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Friday, April 17, 2015

Sunday's #GetBaked Is All About Creative Baking

The next #getbaked is this Sunday, April 19th at 5PM EDT/2PM PDT.  This week's guests are Jessie Oleson Moore, Kaysie Lackey and Betty Ann Quirino.


You can watch the show on YouTube.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Ladybug Cake Pops

Do ladybugs bring luck? Some cultures believe seeing a ladybug brings good luck. The person may then succeed in love, have good weather, experience financial success or simply receive some other desired wish.

Ladybug cake pops are probably lucky to. Check out Sugarkissed blog post on how make them.
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

What's Your Dozen?

I am working on a new article for Cupcakes.About.com where I am creating a list of a dozen cupcake flavors that every bakery should have. Of course there's are holiday, seasonal, or limited edition cupcakes that a bakery can have, but it would be good to have of what cupcake bakers and cupcake lovers would love to see in every bakery. Vanilla, chocolate and red velvet are a must. Please let me know in the comments what other cupcakes flavors should a bakery have. In other words, #whatsyourdozen.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Got Coconut?! Make Macaroons

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Here's an idea if you have leftover shredded coconut from Easter. You can make macaroons. I made a small batch using a recipe from Christina Lane's cookbook, Dessert For Two. Thanks to Nielsen Massey, I have some almond extract. The recipe calls for cooking spray and I used Bertolli Cooking Spray. It is great spray to use. It is a good cooking spray which can be used for both baking and cooking. Olive oil has many health benefits including lowering bad cholesterol and high blood pressure.  Although olive oil is mostly known for its use in savory dishes, olive oil is used in cupcakes and even ice cream.

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For more on macaroons, check out Dan Cohen's cookbook, The Macaroon Bible.


It's Never Too Early For Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Ok, so we here at Cupcakes Take The Cake are always on the look out for cupcake innovation. We have seen savory cupcakes, cupcakes in jars, stuffed cupcakes and more. It may seem like ice cream is a summer food, but ice cream cone cupcakes are for any day of the day of the year.   Juli Jacklin is a creative baker who made these below.

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Thursday, April 09, 2015

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

My sister made pink lemonade cupcakes for Easter.
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Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Next #GetBaked is This Sunday Cookie Bakers Chat

After a week off to celebrate Passover and Easter, we are back to talk about cookies. Cookies are having a moment right now. From Cookie on 'Empire' to Cookie Monster as a life coach, it is all about cookies. Join the conversation about cookies. We will be sharing baking tips.


When: Sunday, April 12, 2015
Show Time:  2-3pm PDT / 5pm-6pm EDT 
Where:  Online (YouTube Live Stream)

Our guests: 
Stacie Suedkamp, figtales.com  (@figtale)
Gail Dosik, onetoughcookienyc.com (@thetoughcookie)
Monica Chase, themoonmuse.com (@themoonmuse)
Lisa Cantkier, glutenfreefind.com (@LisaCantkier)

Your hosts: 
Babette Pepaj (@bakespace), founder of BakeSpace.com 
Nichelle Stephens (@cupcakeblog) founder, Cupcakes take the Cake


Spring Into These New Posts On Cupcakes About.com

Here's a round-up of the new content posted on Cupcakes.About.com. If you have an idea for a post for April, please email me or leave a note in the comments.


Haley Southey contributes two cupcake recipes that will make you green with envy. 
A variation on the classic red velvet, green velvet cupcakes.