Saturday, July 16, 2016

St. Michael's cupcakes

A weekend cruising on the Chesapeake Bay...the Wye River and St. Michael's.  Dinner at 208 Talbot with the amazing captain of Flying Colors and cupcakes from JoJo's Cupcakes & Cream

JoJo's had a very friendly and helpful staff and the cupcake specials were very nicely displayed.  The chocolate cupcake had a delicate crumb and the vanilla icing was very buttery - maybe a little too buttery with the very warm, humid temperatures.  The buttercream was delicious but even spending some time in the refrigerator did not firm it up.  However, if loving chocolate is wrong...I don't wanna be right.

Coconut cupcake with cream cheese buttercream...Winning!  This cupcake was perfect.  A moist, dense crumb with coconut baked in the cake. The icing was smooth and contained just the right amount of coconut. Could have eaten many of these!

Chocolate and Coconut cupcakes from JoJo's

Flying Colors

Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy 7th Anniversary Carpe Cupcakes!

Seven years of writing about cupcakes and it seems like just yesterday I wrote the first post...the cupcake universe has no end and there are still so many cupcake stories to be told!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise!  Give thanks to Him and bless His name!   Psalm 100:4

Monday, November 16, 2015

Cupcake Liner Christmas Trees

So....Christmas is approaching and I came across this blog post today.  I am so gonna make these!

The 36th Avenue
Cupcake Liner Christmas Trees

Monday, November 9, 2015

Geocaching....leaving Cupcake Pins

I have posted on my Geocaching adventures many times.  If you are not familiar you must try will show you how.  I like to leave interesting things inside the caches that I find and I ordered these cupcake pins from Cutebutton on Etsy.  Some lucky geocachers will start finding cupcake pins and will be wearing them all over Sacramento! 


Sunday, November 1, 2015

Michigan State Cupcake Challenge

Can you eat a cupcake in one bite without using your hands?  Just watch these students!

The State News
Michigan State University

Monday, October 19, 2015

AMTC 2015

The Carpe Cupcakes! gift basket was successfully delivered to the silent auction at AMTC in Long Beach today.  Check out What Happens at AMTC Stays at AMTC (allegedly) for a daily conference summary and photos. 

Friday, October 9, 2015

San Francisco Fleet Week!

It is Fleet Week in San Francisco!  I worked at one of our bases just north of the city Wednesday and drove down to watch the Blue Angels practice yesterday. Can't wait for the air show today.  While hiking through the city I found a fabulous cupcake canvas.  Makes me want a red velvet cupcake covered in cream cheese icing (and I promise not to start a rant on cream cheese icing).

Sunday, October 4, 2015

AMTC 2015 Gift Basket

So...I made the gift basket and it is full of baking supplies and cupcake items!  Hopefully the bidding will be fierce and the basket will go to someone who loves cupcakes!  Will update you after I arrive at the conference.  Cheers & Cupcakes!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Cupcake Oreo (unconfirmed report)

There is an unconfirmed report by Consumerist that Nabisco will be producing an Oreo-flavored cupcake in 2016....hoax or happiness?  If it is true, I will pull the top off the cupcake and eat the filling first.  Just sayin'....