Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Get your tickets!

I am so pleased to hear the positive responses about the cupcake event. Everyday, more and more people will tell me they have registered and cannot wait for the day to come. Publicising the event has truly paid off (almost!) because we are close to 100% capacity! Basically, if you don't register for this fantastic FREE cupcake event soon, chances are you will miss out. Procrastination is not in my vocabulary; mostly because I do not like being rushed. But I have to rush you right now!! Register for tickets here: Cupcake Event Invite

Cupcakes bring happiness to a Wednesday

Today is Wednesday! Therefore, many great and new things are happening today. First, Wednesday implies we are half way through the work week! Today I am going to use my new cupcake flavored lip gloss from Bare Minerals for my day of classes (don't stress because you can buy some tomorrow). Later, I will celebrate the first day of a new semester with a dessert wine called "Cupcake" (it's one of the many fabulous prizes we are giving away at the event). What's better than coming home to cupcake themed anything? That's right, nothing!

Since you now have cupcakes on the brain, be sure your calendar is marked for September 24th and you have RSVP'd because space is going fast and you don't want to miss the first Cupcake Camp in Charm City. Cupcake Invite

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

And another...

Charm City Cupcake Camp received another mention about the event! Read both articles here:

Rising Stars

Charm City cupcakes are not vein but enjoy the star treatment. The Charm City Cupcake Camp event is in the spotlight. I'm glad to see the level of enthusiasm about Charm City cupcakes has skyrocketed. As an attendee, you can say you were took part in the first Cupcake Camp in Baltimore! It's really happening people. I know you believe but here is more official proof from Baltimore Eats. Check out our first Cupcake Camp mention here:

Thank you to all of the attendees, sponsors and Blue Hill Tavern for making the event possible.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Cupcake Accessories

26 days until the Cupcake Event!

Over the weekend, I noticed a lot of cupcake accessories including, this rubber key holder. Cupcakes are making themselves more known in grocery stores and bakeries with their unique decorations and flavors as well as, clothing stores and kiosks in the mall.

Cupcakes may have started to take part in the 6 degrees rule of seperation because they always seem to make their way back to my mind. I passed a cotton candy kiosk in the mall and I thought, "What about a cotton candy flavored cupcake?" Friends of friends will approach or message me with new ideas about cupcakes or something they experienced related to cupcakes. Who knows, maybe you will find a mutaul friend with someone at the event. But you'll never know until you register and attend here: Event Invite

Thursday, August 25, 2011

29 days left

The big 29 is here and it occurred on a great day for baking. While you may be collecting supplies for the East Coast weather, make sure your baking supplies is fully stocked. What else is there to do on a rainy day anyways? Baking is productive and soothing. Cupcakes will keep everyone in your household happy and distracted from any of the weather conditions. Trust me. Baking always occurs when its wet and gray outside.

When you create a delicious cupcake, register it here: Cupcake Event

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Crave over Cupcake liners

After watching the London Cupcake Camp video I became really excited about Cupcake liners. The designs and colors are endless. I saw ones that looked like coffee filters and I began to search for environmentally friendly cupcake liners. I found this great website that incorporates entertaining supplies with products made from bamboo and potatoes. They promote their non-toxic products and stress their concern for global warming and the environment. The standard plastic ware is difficult and time consuming to break down. So if you are one to use straws, plates and utensils look for an environmentally friendly product. This website has an abundant of choices.

Cupcake Camp London with flare

Cupcake Camp has made its way to London, which is no surprise because it’s a fantastic city. I found this really cute, fun and mouth-watering video about how they performed Cupcake Camp.

The video is neat because it provides tips for you Charm City Cupcake attendees. If you are baking: Videos and cookbooks (my mom has a cupcake cookbook) really deliver a nice visual of what the final product should look like. I find when it comes to dessert presentation is what forces you to forget about the calories and sugar overload.

