Cupcakes

The Secret to Stress-Free Birthday Cakes

Today I would like to share the #1 secret to making amazing birthday cakes without breaking a sweat. It’s not having all the fancy kitchen gadgets, although some specialty tools can help. It’s not taking expensive baking classes, although you can learn lots from great teachers. And it’s not using expensive ingredients, although sometimes it’s…

Butterfly Cupcakes and the Tijuana Turtle Effect

So my boss Esti has a theory about miniature desserts we call the “Tijuana Turtle Effect.” Observe: One miniature butterfly cupcake is pretty cute. Three mini butterfly cupcakes are kind of darling. But a huge spread of dozens and dozens of mini butterfly cupcakes, arranged wing to wing? UNBEARABLY ADORABLE.This, my friends, is the Tijuana…

Tastes like Hope

Hungry for change? I am! After decking out my car, my computer, and my wardrobe with Obama gear, I decided it was time to give my cupcakes the same treatment. These babies got us ready for our trip to Nevada over election weekend, where we will be doing all we can to help Barack the…

Tuesdays with Dorie: Halloween Chocolate Cupcakes

Ahh, velcome to Tuesdays vith Dorie…Haunted Cupcake Edition. Mwahahaha! As a holiday, Halloween doesn’t inspire a lot of passion in me. I can never think of brilliant costume ideas, and let’s face it, I chow down on candy year-round. However, I do love cake (and cupcake!) decorating, so when Clara at I Heart Food for…

Black and White Angel Food Cupcakes

I was completely torn when I found out that cupcakes were this month’s Sugar High Friday theme. I love Sugar High Friday! And I really, really love cupcakes. But I’ve been feeling a little…squishier around the middle lately, and I’m sure it’s due to all of the baked goods lying around, and my accompanying lack…

Cupcakepalooza

First, an order of administrative business: the chocolate giveaway is finished, and Maria of Two Peas and Their Pod is the winner. So Maria, I left you a comment in your blog–email me your address and I’ll send those right out to you. Thanks to everyone who left a comment. I actually have a lot…

Happy Love Day!

“Love Stinks” and “I Love Me” were the first to sell, going within 10 minutes of putting them in the display case. Feel free to postulate upon the character of our patrons and Angelenos in general. Faux Hostess cupcakes, filled with vanilla buttercream: Chocolate-Peppermint cupcakes:

Spring Came Sooner

It’s been warm and springish in LA recently (but really, when is it not?) so I thought we should celebrate with some festive floral cupcakes.

Oh Hello There
Don't Be A Stranger
Take Me Home Tonight
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