pacific NW Sustainable Granola NY (left)
2nd: NY Cupcakes /Orca Whales and salmon (middle)
Honorable Mention: Rocket Queen Cupcakes / Unhappy Hipster – my favorite! (right)

1st: Immortal Bakery / Banana with Honey and Cinnamon
2nd: Kimm of Spitfire / Vegan delight Banana-Orama (not pictured)

Most Unique Ingredient
1st: Tina Campbell / Strawberry Pop Rock (right)
2nd: Ronnie Porter and Nicole Lucas / The TCB Velvet Elvis (not pictured)
A banana, chocolate chip cupcake with peanut butter frosting and a slice of bacon on top. A treat the King would have surely loved.
Honorable Mention: Anisha Hathiramani, Rootbeer Float (right)

Best Seattle:
Ani and Amber Butler / Uptight Seattleite (left)
2nd: Melynda O’Brien Captivating Creations/ Ferry, Orca, Seattle scene (middle)
Honorable Mention: Vicki Bushnell / Destination Seattle (right)


1st: Teigan Walker / Red Goat- Chocolate beet cake with goats cheese frosting and candied beet. (left)

2nd: Jana Bailey-Bailey-Hessler (The Cake Diva) / Vegan Chocolate Mocha (right)

Personally, I think that the Red Goat should’ve gotten an special prize for unique ingredient too – I can’t say that I’ve ever seen goat cheese and beets in a cupcake before.

Best Tasting/Design Kids
1st Choice: ? Unknown, Space Needle with Whale; (left)
2nd Choice Tie between Jazzmyn (middle) & Tycie Engberg (right)

I was particularly impressed by the youth category…kids in grade school did better cupcake decorating than I ever could. I salute the next generation of cupcake makers!

Free Cupcakes on Tax Day

By on Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

I love tax day!  I know it sounds crazy but having a CPA  in my family,  I look forward to the relief that this day brings.  Now Cinnabon is making this day more special by giving away free cupcakes! Go to participating a Cinnabon location on April 15th from 6pm-8pm and you will get 2 free Cupcake Bites.  Sweet!