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Cupcake Day Australia

By on Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

The cupcake craze, which has resulted in new cupcakeries springing up in each major city of America, has not quite yet invaded Australia. However we are not to be excluded entirely, as our love of cupcakes is equally as strong, so much so that we have declared August 16th as the national day of cupcakes!

National Cupcake Day is a fundraiser for the RSPCA, and encourages the involvement of companies and individuals around Australia to raise money by throwing a cupcake party.

These funds go to support the important work of the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).  The RSPCA provide an ongoing service to step in and defend mistreated animals, find new homes for abandoned animals and generally be the voice for our furry, feathered and scaly friends.

Last year 350,000 cupcakes were baked around the country and over $1.1 million Australian dollars was raised. This year they have set the target at $2.5 million and need your help in reaching it.

If you are in Australia, get involved by registering a team or as an individual and scheduling your party. Let us know about your entry so that we can support you. If you are not in Australia you can still get involved by making a donation or voting for your favorite cupcake.

Really, Really Big Cupcake Liners from Beerd Van Stokkum

By on Saturday, July 10th, 2010

You’ve got to see it to believe it! 

“Sweet Cake” as one is called, is a gift for anyone who loves a fun, yet practical design.  Or for someone who loves cupcakes, of course.  Not only are they versatile in use, but they also come in 10 different colors. 

Dutch product designer Beerd Van Stokkum says the giant cupcake liners can be used as a sandbox, baby bath, planter, or dog bed, but really, the options are probably endless.    A”Sweet Cake” measures approximately 11×28 inches and costs € 149 or $225.

Cupcakes for your pooch!

By on Monday, June 7th, 2010

From a small town in Brisbane, Australia, Westside News brings us the story of Emma Lulham who is baking up a storm!

However there is a difference about her treats, they are not for us two legged humans, but for our four legged friends.  Her company ‘Sweet Chops‘ is a small outfit dedicated to creating gourmet treats especially for spoiled dogs. And it is not limited to cupcakes! Emma also stocks a range of dog ‘lollipups’ and personalized birthday cakes.

All of her treats use natural ingredients, no sugar or preservatives and the treat decorations are made with carob or yoghurt, instead of chocolate.  Healthy and delicious! – for dogs!

Emma’s latest addition are paw shaped carob treats called ‘Box O’ Choco Licks’!  I am sure Noogie, her labrador and gourmet taste tester, is quite the envy of all his doggy neighbours!

2009 Halloween Cupcake Reader Submissions – Part 2

By on Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

It isn’t the materials that make a memorable costume,
it is the imagination and soul!

I got cupcake necklace & resin cupcakes at Etsy & glued to sunglasses. Made my hat myself out of styrofoam. I also make the dogs costumes myself also out of styrofoam & lampshades. The real looking cupcakes I made out of insulating foam in a can. – Lisa from Huntington Beach CA (more pics)

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Thanks for the inspiration!  I finally got to the fabric store and rigged up this cupcake costume for my adorable niece.  There’s a pink headband with a cherry on top; we’ll see if she actually manages to keep that on for trick-or-treating. – Laura

cupcake kid costume

Made from recycled materials, nothing was bought.  enjoy :) – M.Peralta

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Baker and cupcake costume

Cupcake Kids Book

By on Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

What happens is you give a cat a cupcake? I don’t know and if you dont know you can read what will happen in the book by Laura Numeroff, If You Give a Cat a Cupcake

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She also wrote If You Give a Moose a Muffin (almost like a cupcake)  & If You Give a Pig and Pancake … and the one that I have read If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

All this talk of muffin, cookies and pancakes is making me hungry!

Cupcakes Go to the Dogs

By on Friday, September 18th, 2009

I must admit that I am not really a dog person. However, after seeing these cute Etsy finds for your pooch, I’ve begun to miss the little pug I had as a child. He was a chubby little guy named Riggins (after John Riggins for any Redskins fans out there!) and I bet he would have worn this:

dog hat

 Pet Birthday Hat by ilickyou $9

 

dog cupcakes

  Make sure you don’t mix these up with your own cupcakes!  Gourmet Pupcakes by DivaDogBakery 4 for $5

 

dog harness

 Why not dress your dogs in cupcakes? They appreciate style too! Cute as a Cupcake Harness by SophiesThreads $24

 

There were so many dog items on Etsy that it would be impossible to post them all!  So many leashes, collars and outfits.  If you buy something for your puppy make sure to send us a photo!

Dingo Mini Cupcakes for Dogs

By on Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

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Dingo Mini Cupcakes for Dogs

Made with real chicken and premium rawhide formed into a mini cup cake with a yummy peanut butter flavor topping. Dingo brand dog treats in a cupcake shape. 7.65 oz / 12 pack. Choose between Peanut Butter or Vanilla flavors.

Available at Target, and other fine retailers.