Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pumpkin Cupcake Filling and Frosting with Boiled Raisin Cupcakes

Pumpkin Cupcake Filling and Frosting
1 8oz package cream, softened
2 jars marshmallow cream
15 oz solid pack pumpkin
1 tbsp cinnamon (saigon)
1 tub Cool Whip (500 gr)
Beat cream cheese and marshmallow creamuntil smooth. Stir in the pumpkin and cinnamon. Refridgerate. This can be used as a yummy filling.
To make frosting simply fold 500ml Cool whip into the mixture. Chill slighly and pipe onto any spicey harvest pumpkin, or apple spice raisin cupcake. I love My Mum's Boiled raisin Cake recipe for this, baked up as cupcakes, filled with the first method and a dollup of frosting with the second method. Yum.
Mum's Original recipe:

I make these up into 20 large cupcakes and fill with Part A of the above recipe and frost with Part B of the recipe.
Published in honour of my Mum. <3

Halloween Tricks for Treats

Forget to buy cupcake toppers? Can't send frosting to school but your little goblin wants to bring a snack? I came across a couple of really great ideas in Taste of Home. Something that was not part of my reading regime until recently. I like this idea as a cupcake topper. Quick, easy and has that ever popular sweet salt taste that is so trendy now.
Pretzel Pumpkin Grahams
Simple enough: Providing you have graham crackers (I now make it a staple pantry item) and small pretzel twists (another must have pantry item)
"Taste of Home" suggests you use melted white chocolate to dip the pretzels and that is cool if you have an exotic pantry. A simple fix for this is to make a simple cream cheese dip (a frosting but with waaay less sugar)
My recipe:
1 cup confectioners sugar
8 oz cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
orange colouring
Dip the pretzels and refridgerate, this makes cutesy little pumpkins.
You can cut up raisins and fruit snacks to decorate them, plunk them on a graham cracker, secured with a dollup of cream cheese frosting and there you have it. SNACK!
The little pretzels do make adorable pumpkin shapes. The photo is from Taste of Home to show you their chocolate coating.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cupcake Rehab Does it Again!

A time for slime and monsters and goo, Hallowe'en and friends who are true!
I sent Marilla some eyeballs and asked see what you can do. She said SURE! Well she never disappoints, and her vanilla deal cracks me up! These monsters as are written were inspired by S L I M E. ick You can check out my friend over at cupcakerehab for the recipe. Vanilla of course.
It is yummy.

A Big Thanks to you Marilla. I love all the pics you took, but only lifted one. HAHA!
I feel like breaking into song ... You are my cuppy cake sugar plum pumpy umpy umpkin ... ok I think you get it. Happy Hallowe'en!

Monday, October 27, 2008

They're here!

They're here!
Originally uploaded by Bake & Destroy
The Tshirts are awesome!

More Talent and Cupcake Pals

As the travel on the net continues, I keep finding all these awesome people. I vowed this week I would write about them and their talents. As we all should appreciate our inspirations. The next cupcakkie I met after Marilla (cupcakerehab) is Natalie (bake and destroy) This was exciting for me because I love her Etsy shop and her incredible baking savvy. We have picked up her little bake or die ninja pins, her wonderful quality t's, her B&D pins and also her awesome Hallowe'en toppers. Both the movie poster and the nostalgic kid's. Extreme quality here which impressed me so much I asked Natalie if she would like to design an exclusive for Sweet Cuppin Cakes Bakery.
When Natalie agreed I went over the moon TWICE!!! So watch for Bake and Destroy by Caged Tomato soon!
There is so much more I could write about Natalie but you should have the pleasure to discover this cupcake lass yourself!

Photo lifted off Natalie's Flickr post. Thanks natalie!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Let them eat cake!

In all actuality I have learned the famous quote included the word brioche not gateau. So in fact Mary Antoinette had said let them eat sweet bread. I have no problem with that, in fact after being inspired by two pals I have met recently (Zoe and Jessie) I have been turning bread into a giant cupcake of sorts. My son is eating it!!

So it begins: I get a book, a wonderful book It wasn't until I spoke to Zoe that I learned about this gem she had published!

The dough begins in the bowl as a sort of blobbish thing. An hour later it is alive!

