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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
My Feelings Taste Like Cupcakes has made the cutest cupcakes in a jar. BTW, when I see pretzels during this time of the year, all I see are reindeer antlers.
Here's a wintery Olaf the Snowman cupcake (he's from the movie Frozen), appropriate because there's snow on the ground where I live in New Jersey. This snowman cupcake is by Amanda Cupcake of New London, Wisconsin, via her Facebook page.
Monday, December 16, 2013
Holiday cupcakes and wine pairings from Sprinkles.
Posted by Nichelle at 12/16/2013
In case you haven't heard, this year's Pantone color for 2014 is radiant orchid. When I saw these cupcakes in our Flickr, it reminded me of that color. Photo by Philip The Fish
Here's a gallery of the radiant orchid color. The HTML color code is B163A3.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Kitchen Party is a weekly Google Hangout sponsored by Bakespace and this week's guest is Bakerella. She talks about how she get started with cake pops and how she started sending cupcake and cake pop photos to our blog, Cupcakes Take The Cake. Bakerella has new holiday cake pop cookbook out now, Cake Pop Holidays.
Friday, December 13, 2013
Happy National Cupcake Day! Yesterday, I got crafty in the kitchen and made vanilla extract. It's super easy gift for a baking enthusiast or a treat for yourself. I used Four Roses Bourbon and Organic Vanilla. The Madagascar vanilla is from a small artisan vendor based in New York. I found a "no recipe" for vanilla extract on Marc Matsumoto's blog.
According to Marc's instuctions, I added the vanilla beans to the bourbon. After a week, it should be good to go. I plan to use it in buttercream frosting and pecan pralines.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Check out these fun Christmas themed cupcake toppers from Burbank, California custom cupcake company Icing Cupcake - they are 100% edible! Via their Facebook page, where you can get ordering information.
Here's some holiday cupcake innovation and inspiration. Check out these layered Christmas Cupcakes made by Sugar Swings.
Voting is Open for the 2013 Mobile Cuisine Magazine Dessert Food Truck of the Year and Cupcakes Dominate the Field!
It's that time of year again - time to vote for your Favorite Dessert Food Truck of 2013 and this year, at least half of the nominees are Cupcake Trucks and the other half have cupcakes on their menu! (for those predicting the end of the cupcake trend - nanna nanna nah nah :p). Last year, St. Louis took the title, but it's almost a completely different mix from 2012. Voting continues through December 20th and you can only vote once from each device.
Here are this year's nominees, in order of votes at the time of this post:
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Madiba – This is the name of the clan of which Mr Mandela is a member. A clan name is much more important than a surname as it refers to the ancestor from which a person is descended. Madiba was the name of a Thembu chief who ruled in the Transkei in the 18th century. It is considered very polite to use someone’s clan name.
Tata – This isiXhosa word means “father” and is a term of endearment that many South Africans use for Mr Mandela. Since he is a father figure to many, they call him Tata regardless of their own age.