Star Wars Cupcakes Hit Richmond, Virginia

Star Wars Cupcakes

It was only a matter of time before the #StarWarsTheForceAwakens craze hit cupcakes, and we’ve waited with bated breath. For Richmond, Virginians, the time has come. Since the film’s debut last week, Richmond’s Carytown Cupcakes has featured 6 Star Wars-themed, limited editions, including:

Stormtrooper Sandies

Darth Vader

Imperial Stout

“Thai” Fighter

Wookiee Cookie

and Princess Leia

Cupcakes seem to only be available in the Richmond area and only until the end of the year. If you’re among the lucky, head here for more information about each cupcake, days of operation and how to reach the coveted baker.

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Cupcake News: Cake Boss Has 2015, Limited Edition Holiday Cupcakes!

Limited Edition Excellent Peppermint

Holiday baking is no new idea, but it’s ok to admit if you’re not the kitchen goddess you’d like to be (or maybe you don’t even want to be). Fortunately, this year, Cake Boss’s Buddy Valastro is making providing gorgeous, holiday themed cupcakes a piece of cake (pun DEFINITELY intended).

Whether you’re into the traditional red and white colors of Christmas or looking for something a little more winter-specific, this year’s Limited Edition holiday cupcakes at Cake Boss can do the trick. Check out this feature for more information, and find a location near you with the quickness!

Cake Boss Limited Edition Holiday Cupcakes

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DIY Tutorial: Graduation Cupcakes

Decorating cupcakes is a breeze, thanks to a little ingenuity and some seemingly random candies. These graduation cupcakes are first coated with vanilla buttercream frosting. Then, the fun begins. You need fudge covered graham cracker cookies, Oreo Funstix cookies, red M&M candies, mini Reese’s peanut butter cups, thinly sliced fruit roll-ups and decorating gel to hold all of the components together. Once you have assembled the edible graduation caps on the cupcakes, they are ready to be served and enjoyed!
Source Anna and Blue Paperie

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Hershey’s Perfectly Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting and The Great American Bake Sale

It’s hard enough to resist Hershey’s chocolate – but Hershey’s chocolate in cupcake form? Irresistable! These scrumptious cupcakes are made from Hershey’s cocoa, sugar, flour, boiling water, salt, eggs, milk, vegetable oil and few other ingredients. Bake them, let them cool (if you can!) and then top them with homemade peanut butter frosting (consisting of peanut butter, sugar, butter, vanilla extract, kosher salt and milk) to make them even harder to resist!
Source Eclectic Recipes

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Cupcake Exchange Party

Hosting a cupcake exchange party is a fun and interesting way to sample many types of cupcakes without all the work and clean up. This is an opportunity to learn new recipes, to sample a recipe before you try it on your own, and to gather with an intimate group of friends to chat and discuss all your favorite baking techniques. Another great thing about a cupcake exchange party is that you usually get to take a sampling home with you.
Source La Phemme Phoodie

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Baking for Others: Cupcakes, Three Ways

When baking for others, the important thing is to know what they enjoy most in a cupcake. Cupcake recipes have evolved into more than sugar and flour and baking powder. Some cupcake recipes include such ingredients these days as zucchini, beets, and even liquor. No, cupcakes are not just for kids anymore but rest assured there is a cupcake to suit everyone; you just have to know what your “someone” likes.
Source Big Girls Small Kitchen

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Cupcake Lovers Weekend at the Hilton Bonnet Creek at Walt Disney World

cupcake-weekend-hilton-orlando-bonnet-creekWoot! I’m going!!! Can’t wait to share all the sweet details with you!

A visit to Orlando will be a bit sweeter July 8-10, as Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek at the Walt Disney World Resort celebrates its first-ever Cupcake Lovers Weekend, a special celebration of frosted fun.

The special weekend, part of the resort’s season-long SummerBlast! promotion will feature a schedule of activities and events themed around cupcakes.

“Cupcakes have hit the stratosphere of pop-culture,” said Tracy Walker, general manager of Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. “And with all of the passion surrounding these tasty treats, we thought they deserved a special spot on our calendar!”

Guests visiting the hotel during Cupcake Lovers Weekend, will have an opportunity to sample and purchase various cupcakes, and participate in cupcake-themed events, including:

* Cupcake Decorating Tips – An opportunity to learn decorating techniques that you can incorporate into your next batch of cupcakes!
* MUSE Cupcake Bar – Curb your cupcake craving with a stop at MUSE, our lobby coffee and sweet shop.
* Cuppycake Kids Zone – A chance for children to decorate their own cupcake, as well as other cupcake crafts.
* Cupcake Walk – Our recreation team has created cupcake themed activities around the pool, including a special version of a cakewalk… the Bonnet Creek Cupcake Walk!
* Cupcake Displays – Enjoy a display of cupcakes decorated by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek pastry chefs.
* Cupcake Voting – Guests can enjoy a display of cupcakes created by Hilton team members… and vote on their favorite designs!
* Cupcake Martinis – The Hilton lounges will feature special “cupcake” themed martinis… you’ve got to try these!
* Savory Cupcakes – Harvest Bistro will be serving several “savory” entrée cupcakes – the latest trend in cupcakes!
* Summer Activities – In addition, guests can enjoy their favorite SummerBlast activities and events, including a DUCKTONA 500, a zany rubber duck race in our lazy river; Dive-in Movies; and our SummerBlast! Saturday pool party, where one guest will win an iPod loaded with the latest hits.

In honor of this special program, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek is offering a summer bonus offer: a FREE one-day one-park Walt Disney World theme park ticket for every two nights a guest stays under the “SummerBlast! Disney Ticket Package.” (See for complete details). In addition, the resort is offering “Kids Eat Free” at Harvest Bistro, for breakfast and dinner (up to two child entrées with every paid adult entrée).

To make a reservation, please visit, or call 888-353-2013.
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek offers the best of both worlds: a convenient “insider” location accessible from within Walt Disney World property and the peaceful serenity of the surrounding 482-acre nature preserve. Resort amenities include 1,000 elegantly appointed rooms and suites, a 3-acre Florida-style lazy-river pool, a Rees Jones-designed championship golf course, a luxe spa by Guerlain, a full fitness center, and nearly a dozen dining and lounge options, including the award-winning La Luce by Donna Scala.

If you can’t make it, have no fear! I will be tweeting and blogging from the resort throughout the weekend.

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Orlando Sweetup at Babycakes Downtown Disney

Orlando Sweetup

Time: Sunday, February 20th · 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Place: Babycakes Bakery – Downtown Disney, 1674 East Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL

Event Info: Don’t let the “vegan” ingredients fool you, make plans to come out on February 20th to try a cookie, cupcake, brownies, or ALL of their goodies!

Bonus: There will be SweetUp only deals!!! (more details soon!)

For up-to-date information, make sure to follow @SweetUpOrlando on Twitter. And be sure and RSVP with the Sweetup Orlando Facebook Group. See you there!

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