Happy Friday Everyone!
Are you ready to find out who the winner of my McCormick Halloween Box Giveaway is?? Drum Roll please……
Congrats Tara from Chip Chip Hooray! You are the winner of a McCormick gift box. You’re prize includes:
- McCormick Assorted Food Coloring
- McCormick Black Food Coloring
- McCormick Vanilla Extract
- Wilton Cupcake Liners
- Bright Orange Oven Mit
- Silicone Cookie Sheet
- A Mini Spatula
- A list of Halloween cupcake ideas
- And some yummy Candy Corn!
This kit has EVERYTHING you need to make some fantastic Halloween cupcakes!
Please email me at email@example.com with your name, email address, and mailing address. Your box of goodies will arrive in plenty of time to make some festive Halloween treats!
Thanks Again McCormick, you are too SWEET!
If you didn’t win, don’t be sad. I have an awesome coupon code for you guys today. How about 20% off any item in my shop? Use code Halloween20 at checkout to activate your discount.
How about some majorly adorable FREE printable cupcake topper?!
Download and Print Here
Stay Sweet my friends. xoxo
This month, I am sponsoring Hallie’s Birthday! She is turning 2 and we are celebrating all month long. Each week I am sending Hallie a new type of cupcake to try – at the end of the month, she will let us know her favorite flavor! Her favorite flavor will be on sale in my shop for the first week of June!
You can help celebrate! Head over to Polos, Pearls, and Pacifiers to see how you can get 15% off any order of cupcakes!
If you are interested in having Stay Calm Cupcake Shop sponsor a blog event for your little peanut, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay Sweet xoxo
Marshmallow Whip Frosting
To be honest, I often get tired of using classic vanilla frosting for my cupcakes. I know it’s a favorite of many, but I like to mix it up a little. This Marshmallow frosting is the perfect way to add some variety your cupcakes!
It’s a great addition to chocolate cupcakes, lemon cupcakes, strawberry cupcakes, or my favorite..coconut cupcakes! Enjoy xo
Marshmallow Whip – From the book “Baking: From my home to yours”
1/2 cup egg whites (about 4 large)
1 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup water
1/2 tablespoon pure vanilla extract – 1/2 tablespoon of Marshmallow flavoring
- Put the egg whites in your mixer bowl or in another large bowl – Make sure the bowl you use is 100% dry.
- Put the sugar, cream of tartar and water in a small saucepan and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, cover the pan and boil for 3 minutes.
- Uncover your saucepan and allow the syrup to boil until it reaches 242 degrees F on the candy thermometer. While the syrup is cooking, start beating the egg whites on medium-low speed.
- Remove mixture from heat – let cool until temperature reaches 235 degrees.
- When the syrup is at about 235 degrees F, begin beating the egg whites on medium speed with the whisk attachment or with a hand mixer. If the whites form firm, shiny peaks before the syrup reaches temperature, reduce the mixer speed to low and keep mixing the whites until the syrup catches up. With the mixer at medium speed, and standing back slightly, carefully pour in the hot syrup, pouring it between the beater(s) and the side of the bowl.
- Add the vanilla and marshmallow flavoring and keep beating the whites at medium speed until they reach room temperature, about 5 minutes.
Use Marshmallow Frosting for a Smore's Cupcake!
Don’t forget to to join in on the Shop Til You Drop Blog Crawl! Another great giveaway starts tomorrow!
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Day 2 of the Shop Til You Drop Blog Crawl. Are you having fun yet?! This giveaway is perfect for moms with little princesses. I mean come on, who doesn’t love a sweet little TuTu!
Check out this awesome shop and enter the giveaway. Have A Sweet day! xoxo
Born with an overactive imagination and a passion for sewing, I have always enjoyed creating pretty and feminine items. I started sewing when I was around 10, out of desperation to fix my favorite bean bag doll that had been vigorously loved. I have been hooked ever since.So what inspires me? Ruffles, polka dots and vintage fashion. I am addicted to beautiful fabrics and colorful ribbon. I can never leave a pattern how it is. I must always change something. It’s just how I am. It is so fun and challenging to make it my own.
I started my sewing blog, Sew Determined, just a few months ago as a New Year’s challenge to myself to really step up my sewing skills. I also wanted to encourage other time crunched gals like me to take up the art and see how much fun creating can be.
One of my other goals I set was to make a complete wardrobe for myself by the end of the year. While on this quest, I decided “Why not share some of these fun outfits with others?” That’s how Call Me Cordelia on Etsy was started. There is something so amazing to wear something that was made just for you by a real person you “kinda” know and not some faceless person in a factory. I just love that about Etsy. It’s a place where super talented people come together and sell amazing things.
