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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Kansas City Renaissance Festival's 2nd Annual Cupcake Battle is Now Taking Applications


The Kansas City Renaissance Festival is set for its 2nd Annual Cupcake Battle the last weekend of September.  Last year, I was lucky enough to be one of the judges and this was by far the largest and best cupcake contest I have ever participated in.  Do yourself a favor and sign up to compete, but bring your A game because the quality of entrants last year was amazing.  Judging is based on taste, texture, decoration and theme.  It's a great deal and a lot of fun!

Here is their call on FB:

"All Amateur and Professional bakers are invited to compete in our 2nd Annual Cupcake Battle!!! Grab your apron and mixing bowl to whip up your best cupcake recipe for a chance to win great prizes and bragging rights of the best cupcake in the Realm."

Learn more and register here: http://kcrenfest.com/winechocolate.html

                All amateur and professional bakers are invited to compete in the new Cupcake Battle! Grab your apron and mixing bowl to whip up your best cupcake recipe for a chance to win great prizes and bragging rights of the best cupcake in the Realm. Cost is $20 per person per day and includes a free admission ticket!
 
*The Professional category of the Cupcake Battle is for competitors with any culinary or professional baking experience.
 
One of last year's winners, inside and out:
 
 

Monday, August 18, 2014

For Back To School: Loom Band Cupcakes

Do you have or know a kid who is into loom bands? If you go to Michael's or any craft store, you will see them. Check out these Loom Band cupcakes!
Loom Band Cupcakes

Bakery Closing: Addictions Cupcakery in Kansas City, MO

 
On April 24th, Addictions Cupcakery posted this status:
 
"FINAL DAYS...
With regret, we wish to inform our customers that our final day of business will be this Saturday (4/26/14). We have truly loved getting to know each and every one of you! THANK YOU for letting us be a part of your lives in helping you celebrate your special days, the birth of your children, your anniversaries, weddings, graduations, and the many ways that we celebrate life! We appreciate your continued support and wish you all the very best;).
Please come see us on or before Saturday to get your final fix!"

The store had only been open for 1.5 years and specialized in decadent flavor/name combinations and specialty diet cupcakes.  The store was very attractive, with creative and professional window and interior displays, but it was off the beaten path in the Zona Rosa shopping center where it was based.  I myself have reviewed it a couple of times for this blog, but unfortunately, more often than not found the cupcakes themselves disappointing and overpriced. They had also competed at this year's Sugar Rush, the premiere local sweets competition in February in Kansas City. Perhaps that was a last ditch effort to garner recognition that would bring in customers or maybe just a last hurrah. 

Here are some of my favorite pictures from their FB page:




No reason for the closure was given.  Seems the devil was in the details in the end...

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Lips Cupcakes by Juli Jacklin

It's been a rough week, so these cupcakes are making me smile.Check out Juli Jacklin's blog.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Mrs. Doubtfire cupcakes to honor Robin Williams

To honor the legacy of Robin Williams, custom baker Amanda Cupcake of Wisconsin made these Mrs. Doubtfire cupcakes. Via Facebook. Contact Amanda Cupcake at msamandacupcake at gmail.com and visit amanda-cupcake.com for more information.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Rainbow Ice Cream Cupcakes

These cupcakes just cheered me up. Check out these rainbow ice cream cone cupcakes from Kayley McKay.
Rainbow Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Spiderman Cupcakes By Cupcake Chic

Trista Millete of Cupcake Chic made these lovely Spiderman cupcakes.
Spiderman cupcakes

Kickstarter For Laser Cut Cake and Cupcake Stands

Lasers and Cake is a cool Kickstarter by Eden Todd. She is planning to use a laser cutter to make beautiful cake and cupcake stands.