Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Love At First Bite

On our way to Yellowstone National Park last weekend we made a stop in Idaho Falls, ID to visit a cupcakery called Love At First Bite. I am so glad we made the stop - it is a darling gift shop with speciality fine foods and candy. They also have a huge case with cupcakes, cake truffles, hand dipped chocolates, and more. 

We bought a chocolate cheesecake and a Red Velvet cupcake. Both were divine. The frosting on both was absolutely delicious. The Red Velvet cupcake was one of the best I have had. The frosting was a really rich cream cheese and wasn't overly sweet. The chocolate cheesecake was a delicious chocolate cake with graham cracker crust. The topping was a chocolate ganache with a cream cheese frosting and chocolate chips.

We also bought chocolates and cake truffles that were beyond yummy. I loved everything about Love At First Bite and can't wait to visit again.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Cupcake Diaries by Georgetown Cupcake

Katherine and Sophie, owners of Georgetown Cupcake and sisters on the hit show, DC Cupcakes, are finally coming out with their own cookbook called The Cupcake Diaries: Recipes and Memories from the Sisters of Georgetown Cupcake. It will be released on November 8, 2011 and you can pre-order by clicking, here. Pretty sweet!

For a sneak peek at some of the recipes inside the book, click here.

The Sweet Tooth Fairy On QVC

If you want some of the best treats Utah has to offer then you must tune in to QVC this Sunday, July 24, at 8:00pm EST. Megan Faulkner Brown, owner of The Sweet Tooth Fairy, will be on during the "Christmas in July" Gourmet Holiday Food Show selling her famous Cake Bites. Seriously, they are the most decadent, delicious bites of sweetness in the world.

Don't forget to become a fan of The Sweet Tooth Fairy on facebook to find out all of the latest happenings.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Cake Pops DIY Kit by Bakerella

Angie Dudley, author of the best selling cookbook, Cake Pops, and creator of the very popular wesbite,, has a new Cake Pops DIY Kit coming out later this year. This kit will make it easy to make your very own cake pops at home. It comes with a booklet with step-by-step instructions, clear cello bags, cake pop sticks, gift cards, and ribbon to wrap 48 cake pops. The kit also comes with five new cake pop designs!

To get your hands on the Cake Pops DIY kit, you can pre-order it, here. Also, if you don't have a copy of Bakerella's Cake Pops cookbook, you can order it, here.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

One Sweet Slice Is Now Open

Great news Utah cupcake lovers - One Sweet Slice Custom Cake and Cupcake Shoppe in South Jordan is now open! They are located about 10600 S Redwood Rd (just doors down from Cafe Rio). They are currently having a soft opening and will have a grand opening celebration around the first week in August.

Yesterday I stopped in for some cupcakes and I got to meet the owner, Janell. She was as nice as she could be and her store was exquisite. It is probably the best decorated cupcake store I have ever been in. I have been anxiously awaiting to try her cupcakes and they did not disappoint. The cake was so moist and delicious and the frosting was so creamy and not overly sweet. I bought a Red Velvet, Snickers, Black and White, Vanilla, Princess, and Dirt. The Dirt cupcake (like a classic "Dirt Dessert") was so good and took me straight back to my childhood. It was a chocolate cupcake with chocolate buttercream frosting with cookie crumbles and crispy rice cereal (for dirt), and a gummy worm on top. All of the cupcakes were fantastic!

Cupcakes above are Vanilla and Princess

One Sweet Slice also offers custom cakes, cake truffles, cupcake shakes, and more. Also, they will sell their mini cupcakes at Tai Pan Trading (9000 South location) on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

To learn more about them and find out about upcoming events you can check out their website here or follow them on facebook here.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Scentsy Cupcake

The Scentsy warmer of the month (July) is a cupcake. As soon as I heard I called my good friend, and Scentsy consultant, and ordered one. It is a mid-size warmer and very cute. Also, Scentsy's fragrance of the month is Happy Birthday (fragrant wax squares you melt in your warmer). I love having a Scentsy warmer on all the time, it makes my house smell so good.

Scentsy is a company that sells wickless candles, ceramic warmers, and other fragrant products. To purchase Scentsy products you need to go through a Scentsy consultant.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Hungry Girl Cupcakes

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One of my favorite people on the planet is Lisa Lillien, also known as Hungry Girl. This best selling cookbook writer, star on Cooking Channel and Food Network, and self-proclaimed "foodologist", sends out daily emails about healthy eating, healthy recipes, and so much more. Today's email from Hungry Girl was all about low-cal cupcakes. Recipes like Boston Cream Cupcakes (114 calories), Coconut Cream Fluffcakes (105 calories), and Banana SplitCakes (143 calories). 

So, if you love cupcakes but you don't love the fat and calories that go along with them, you need to try these recipes. 

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fun Gadget For Filling Cupcakes

You can pretty much fill a cupcake with anything you want; frosting, jam or jelly, mousse, candy, curd, ganache, and more. The Cuisipro Cupcake Corer ($5, Williams Sonoma) can make filling cupcakes a cinch.  Make sure your cupcakes are completely cooled and then twist the corer into the cupcake (a guard indicates how deep to cut). Pull corer out and push plunger to remove the core. Easy! Then you just fill your cupcake and frost.

You can find a lot of cupcake filling recipes online as well as other ways to core a cupcake. Click here, here, or here for some recipes and tips or do a search for "filling cupcakes."

Also, check out the DC Cupcakes girls favorite cupcake and filling combos.
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