Sunday, October 30, 2011

Mind-Blowing Decorating Tips

Watch this short video for tips on mixing several colors of frosting and only using one bowl and one spoon and how to fill bags with frosting with no clean-up. Her tips are genius!

Pinterest Recipe Of The Week: Blueberry Pancake Cupcakes w/ Maple Buttercream Frosting

Since there are so many amazing cupcake recipes on Pinterest, I have decided to share one recipe from my 'Cupcakes and Cake Pops' pin board each week. I haven't made this recipe yet, but they look delicious, don't you think? 

Picture from Your Cup Of Cake

This recipe is from a blog called Your Cup Of Cake which has a lot of yummy cupcake, muffin, and cookie recipes. You can follow Lizzy, the blog owner of Your Cup Of Cake, on Pinterest at Lizzy's Cup Of Cake.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Night Shift Coffee Company

Red Velvet and Strawberry

If you live in Salt Lake City, UT, you are in for a real treat - The Night Shift Coffee Company located at 5171 Cottonwood St, Ste. 160 (on the Intermountain Medical Center campus) sells gourmet bite-sized cupcakes. They are only $1.00 and they are so decadent, moist, and delicious. You can literally eat them in one to two bites, but I promise these cupcakes will leave you satisfied. Did I mention they are only $1.00? Stop by for a cup of coffee and try one (or six) of these fabulous little cupcakes.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cupcake Confidential

New cupcake show alert! This one is on Cooking Channel and it is called Cupcake Confidential (I was channel surfing the other night and came across this fun new show). On this particular episode they followed three different cupcake entrepreneurs through the triumphs and trials of running a successful cupcake business. I am not sure if they will following the same three each week or if they will introduce others - I haven't quite figured this show out yet.

Here are the stars from this week's episode:

Brandon from Mission Minis in San Francisco, CA
Erica from Sweet E's Bake Shop in Los Angeles, CA
Hollis from Sweet! By Good Golly Miss Holly in Orlando, FL

All three have been on Cupcake Wars, so it was fun to see each of them in action and running a successful cupcake business.

You can find the TV schedule for Cupcake Confidential, here.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cupcakes - There's An App For That

Do you want a free Sprinkles Cupcake? All you need to do is download the Sprinkles Cupcake app. Each day Sprinkles makes a limited supply of FREE cupcakes. With this app you will get an alert that gives you the secret "whisper words" of the day. Then be one of the first into a Sprinkles Cupcake store and whisper the words to the Sprinkles employee for a free cupcake.

With this app you can also view the flavor schedule, send family and friends virtual cupcakes on facebook for their Birthday, find Sprinkles locations, and play games.

The app is completely free. You can download the iPhone version, here, and the Android version, here.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Cupcake Wars Season 3 Top Recipes

Now that the third season of Cupcake Wars as wrapped, they have posted The Top 12 Winning Recipes on their website. You can find the recipes for Peaches n' Cream Cupcakes (shown above), Banana Toffee Cupcakes, Peach-Berry Shortcake Cupcakes, and more. To find all of the season 3 winning cupcake recipes, click here.

To read more about the Cupcake Wars season 3 premiere winner, Annette (her winning cupcake was the Peaches n' Cream), click here.

To find the winning cupcake recipes from Cupcake Wars season 1, click here. And season 2, click here.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I Pin Cupcakes

Picture and recipe for Lime Cupcakes from Whisk Kid

I pin, do you? I have no idea what I did with my spare time before I discovered Pinterest. Pinterest is a virtual pinboard were I can collect all the beautiful, fun, creative, and delicious things I find on the web. In the past I would print, save, or bookmark cupcake recipes and now I have one place to keep all of my favorites.

On Pinterest you can browse through pins created by other people or you can create your own. If you browse through the millions of pins already on Pinterest you can discover new ideas and be inspired to try new things. Pins are pictures (or quotes) and if there is a how-to or recipe just click on the picture to get the web address. You can create categories for all of your pins. I have 16 different categories, including; things I want to make, places I want to go, things I love, styles I love, ideas for my little one, cupcakes (of course), and more.

There are so many cupcake recipes on Pinterest. So, if you are looking for beautiful photos along with delicious cupcake recipes, Pinterest is the place to find them and keep them organized.

You can follow my cupcakes and cake pops pinboard (and my other boards that interest you), here. Happy Pinning!

Monday, October 3, 2011

The History Of Cupcakes

Click on picture to enlarge (this will open a new window - click again to zoom)

These fun facts are brought to you by All Culinary Schools. Are you are interested in starting your own cupcake business? You can learn more about baking school, here.
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