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Make it a Cupcake Christmas

Posted by on September 18th, 2012

I know it seems early to be talking about Christmas but many of the stores started their Christmas displays in August!  Kohl’s may not have their displays up in their stores yet but they are online and they have cupcakes! My favorite has to be this mini tree skirt for $14.99 and this light up snowglobe for only $6.74.  Gotta start making my Christmas list!

Coastal Cupcakes and Hobby Lobby

Posted by on September 17th, 2012

This past weekend my mom and I thought it would be fun to take the dog to the beach.  Turns out in North Carolina dogs aren’t allowed on the beach until after September 30th not after Labor Day as we were thinking.  Poor planning on my part as we were two weeks too early and ended up taking the dog for a two hour car ride.  We managed to turn our failed beach day around with cupcakes!  We stopped by Coastal Cupcakes in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina and picked out five cupcakes to take home.  We brought back the oreo cheesecake, pink lemonade, red velvet, coconut, and key lime.  My favorites were the red velvet and the Oreo but all of the cupcakes were really good so I would definitely recommend trying Coastal Cupcakes if you are Wrightsville Beach or Wilmington!

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Cupcake Teacher’s Gift

Posted by on May 25th, 2012

With the school year winding down to an end, many of us are looking for that perfect teacher gift.  Take a look at this way adorable Cupcake Teacher’s Ornament by All Things Cupcake sponsor, Amy Miller Designs.  I know it isn’t Christmas but stay with me! How perfect would this cupcake look with a bookstore or bakery gift card attached to it? As a former teacher, I can honestly say I would love it!  And to top it off, Amy Miller Designs, will personalize this cupcake for your favorite teacher.   To cool for school!

Kitty Cupcake Toppers

Posted by on January 9th, 2012

Before Christmas my family and I attended Durham North Carolina’s Rock and Shop Market.  It’s a really fun event that combines craft vendors, food trucks, and local musicians.  One booth that I made a purchase from was Magic Bean Buyer who specializes in collectible keepsake clay figurines and illustrations.  For $8.00 I bought one of Magic Bean Buyer’s gray kitty cupcake toppers to give as a Christmas gift.  The cupcake toppers come in three additional colors including brown, black tuxedo, and siamese.

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Cupcake Decor for Valentine’s Day

Posted by on January 2nd, 2012
I am sad to say that Christmas is done and we have at least 10 months until the decor comes back to our local stores.  One bright spot right now is that most retail stores have already made the jump into Valentine’s Day.   And what goes great with Valentine’s Day decorations?  Cupcakes of course!  Check out what Kohl’s has in store for this year! 


Cookie Jar

 These are just a few of my favorite items.  Kohl’s also has towels, bowls, platters, tableclothes and many more sweet items!

Holiday Time Mini Cupcake Maker

Posted by on December 31st, 2011

My daughter got me this mini cupcake maker for Christmas. It was my first contraption of the sort. A tiny thing, it “bakes” seven mini cupcakes at a time.

It’s awesome in that it only takes a few minutes to warm up. At first, I was a little annoyed that, cooking 7 minis at a time, it would take me all night to get through a batch of batter, but then I read the manual–turns out, the mini cupcake maker came with a whole bunch of neat little recipes that make a perfect size batch of batter for 7 mini cupcakes. So, this cupcake maker would be ideal for a person or small family who just wanted to make a quick treat. As for me, I plugged my way through the whole first batch, and it took a while. Next time, I will be sure to start small!

In the end, it was a great gift to get from my junior baker, and I was grateful for an easy cleanup. And I’m sure we’ll have lots of fun with it in the future. (Oh, and you might want to toss the first batch–they tasted like freshly cooked metal.)

Gift Bow Cupcakes

Posted by on December 30th, 2011

Yes, I realize that most of you have probably already unwrapped all those presents under the tree, but I couldn’t resist sharing this cute idea, sent to us by one of our readers.

Maybe this could work for some of you who are gathering together with extended family to celebrate Christmas a little late (like on New Year’s). Or, I suppose you could just ditch the Christmas theme and make it work for a birthday celebration.

Be sure to check out the video tutorial for help with making the bows.  It might take a little effort, but with just a little work you get a very impressive-looking cupcake!  Watching the video convinced me that even I could pull this off!