Monday, July 28, 2014

Liza Minelli Cupcake

A Liza Minelli cupcake is a great way to start the week. I spotted this on Reddit.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Life IS better with cupcakes!

I loved this sign outside Hello Cupcake in Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. I tried their special Samoa cupcake yesterday along with a bite of my friend's salted caramel cupcake and both were delicious! Their website is a little out of date (I'm seeing a March special cupcake) but you can see their flavors here and visit their Facebook page. I was intrigued by their key lime cupcake but only had room for one this time.

Hello Cupcake

Hello Cupcake, Washington DC Samoa cupcake
Samoa cupcake

Hello Cupcake, Washington DC

Hello Cupcake, Washington DC salted caramel cupcake
salted caramel cupcake

Hello Cupcake, Washington DC
peanut butter blossom cupcakes

Hello Cupcake, Washington DC
cookies-n-cream cupcakes

Hello Cupcake, Washington DC

Friday, July 25, 2014

Baked By Melissa On The Continuing Cupcake Craze

Melissa Ben-Ishay, founder of Baked By Melissa, discusses the cupcake craze in America and how her business is staying fresh as she attempts to expand the brand beyond New York City. She appeared on Bloomberg's Market Makers.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Key Lime Cake Pops

Key Lime pie is a dessert that is delicious when the flavor is right. Sometimes can be too tart or too sweet. Sugarkissed made Key Lime Cake Pops and she shows you how to make them.
Key Lime Cake Pops

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Pretty In Pink Velvet Cupcake

So we know that red velvet is a thing. On St. Patrick's Day, you see green velvet. Blue Velvet has also been spotted. Pink velvet is pretty and one of Cupcakes Take The Cake Flickr members made these.
Pink Velvet Cupcake
Speaking of pink velvet, I did a cake mix hack earlier this week using Duncan Hines Pink Velvet mix. I added a ripe banana, made a lemon glaze and it is delicious. The cake is like a hybrid between banana bread and yellow cake. It is less dense that banana bread. It's great to eat with coffee in the morning.
Pink velvet banana bread with glaze

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Latest Cupcake Innovation: SprayCake

We love to know what is new with cupcakes whether is new flavors, products or technology. Five years ago, Cupcakes Take The Cake was one of the first blogs to report on 3D printing via the Makerbot Cupcake CNC.

Now, two Harvard students have created the Spray Cake which is cake batter in a aerosol can. I read about them on PSFK. John McCallum and Brook Nowakowski have created an easy way to dispense cake and cupcake batter. The Spray Cake also cuts down the baking time.

The accelerant in the can releases air bubbles inside the batter, eliminating the need for baking soda and baking powder so the confection is ready to eat almost instantly. It takes 30 seconds to bake a cupcake in the microwave, and only one minute to bake a full cake.- (via Time)

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Fig, Honey And Goat Cheese Cupcakes By Angel Cakes

More than 90% of figs grown in the United States are grown in California. A fig is a fruit that is often paired with more savory food like ham or brie, but it is really sweet. Angel Cakes in San Francisco baked these lovely fig with honey and goat cheese cupcakes.
Fig-honey-goat cheese #cupcake #angelcakes #wedding

Friday, July 18, 2014

How To Draw A Cupcake via CakeSpy

Even if you consider yourself to be not very artistic, you can easily draw a cupcake. CakeSpy illustrates how to draw a cupcake.

This cupcake says everything I think about them in one word

But what else would you expect from a bakery with the cool name of James and the Giant Cupcake and delicious cupcakes to bake it up? Check them out in Oakland, California and on Facebook.


Recommendation: Pepperidge Farm's Vanilla Cupcake Goldfish

Vanilla cupcake Goldfish from #pepperidgefarm

Earlier this week, I heard about Vanilla Cupcake Goldfish Grahams via email. Then I looked them up online and contacted Pepperidge Farm via Twitter to ask if I could get a sample. I got them today. They are delicious! These vanilla cupcake goldfish are not cheesy crackers but graham crackers with sprinkles in them. At only 140 calories per 35 crackers, these "goldfish" make a good snack for lunch.

Also, they would be great as cupcake toppers or you can crumple up the graham crackers to look like sand for beachy cupcakes like these cupcakes below.

Beach cupcakes

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Baked by Melissa to close its first Manhattan bakery, others to remain open

In a video, Baked by Melissa owner Melissa revealed that July 21st will be their original SoHo store's last day, and she will be there in person to give away free cupcakes. Their other shops, in Manhattan, at JFK airport, and at Garden State Plaza mall in New Jersey, will remain open. Click here for a full location listing.

Here's a double decker cupcake photo they Tweeted the other day in response to Judd Apatow and Lena Dunham discussing their cupcakes.


And here's an older photo by me of a limited edition flavor, Rice Krispie Treat cupcakes:

Baked by Melissa Rice Krispie treat cupcakes

Video: How To Add Summer Fruit To Cupcakes

This Potluck Video featuring Bobbie Lloyd of Magnolia Bakery will show you how to add seasonal summer fruit to cupcakes.