Thursday, October 29, 2009

Marilla is a busy lass Cupcakes for Halloween

My very good friend Marilla ALWAYS pulls off the greatest Halloween Cupcakes. So of course after hearing from her on facebook I figured I better go grab her links and recipes and photos.



* 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped*
* 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
* 2 teaspoons baking powder
* ½ teaspoon baking soda
* ½ teaspoon salt
* 14 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
* 1 ¼ cups plus 3 tablespoons sugar
* 3 large eggs, separated
* ¾ cup chocolate stout
* 2/3 cup freshly brewed strong coffee


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line muffin tins with liners and set aside.
2. Placed chopped chocolate in a medium metal or heatproof bowl. Set bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water and stir until chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove bowl from over water and set aside.
3. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl to blend. Set aside.
4. Using electric mixer, beat butter and 1 ¼ cups sugar until fluffy and pale yellow, about 2 minutes. Add egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each. Beat in lukewarm melted chocolate, then stout and coffee. Beat flour mixture into chocolate mixture in two additions, just until incorporated.
5. Using clean and dry beaters and a new clean bowl, beat egg whites and 3 tablespoons sugar in another medium bowl until stiff but not dry. Fold 1/3 of egg whites into cake batter to lighten, then fold in remaining egg whites in two additions.
6. Divide batter between prepared muffin tins, filling each up about halfway. If making a cake, fill two buttered and floured 9-inch-diameter cake pans with 1 ½-inch-high sides with about 3 cups each, then smooth tops.
7. Bake cupcakes for 20-25 minutes or until cake tester inserted comes out clean and tops spring back. Bake cakes for 30 minutes or until cake tester inserted comes out clean.



* 36 pretzel sticks
* 1 (12-ounce) package white chocolate chips
* 72 mini marshmallows


1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
2. Place the chips in a double boiler over just simmering water and melt, stirring frequently. As soon as the chips are just melted (there may even be a few solid ones left), remove the pan from the heat and remove the tip section of the double boiler so the chocolate’s temperature doesn’t keep rising.
3. Stick marshmallows onto both ends of the pretzels, with the marshmallow’s flat sides parallel to the pretzel.
4. Dip each pretzel in the chocolate and lift out with a fork, letting the excess drip back into the bowl. Lay the bones on the baking sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes to harden the chocolate. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or at a cool room temperature.

* I’d recommend using dark chocolate. I didn’t, but sorta wish I did. They’d have been more dramatic and Halloween-y looking.

For the half I used as my dad’s birthday cupcakes, I just put some chocolate chips on top.

A big thank you to Marilla!!!! Love ya my pal <3

Friday, October 23, 2009

Recipe - Nutella Cupcakes -

Recipe - Nutella Cupcakes -

Recipe - Mini - Carrot Cakes -

Recipe - Mini - Carrot Cakes -

Sugar Cookies Recipe For Pumkin Beaner (my daughter)

Anyone in this family who pays attention (and they all do) Holidays, Season changes, events and celebrations require sugar cookies. We even make them up to go on top of our cupcakes. My favorite cupcake topper being the wee mouse at Christmas. This little guy will be available in our webstore soonly!
Now as promised for my girl The Recipe never to be lost again! Someone else please do keep a copy in case she loses hers *winks*

The Busy Baker Bunny's Bakeshop Sugar Cookies by Mummie

2 cups butter (never never margarine)
2/3 cup sugar (never ever lumpy)
1 egg (large brown)
3 TBSP Vanilla Bean Paste (Neilsen Massey)
2 1/2 cups sifted flour ( yes you have to sift it)
1/2 tsp sea salt *no honey, not the sand ;o)

