Monday, November 28, 2011

Pinterest Recipe Of The Week: Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

What a perfect cupcake to start off the Holiday season. This week's recipe comes from a blog called Glorious Treats. She has craft ideas, party ideas, and of course a ton of amazing recipes. She took her classic chocolate cupcake recipe and created a delicious peppermint cream cheese frosting. She even gives tips on how to achieve the red/white stripe in the frosting.

You can find her blog, here, or find her on facebook, here.

What is Pinterest? Where can I find past Pinterest recipes of the week?

Cupcakes Made "Oprah's Favorite Things 2011" List

I absolutely love Oprah's Favorite Things list that she puts together each year. This year was no exception, even though I am sad I didn't get to watch her give it all away on TV. She has a lot of fabulous things on the 2011 list that also includes two cupcake items, check them out: 

$25 for a box of eight
Oprah says "A perfect hostess gift, these miniature cupcakes come in flavors like Cinnamon and Cookie Dough. They're also - ingeniously - doused in chocolate." 

$10.50 ($8 if you use the code OPRAH)
Oprah says "I love these calorie-free bath bombs, which come in scents like Mellow Mimosa and Mint Condition and fizz with essential oils and Dead Sea salt when you drop them in the tub."

You can find the complete list in O Magazine and online. While you're online, don't forget to enter to be one of twelve lucky winners that will win all of her 2011 Favorite Things.

Starbucks Holiday Petite Treats

Two new holiday petite treats are now available at Starbucks. They aren't cupcakes, but they both include frosting and cake. They have a Chocolate Creme' Whoopie Pie which is two small chocolate cakes with buttercream frosting in between. They also have Peppermint Chocolate Brownie Cake Pop which is chocolate cake mixed with buttercream frosting and candy cane pieces and then dipped in white chocolate and rolled in more candy cane pieces. I had the Peppermint Chocolate Brownie Cake Pop today and it was festive deliciousness on a stick. It was so yummy.

Fun news! You can buy a DIY kit to make Starbucks Peppermint Chocolate Brownie Cake Pops at home. Click here for more information.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Pinterest Recipe Of The Week: Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallow Frosting

What is more perfect for Thanksgiving than Sweet Potato Cupcakes? Break out your kitchen torches, puree some sweet potatoes, and get ready for some culinary fun. This delicious recipe comes from a website called Annie's Eats. She has a ton of recipes for appetizers, main dishes, breakfast, baby food, and much more. Check out Annie's Eats website, here, and find them on facebook, here.

I have to make this recipe for my husband because his #2 favorite cupcake is a sweet potato cupcake from The Sweet Tooth Fairy (a November flavor of the month).

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Pinterest Recipe Of The Week: Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

Picture from

The Pinterest recipe of the week comes from a fabulous baking website called Bakingdom. She has very easy step-by-step instructions with pictures (love that!). These would be perfect for breakfast on Thanksgiving morning with a glass of milk and some fresh fruit, don't you think? I am totally planning on making them from breakfast (if eating cupcakes for breakfast is wrong - I don't want to be right). If you make this recipe I would love to hear your comments.

Check out this week's recipe and Bakingdom's website, here, or you can find them on facebook, here. You can also follow them on Pinterest, here.

What is Pinterest? Where can I find past Pinterest recipes of the week?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Goodie Girls Owner And Winner Of Cupcake Wars Announces Opening Of New Store In LA

You're Invited

To:           Goodie Girls Store Opening Celebration
When:     November 20, 2011 from 5-8 pm
Where:   415 East Broadway #100, Glendale, CA 91205

One of the most popular posts on my blog was about the Cupcake Wars Season 3 Premiere Winner, Annette Starbuck (click the link to read the post). I just received an invitation to celebrate the opening of her highly-anticipated storefront, Goodie Girls, in Los Angeles on November 20... and you're invited too!

Annette will serve up her gourmet cupcakes including her signature Pumpkin Pancakes cupcake along with her popular Cake-Ups push pops during the 'petite treat affair' taking place from 5-8 pm. The first 75 attendees will receive an awesome gift bag including products from Pink Pewter, NuBar, Scentsy, H2O+, Soap Cafe, and pop artist a.n.t., plus a Cake-Up from Goodie Girls.

