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May 02, 2014

Make These: Ron Swanson-Inspired Maple Bacon and "Egg" Cupcakes

Ron Swanson Cupcakes DIY

These Ron Swanson-inspired treats are an attempt to make "masculine" cupcakes. Which could end up badly, but these went far enough past the point of stereotype into humorous fun. 

This recipe combines salty bacon, sweet white chocolate, silky cream cheese, and oaky maple syrup in one delicious baked treat. Extra added points for the Ron Swanson toppers, which you can print and stick on a skewer.

If baking is not your thing, this is the perfect excuse to get your food geek friends over and make it a party. Why not? Some beers, some butter, and some cupcakes at the end? That sounds like an evening well-spent. 

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Aug 14, 2013

Taking Dessert to the Next Level of Awesomeness: How to Make Bacon Beer Cupcakes

created at: 08/14/2013This ManMade guest post was written by Misty Birchall, founder of PubCakes, makers of craft beer-flavored cupcakes.

I have been making craft beer cupcakes for over four years now down in San Diego with my business PubCakes. I design my cupcakes for beer lovers (and I’m talking about the kind of person who drinks beer for the taste, not chugs for the buzz), but these cupcakes are super tasty, even if you don’t crave a sudsy beverage on a hot day.

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Oct 11, 2012

How to Eat a Cupcake Like a Gentleman

"Apparently," says FoodBeast, "we've been eating cupcakes all wrong."

In turn, they offer a "proper" technique that avoids all the jaw-unhinging and head-tilting awkwardness, and manages to establish a consistent frosting-to-cake ratio.  

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May 30, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: May 30, 2012

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

Beijing-based artist Wang Zhiyuan created this thirty-six foot tall, multicolored tornado of trash, built

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May 23, 2012

How to Make Cupcakewurst: Cake-Filled Sausages with all the Fixings

The image you're looking at is of a cupcake-sausage, grilled and served on a "long john" doughnut bun and a rasperry topping ketchup.

Okay now that that's out of the way, this project, 

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Mar 12, 2012

A 24-Hour Cupcake Dispensing ATM

Popular Beverly Hills, California bakery Sprinkles are poised to released the greatest technological accomplishment since PeeWee Herman's breakfast machine: a twenty-four hour cupcake dispensing ATM.

"The ATM will reportedly dispense cupcakes for both humans and dogs,

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Jun 15, 2011

How to: Make Beer Cupcakes with Bacon Icing

Typically cupcakes, while often delicious, are a frilly affair: little tufts of icing, delicate wrappers, and often, a little pennant or note slipped into the tub, making it oh-that-much-more-decorous.

But that's not their fault. Just cause something is miniature doesn't mean it has to be dainty. So, when Jasmin of One Fine Cookie sent me her most recent creation of beer cupcakes with bacon frosting, I rejoiced, and am immediately sharing it with you.  

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Mar 15, 2011

Anatomy of a Cupcake

The cupcake craze may be over, but tasty snacks and clever concepts will never get old...  

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Oct 13, 2010

Move Over Cupcakes - High-End Cookies Are the New Sweet Sensation

created at: 10/13/2010

There's no doubt that baked goods underwent a revolution in the first decade of the Twenty-First century. The 1980s and 90s gave us fashionable restaurant pastries with intricate sugar sculptures and artistic chocolate towers. But the last ten years saw a return to roots; the kind of baked goods your grandma would make, except executed much, much better.

The humble cupcake, saved from crusty dryness by whole new approaches, was certainly the darling of the aughts, but from the looks of things, the cookie is taking over.

Just look at these trendsetting sweets from Japan's Cookieboy.

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Sep 01, 2010

How to Make Superhero Cupcakes

created at: 09/01/2010

We don't care if cupcakes are oh-so-2008; these superhero-topped red velvet and Ovaltine (?!) flavored versions looks plenty timeless to us.

Just Jenn made paper versions of each logo, then cut them out to use as templates over biscuit-cutter cut fondant. "The thing I love about Superhero logos are the simple clean designs, just the image and the colors can tell you instantly who is who. All of which are PERFECT elements for topping cupcakes! I knew I wanted to do some of the basics, Superman, Batman – but I figured that some of the more obscure logos would be fun and also appeal to the diehard fanboy/fangirl."

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Jul 29, 2010

Nomskulls: Brainlicious Skull-Shaped Cupcake Molds

created at: 07/29/2010

Nomskulls are exactly what they appear to be in the above photo...totally awesome. :)

"Knock ‘em dead with these four stylish silicone skulls. Nomskulls are ready to fill with your favorite grey batter and bake into perfect cupcake craniums. One bite and you’ll be head over heels, because there’s no doubt about it — this skull bone’s connected to the YUM bone! We’ve packed four silicone skull molds in each printed giftbox."

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Apr 06, 2010

Manly Cupcakes for Manly Men

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The cupcake craze may be oh-so-2007, but still, those little guys are delicious.

And according to David Arrick, they no longer only belong in the realm of princess birthday parties, feminine tastemaking blogs, and episodes of Sex in the City. " 'One day I was walking in the West Village by a cupcake place. There was a dad sitting with his little girl at this princess table, all girly and pink. The dad looked at me through the window and just rolled his eyes,' he says. 'That was my 'ah-ha' moment. Who says cupcakes have to be feminine?' "

They seem pretty intense, too - many are soaked in spirits, and each come topped with a masculine pattern. And they're sold in "rounds" of four, six, and twelve.

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