An hour later we have steam baked the bread and voila a beautiful loaf of bread. No eggs, no sugar, no oil. Pretty amazing do you not think? I love it.

Now comes the cupcake issue. We decided to lightly "flour it" with a scant tablespoons of confectioners sugar. Then let fresh butter lightly glaze over (by melting) This certainly stirs up those anticipation feelings.

After we watched the butter melt down and around the bread, it was time for a simple toppper. We decided on a lone cherry of course. I think this is actually a cupcake icon for Emmett. I just do not think I could put a cherry on a slice of Haddock and get him to eat it willingly. I digress. The cupcake bread is now ready for the final touch.

The Lone Cherry! Looks cupcakish to me. Ready for the final test.

I know there was a saying, " The proof is in the pudding" I think the "proof" is in the bread.
We did not even have to use the "proof " process though. Impressive, yes! I will leave you with an image of the first slice off and go take another loaf out of the oven this morning. Thanks be to you Zoe! I will never buy another loaf of bread.


Saturday, October 25, 2008

Neilsen Massey For Kings and Queens

Saturday, 11/25Culinary Destinations: ChicagoMatt Nielsen, COO and third-generation co-owner of Nielsen-Massey Vanilla, the finest extract producers in the country. Since 1907, the family owned company – now in its third generation – has been making flavorings in the purest, most natural way in a Chicago suburb.
Craig, Matt and Beth Nielsen are following in the footsteps of their father and grandfather by using a proprietary, cold extraction process that gently extracts the complex flavor components (more than 300!) from the vanilla beans and then preserves them in jewel-like bottles to be sold for flavoring dishes from delicate pastries to sauces for lobster.
Cookbook author, Gale Gand, host of the Food Network “Sweet Dreams” and executive Pastry chef/partner at Tru Restaurant, says, “When I need to know anything about vanilla, I run to the Nielsen family.”
Craig, Matt and Beth take pride in the Pure Vanillas products they produce, as well as their discriminating customers who appreciate the quality, flavor and varied functionality. The United States consumption of vanilla beans is approximately 1,400 tons per year.
A favorite of kings and queens, the Nielsen’s can share with your listeners the romance behind the bean.
Posted by Barbara Howard at 8:42 AM
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Friday, October 24, 2008

Bone Bites!

Bone Bites!
Originally uploaded by mommawants1more
What a neat decorating idea. Posted by mommawants1more

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Stuffed Chocolate Chippin Cupcakes

I had referenced cupcakes we make for my son in an earlier blog and have been asked numerous times to share the recipe so here goes:

Stuffed Chocolate Chippin Cupcakes
3 cups all purpose flour OR
(2cups all purpose flour
½ cup ground flax
¼ cup whole wheat flour)
2 cups sugar
½ cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder 71% cocoa
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup cold water
1 cup cold beet juice
1 cup Omega 3 enriched cooking oil
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 ½ cups chocolate chips or any dried fruits nuts etc

Preheat oven to 350. Prepare cupcake liners. Sift flour and next 4 ingredients into bowl ( if substituting sift all substitutions in) Mix liquids together in a measure cup then add to dry sifted ingredients. Quickly mix. Divide batter with disher equally among 20 cupcakes. Sprinkle tops with chocolate chips and desired bits. Bake in 350 oven for 23-25 minutes.
6 ounces cream cheese
1 tbsp omega enriched cooking oil
1 ¼ tsp vanilla
¾ cup + 3tbsp dark cocoa powder
4 cups confectionary sugar ( sometimes more)
This makes a LOT of frosting.
When cupcakes are cooled cut out a small cap for filling. Fill with 1 tablespoon strawberry Motts applesauce. Put plug back in. Frost over choc chips and dried fruits.
We found the cutest little apple mouths with almond teeth to decorate the tops in the disney fun section. Enjoy

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Cuteness and Cupcakes

Miso Pretty Change Purse. A clever little design at $4.50 Measures 4w" X 3h" Vinyl covered and wipable. Keep little things organized or stash your cupcake cash. A perfect gift for the gal that loves cuteness and cupcakes.