The grand opening will feature live music by DJ Arthur Galestian, appetizers catered by Kitchen 12000, a chocolate photo booth by Images Printed on Chocolate, wine from Cupcake Vineyards, decorations by Pom Flair, and lots of Goodie Girls samples. You don't want to miss this delicious event!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pinterest Recipe Of The Week: Toffee Crunch Cupcakes w/ Caramel Frosting

Picture from Bakers Royale

I seriously can't wait to make these these! They are cupcakes dipped in chocolate, rolled in toffee, and then topped with a frosting made with homemade caramel. Yum! This recipe comes from a blog called Bakers Royale. It is a whole website of delicious recipes (be sure to check out all of their cupcake recipes, here). You can also find Bakers Royale on facebook, here.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Cupcake Gifts For Girls (Ages 0 and Up)

If you have a little cupcake fan in your life, here are some perfect gifts just for them (click on the brand to find out more information or to order): 

Includes a velour blanket and three bibs
Ages 0 and up

Comes with all the cupcake accessories they could need. It also makes interactive cooking sounds.
Ages 2-6

Wooden mix and match tops and bottoms with a 2-tier stand.
Ages 36 months - 8 years

Wooden cupcakes, frosting, candles, and baking sheet with wipe-off markers so they can decorate their cupcakes. 
Ages 3 and up

You can even order a matching rain coat and rain boots.
Ages 3 and up

Includes soap clay, glitter, shaping tool, cupcake holders, and bath salt sprinkles.
Ages 5 and up

It comes with everything to make and decorate real cupcakes. Refills are available at an extra charge.
Ages 8 and up

And for the older cupcake lovers, here are a few gifts for you too (this list could go on and on, but I will just share a few of my favorites):

It's a perfect place to hide your cash. You can choose from three different colors.
All Ages

Includes fitted sheet, flat sheet, and pillowcases.
$29.99-$59.99 (on sale at Kohls)
All Ages

They also have Vanilla Cupcake.

You can also check out these posts for more great gifts ideas; The Cupcake Diaries by Georgetown Cupcake,  Cake Pops DIY Kit by Bakerella, Cute Cupcake Aprons, and Sprinkles Cupcake Mixes.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Cupcake Popcornopolis

Do you love popcorn? Do you love cupcakes? Well, you are in for a treat, Popcornopolis has Cupcake Popcorn. It is so delicious and sweet! I love it! Like their website says, it's like biting into a delicious cakey, creamy, vanilla cupcake with plenty of icing... and lots of colorful sprinkles.

I found my bag of Cupcake Popcornopolis at Harmons, a Utah grocery store chain. You can find a store that sells it near you by clicking, here. Or you can order online, here (if you order soon enter the code get25off for a 25% discount).

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

And The Winner Is...


The winner of The Cupcake Diaries: Recipes and Memories from the Sisters of Georgetown Cupcake is Crystal! (Crystal, I will be in touch.) Thank you to all who participated. 

Please check back soon for more contests.

This contest was for the followers of this blog only. You needed to become a follower by November 1, 2011 at 5:00 PM MST to have participated in this contest. The winner was randomly selected from the followers of this blog using 

News From Georgetown Cupcake/DC Cupcakes

Picture from Georgetown Cupcake - "Holiday Dozen"

Attention early Holiday shoppers! Katherine and Sophie, owners of Georgetown Cupcake (and stars of DC Cupcakes), will be on QVC's "Gourmet Holiday" show this Friday, November 4th, at 4:00 PM ET (click here to check the time in your area). They will have a one-time only special price on Georgetown Cupcake's Holiday Dozen. Don't forget to tune in!

Their cookbook, The Cupcake Dairies: Recipes and Memories from the Sisters of Georgetown Cupcake, goes on sale November 8th. To buy the book or other DC Cupcakes products, click here.

Last, but not least, don't forget to catch the DC Cupcakes Wedding Special (Katherine's getting married!) on November 11th at 10PM ET on TLC.
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