Pumpkin – Apple – Spice – are you ready to start baking with all the wonderful Fall flavors? I am. These Fall Cupcakes are simply adorable. The Candy Acorns only take 2 ingredients and can be made in just a few minutes. And I have a bonus for you – FREE Fall Cupcake Toppers! Read More
Welcome to Cupcake Tuesday! I’m so excited you are here! Looking for a cupcake recipe? Be sure to check out the Cupcake Heaven page, there are over 200 cupcake recipes and decorating ideas!
Sadly the Summer will officially come to an end this weekend with Labor Day. With all the picnics and potlucks, I thought you might enjoy a fun Picnic Cupcake with Picnic Printables for your Labor Day celebration!
Happy Cupcake Tuesday – I’m so excited you are here! Looking for a cupcake recipe? Be sure to check out the Cupcake Heaven page, there are over 200 cupcake recipes and decorating ideas!
When my boys were young, Smurfs were a popular cartoon on TV, even though many were reruns, they enjoyed watching it. Along with Papa Smurf and Smurfette, all the little blue Smurfs were always busy in their village working and helping each other.
With the Smurfs 2 Movie releasing on Wednesday, July 31, I thought it would be fun to share some Smurfs Cupcakes with you. They are super easy to make and would be a fun treat after seeing the movie.
For the blue cupcakes, I used a white cake mix and added the special ingredients to make it taste more like homemade, then colored the batter with royal blue gel coloring. You could also make Blue Velvet Cupcakes, if you wanted chocolate flavor instead of vanilla.
Now, let’s decorate the Smurfs Cupcakes – first you will need frosting, your favorite is fine or even pick up a can at the store. Color about 3/4 of icing with royal blue coloring then fill a decorator bag that is fitted with a #2A decorator tip. Add a large swirl of the blue frosting to the cupcake.
Then fit another decorator bag with a #2A decorator tip and add the white frosting. Add another swirl of white frosting. If you want to add the Smurfs Cupcake Toppers, I found them over at The Paper Affair Etsy Shop, print them out, cut them with a hole punch and attach lollipop sticks.
You could also add some white sprinkles or create a Smurfs face on the cupcakes if you want.
During a recent visit to Walmart Headquarters, I had the opportunity to get a sneak peek at the Smurfs 2 Movie. In this sequel to the blockbuster comedy The Smurfs, the evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the world’s greatest sorcerer. It’s up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to reunite with their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue her!
To get a jump start on the new Smurfs 2 Movie, Walmart is offering a movie value pack that includes the first Smurfs Movie on DVD only, a ticket to the Smurfs 2 Movie, a pre-order for the Smurfs 2 when it comes out on either DVD or Blu-ray and a chance to win a West Coast Customs Smurfs Dash Electric Vehicle!
Happy Cupcake Tuesday – I’m so excited you are here! Looking for a cupcake recipes? Be sure to check out the Cupcake Heaven page, there are over 200 cupcake recipes and decorating ideas!
Last week I told you about my upcoming trip to Myrtle Beach for their 75th Birthday Bash featuring Katherine and Sophie from Georgetown Cupcake. So today I thought I would share with you the World’s Largest Cupcake Tower and my interview with them.
The cupcake tower was constructed to celebrate Myrtle Beaches 75th Birthday. The goal was to break the World’s Record for the Largest Cupcake Tower, and in fact, they blew the current record of 15 feet 4 inches and 25 tiers, set in November 2012, away. The new Guinness World Record Cupcake Tower stands over 20 feet tall and has 32 different tiers to hold cupcakes, 7,524 of them.
The cupcakes were baked and decorated by Georgetown Cupcake and shipped to the event in a refrigerated truck.
And then lots of volunteers placed the cupcakes on the tower.
With the help of a scissor lift, the cupcakes were placed at the very top.
Vanilla and Chocolate Cupcakes were later taken off the cupcake tower and served to the visitors.
There were officials that were witnessing the attempt of the World’s Record, like Brad from a a & e, an Architect firm in Myrtle Beach.
Even though the line was super long, Katherine and Sophie were extremely gracious to speak with everyone during the Meet & Greet. I was lucky enough to have a special interview with them!
Georgetown Cupcake Interview with Katherine and Sophie
- HoosierHomemade – What inspired you to begin baking cupcakes?
Katherine – Our Grandmother. We grew up baking with her and always loved being in the kitchen.
- HoosierHomemade – Have you had formal pastry chef training?
Sophie – No we haven’t. We always tell people to follow their passion, it might be hard work but if you are doing something you love there will always be a reward.
- HoosierHomemade – What is your all time favorite flavor combination?
Katherine – Salty Caramel
Sophie – Chocolate Hazelnut