Cream the butter until it is a lighter shade. Then beat in all the sugar and be patient it takes a while. Then beat in the egg and vanilla until nice and fluffy.
Combine in separate bowl
Sifted flour, and salt ( do not forget that salt)
Mix all the dry into the butter creamed mixture until very well blended (not whipped)
Pat down 1/3 of dough into a disk and wrap. Continue with other 2/3'rds of dough.
This is when we lose about a half a dozen cookies due to dough eaters in our house.
Chill the dough for 3 hours.
Oven to 350 degrees F
Cut out on flour covered surface. Bake on parchment lined sheets DO NOT GREASE!
We cut our just under 1/4 inch thick. Bake for 9 minutes until golden but not brown.
Makes approx 4 dozen 3" cookies depending on cookie dough consumption.
We use a coloured glaze to coat the cookies and then use a royal frosting for decorating. Then a thicker glaze to "fill"
Glaze is simply confectioners sugar, hot water and colouring. You need it the consistency of coating chocolate.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Girly Cupcake by Care-Paper

girly cupcake more
Originally uploaded by Care-Paper
I had always wanted to learn the art of paper quilling and came across this last night. What a great idea for re purposing aluminum foil cupcake liners. We have a terrific assortment of mini liners in wonderful colours to use for this craft. All available at

If you do not feel like making these, you can bake the matching cupcakes with our foils and order this card up through Care-Paper on etsy.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Rice Paper and decorating cookies or cakes

Quite some time ago I ordered in rice paper from the UK. I had big ideas to print with it in my printer and use it on food. Although the whole process was finicky it did WORK!
I rather use the rice paper with an airbrush and food safe colouring,which turns out gorgeously. Also the rice paper can be used with all the fun food markers out there on the market. BUY NOW

A new customer of mine ordered some up with our retro tags and I think I know what she has planned. I hope she uses a lighted box to create her masterpieces. I can hardly wait to hear from her how it all shapes out! These are also perfect cupcake toppers on their own. Really charming nostalgia. "Better than sliced bread" Buy Now

Come shop with us this holiday season!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Winnipeg Boobie Cupcakes Available Until Nov 1

In support of breast cancer awareness we are baking up boxes of boobies. You can get a set of boobies for $10.00 or a single boobie for $5.00 Delivered to anyone that you care about in Winnipeg.

The boobies are nested snuggle in a cupcake box with a note from you and delivered usually next day, if you order early it will be same day. The cupcake is a delicious old fashioned red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting flavoured with natural madagasgar vanilla paste. The boxes are pink for single and white for double. All are tied with a pink ribbon and our little reminder birdie. Please email lyndsay@acupcakery to order. Or text me at 204 232 6805 All orders will be prebilled via pay pal ecommerce secure payments.

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Cupcakin Fun You Should Know About

Thought I would stop in again this year to let you know about the Halloween Blog Party. We let you all know last year and it was a blast! If you have a blog you want blogged over the next two days let me know and you will be set up!

Click the photo to receive awesome free cupcake topper art from darling Vanessa!

Thank you Vanessa <3

Now onto some more Halloween Fun and Cupcake news.

Natalie over at Bake and Destroy is hosting a giveaway for a $50.00 gift certificate from Sweet Cuppin Cakes, the Halloween Party Link has some cool cupcaking baking treats for you to spend your prize on. For this Natalie has something on the go, she is choosing colours! Interested? CLICK HERE

Jessie Oleson over at Cakespy is gearing up to judge a recipe contest for Sweet Cuppin Cakes, Tricky Treats by Bethany Lowe Design is the prize shown below. Pop over to see Cakespy and leave your recipe after reading the How to's at Sweet Cuppin Cakes. This contest begins today and ends quickly
October 25th.

There is a lot more to tell you about, but thought I would get this post up so you can start enjoying our early Halloween Haunts and Hunts.
Winner will be announced at participating blogs! Get Busy and have a great week end!
Lyns <3

Bake and Destroy hosts a Giveaway

Natalie over at Bake And Destroy is hosting a contest for a $50.00 gift certificate in our webstore! Stoked? Head over to Bake and Destroy to get the goods!

Halloween exclusive gift sets

Just love these.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Ghostier Ghosties Cupcakes no Cake its a Ghost

Hanging Ghosts by Matthew Mead

A very brilliant re purpose for a white jumbo paper cupcake cup, to create amusing ghostly spirits. Use jumbo or king-size cupcake liners. Pierce each one with at least one pair of black paper-brad eyes (use two or three pairs to see eyes from more angles). If you can’t find black brads at your craft or office-supply store, paint some brass ones with a black paint marker.

