Cupcake Round-Up II8

Posted by in General (Monday October 1, 2007 at 10:59 am)

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

San Francisco doesn’t really have four seasons. The weather changes, but you will likely be freezing your butt off in July, sweating in October, and doused in rain in January. Having grown up in the North East I am very familiar with the four seasons and all it takes is one crisp, sunny day in September in San Francisco and I get nostalgic for fall. And there is nothing like fall and cupcakes. It’s like they were made for each other.

So, even though it hasn’t quite been a year since the last Cupcake Round-Up, Garrett and I agree that fall is a much better time to host it what with all the seasonal fruits and veges at your disposal. So, dust off those mixers and get baking!

This time around we are giving you a theme to help reign in the ideas. The theme is Re-Invention as this is a favorite past-time of Garrett and I both.

To participate just create a cupcake of your very own, post it to your blog / LiveJournal / flickr account / whatever, and then send your name, the name of your cupcake, a link, and a picture to both Garrett (vanillagarlic{at}yahoo{dot}com) and me (chockylit{at}gmail{dot}com).

All submissions are due by October 21st, and the round-up results will be posted on the October 29th.

We also added a new rule: No old posts will be taken as submission, we want you to take a fresh approach!

I am so looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with!


8 comments for Cupcake Round-Up II »

  1. Cheryl,

    I love your blog!!! I’ve just recently found you by your old page and was wondering 2 things. Where do you get your cupcake papers? The regular white ones you use are really cool looking. And do you have a recipe archive page like on your last site? I’d love to see all your recipes. Thanks!

    Comment by Danielle — October 3, 2007 @ 11:59 am

  2. If you look to the links at the top right hand corner, Table of Contents lists all recipes and both Cupcake Questions and Basic Equipment have links to the papers.

    Comment by chockylit — October 3, 2007 @ 12:36 pm

  3. OoOoo very nice! This will take some thought. Very cool theme! xo

    Comment by Laurie — October 4, 2007 @ 5:49 am

  4. Sounds fun. I’m already thinking of new cupcake ideas. Too bad I used my “re-invention” of the cuba libre for the last round up! :)

    Comment by rachel — October 4, 2007 @ 6:17 am

  5. Hi!

    I looove this site!

    I have a question for you too re: paper cups. I was able to find a bunch in many different sizes at a local bulk food store (like price club, minus the membership fee and more tailored for restaurants…anyway..).

    Here is my question: How exactly do you get the cupcake out of the paper without making a complete mess? The paper at the top of the cupcakes is rolled up and therefore too thick to just tear.

    So, in order to find out I whipped up a batch of regular vanilla cupcakes with chocolate frosting and watched people grapple with the problem at hand. Some where more successful than others!

    Yet the question remains…how do you go about eating your cupcakes?

    And now, I must return to think up a cupcake worthy of your round-up!



    Comment by Sarah — October 4, 2007 @ 1:38 pm

  6. I will admit. The papers, while nice to look at, are difficult to eat out of. I recommend three ways of handling it…

    1. Clip the rolled up part of the paper ever so slightly before filling. This will give folks a place to easily tear the paper off the cupcake.

    2. If you gingerly grab on the rolled up part at either side of a fold and tug the paper will start to come apart. If you continue this all the way around the cupcake you will actually end up with a little plate!

    3. Use a spoon or fork to eat your cupcake.

    Hope that helps!

    Comment by chockylit — October 4, 2007 @ 1:45 pm

  7. Those turned out so lovely and it will be so nice for a lot of people who can’t tolerate gluten. It’s amazing the conditions that a gluten-free diets are recommended for these days. They just look delicious!

    Comment by tiffany — October 12, 2007 @ 8:09 pm

  8. Oh shoot! I’m so sad that I missed this! Can’t wait to see the roundup.

    Comment by Kristen — October 26, 2007 @ 7:53 pm

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