Friday, January 23, 2015

New Book From Hello Cupcake Authors: Cake My Day

It's time to craft with cakes again.  Karen Tack and Alan Richardson, authors of Hello, Cupcake!, What's New, Cupcake? and Cupcakes, Cookies and Pie, Oh My are releasing another book, Cake My Day.  The publication date of the new book is March 24th, but you can pre-order Cake My Day now.
Got an advance copy of the new book by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson, Cake My Day. #cakes #craft

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Kansas City Royals Valentine's Day Cupcake Grams Available!

The Kansas City Royals are handing out very special Valentine's this year, for those willing to pay the price:

From their FB page:

"Secure a unique Valentine's Day gift for the one you love with a Sluggerrr Gram. Packages include roses, custom cupcakes, ticket vouchers and a visit from our favorite loveable lion, Sluggerrr!
Learn More:"

Valentine's will be handed out Fri, Sat and Sun of Valentine's Day Weekend this year and cost $150, but include more than enough goodies for any KC Royals fan! 

The cupcakes are being supplied by local cupcakery, The Kansas City Cupcake Co.  I have been there recently myself and can fairly highly recommend them.  With their emphasis on customer service, I'm sure they'll do a great job!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Pink Cupcakes and Lego Cops

This cuteness is why The LEGO Movie should have been nominated for an Oscar. Cathy Stout took this fun photo.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Funfetti Hi Hat Cupcakes

Kelly of the blog American Cupcake Abroad made these lovely funfetti hi hat cupcakes.
Funfetti Hi Hat Cupcakes
Funfetti Hi Hat Cupcakes

Friday, January 16, 2015

Teddy Bear Cupcakes From Little Wonderland

These vanilla cupcakes are great for a baby shower or a toddler's birthday. Rocío Cuenca of Little Wonderland blog made these cupcakes with fondant teddy bears.
Cupcakes de vainilla con ositos de fondant / Vanilla cupcakes with fondant teddy bears

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Gumball Machine Cupcakes

What a fun cupcake project! I had a gumball machine when I was a kid. Now, I barely chew gum. These gumball machine cupcakes are great.
Gumball Machine Cupcakes

Monday, January 12, 2015

Red Velvet Cupcake In A Cup

Great cupcake photography never goes out of style. This cup of cake photo is by Tejal Pandkar. By the way, have you made a single cupcake in a cup? I tried to make a chocolate cupcake in a coffee mug last week and failed. It was a gooey chocolate mess.

Friday, January 09, 2015

Five Reasons Why We Will Always Love Cupcakes

Susan Selasky from the Detroit Free Press perfectly explained why we will always love cupcakes.
Here are five reasons why we will always love cupcakes

1. What's on top: We love the creativity fostered by frosting — from gussied-up buttercreams in wild colors and flavors, to light and airy meringues and decadent chocolate ganache. And then there's the endless array of decorations available. Of course there are the simple sprinkles, chocolate curls and candy. But so many went further with toppings like candied bacon, pretzels, potato chips, mini action figures and dolls.

2. What's inside: Cupcakes jumped from using a plain boxed cake mix to doctored-up mixes with the addition of puddings, spices or nuts or having a theme. There are red velvet, rocky road brownie, peanut butter-infused and even cheesecake cupcakes. Injecting a baked cupcake with jams, cream fillings and frosting is the norm.

3. The pretty presentation: Those fluted paper or foil liners have come a long way. Tons of colors, designs, sizes are sold at grocery stores, craft stores and big box retailers. There are even holders for the cupcakes already in liners. Cupcakes have become the centerpiece of many dessert tables, whether they are displayed on tiers, turned into tasty towers or frosted together to form cakes for any special occasion.

4. Kid-friendly: Cupcakes have always been — and continue to be — a favorite among the younger set. They are the perfect size for smaller hands (unless you splurge for the gargantuan size) and decorating them can be fun for all ages (just watch for the little finger-lickers).

5. Travel well: These tasty treats can travel in style (not the foil-lined shirt boxes you might remember from decades past). Now, there are a variety of handy cupcake carriers, in many shapes and sizes, for easy transport so there's less mess and fewer frosting mishaps from cupcakes slipping and sliding along the way.