Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Cupcakes

...or as close as you can get
Earlier this month, my husband and I went on our annual trip to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and I always look for cupcakes, but until this year, haven't had much success.  This year I was able to try The Rolling Cupcake for you!  The Rolling Cupcake started as an event-driven food cart ("rolling" - get it?), then turned into a coffee style drive-thru kiosk and is now a full blown retail café in an old refurbished house in the heart of downtown Rapid City, South Dakota.

The cupcakes we sampled were Chocolate Peanut Butter Oreo, German Chocolate, Strawberry and Wedding Cake:

We were pleasantly surprised with these unassuming little cupcakes.  They were moist and flavorful, and we actually ended up eating most of them right when we picked them up (cupcakes don't travel well on a motorcycle).  However, they were not professionally decorated and could have used more icing. However, we can officially say these are the best cupcakes we've found in South Dakota and next year hope there will be more competition to try!

Cookbooks That We Are Excited About This Fall

It's almost September. Where did the summer go? Fashion bloggers get excited about the thick September issues of Elle and Vogue, whereas food bloggers get excited about cookbooks! Epicurious has a list of cookbooks that they are anticipating, and I have a list as well.  All four of the following books are written by African American women.

  • Grandbaby Cakes: Modern Recipes, Vintage Charm, Soulful Memories by Jocelyn Delk Adams
  • A Real Southern Cook in Her Savannah Kitchen by Dora Charles 
  • The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks by Toni Tipton Martin
  • The Up South Cookbook: Chasing Dixie in a Brooklyn Kitchen by Nicole Taylor

  • Thursday, August 20, 2015

    Video: How To Make Star Wars Cupcakes

    Cookies, Cupcakes and Cardio and My Cupcake Addiction teamed up to  Star Wars cupcakes. These cupcakes are great for kids and Star Wars fans in anticipation of the new Stars Wars movie, "Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens". that will be released in December. Make Chewbacca, Jawa, R2D2 and lightsaber cupcakes. May the force be with you!

    Tuesday, August 18, 2015

    Top Ten Most Popular Vegetables And Corresponding Cupcake Recipes

    According to Ranker, these are top ten most popular vegetables. You can make cupcakes with any of these. Although savory cupcakes would be recommended for broccoli, onion or garlic.
    Funny how spinach, kale and brussel sprouts are not in the top ten of favorite vegetables.

    1. Potato  Baked Potato Cupcakes
    2. Sweet Corn Sweet Corn Cupcakes with Brown Butter Frosting
    3. Carrot  Carrot Cupcakes
    4. Broccoli Savory Broccoli Cupcakes
    5. Tomato  Tomato Soup Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting
    6. Onion Vidalia Onion Cupcakes
    7. Garlic The Cupcake Project has a chocolate garlic cupcake recipe
    8. Green Bean Green Bean Casserole Mini Cupcakes
    9. Pea Sweet Pea Cupcakes with Sour Cream
    10. Cucumber Cucumber Lime Cupcakes

    Monday, August 17, 2015

    Tastykake Partners With Hershey For Mini Cakes

    via Baking Business

    Snack cake brand Tastykake has launched a line of three mini cupcakes: mini peanut butter swirly, mini swirly and mini koffee kake. The peanut butter swirly cupcakes are filled with peanut butter crème and topped with peanut butter icing made with Reese’s brand peanut butter. The swirly cupcakes with chocolate cake are made with Hershey’s cocoa topped with chocolate icing and white crème filling. The koffee kake items are crumb-covered, crème-filled coffee cake cupcakes.

    Saturday, August 15, 2015

    Brownie Cakes in Cute Containers


    Since I am now contributing to a local magazine, I made brownies for the editorial meeting last week for Well FED Savannah. I made brownies from a mix, but I added Chocoley chocolate melts and a small dollop of Biscoff spread to make them special. Earlier this summer, Restaurantware sent me these eco-friendly, adorable mini pans. I used them for baking the brownies and they are great. I love the size of the pans and the lids.

    Thursday, August 13, 2015

    Biscoff Cupcakes And More: The Latest Posts on

    Check out the latest cupcake posts on

    Biscoff spread is my weakness. If I keep the spread on my desk, I would eat it all day long. Here's a recipe for Biscoff Cupcakes.

    Cupcakes are better than muffins.

    I found my thrill with blueberry maple pie cupcakes.

    No sugar, but honey please. Check out these honey lemon ricotta cupcakes.

    Peaches are in season. Make cupcakes with them.

    Pinot NOIR reminds me of the Netflix show, 'The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'. Check out a recipe of chocolate pinot noir cupcakes.

    It's time to go back to school with delicious cupcakes.

    Monday, August 10, 2015

    Smores Cupcakes From Design Cupcakes And Cakes

    More S'mores Cupcakes for National Smores Day. Check out these cupcakes from Design Cupcakes and Cakes. BTW, all you need to make smores-flavored dessert is chocolate (bars, chips or sauce), marshmallow or marshmallow fluff, and graham crackers. You can make s'mores cookies, too.

    A photo posted by [desi]gn cakes & cupcakes (@designcakesandcupcakes) on