As a judge or attendee, you are most likely going to select a cupcake that catches your eye, regardless of the flavor. A clean finished product is what people look for: smooth frosting, unique presentation and a fun design. There are a lot of simple features people used to present their cupcakes such as, the themed labels for their cupcakes. It’s a very nice and simple touch.

You can approach your cupcake anyway you wish. Just watch the video and see for yourself (I really enjoyed the zebra liners and umbrellas).

Cupcake Camp London with flare

Monday, August 22, 2011

Fun Facts

Fun Fact: On August 15, 2009 broke the world record for largest cupcake ever made. The cupcake was 1,224 pounds, 4 foot tall by 10 foot wide, and had 2 million calories.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Shapes, sizes and flavors

Square cupcakes, cupcake flavored candles and flavors like coconut and bubblegum. I discovered a cupcake kiosk in the Towsontown Center and they bake square cupcakes! I thought this was a cool and neat technique for baking cupcakes. To me, it seems that the squares would make it easier to remove the cupcakes from the tray as well as eating them. You have four corners to choose from to sink your teeth through the smooth frosting and moist cupcake.
Expand your pallet this weekend and try a new cupcake flavor or shape!

Tweet us!

Tweet, tweet! Tell us the cupcake that never seems to disappoint you. It's the cupcake you choose at the last minute because you can't bare to try something new.


Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Desert Cafe

Cupcakes can be sweet or savory. Cupcakes with bacon have become quite popular and then theres always the classic red velvet.

Did you know hummus can be sweet or savory? It's true! The Desert Cafe in Mt. Washington offers a large variety of hummus (over 40 choices!) including a cinnamon and raisin hummus. It's genius and fantastic! I eat it as my dessert. Check out there website to discover more of there hummus creations: The Wild Pea

The trend is making head lines

While the trend of following celebrities and mocking their habits may not be something you take part in, but celebrities have helped transform cupcakes into a major phenomenon. A few months ago Kim Kardashian launched The Famous Cupcake store in Beverley Hills. Other major celebrities jumping on the cupcake conveyor belt include Ryan Seacrest, Nicole Richie and The Today Show featured a segment on cupcakes. This is tasty treat has proved to make quite the reputation on it's on and transformed itself into a star.

Many of the celebrities are supporting well-known bakeries, which can be found all over the country. Wherever you may be, do your part and support the local bakeries in your area.

Try the cupcakes baked by our sponsors: Whole foods and Iced Gems

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cupcakes vs. wedding cakes

Are you using cupcakes instead of a traditional wedding cakes? It has become an emerging trend for weddings. Cupcakes have an advantage over weddings cakes because they are versatile over weddings cakes because they come in a variety of flavors. This gives the guests a chance to find a flavor they will like.

Cupcakes are everywhere these days! Wedding cupcakes are now turning up in the latest bridal magazine. Cupcakes for weddings make quite the impression!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cupcake fact

Interesting Fact: Cupcake liners do more than make it easy to remove them from the pan. Traditionally, sides of tins are greased for easy removal, but also floured because the batter needs to have something to cling to. A cupcake liner takes care of both.

Not just for cupcake lovers

39 days until the cupcake event! It's true how people say time flies.

The cupcake event may sound overwhelming at first, but it's truly effortless.

One, you don't even need to bring cupcakes. Just show up on the 24th of September at noon. Bring yourself, a date or neighbor. Two, it's free! We only ask you to RSVP to keep a head count and make sure everyone has the chance to consume as many cupcakes as they desire. Three, the event is not just for cupcake lovers and bakers. It's going to be fantastic because it's designed for the attendees to enjoy themselves in a relaxed environment. A cupcake in one hand and a beverage in the other.

Here is a video I found to help paint a picture of what our Charm City Cupcake Camp may look like: Isn't just for sugar lovers

Monday, August 15, 2011

Life is sweet

A quick and interesting fact about cupcakes: cupcakes can be referred to as fairy cakes in Britain or patty cakes in Australia.

