Posts Tagged ‘cupcakes’

November 20th, 2013 No Comments

weddings: food & cocktails can be part of your color palette too

When planning a wedding or any celebration, as you know I have always recommended deciding on your location and then selecting a color palette. I say start with your location because there might be some specific colors at your location that can’t be changed and you want to consider your surroundings. Once you select a color palette it will make planning easier as the choices are narrowed down for you AND your celebration will look cohesive and thoughtful. Your color palette is not only your table linens and flowers though. When you consider all your details of your party don’t … Read more

July 16th, 2013 No Comments

summer sweets, from classic cupcakes and strawberries to puddings with dirt chocolate

I’m always looking for small little sweets to end a summer meal and these certainly will put smiles on everyone’s faces. Classics like cupcakes with simple colored sugar or chocolate toppings are so easy to make yourself. Dress up your cupcakes with patterned cupcake papers from Viking Importing Company or search unique toppers of all kinds on Etsy for a special theme or interest. (You can even use cupcakes as place card holders.) Individual strawberry shortcakes are another great classic, instead of baking the shortcake in a pan, drop the batter in cupcake tins, then slice each one in half and … Read more

February 22nd, 2013 No Comments

cakes & cupcakes: a special collector’s edition is on stands now from the editors of Martha Stewart Living

Martha Stewart has released a special collector’s edition, The Best of Martha Stewart Living Cakes & Cupcakes. This one seems to be narrowed down to some versions that even I could do with the right tools. Of course all the recipes, tools, resources and directions are clear and have photos accompanying them. This is perfect with Easter and Mother’s Day coming up. It’s only on stands until May 6th, 2013, so best to pick up your copy now. A few of my favorites that I’m dying to try are the Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake, the Anemone Cupcakes and the Ruffle … Read more

December 10th, 2012 No Comments

this week’s color palette, woodland neutrals & chocolate browns: meringue mushrooms…oh wendy kromer we love them!

I’ve been so inspired this month by the color palettes of natural birch, pinecones and even mushrooms. A gift of fruitcake…hmmm maybe not, but fruitcake cupcakes with meringue mushrooms? Yes, please! I’ve always loved cupcakes but for some reason I’ve been obsessed of late. These kind of details might be left to more advanced bakers but we’re in luck! We can order them straight from the best. Call on the cake expert (co-author of Martha Stewart Wedding Cakes and long time contributor to Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine), Wendy Kromer, who can whip up the most beautiful cake or small … Read more

November 28th, 2012 No Comments

weddings & celebrations: cupcakes as favors

Whether you are planning a large wedding or a small holiday party, cupcakes and mini cupcakes are always a welcome sweet! They can be decorated so many different ways. Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes book has 175 ideas for decorating cupcakes, like these monogram cupcakes above (visit for cupcake cutters and supplies and for cupcake stands). But you can always visit your favorite local bakery and ask what kind of cupcake designs they offer for weddings or holidays. They usually have a portfolio of designs they can do, or have done for clients, that aren’t always made on a daily … Read more