I am so excited to be participating in this blog crawl giveaway! I am happy to announce that I will be giving away from my Call Me Little Cordelia collection, a fuchsia pink, super fluffy tutu! This tutu is sewn, not tied, with yards upon yards of fluffy pink tulle. The waist band is a cute pink and green grosgrain ribbon with 1” wide elastic encased within for a no-itch waist. Playtime should be fun, not itchy and uncomfortable. This tutu has a waistband that measures 20 inches with a stretch up to 24” and is 14″ in length. Good luck and I hope you win!
So how do you enter this fabulous giveaway? Glad you asked. To enter the Sew Determined child’s tutu giveaway you simply need to:
- “Like” Sew Determined on Facebook
- “Follow” me on my blog Sew Determined
- Leave a comment on my blog.
- Go to my Etsy shop Call Me Cordelia and heart your favorite item!
Doing all four of these things will enter your name 4 times for a chance to win the super-duper cute tutu skirt!
Monday's are hard....eat a cupcake!
I have exciting news, and a perfect way to start off your week! I have a very special coupon code for Stay Calm Cupcake blog readers only! I recently found a great shop for some cupcake shipping supplies. It’s called “My Happy Store“, and they are giving us a discount!
Coupon Code: HAPPYCUPCAKE good for 10% off your entire purchase!
“My Happy Store” is an adorable Etsy shop filled anything you need to decorate gifts and packages. The items are perfect for shipping a box of sweets, or decorating for a birthday party! Here’s some of the products I really like:
Happy Face Treat Bags
Perfect for giving away your yummy baked goods!
How cute are these!! They each say “Because I want to see your face with a smile!” I think these would be so cute used as goody bags at a birthday party or filled with colorful sugar cookies and given to my friends. They are self sealing and are sure to keep the sweets inside fresh! You get 20 bags for only $2.80 plus shipping!
Get Creative and personalize these!
These tags are just waiting to be decorated and personalized. I think they are great for gift giving and attaching to any type of sweet you decide to bake up. These would be perfect for a birthday party or holiday party. You get 50 for only $3.50 plus shipping!
I <3 Ribbon!
I love the HUGE selection of ribbon that this shop has to offer. I use ribbon for every single cupcake order that I ship out, so I cannot wait to browse all of her ribbon and pick out some to purchase. Seriously, who doesn’t love ribbon??
Make sure you stop by MyHappyStore and browse through all of the great products. The coupon code is good for 2 weeks. Make sure you come back and tell me if you order anything!!
Stay Sweet xoxo
I cannot tell you how many frustrated evenings I have spent trying to fill cupcakes with various creams, jams, and candies. I think every cupcake baker – at one time or another has felt this same irritation. If you cut a hole in each cupcake, it takes forever , if you just jam your filling tip into the cupcake, you don’t have enough room for the filling, and if you use an apple corer you end up taking too much cake out….oh the perils of filling a cupcake – haha.
Not to worry, my dear cupcake lovers – I have found a solution!! Williams-Sonoma sells a “Cupcake- Corer” – perfect for all your cupcake filling needs. The best part about this product is that it only costs $5.00 – what a deal!! You simply push the corer into your cupcake and pull up. There you have it, a perfectly hollowed cupcake! The corer does all the work for you! I have read the reviews and they all seem positive. I wish I could give you my own review, but sadly enough I do not have this wonderful cupcake corer yet. I tried to order it online but it was “temporarily out of stock”. It is available in their store though – which is where I’ll be purchasing mine soon!
So what type of fillings are you going make now that cupcake filling is made simple?? I love a double berry filling but I also really enjoy a creamy Peanut Butter filling inside of a moist chocolate cupcake.
Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Cupcakes
- 2 sticks of unsalted butter
- 4 cups of powdered sugar
- 1 tsp of vanilla flavoring
- 2 cups of Peanut Butter
- 2 tsp of milk
In your mixer, on medium high, cream together the butter and the peanut butter. This usually take 2-5 minutes to achieve the proper consistency
Add your powdered sugar one cup at a time, mixing in between each cup
Continue mixing on medium high for 1 minute
Add your vanilla and your milk – mix for another minute. You’re frosting should be thick and creamy. If it is not the consistency you want, continue mixing for another 2 minutes.
Fill your chocolate cupcakes with this creamy deliciousness and enjoy!! Top with chocolate or peanut butter frosting – nothing is better!