Saturday, July 23, 2016

Strawberry Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Strawberry Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Chocolate Fudge cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese filling and Frosting. Fresh fruit garnish to top it off. :) via IrishMomLuvs2Bake

Friday, July 22, 2016

New Wedding Cake Trend: Geode Cakes

I love geode jewelry; it is so beautiful! Then I saw this post on The Kitchn about geode wedding cakes, but I am not so sure it will catch on.  These wedding cakes are more like pieces of art, and they look like it will be hard to slice individual pieces for the wedding party.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

4th of July Cupcake Kebabs

We may  still hold the record for the longest cupcake kebab, but I am happy to see that people like Odonata98 are still making them.

Fourth of July Treats!  

Not much better than red, white, and blue cupcakes with marshmallows in between. Have a great holiday weekend with some Fourth of July Kebabs!

To make: Make white cupcake mix. Add blue food coloring to 1/3 of the batter and red food coloring to 1/3 the batter. Make mini cupcakes with the three batter colors. Frost each cupcake and top with star sprinkles. For the marshmallows, dip the bottom 1/3 of the marshmallow in a shallow bowl of water, then dip the wet part of the marshmallow in red sprinkles. Repeat for the other end of the marshmallow with blue sprinkles. To ensemble, stick a kabob stick through three cupcakes and two marshmallows.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Fort Worth Private Equity Group Buys Gigi's Cupcakes

An affiliate of Fort Worth-based private-equity group FundCorp, Thursday said it has acquired Tennessee-based Gigi’s Cupcakes, the largest cupcake franchise in the U.S. with more than 100 locations nationwide. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The chain has more than a dozen locations in Texas including three in North Texas. Founded in 2008 by entrepreneur Gina “Gigi” Butler as a local boutique bakery in Nashville, Tennessee, Gigi’s Cupcakes offers a variety of freshly baked goods, including cupcakes, cakes and cookies.

We are excited that we have found the perfect partner to lead Gigi’s through its next phase of growth,” said Oklahoma-born Butler, who will remain as the face of the brand and spokeswoman. “Sales are at an all-time high and we have new franchisees interested in joining our family, so it was critical that we find someone that not only had the resources and the expertise to take Gigi’s to the next level, but also reflected our Christian values. We found that with FundCorp. 

Thursday, June 02, 2016

IHop Cupcake Pancakes

So, of course I had to stop in and try these after seeing a billion commercials for it and because pancakes.

They were out of the Red Velvet Crepes :(, but I tried the other two.

And tried them and tried them...

The Cinnamon Swirl Brioche French Toast was TO DIE FOR, but the pancakes more or less just tasted like pancakes, but you know, even a bad pancake is...anyway, it's not a cupcake.

"Make America Gay Again" Cupcakes From Cupcake Royale


Seattle, WA, June 2, 2016 – Cupcake Royale is “Making America GAY Again” one cupcake at a time!

The Gay cupcake is back for its’ fifth year and this year the mighty colorful rainbow cupcake is putting its’ super powers towards helping LGBT equality and awareness, in a big way.  

A couple of years back Cupcake Royale partnered up with Dan Savage and the “It gets better project.” donating more than $10,000 to help communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them. They hope to continue the effort of supporting LGBQ families, youth, transgender and equality by partnering up with the National Center for Lesbian Rights  AKA NCLR.

For every $5 Gay cupcake that is sold NOW through June 30, $1 dollar will go directly to the NCLR to help achieve LGBT equality through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education. The nonprofit serves more than 5,000 LGBT people and their families throughout the United States each year, including LGBT parents, seniors, immigrants, athletes, and youth.

“A year ago, we woke up to Rainbow Crosswalks in Capitol Hill days before the Pride celebration.  The next day the Supreme Court ruled on equality for all lesbians and gays that wanted to marry. We felt such hope and pride - in our country and each other.  That was only a year ago - and look where we sit today with all the anger and frustration with our current candidates.  So our thought was - let’s go back to last year.  Let’s remember the hope we felt just a year ago.  Let’s Make America GAY Again!  And focus on equality instead of politics - at least for June!” said Cupcake Royale CEO Jody Hall.

To sweeten the pot even more, Cupcake Royale is also donating $2 from their “Make America Gay Again” line of merchandise (T-shirts and Trucker hats) available at all stores and T-shirts sold online. The Gay cupcakes are offered at every Cupcake Royale and online at cupcake  So what do you say Seattle, get out and #ShowYourPride #MakeAmericaGayAgain

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Cupcake Recipe Inspiration: Coca-Cola and Biscoff Cupcakes

On a flight to New York, I had a Coke and Bishoff cookies.  Since I have eaten both Coca-Cola cupcakes at West Egg Cafe in Atlanta, and I have baked cupcakes with Biscoff, then it makes sense to create a recipe to incorporate both of those flavors.  I have created this recipe yet, but I would welcome any ideas from cupcake bakers.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Margarita Cupcakes

It's Ocho de Mayo, but margarita cupcakes are great for parties any time of the year. Cupcake Queen made these cupcakes.

Margarita/Cinco de Mayo
Tequila-lime cake with tequila-lime frosting, decorated with a lime fruit slice. Cake and frosting recipes from Brown Eyed Baker