You can see our entire selection in my webstore at I am posting my fave on here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Dipping Fudge * New Product

Introducing our dipping fudge! This is an absolutely fabulous product we make fresh each week. This little Thanksgiving treat is an apple dipped in our creamy fudge and decorated as Turkey Tom. You can also mimic this on a cupcake. I LOVE IT!! Our kit includes enough creamy fudge for 6 apples, 6 apple sticks, 15 eyes, 25 Candy Corn Brach's, 6 Jumbo cupcake liners for your creation and 8 cello wraps for your apples. You need to supply the apple, cashew nut and licorice piece. Fudge quantity is enough to cover 6 medium apples.

Turkey Tom dipping Kit $13.99 from Orders are processed each WEDNESDAY so please allow enough time for shipping.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Halloween Sale

We discussed a sale and decided sure we will do it. Although I never really liked the ideas of sales, they are a great thing to offer customers. So here goes! Most of our Halloween stock is now reduced to AWESOME prices. The reason I do not like sale is people think it is old stock, I assure you this is not. we just do not want it to turn to old stock. Yeuch! Enjoy the sale!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Jo!e Honey Dipper

Hallowe'en Blog posts have to be put on hold now. Our new stock is arriving fast and furious, and I am continuing to think outside the box. I got to thinking one day how this little gem would work decorating cupcakes. It is fantastic! You can really make a splash with this tool. I should also mention it is a pretty little tie on with a cookie cutter.
I love this one!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Hallowe'en Blog Party Welcome!

Please click on link to open the door and join the party. Welcome. Don't forget to sign the guestbook. Thanks for coming.

Trick or Sweet Rubber Stamps

These are so adorable! I had to share this, perhaps soon they will have these Gems available. I have to say I adore Cakespy anything!

Suprises from Lindsay!

Cupcakes are brilliant, they bring awesome people together. Thanks to Natalie <3

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Wee Little Tea Pot

I absolutely fell in love with this Bethany Lowe Kitty Teapot. What a perfect little pot to have ready for your chilly trick or treater! learning at a very young age, when Gran started putting out the sublte little changes. (Like a Black Cat Tea pot) The magic was to begin!

Loving Halloween the way I do, I would wait for the tissue garlands, the honeycomb Ornaments to begin appearing. Pumpkins watching me come up our sidewalk, I would wave to them and grin! I knew they were getting ready for the great events to come.

We are getting ready here too. Our Halloween blog party is not too far off and I am feeling so excited!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

In Just a Few Days... The Party ! What is my Friend getting up to?

Mystele I am absolutely positive we are getting up to Hallowe'en Mischief. Stay tuned for the Party everyone!


Our Winner! Congrats!

Sweet Cuppin Cakes Giveaway Winner
Jessica Lagana is our Sweet Cuppin Cakes Giveaway winner. Jessica said,"I really like the picket fence cupcake wrappers! How cute will those be for spring!?!"I hope you enjoy making your completely adorable Halloween cupcakes with all of the fun stuff you've won. CONGRATULATIONS!

Please be sure to enter your cupcake creation in our Halloween cupcakes contest.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Sweet Christmas Double Cuppin' Cupcake Liners

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Originally uploaded by acupcakery
We are not afraid to double cup TM
Anyone who knows me really well, will tell you I cannot wait. It is simply not a part of my character. Here is why. When I get all stoked and excited about something I feel guilty that somebody else can't as well. So I let it all out of the bag! Always. I can keep a secret though, that is different. These beauties are no secret. Just in, I am absolutely delighted with these Christmas Cupcake Liners. As you see they are indeed "double cupped" GLORIOUS! You can find them in my webstore Are they not just loaded with potential. We also sell the sprinkles that match up so well. That was no accident =o)

Hallowe'en Sweet Cuppin Cakes Giveaway!!

My friend Miranda K. Keeper of the Cheerios is hosting a giveaway for me. I just love her!!!
Miranda just jumps right in and I will bet you she is not afraid to double cup *winks* Please pop over to her site and check out the rules! Good Luck and Thanks again! Lyns
Please sign up in the followers column so that you can keep up with us! I will be contacting everyone via this way from now on.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Customer Top Hallowe'en Picks

Hiya Everyone! Did not think I would get a Customers Picks page up! I managed!

The wavy candles are indeed by far the best seller. I mentioned this before, but truly you have a lot of time to blow these out! 50 minutes burn time. This is exciting because that gives you time to change your socks!