There are cupcake lovers all over the world, which is why Cupcake Camps are held worldwide. Once again, food is bringing people and cultures together. What better food to bring people together than a delicious cupcake (I can't think of any).

Cupcakes for breakfast?

This cupcake event, which is 40 days away, has me head over heels for cupcakes. This morning I woke up and was deciding what to post about cupcakes and immediately, the first thing that came to my mind was cupcakes for breakfast. Is this possible? So, I typed "cupcakes for breakfast" into google to see if it was actually possible to eat cupcakes for breakfast, and it is! I found a local food blogger who eats cupcakes for breakfast. It sounds like a lot of sugar to consume early in the morning but I didn't add sugar to my coffee to make myself feel better. Spice up your Monday morning. Here a recipe for the mocha cupcakes.

RSVP for the event here: Invite!

Only 40 days left!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Merlot and Cupcake recipe

Wine and cupcakes? Sure, why not?

Adding wine or basing a cupcake recipe off of an alcoholic beverage is very ideal. Going with the theme of the Dark and Stormy Cupcakes, the Chocolate Merlot Cupcakes quickly caught my interest because it was another cupcake recipe involving alcohol.

Maybe you are not familiar with the combination of wine and cupcakes, but it really infuses the cupcake with flavor and plays well with the idea of drinking a glass of wine. Instead, the wine is in the cupcake! What could be more sweet than that?

Since it will be the weekend soon and if you are of age, buy a bottle of wine and experiment. The worst that could happen is you have more wine to drink that you anticipated.

Enter your alcohol infused cupcakes in the contest and you could win best flavor or most unique!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Inspiration from your host...

Rachel Rappaport is hosting the Charm City Cupcake Event, which is happening in 42 days!

I was reading through her blog and I came across many cupcake recipes that I wanted to make for the event. I wish I could pull her Dark and Stormy AND Lemon Drop Cupcakes out from my computer and eat them right now! Oh well, I will just have to settle for pulling them out of my oven instead.

These two recipes sound very tasty and painless to make!

Entertainment from cupcakes

First, 43 days until the Charm City Cupcake Camp Event at the Blue Hill Tavern!

Check out this short clip from Cupcake Camp in Montreal (they do happen all over the world!): Montreal Cupcake Camp

To refresh your memory about the Cupcake Camp organization click here: Cupcake Camp

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Do these cupcakes look familiar?

Iced Gems- Get to know our local sponsor

As you may of heard, Iced Gems is donating prizes towards their delicious cupcake creations. Maybe you want a cupcake right now. Well, stop in for a cupcake or look for Iced Gems bright pink polka dotted cupcake truck. Their uniquely decorated cupcakes and flavors may inspire your baking for the Charm City Cupcake Event or just satisfy your sweet tooth. Either way, you can't lose!

RSVP for the event here: Invite page

Find the Iced Gems truck here: Cupcake Truck

Baking tips...

For your perfect cupcake! Here are a few:

1. Make it easy to remove cupcakes from your pan by using paper or foil wrappers. Plus, they give the cupcakes flare!

2. Fill your cupcake wells 1/2 to 2/3 full. Some bakers even said 3/4 full and use an ice cream scoop to ensure each cupcake is the same size. This will allow all of the cupcakes to be done at the same time.

3. Bake your cupcakes at the proper temperature. Preheat your own before placing the cupcakes in the oven. IMPORTANT NOTE: If your oven cooks faster at the rear of the oven, then make sure you carefully rotate the pan. Do this about halfway through the baking time.

Cupcakes are on my mind...

For the next 45 days....

45 days until the Cupcake Camp event hits Charm City! If you're bringing cupcakes, are you pondering about recipes and the contest categories? While baking can be slightly intimidating, step outside the box and go for a vegan or gluten free recipe and enter your cupcakes in the contest!

Here is a gluten free cupcake recipe I am thinking about baking: Blueberries and cream cupcakes

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Time is flying...

The Charm City Cupcake Camp is less than two months away! RSVP here: