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Monday, April 23, 2012

Get your Cupcake Cruise tickets to Bermuda now; prices go up May 1st

Excited about our Cupcake Cruise to Bermuda August 19-26? We are too! Put your deposit down before May 1st, when prices go up, by calling the cruise's travel agents at 800-828-4813. Here's a peek at some of what we'll be offering for our daily cupcake activities, in addition to a cupcake business class on how to start your own custom cupcake company or bakery, a pantry tour with a Celebrity Cruises pastry chef and a cupcake beach party. For those looking to take advantage of our free cruise offer for referring 15 people, call the above number to give them your name for incoming referrals. And if you can't make it but know someone who'd love this, please send them to cupcakecruise.com!



Cupcake decorating class
by bestselling authors Karen Tack and Alan Richardson (Hello, Cupcake, What's New, Cupcake? and Cupcakes, Cookies & Pie, Oh My!)

Karen Tack and Alan Richardson are on board to show you how to use candy and snacks to magically transform your cupcakes into masterpieces of fun. Starting with their all-time classic, Spaghetti and Meatball cupcakes, they will show you how to become a Candy Detective and discover a whole new way of decorating cupcakes. You will learn the inside scoop on techniques that transform your candies into fanciful decorations, like turning marshmallows into everything from sparkling flower petals to chocolate wool for a Baa Baa Black Sheep. Come find out why the only thing better than a cupcake and buttercream is if it also looks like a high heel shoe!

Cupcake recipe development seminar
by Baked owners and cookbook authors Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito

Cookbook authors and bakery owners Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito will talk about recipe development. Much like food writing, recipe development is taking what inspires you and telling a story with food. They will talk about the importance of reading cookbooks, tinkering with recipes and being inspired by ingredients. Recipe development seminar will also cover testing ideas, scaling up, making notes of what works, and finding the personality in each recipe.

Master baking class
by Allison and Matt Robicelli of Robicelli's Cupcakes

Want to know WHY your cake rises, or why the temperature of your butter and eggs matter? Want to learn the differences between different types of flours, chocolates, butters and more? Join classically trained chefs and baking nerds Allison & Matt Robicelli for a master class, where they will break down the steps of cake making, thoroughly explaing the science, technique, and reasons behind it all.

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