Thursday, July 02, 2015

Happy Almost 4th of July. Check Out the Latest Posts on

Before you head out for the 4th of July, check out the latest posts on Cupcakes.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

It Takes A Doughnut To Talk About Different Sugars

National Doughnut Day was less than a month ago and I still have visions of doughnuts in my head. I'm not as crazed about doughnuts as Homer Simpson, but the combination doughnut cupcake is the summer blockbuster of desserts. When I saw the photo below from The Lone Baker, I thought her blog post was going to be about making a cupcake plus doughnut dessert. Actually she blogs about the various kinds of sugar. As a reader of many cookbooks myself, I am often confused about caster, confectioner's sugar and sanding sugar.  Read this informative blog post and bookmark it for future baking.
Love Bite 'The Simpsons Cupcake'

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Cupcakes Down South Raises Money For Charleston Victims With Charleston Love Cupcake

Cupcake DownSouth is currently offering the “Charleston Love” cupcake, a sweet treat that the business will donate all of the proceeds from to the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund. The cupcakes are $2.95 and are available in chocolate or vanilla cake, with vanilla and chocolate icing swirled together and topped with a red heart. They will be available until July 5, 2015.

 The “Charleston Love” cupcakes are available at all three Cupcake DownSouth locations:

  • Downtown Charleston: 433 King Street, Charleston 
  • Belle Hall in Mt. Pleasant: 644 Long Point Road, Mt. Pleasant
  • Vista in Downtown Columbia: 1213 Lincoln Street, Columbia

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Rainbow Cupcakes At Back In The Bakery

Although June is Pride Month, not every city has their big pride celebration the last weekend in June. For example, Savannah Pride weekend is in the fall. However, you don't have to wait to the fall to enjoy the rainbow cupcakes. I spotted these cupcakes last weekend at Back In The Day Bakery.
Rainbow #cupcakes #pride #savannah
BTW, congratulations to the Stonewall Inn in New York on getting historic landmark status.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Food Trend: I See Sprinkles Everywhere

Cupcakes have engendered more food trends that any other dessert or entree. Cupcakes have the flavors red velvet and salted caramel popular. Cupcakes have paved the way for bacon to be incorporated into desserts. Now, I see sprinkles everywhere. Sprinkles are not new. They have been on cakes, cupcakes, cookies for years. Sprinkles connote celebration. As someone said to me last week, "Sprinkles are the glitter of food." Lately I have been sprinkles in different places, and I like it!

Savannah-based Byrd's Cookie Co has a special summer cookie. It's a sprinkle-baked almond cookie and it is delicious. You can order online as well.

Savannah's Candy Kitchen has chocolate covered and sprinkled pretzels.

If you want to make your own homemade sprinkles, it is really easy to do. All you need is confectioner's sugar, egg white, vanilla extract and food coloring.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

#GetBaked: Cake & Cupcake Decorating Bakers Chat

Join us live today on Sunday June 14th as we chat with some of our favorite cake decorators/bloggers on #getbaked (a weekly interactive and live-streaming web series on Google+) brought to you by the founders of and Cupcakes Take the Cake.

Each week we sit down with our favorite bakers to chat about a new baking topic. The format of our show allows you to ask questions, share recipes and upload photos of your favorite baking creations. 

Episode 013: Cake & Cupcake Decorating Bakers Chat at 5PM EDT/2PMPDT

Karen Tack and Alan Richardson,

+Babette Pepaj   
+Nichelle Stephens  

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Robot Cupcakes

Beautiful robot cupcakes by The Caking Girl
Robot Cupcakes

Saturday, June 06, 2015

#GETBaked Vegan Bakers Chat on Sunday


Our next Get Baked is about vegan baking and we have two rock stars on tap to talk about it.

Isa Chandra Moskowitz is the bestselling author and coauthor of many books, including Isa Does It, Veganomicon, Appetite for Reduction, and Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. Her website, Post Punk Kitchen, is beloved by millions. Isa has been cooking up a vegan storm for over two decades and has been named favorite cookbook author in VegNews for seven years running. Raised in Brooklyn, New York, she now lives in Nebraska, where she brings swanky vegan comfort food to the great people of Omaha at her new restaurant, Modern Love.”
Natalie Slater – Creator of popular vegan food blog Bake and Destroy, Natalie Slater has been described as “Martha Stewart meets Motorhead,” taking vegan cooking to places it has never been before. Influenced by slasher films, pro-wrestling, punk rock and heavy metal, her quirky-yet-delicious comfort foods are a refreshing take on vegan eating with award-winning flavors. Along the way, her off-color humor, irreverent rants and density of pop-culture references will make you laugh out loud. Natalie has appeared on Food Network, The Cooking Channel, and WTTW Chicago Tonight as well as on the pages of Time Out Chicago and Bust Magazine.

Tune in Live at 5PM/2PM EDT on Sunday.