Monday, September 13, 2010


There seems to be an obsession around the country with cupcakes, and I think I am totally getting on the bandwagon. I see postings online all the time showing people trying out different cupcake recipes, eating cupcakes on vacation, and just posting cute pictures. And now I am finding that this obsession is moving to tv and books.

I am totally in love with the show Cupcake Girls on WE Tv. It's on Saturday nights at 9 and 9:30 pm. It's about these 2 girls, who have been best friends for 20 years, and live in Canada, who have opened up a successful cupcake franchise. It follows their lives as they open up new stores, deal with how the economy is affecting their business, and so much more! Their business is called Cupcakes and they have a website as well if you want to find out more about their business.

Their stores are so cute and it totally makes me want to open my own cupcake store (or at the very least, eat a bunch of yummy cupcakes!)

A few weeks ago I also came across this book at Target.

Not only is it a cute chick lit story about a girl who opens a cupcake store after her fiancé calls off her wedding, but it also has a cupcake recipe after each chapter. Of course I had to buy it! I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but will be sure to share my review once I have. For now, this is the description from the back of the book:

In Ansley Waller’s world of Southern belles and gentlemen, getting a diamond ring isn’t just important—it’s the ultimate goal. So when her fiancĂ©, Parish, unceremoniously kicks her to the curb and cancels their upcoming wedding, Ansley is so ashamed that she decides to leave Dallas and make a fresh start. In a surprise move, she heads to New York City to live with her recently widowed grandmother, Vivian, whom she’s never met. In turn, Vivian gives Ansley a no-nonsense ultimatum: Rather than wallow in misery, either get a job or go home.

The Waller women have a tradition of baking their way out of sorrow. So Ansley mixes batch after batch of creative cupcakes—Black Bottom Heartache, Moving Blues Banana Caramel, Tres Leches Made Small. Before long, she’s opening up her own cupcake shop and even trying her hand at dating. But the ways of Manhattan’s eligible bachelors are altogether different from their Southern counterparts, and Ansley’s nearly fail-safe tactics fall flat. And worse, someone’s got a half-baked scheme to sabotage Ansley’s new life. It’ll take a cup of courage and a dash of Southern charm, plus a few secret ingredients, if Ansley hopes to pull off her recipe for success."


  1. G'morn, Jen ~
    I can't imagine life without a cupcake ... or a muffin!

    Have a beautiful week ~
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  2. Hi from Life of Meg's Mingle Monday! You have a great blog! Love the colors :) And oh, the thought of a yummy cupcake is a good one! ♥

  3. cute, i love cupcakes too! so many fun ways to decorate them and use them for all occasions!

  4. I am totally on the cupcake bandwagon- I'm trying to come up with a healthy version so I don't blow up! I'm following from Mingle Monday. Looking forward to reading more. Mine is

  5. Hey hey! Thank so much for stopping by Mingle Monday - I always love having you! :) Can't wait to see which blogs you visited and recommend!

    PS- I have to go visit yoru Sweetpea site! Those recipes sound scrumptious!


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