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PostHeaderIcon Wordless Wednesday: Cake In A Cup

Dessert today thanks to the lovely ladies at Cake In A Cup. Check them out at Cake In A Cup. Spencer even got a mini cupcake because he knew the name of his dinosaur!

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PostHeaderIcon Recipe: Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Spice Frosting

Simply delicious pumpkin-spice cupcakes call for a simple white baking cup. Simply perfect. maple spice cupcake

What you need:

Baking Cups (White)
1 package (18.25 oz.) yellow cake mix
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup oil
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract for frosting
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 package (16 oz.) powdered sugar
Optional: Ground cinnamon garnish


PREHEAT oven to 350°F.

PLACE Baking Cups in muffin pans; set aside.

COMBINE cake mix, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, water, oil, eggs and vanilla in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes.  Spoon batter into baking cups.

BAKE 20 to 23 minutes.  Cool.

MIX cream cheese, maple syrup, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and cinnamon in a medium bowl.

ADD powdered sugar gradually until well blended.

PIPE or frost cupcakes.

TOP with ground cinnamon, if desired.


PostHeaderIcon Hostess Cupcakes Celebrate 90 years as America's Favorite Cupcake

CupCakes – The Captain of Them All Call it a cupcake caper: mystery surrounds who “invented” the original Hostess Cup Cake in 1919, although it was baking executive D.R. “Doc” Rice, who, in 1950 added the signature seven squiggles and vanilla-crème filling – a move that created the best selling snack cake in history.

As the vintage slogan said, “You get a big delight in every bite.” Florida resident Suzanne Rutland clearly agrees. She’s reportedly eaten more tha 50,000 Hostess Cup Cakes, as many as four per day since her early childhood when she founded a Hostess Cup Cake Club. “Creamy” was the secret password.

“We all have things that we love and can’t live without,” she said. “Some people need their coffee each morning. I need my Hostess Cup Cakes!”

While it’s hard to improve on perfection, consumers have been able to sink their teeth into a few twists on the original over the years, including the popular Golden Cup Cakes, which debuted in 1999.




Irving, TX – Hostess® is proudly celebrating 90 sweet years of the brand’s iconic squiggle-topped cupcake – the best selling snack cake in history.  For almost a century, the delicious icing, freshly baked cake and signature vanilla-crème filling of Hostess CupCakes have made this treat one of America’s favorite snacks generation after generation.

  • Call it a cupcake caper. Mystery surrounds who “invented” the original Hostess CupCake in 1919, however, we know it was baking executive D.R. “Doc” Rice who, more than 30 years later in 1950, added the signature seven squiggles and vanilla-crème filling. While others have tried to capitalize on the popularity of this ubiquitous decoration, the squiggle – which features seven loops on every cupcake – is unmistakably Hostess.
  • Hostess CupCakes are the best selling snack cakes in history.  And it’s the Hostess CupCake – not the Hostess Twinkie® – that holds the spot as the best selling Hostess snack cake year after year
  • Americans eat more than 600 million Hostess CupCakes every year.
  • One of America’s BBQ capitals has a sweet spot for Hostess CupCakes.  Residents of Memphis, Tennessee eat the most Hostess CupCakes per capita of any city across the country followed by:
    • St. Louis
    • Cincinnati
    • Las Vegas
    • Louisville
  • While it’s hard to improve on perfection, consumers have been able to sink their teeth into a few twists on the original over the years, including the popular Golden CupCakes, which debuted in 1999.  Hostess also offers seasonal themed cup cakes including “Baseballs” in the spring – cup cakes with vanilla icing and red-swirl “stitching.”
  • Captain CupCake, who was introduced in the 1970s, is one of several Hostess snack “mascots” along with everyone’s favorite cowboy, Twinkie the Kid.
  • The original Hostess CupCake slogan was “You get a big delight in every bite!”

For more information about Hostess products visit www.hostesscakes.com

PostHeaderIcon Giveaway: McCormick Cupcake Kit (CLOSED)

McCormick-Cupcake-KitWelcome to my McCormick Giveaway! If you have not read my Create It Party post from my son’s birthday party, then you will need to do that to enter this giveaway.

McCormick was nice enough to send me this super cute Cupcake Kit to use for my son’s birthday. In addition they are also offering one of these great kits to one of my lucky readers!

In addition to the awesome little goodies, it includes a great Cupcake book called Hello, Cupcake. It shows you how to make the most adorable cupcakes. Check this one out. Its Corn on the Cob! Okay it LOOKS like it but it is really Jelly beans on a cupcake! This book contains some AMAZING recipts. Ever think you could make Peas and Carrots and Mashed Potato Cupcakes?? How about a Cupcake Pizza? Spaghetti and Meatballs? Okay how about something much more cute like a Sunflower? No matter what type of cupcake you are looking to make, this book has it!


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