Thursday, May 28, 2009

Martha Stewart's Cupcake Book!

Don't miss out on Martha Stewart's new fun cupcake book with so many new cool recipes! Check out what her site says about the book and pre order yours as soon as you can!

Martha Stewart's Cupcakes

Martha Stewart's Cupcakes: 175 Inspired Ideas for Everyone's Favorite Treat (Paperback)By: Martha Stewart Living MagazineDessert lovers and bakers alike are craving cupcakes.

From specialty shops and baking products to television specials and blogs, the must-have dessert has continued to grow in popularity and has become one of the most searched-for terms on

Now, Martha Stewart and her team of editors at Martha Stewart Living have created Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes, featuring 175 ideas and recipes for cupcakes, frostings, fillings, and toppings, along with a trove of suggestions for tastefully decorating and embellishing them.

From classics such as devil’s food cupcakes to sweet surprises like peanut butter and jelly cupcakes, and from elegant delicacies like tiny cherry-almond tea cakes to festive showstoppers topped with piped buttercream blossoms or meringue bouquets, each cupcake is accompanied by a gorgeous color photograph.

They will inspire home bakers of any skill level, all of whom will find a cupcake for every occasion—birthdays, holidays, and special days such as weddings and showers—as well as for everyday enjoyment.

Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes also includes templates and clip art for decorative flourishes, an equipment glossary, and step-by-step instructions for basic and more advanced decorating techniques, plus ideas for presenting and packaging the cupcakes in Martha’s trademark style.

Availability Ships on Jun 2

© 2009 Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

New Cake Contest

There is a new Cake Contest from Here is all the great information regarding the contest from their site...

How You Can Win a New Canon Digital Camera

Read Contest Rules Here...Why You Should Enter the Contest
Awesome Prizes!
Quality family time (baking together)
All cake designs will be posted on this site for the world to see
3 Prize winners will be recognized in our newsletter and their cakes posted in Cake Hall of Fame
Our site is small, so your chance of winning is very good!


Grand Prize: Canon 12.1 MP Digital Camera or $250 Cash.

*2nd Place: $150 Cash or gift certificate of the same value

*3rd Place: $100 Cash or gift certificateContest Rules

The contest is judged on both cake design and cake preparation instructions.

*Very Important:* The how-to-instructions account for 50% of the score. We'd like to ask you to write in detail about how you made the cake step-by-step.

(So, when we post your recipe online, others can follow your instructions with ease.)

The design of your cake and quality of your cake photo account for the remaining 50% of the score. But remember that your cake doesn't have to be or look perfect!

It's ideal that you submit several cake photos. The cake pictures must be your own and cannot be copied from any sources whatsoever!

You can submit up to 3 cakes. The more cakes you submit - the more chances you have of winning!
Deadline for submissions is June 14, 2009 - so act fast!

All rights reserved to original & Photo from flickr .com owner Fsumaria

Monday, May 25, 2009

For My Marine!

As I get ready to see my own Marine off to war, I found this cake on It was well crafted and a true salute for Memorial Day.

Its owner is -minicoopergirl06. Check it out at

Happy Memorial Day!

God Bless all the men and women who have given their lives in the pursuit of freedom and for all the men and women who are presently fighting, may you always be blessed and safe and return to your families soon.

I found this cool cupcake to commemorate Memorial Day. The owner is ~Moniqe~ on Flickr. com

All rights reserved to their original owners.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

New Cupcakery in town!!!

I can't wait to check out this new Cupcakery in Fairfax! Its not like I need another reason to taste new but I can't wait!

Some of their cupcake flavors are to die Italian Stallion, Death By Chocolate, Pucker Up and the one that I can't wait to taste is Let's Stay Awake,Cupcake!! How can you resist!
I think its cool that they refer to themselves as Cupcake Snobs!!! Let me know what you think!
All rights reserved to Cupcakes Actually.

Cupcake Tats!! How cool!

I read through the ( Thanks Cupcakes Take the Cake!~ Of these cool tats made by a real creative artist, Stacey Martin!
Check out her website and if you are ever in the mood to show off your passion for cupcakes check her out!

The tatoo was made for another cupcake lover! Laura from in Austin,TX. It looks great!
All rights reserved to the original listed owners.

Starbuck's Lover's Cupcake!

Who can resist a Starbuck's cupcake!

This cupcake is real cool and the designer did an awesome job. Artists Ohhh!!! Wouldn't it be great if it was coffee flavor! Caramel Frappuccino!!!

Check out the artist on Flickr...PinkCoffeeBeans or her blog at

Banana Split Cupcakes...Welcoming the Summer

I found this great and fun recipe just in time for the summer cupcake picnics! Who can resist a banana split cupcake. Try it and let me know what you think!

Source: Milli's Cupcake Frenzy

"Banana Split meets cake!"

Servings: 20 CUPCAKES
Prep time: 45 MINUTES
Cook time: 20-25
Total time: 1 HR 15


• 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature

• 2 cups sugar

• 5 extra-large eggs

• 3 cups self-rising cake flour

• 1 cup buttermilk

• 3 tablespoons vanilla Chocolate Melts for cups

Topping:Bananas sliced into quartersstrawberry & pinepple fillingchocolate syrup, nuts, maraschino cherries.

Buttercream frosting


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Put standard muffin cups into muffin tins; set aside.

2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter until softened. With the mixer on medium, add eggs and sugar; beat until well combined. With mixer on low speed, add flour in three parts, alternating with buttermilk and beginning and ending with flour. Stir in vanilla.

3. Fill prepared muffin cups three-quarters full with batter. Transfer muffin tins to oven and bake until a cake tester inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cupcakes cool completely in muffin cups.

Chocolate Cups: Melt chocolate melts in microwave. Brush sides of muffin tin with melted chocolate. (Silicon pans work best). Cool until solid. Carefully remove chocolate cups. Remove paper liners from cooled cupcakes.

Add a dab of frosting to hold cupcake in place. Cut cooled cupcakes in quarters from top, do not cut all the way through cupcake.

Add strawberry or pineapple filling in cuts, Using Buttercream, pipe like whipped cream on cupcakes.

Add sliced bananas, drizzle with chocolate syrup, nuts & a cherry on top.