To hang them, thread a needle with monofilament or black thread, doubled and knotted, and pierce a paper liner from the inside. Pull the needle through until the liner sits on the knot. Cut the monofilament next to the needle, then tie the ends together to make a hanging loop.

We used our size 70 but could go with our size 75 to purchase white liners $6.00
These are awsome hanging over our wavy candles. To purchase candles $4.99

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Boo at the Zoo means Cupcake Contest!

Hallowe'en has done it again. Snuck up behind my back, with the marker being our city's Boo at The Zoo. My son would not miss the ghoul-y night for anything except perhaps the drop of doom at the Summer exhibition.
We are starting to take on the spirit here with the odd scatter ling of Tricks and Treats abound. Still never enough time, try as I might, to be prepared and finish all my ideas up.
This year my plan was to come up with a frightfully delicious "healthy" cupcake for the school party. Last year I put eyes in apple wedges = FAIL! The kid's put on a great performance of "NO I am not really disappointed" but I knew I had a task for this year, because they did not fool me. I have been bringing cupcakes to school functions for 20 years now. (my kid's are quite far apart in age, 24,19, & 11)
Which now brings me to the Halloween Challenge!

I am looking for a healthy good for you snack that can be disguised as a cupcake! So there needs to be frosting, fruit, veggies, omega 3,cake! You get the idea. Yes there is a prize. The little wee cupcakes you see in this post!

To enter you must post your recipe (tried and tested please) in my Sweet Cuppin Cakes blog and also over at Cakespy's blog. The winning recipe will be chosen by my esteemed cupcake and baking critic pal Jessie Oleson. No tricks though ... Jessie knows her stuff!

Contest opens today October 17, 2009 and will close by October 25th midnight. Winner will be announced on both blogs.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Spooky Spinners

Spooky Spinners
Originally uploaded by *jenny b allsorts
These would be absolutely amazing cupcake toppers. I just love them.
Very sweet Jenny B!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Vanessa has done it again ooohhh yeah!

Click here
for Vanessa'a wonderful toppers.

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Halloween Blog Party 2009

Vanessa holds a blog party each Halloween, whereupon many bloggers join up to share all their Halloween ideas,items and art. We are very proud to join in again and hope you will come round and visit all the great work out there! Bring your hot cider, some festive treats and enjoy the evening. Hope to see you milling about.

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Halloween Cupcakes

Halloween Cupcakes
Originally uploaded by mac_chris
Looks like the Martha Stewarts Cupcakes Baking book had another successful baker. Will have to try baking the pumpkin patch cupcakes. Thanks Mac chris

Halloween Cupcake Sent

I love felted cupcakes, wis I had time to make them, The Betz White book is a wonderful guide to making these.

Nice job!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

halloween red velvet cupcakes

The are fab

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween
Originally uploaded by KiwiGirlSteph
The stars are fantastic on these

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween
Originally uploaded by KiwiGirlSteph
The stars are fantastic on these

halloween cups

halloween cups
Originally uploaded by debbiedoescakes
I love the colours

Special Halloween Cakes

I love the bleeding heart bakery.

Halloween Altered Coaster


Haunted House by Mike Morris, Friend of Kelbug!

black cat halloween fondant edible cupcake topper

love the cat

SpiderCookies (2)

SpiderCookies (2)
Originally uploaded by C&C Cakery
Fantastic cupcake toppers.

No tricks, just treats...

Ribbon adds so much to a display. Love the spider web.

Halloween Cupcake Decor at

Just perfect.

Nightmare Before Christmas Cupcakes

Always loved Jack

Halloween cupcakes

Halloween cupcakes
Originally uploaded by BMoreSweet
Love the stencils


Originally uploaded by scrumptiousdelight
Marshmallow inspiration?

Halloween Cupcakes

Good ones Beckie!

Cupcakes Halloween

Cupcakes Halloween
Originally uploaded by ama-pola
Simple and fun

Halo & Horns Cupcake Toppers using pinback buttons

Love this idea using pinback buttons!