Thursday, April 17, 2014

Bird's Nest Cupcakes

The season of rebirth, renewal and regrowth.
These cupcakes are beautiful, and it is good to be reminded of the season especially like today when it is unseasonably cold. Happy Spring!

[Giveaway} Eat More Dessert!

I'm super excited to share with you today a super sweet new book!  Our friend, Jenny Keller of, has recently published her first book "Eat More Dessert: More than 100 Simple-to-Make & Fun-to-Eat Baked Goods From the Baker to the Stars".  Her book is more than a cookbook, it's a guide to creating the most amazing dessert tables that will wow your guests!

I'm so excited to be giving away a copy of the book to one of you today!  ENTER BELOW!

You may remember a few years back, Jenny was a part of our Cupcakes Take the Cake 6th Birthday Bash where she donated a gorgeous cupcake tower and matching cookies for the event!

All of beautiful photos in this post are from her book and are for a "Shipwrecked" pirate themed party Jenny's book includes all of the how-to's, tutorials and recipes to make everything you see here!

More about Eat More Dessert
Jenny Keller, creator of and baker to the stars, is best known for her amazing dessert tables she makes for celebrity parties. The secret is she makes it simple with batch recipes and by doctoring boxed cake mix to easily bake a whole table full of treats.

You’ll also learn how to design the perfect dessert table, from choosing a theme to styling your sweets. Each theme has multiple desserts to fill the table, ranging from simple, crowd-pleasing sugar cookies to show-stopping, over-the-top cakes—and everything in between. With this book you’ll create celebrity-status desserts that’ll dazzle your friends, family and kids.

What others are saying about Eat More Dessert
“Jenny Cookies bakes and creates incredible desserts, she is a true inspiration!” —Tori Spelling, actress
“Jenny Keller is a GENIUS at creating mini masterpieces that are both perfectly designed and decadently delicious! She’s the best!” —Trista Sutter, the original Bachelorette, mom, author and wife of Ryan Sutter
“Jenny made the most magical dessert table for my daughter’s birthday. She truly blew me away with every little detail. I look forward to many more parties together!” —Tiffani Thiessen, actress
“Jenny’s dessert tables are the most amazing spectacles of sweets!” —Lisa Rinna, actress & mom   

BUY THE BOOK HERE--> Eat More Dessert: More than 100 Simple-to-Make & Fun-to-Eat Baked Goods From the Baker to the Stars (Page Street Publishing; April 2014) Printed with permission a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

San Francisco: Mission Minis Easter Bunny Cupcakes

These are adorable and if you live in the Bay Area, you can order them today at Mission Minis.
Easter bunny cupcakes for your holiday ☺️ email us to place your order:

New York: How To Write A Business Plan Workshop

Marlo Scott, owner of Sweet Revenge is holding a class for budding entrepreneurs.

Saturday April 26, 8AM-10AM
Held at Sweet Revenge®
$150 Fee includes breakfast pastries & caffeine

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Boston Strong Cupcakes

A year ago, the Boston Marathon bombing happened. Boston's Sweet Cupcakes made these cupcakes.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Atlanta Event: Trophy Cupcakes Book Signing and Cupcake Demo With Jennifer Shea And Bakerella

This Thursday, there is a fun event happening in Atlanta. Meet Jennifer Shea of Seattle's Trophy Cupcakes and Cake Pop specialist Bakerella for a book signing and cupcake demo. Pick up a copy of the cookbook, Trophy Cupcakes and Parties: Deliciously Fun Party Ideas and Recipes from Seattle's Prize-Winning Cupcake Baker.

Date: April 17, 6:30PM
Place: Williams-Sonoma at Lenox Square

A Trio Of Cupcakes: Vanilla, Chocolate And Red Velvet

Great food photography of the most popular cupcake flavors, chocolate, vanilla and red velvet.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Houndstooth Embossed Rolling Pin From Valek Rolling Pins

Wow! I got this lovely artisan houndstooth rolling pin in the mail yesterday from Poland. Zuzia who makes these rolling pins sent me one for review. Her Etsy store is Valek Rolling Pins. There are different designs and you can order a personalized rolling pin with your name on it. It is a wonderful gift for your favorite baker.
Polish rolling pin

Pink Velvet Cupcakes Made With Duncan Hines Cake Mix

Duncan Hines has a new Pink Velvet cake mix, and it has sparked my creativity.

I was really impressed the texture of the cake. It is an airy and moist cake.  The taste is vanilla like a birthday cake.  I added a tablespoon of cocoa powder and would have added more if I had known that it would not affect the pink color. The dark pink sprinkles on top are Hibiscus sugar crystals.

The Duncan Hines pink velvet cake mix is good choice as colorful base for Easter cupcakes, pink cake pops, strawberry shortcake cupcakes, or baby shower cupcakes. A pink lemonade cupcake would be a great idea if I can come up with a lemon custard buttercream frosting. Duncan Hines also has spring velvet cake mix which is good for making checkerboard cakes.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Halt: Malted Cupcakes Madness At Baked

If you are in Brooklyn, go stop by Baked today and get some delicious malt cupcakes.

Easter Creme Egg Cupcake Recipe By Cupcake Jemma

Jemma of London bakery Crumbs and Doilies has a new YouTube channel featuring cupcake tutorials Jamie Oliver's 'Food Tube' umbrella. Every week Cupcake Jemma will put up a new video featuring a sweet recipe.Check out the Easter creme egg cupcake recipe below.

Easter Cupcakes For Kindergarten Kids

Steph, a teacher in New Zealand, taught her class how to decorate these Easter cupcakes.

Easter Cupcakes
Here's another photo showing the cupcakes.
Easter Cupcakes and display