Swirlz Cupcakes in Chicago will be selling Baileys Irish Cream cupcakes for St. Patrick's Day this Friday and Saturday, March 15-16, or for pre-order. Via their Facebook page. They will also be selling mint chocolate chip cupcakes. Visit their website at swirlzcupcakesshop.com for more details.
Sprinkles Cupcakes, which has locations across the United States, is selling four limited edition Women's History Month white chocolate raspberry cupcakes this March, starting today, March 4, and ending March 24. They have three different sayings celebrating women and girls. From March 4 to 10, they're selling a pink cupcake that says "Who Runs The World? Girls" and from March 11 to 17, they're selling a cupcake that says "She believed she could. so she did." Then from March 18 to 24 they're selling a cupcake that says "Be You For You Do You." Finally, from March 25 to 31 to round out the month they're selling a Girl Power cupcake (actual letters: GRL PWR). Get all the details on their site.
They also have some seasonal cupcakes. From March 4 to 17, they also have a shamrock cupcake for St. Patrick's Day, which has a chocolate cake base on the bottom plus green mint frosting and it's studded with mint dark chocolate M&Ms.
And I'm not sure exactly what these are celebrating but coming up they also have Flaming Hot Cheetos cupcakes! According to their website, those have a vanilla cake, which is cored and filled with Flaming Hot Cheetos, plus white cheddar cheese frosting and even more Flaming Hot Cheetos on top. Talk about a spicy cupcake!
Yesterday I got a wonderful surprise when I opened my front door to see a huge box from mail order food company Goldbelly! It was from a friend who I did a favor for, and inside were these adorable cupcakes in jars by bakery Brooklyn Cupcake.
Goldbelly offers 13 different flavors of these cupcakes by mail. What my friend didn't know is that while I live in New Jersey now, I used to live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, within walking distance of Brooklyn Cupcake (they also have a location in Hollywood, Florida at the Yellow Green Farmers Market). I often wear my Brooklyn Cupcake t-shirt and it always makes me smile, so I was thrilled to get these six jars.
The only downside, in my opinion, is that nowhere in the packaging did it say what type of cupcake it was, but I concluded that it was a chocolate cake with caramel and some kind of very light whipped frosting with coconut. Before posing this, I asked my friend what kind they were and it turns out they were Samoa cupcakes. The official description of them is: "Chocolate cake with our signature coconut cream cheese frosting layered with our coconut custard (Flan) and caramel drizzel topped with toasted coconut..."
I shared one of the jars, eating it with a spoon, and it was delicious. There's really a lot of cupcake in each one. You could eat it yourself, or easily split it.
Molly Yeh is a cookbook author (Molly on the Range) and host of Girl Meets Farm on the Food Network. If you've watched the show, you know she loves sprinkles, among other foods. Well, she made these strawberry hi hat cupcakes (click over to her blog to see more photos, and has the recipe for them over at Betty Crocker. They're filled with jam! Don't they look delicious?
I had the pleasure of being given a gift of four cupcakes from custom baking company Chatty Cupcakes in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In addition to custom orders, they also have an automated cupcake machine (ACM) at the Galleria Mall in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania. The machine was made in Italy and features Wi-Fi Inventory and LCD touch screen and is stocked with fresh cupcakes. Has anyone tried this machine? It sounds like the perfect break during a day at the mall! Here's a news story about its debut in 2017:
Cupcake Vending Machine Debuts In Pittsburgh - YouTube
I was given four cupcakes in different flavors, all impeccably decorated and quite delicious, but also rich, the kind of cupcakes it's probably best to share. They also had fun sayings on the sides.
One of the food news stories related to the Trump shutdown is the incredible work of Jose Andres' World Central Kitchen. Another food story is about these two furloughed workers who started a cheesecake business. Via Essence.com
"Orders for the coveted cakes now come with a 2-3 week delivery time. And what used to be a home kitchen operation is now a production ran out of an official kitchen that allows The Furlough Cheesecake owners to triple their output. Rest assured that even with the overwhelming interest, every dessert is fulfilled with the same love, attention, and quality ingredients that went into the first one.
"Pink like the inside of your, baby Pink behind all of the doors, crazy Pink like the tongue that goes down, maybe Pink like the paradise found."-Janelle Monae
It's been a long-standing notion that pink is a girly color. Pink is often used in the branding of cupcake bakeries; therefore cupcakes and cakes are considered to be "girly dessert". There have been times that I have wanted to refute this, but I embrace pink because there is nothing wrong about being girly or feminine. Anyway, here's a video by Lindsay Ann on how to make pink kitchen accessories.
How To Make DIY Pink Kitchen Tools (and my pink baking supply collection tour!) // Lindsay Ann - YouTube