The spider wrapper jumps in second place as it is showy and gives all your hard work a frame!

If indeed you do not want to go into that expense ... double cup, sure c'mon this is totally acceptable and quite showy in its' own glory.

Edibles ... Sweetmelt tm Halloween Eyeballs 100% edible are a HIT! I can hardly wait to see the creations entered in our contest this Halloween. Customers are daring! An Ice cream topper you think, not so, thinks my Fan of these ... Raedeen who is now on her second bottle 0f Ice Cream Crunch. The creamsicle and oreo cookie are perfect for your Hallowe'en fare. If you need more ideas or simply must have MORE stuff, head t0 our webstore quickly to beat the postman this Hallowe'en.

See you there!

Lyns <3

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Slime Cupcakes

There are so many blogs out there and so little time. Today I found a cupcake I have yet to see before. Behold! The Slimooze!
Last year, I celebrated Halloween with a batch of Vampire Cupcakes. The cupcakes were filled with a gooey, thick cherry pie filling that made the cupcake look like it was bleeding when you bit into it. I planned on baking more this year, but couldn’t help but wonder if I could take the concept in another direction to make another Halloween treat to complement it. I started by thinking of replacements for the oozy blood filling and came up with the idea to put a bright-green slime filling inside. After all, what could be oozier than slime?
I will leave the rest for the bakingbites blog to tell you. I love that blog!

A Halloween Blog Party

I came across A Fanciful Twist in Etsy. Lots of talent here. Vanessa is a brave one as she is hosting a blog party. Here is How Vanessa works this:

"Come one, come all!!! A party where anything goes!! Sparkles, candy, costumes, cupcakes, haunted tea-time, goblin children, pets playing dress-up, crafts, pictures, decorations, ideas, confetti, ghost stories, dancing around the cauldron, flying across the moon, striped socks, pointy shoes, capes, forest creatures, witches, gnomes, queens, sorcerers, wizards, warlocks, glitter, Art! Or plain old pj's and spooky (or non spooky) movies!! Anything, anything, anything goes."
I will then make a special place in my sidebar a couple days before the party, with a list of everyone participating, and we can visit eachother's blogs on the day of the party.

Vanessa Valencia can be found in Etsy. Join us here on this Blog October 18th for lots of wonderful halloween Surprises. We will also be linking up to A Fancful Twist to see what else Vanessa has in store!
See you there! Please sign up here in comments. If you have a blog you want me to link to please add that in comments as well. You can feature things you sell, ideas, comments etc... Really anything goes!


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Cutest Sort of Cupcakes

I saw these in Country Living Magazine and they are just too cute not to share. Aren't they adorable? Baked up in mini bundts, filled with buttercream (recipe can be found on this blog) then lightly glazed and garnished with fondant stumps and vines. I tried them in a cupcake pan but they looked ridiculous. So much so I could not even publish the photo. The bottom bundt needs to be trimmed so it will sit flat.

I have not tried my own little mini bundts but have every intention in doing so for Thanksgiving. Oh my lucky little family!

Monday, October 6, 2008

A Blog of Chocolate and a Cupcake Fondue

I recently stumbled upon a blog of chocolate during my internet travels. Truly a decadent blog, with a lot of fabulous ideas.

What caught my eye was the use of a crock pot for a fondue. A CHOCOLATE fondue. Can you imagine the cupcake fondue you could do with that? Cupcake bits, fruits, a couple types of fluffy fruity dips and voila!

I did contribute a little bit to the blog, as we do have a cupcake fondue appliance in our store. For the more intimate times when you just need to melt a half pound of chocolate ... not 5 pounds. Although I clearly plan to use a crock pot this Hallowe'en for all my neigbours and wee treat seekers.

What you may not know is that chocolate has to stay in "temper" Basically meaning that the temperature of the chocolate must be controlled. Otherwise, it blooms! Yes. bits of white all over your gorgeous dipped treats as they cool. Not so pretty. The candle under our fondue pot does just that. It keeps your chocolate in check so that you do not have to worry about it misbehaving!

What a perfect way to entertain and use up your unfrosted cupcakes.

