Thank You for visiting!

This blog is no longer being updated. I have not taken it down yet, as so many visitors still enjoy a lot of the cupcake content. In the coming months it may be transistioned to a different site, but in the mean time, all will stay as is. Thank you for almost a decade of cupcake awesomeness. Be nice and have fun!

Cupcake MirrorBall


Come on now, we all watch Dancing With The Stars, and who doesn't secretly want to win that Mirror Ball trophy. Well, this could be your chance - and for something we all love. CUPCAKES! The Wisconsin Baker's Association is looking for the ULTIMATE CUPCAKE WARRIOR
CHAMPION as a part of the ART OF PASTRY event at the Wisconsin Restaurant Association trade show in March.

I know, I haven't posted in a long time. Frankly, I haven't been sure what my roll in the blogging world is now that Milwaukee's IronCupcake has wrapped up. BUT...for one sweet day I get to revisit my title as the Milwaukee Cupcake Queen as I will be one of the judges of this sugary competition.



Still not tempted? Can you say DONALD DRIVER? Yes, DD will be giving the keynote address the morning of the competition. Hubba hubba. Registration is open until 3/1 and is open to professional bakers in the state of Wisconsin. For all the legal details visit the Wisconsin Baker's Association website. The little sparkly treat below could be yours!


Break time...

Talk a 15 minute break and watch this great interview with Dave Grohl. He really IS that guy. He is so awesome.

You really 'LIKE' me?


Cupcake World, I need your help! I am a lifelong FOO FIGHTERS fan.

https://www.facebook.com/summerfest/posts/261826217256786

I don't normally bombard with crazy requests, but this time, I am going to enjoy the liberty of having a blog and big email list. It may seem silly, but I'm a FINALIST in the Milwaukee Summerfest Front Row FOO FIGHTERS contest. As of this morning, a teen from IL has slipped past me in the voting. Its time to rally the troops! If I win the contest, I am going to auction my current tickets off in exchange for a donation to the CITY OF HOPE CANCER RESEARCH HOSPITAL. If you are a Facebooker, I would LOVE if you would go to this post and LIKE it. That's all it takes! Please share with your friends, post on your blogs and if you manage any groups, please ask them to do the same.

https://www.facebook.com/summerfest/posts/261826217256786

Hope everyone is doing sweetly!
As always, CANCER SUCKS, CUPCAKES ROCK!

Happy Birthday Marilyn

It's Marilyn Monroe's 86th birthday. Johnny Cupcakes has gotten into the sack with her to celebrate. Check out the awesome available for special order only for just the next couple of days...

I got mine...did you get yours?

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I'm Sorry, You've Been Chopped...

Ted Allen was in Milwaukee last night. If you don't think he is kind of a big deal, check again. It was a super fun time at Next Chapter Books listening to stories from his days at Chicago and Esquire magazines, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Top Chef, Iron Chef and, of course, Chopped! Oh yeah, don't forget, he just won a couple of James Beard Awards. Also his birthday - today! Stories from behind the scenes of all of his shows, the magazine days, what might be next, life with his long time partner and a dash of politics for good measure.
 
It was a great time. I made him a Milwaukee Mystery Box, it seemed only fitting. Inside was Rehorst Vodka, Alterra Coffee, Rishi Tea, Indulgence Chocolate, Balzano Salami, Santori Cheese, Milwaukee Pickles and Penzey's Spices - oh, and an IronCupcake t-shirt and buttons - of course.
 
Another signing with no photo posing (i hate this trend) but at least I found the photo that my mom took of us in 2007 on a jump drive just a week ago. Photo above is from his Facebook page (can you see my head?). Photo in the middle is from my camera and photo below is from 2007 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.