Saturday, November 29, 2008

In the Meadow We Can Eat Some Snowballs

Truly gorgeous packaging and equally delicious inside, double dipped pretzel balls in creamy white chocolate. Perfect for a stocking , a walk in the park or to decorate your cupcakes of course. The box it comes in takes one back to a simpler time, a Jolly Christmas to All.
Find these treats at Sweet Cuppin Cakes Bakery.

$4.00 box

Monday, November 24, 2008

Fairie Cottage Cupcakes

These are absolutely marvellous. We came across this fantastic book by author Barbara Beery, titled Fairies Cookbook ages 6+

There is a recipe included for frosting that can incorporate one of our products in the webstore. Icing flavour powder! It is fantastic for decoration and adding flavour.

The recipe:
4 cups powdered sugar
3 tbsp meringue powder
2 tbsp *icing flavour powder
1/4 - 1/2 cup warm water
food colour
Beat powdered sugar and meringue powder with water and optional vanilla until combined. Then beat to stiff peaks about 5 minutes. You can add more powdered msugar or water to get to a working consistency if necessary. Divide into several small bowls and colour with *icing flavour powders or food colour paste. Decorate with sweets and graham crackers.
The recipe calls for 6 large cupcakes with wrappers removed. I found that a dense cupcakecake like carrot works best.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Sprinkles and Taffy

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Originally uploaded by acupcakery
Tons of fun making these.

Lauren's Birthday Cupcakes

Happy 22nd Birthday to Lauren. We needed a special cupcake for a special gal. We made our triple chocolate, chocolate chip cupcakes and filled them with pink fluff consisting of marshmallow cream and philly cream cheese, tinted a wonderful pink.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

pretty pinks

pretty pinks
Originally uploaded by acupcakery
Another cupcake inspired by my Tattered angels art supplies. These are very shimmery and hard to capture that on camera. They are stencilled with lustre dust after the buttery frosting sets.

Tattered Angels Used In Cupcakes

We absolutely love the results of hand moulding chocolate on these stencils. The results are awesome everytime! This is not something that can be rushed. We will be selling these items soon, to lend to your creative cupcake endeavours.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Retro Christmas Tags

These are so awesome I had to share. Yes better than sliced bread Moda Home retro tags that are totally AWESOME!
You will find them in my web store for a very short period of time as we are down to 10 packets. I knew these would be popular and needed extra to share with my internet shopping pals. =o)

$7.50 per package

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Shipping Deadline December 10th

The good news came today from the post office, all USA shipments must be postmarked the 10th of December. So to be safe and to save high express costs remind yourself to order soon. We will be giving away our winter selection of cookie cutters ... one to each customer with orders above $20.00 We will select the giveaway cutter as quantity lasts. We will start with our Ann Clarke gorgeous snowflake cutter. Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Remembrance Day In Canada and UK

Remembrance day in Canada and in the United Kingdom is celebrated on the Eleventh of November. The main symbol used is a poppy. This is used because the poppy grew on the battlefields of France and Europe in the world Wars. On this day we remember all those who have died to give us our freedom. These cupcakes are to remember this day.

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We are also honouring Veterans Day which is today in the United States. Please leave a comment as you remember a special someone. Thank you.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Cakespy and Cuppie have entered Our Webstore!

I have some more creative cupcakers news! Jessie Oleson, the one and only cakespy has become a part of our webstore. We are very excited to have this bright witty cupcake artist with us. I also happen to know that Jessie will do custom work, just make a request and I am thinking it will come to be!!!

Cakespy's mission is to spread happiness and sweetness through the world through joyful little pastries. Why not add some sweetness to your life by buying Cakespy stuff? A big welcome to Cakespy and Cuppie!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Extracts and Holiday Baking Quality

What about Imitation Extracts and Flavourings?
When shopping for extract, you’ll quickly notice there are many inexpensive imitation extracts and flavourings in the marketplace. This is especially true with vanilla extracts. Why are these products so much cheaper than Nielsen Massey extracts? The answer is simple - quality.
The first place to look is the ingredient label. Many inexpensive products do not contain the primary ingredients of pure extract - vanilla and alcohol. Most likely, you will not find the word 'vanilla' within the ingredient list at all! In fact, looking closely at the product labeling, you will notice these inexpensive products are labeled 'Vanilla Flavouring' not 'Vanilla Extract'.

Another product to be aware is ‘Imitation Extract’. Imitation extracts are derived from synthetic vanillin - which mimics the natural flavour of vanilla. The most common sources of synthetic vanillin are Lignin Vanillin, a by-product of the pulp and paper industries and Ethyl Vanillin, a coal-tar derivative. Not very appealing!

In the end, quality often costs a little more. And when it comes to baking, quality ingredients are an important factor in creating great tasting food. We encourage you to bake with pure extracts and avoid synthetic, imitation extracts and flavourings. Nielsen Massey pure extracts are the preferred choice of professional pastry chefs and bakers for a reason.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The eye of my apple

This Halloween brought the disappointing news that my son's class was not allowed cupcakes. I gasped. Truly a cupcake? It stopped us in our tracks momentarily and then I got an idea, a wonderfully, horrible awful idea, it was delicious. Behold the eye of my apple.
Emmett was so happy as well as the children. The teacher was thrilled. As I looked over the "spooky veggies" not! I left the class and grinned to myself thinking how scary is broccoli, really? The eye was a small deviate of the "no sweet" rule, but accepted as I explained they are white chocolate. For christmas I am planning a carrot log cabin, with broccoli wreaths, pimiento bows and cauliflower snowmen. Pffft to no cupcakes!