Available in Red for $14.99 set

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Cupcakes and the Salivary Gland

This entry today, is not so much about cupcakes. Inderectly it is, and it is certainly cute like a cupcake.

As many of you know, my 10 year old son is Autistic. He is an integral part of why I began an interest in cupcakes in the beginning. If it is in a cupcake, he will eat it! Frosted or not. Like many who buy cupcakes, seems that is his own personal bit of Yum! Seriously who is going to share a cupcake?

The other piece of information you will need for this little story is that Em is our little medical doctor. In his class he studied a very small text book piece on the digestive system. That was not good enough for him. He needed the entire Barron's Flash card collection on the digestive system. (this is used in med school)
Now my story.

This morning I had put out chocolate cupcakes. These have no eggs, they are full of flax and crushed beets. They are also choc full of blueberries and vanilla. I do not use marg or butter in these, I use an oil rich in omega 3. I left them out on a plate, as I figured if I did not give him one, I could avoid having to answer his Inspector Clouseau investigation as to what they do, or do not contain. He is studying health in school now, and truly turning into a health fiend.
Em: wow these look good.
Em: (to his stuffed animal) let's have one
Em: (to his stuffed animal) I think I swallowed one of my salivary glands with this cupcake, now I have the hiccups.
Me: I am sitting in my chair now, wondering how to explain this one to him. Have a great day everyone!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Autism Awareness Walk Winnipeg

Chilly morning! As fall is getting braver the weather is getting colder. The leaves are coloured and the air is brisk. An absolute perfect day for Sweet Cuppin Cakies and Starbucks Coffee! Here is what Meaza from Starbucks on Academy and I did. We donated yummy stuff for the ASM walk because we are both awesome! Not to mention how much we care about this particular cause. On the left are our chocolate choc chip and they are eggless! On the right our strawberry cream. (those flecks are real strawberries the pink is natural, no food colouring here!) At the top we are particularily happy with our puzzle piece cupcake toppers. Under those toppers are our red velvet cream and our chocolate cream cup cakies. I did not take a pic of the coffee because we all know what Starbucks coffee looks like! Better yet that delicious burst of warmness on a chilly morning. YUM! Good luck to all the enthusiasts who came out to walk for the cause and eat treats!

Friday, October 3, 2008

My Little Techno 2 Baker is at it again!

It is always wonderful to see what everyone is up to in the cupcake world.
Seriously, I love seeing what people create. (sidebar, I also like hearing what people create) I think it shows the gestalt of a being. Having said that, my little Techno Baker has been up to her old tricks again. Enjoy!

Also I must add what Techie 2 emailed me because she is awesome!

" Hi Lyns,Am enjoying your blog so much...check almost every day when time permits. Have a technobaker haha for you (actually, really sad) the premier "follower" of your site, I went back to leave comments and found that the password I thought I used for my Technobaker 2 account is not being accepted.... this is really strange. Have come to the conclusion that in my hurry (and probably in the dark....usually the conditions under which I am using the computer)....I hit some random keys which have been saved as the unknown password. Man oh man! Anyways, will have to carefully open a new account and start over. Am sending you a few more pictures. Your cupcake liners have been absolute life-savers....what a difference they make to presentation, and my special cupcakes for special occasions (not common at all here!) are creating quite a stir!!!!! Will be placing another order for more "Lyns stuff" very, very soon. Hope you enjoy! (By the way, your gram's recipe for buttercream is a variation of a "French buttercream", although the corn syrup is a twist. A really sophisticated recipe to find in the cookie tin!!!! I can't wait to try it.) NoTechnobakerAtAll :( " Lynne really is a techno B 2!!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Wavy Cupcake Candles

For some reason I could not let this day go by without boasting about the wavy Halloween candles we received into stock. They really are not just a candle. They may look like just a candle, but in fact, they are wavy candles! But wait ... there is more. These candles burn for 50 MINUTES!!!! Do you know what this means? There is time to make the right wish, time for photos, time for ambience, there is even time to change your socks!!!!

I would be remiss if I did not tell you they are food safe and drip free. Also, these little fellows are not lasting long in my shop. Packaged in a package of 24.
These candles are 7" X .25" Pretty classy don't you think? And only $4.50

I think Halloween is a great time to have candle light and make wishes.
Visit the store to check out our other Halloween treats.