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July 6, 2005 | By NATALIE HAUGHTON Los Angeles Daily News
Cupcakes have grown up. The small baked treasures have come a long way since being the featured fare in kindergarten and at birthday celebrations. The cakes are now chic, hip and sophisticated, in a wide array of flavors beyond vanilla and chocolate - and designed to appeal to grown-up tastes. Bake shops offering a large repertoire of upscale cupcake flavors are all the rage. It started a few years ago at Magnolia Bakery in New York; a handful of recently released cupcake cookbooks continue to fuel the trend.
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August 25, 2010 | By DAN GERINGER, geringd@phillynews.com 215-854-5961
For a year now, the Buttercream Cupcake Lady has happily trucked around Philadelphia, soothing the sweet teeth of her adoring public at locations she announces in advance through social networks - until yesterday. As soon as the Cupcake Lady pulled to a stop on Market Street near 33rd at high noon, "business-compliance" enforcers and Philadelphia police pounced, confiscating her fully loaded truck. "Three enforcement guys came out with badges blazing," said Kate Carrara aka Cupcake Lady.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2013
Cupcake decorating doesn't have to be a big investment, according to Lisa Viola. She recommends these tools to get started. All are easy to find in a craft store or kitchenware shop. - Decorating bag with standard set of tips used to pipe frosting onto cupcakes. These are available in kits. - Tapered or angled spatula for frosting the cupcakes. It's also known as an offset spatula. - Regular spatula for putting icing into the decorator bag. - Food-coloring gels in desired colors.
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August 25, 2010 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Vanilla Vanilla. Banana Nutella. Chocolate Caramel Buttercream Pecans. The Cupcake Truck was back in business today, serving up such flavors and half-dozen more, to a line of salivating citizens at JFK Plaza this morning. Yesterday, Kate Carrara's converted postal truck was driven away by an L&I official, who claimed she pulled into a prohibited spot in University City, she recounted to a squad of reporters hungry for an update. Her data-analyst husband, Andy, filled out a form and paid $200 to retrieve the vehicle, which still had hundreds of cupcakes in its fridge.
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March 4, 2010 | Story and styling by Elizabeth Wellington, INQUIRER FASHION WRITER
Architectural cutouts are key this spring to giving ready-to-wear sheaths and blouses that sought-after couture feel. The peek-a-boo can be so alluring. At the shoulders, it's come-hitherish. Revealing of the arms, confident. Down the back? H-O-T. And in an effort to infuse levity into the take-no-prisoners detail, fashion is surprising us with awesome color combinations. Lime green is electrifying baby blues. Peach is cooling down fire-truck reds. Lemon yellow is lighting up lavenders.
FOOD
August 11, 2005 | By Dianna Marder INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Once the darling of bake sales and birthday parties, cupcakes are no longer child's play. The standard cake-mix-and- canned-frosting variety we loved as kids still have their place, but newer, more sophisticated, and certainly more expensive models have moved in. Today's beauties are crowned with miles of elegant icing, filled with fruit or cream, and intricately decorated like mini-masterpieces. In Philadelphia, three cupcake-centric cafes have opened in the last year: Buttercup Bakery at 1709 Walnut and SoHo Bakery, a franchise of the New York original, with locations in Old City and Rittenhouse Square.
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July 20, 2006 | By ROBERT DIGIACOMO For the Daily News Brown Betty Dessert Boutique 1030 N. 2nd St., #601 215-629-0999 www.brownbettydesserts.com
ONE BITE of a luscious cupcake from Brown Betty Dessert Boutique in Northern Liberties, and you know these aren't the ones your mom used to bake, probably with some help from Betty Crocker or Duncan Hines. (Sorry, Mom!) Actually, these cupcakes are the handiwork of someone's mom - Linda Hinton-Brown, who runs the upscale bakery with her daughter, Norrinda - but they taste better than most homemade versions. Fancy yet familiar, available in flavors like red velvet, poundcake and chocolate fudge and topped with rich buttercream or cream cheese frosting, they're meant to evoke the sweet memory of your mom or grandmom welcoming you home with your favorite home-baked treat.
NEWS
March 15, 1995 | By Sonya Senkowsky, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Just around the corner from Pureland Industrial Park, which boasts more than 100 companies and provides a base for employment in this town, one more industry briefly set up shop yesterday. There, in the technical education classroom of Logan Township Elementary School, a roomful of first graders reported to Cupcake Delight headquarters early yesterday morning, decked out in handmade paper chef's hats and ready to work. Yesterday's lesson, part of a pilot program designed to introduce technology into the elementary school curriculum, focused on the assembly line.
FOOD
November 9, 1994 | By Andrew Schloss, FOR THE INQUIRER
A cupcake is just for you. Unlike large cakes, which call for a crowd, a cupcake needs only a single mouth to please. And how it does that is as individual as any relationship can be between an eater and a sweet. Whether you eat it icing first, from the bottom up, or sliced like a miniature birthday cake, the taking of a cupcake is always a moment for ceremony. Fortunately, the extravagance of cupcakes is all in the eating. From batter to baking, they are quicker to make than cookies and easier than pie. Almost any cake recipe can be baked as cupcakes, although the texture will likely come out slightly more compact.
FOOD
June 2, 2011
Cupcakes on Tap What do you get when you mix two of Philly's hottest trends? Beer cupcakes, of course. But these brewsy little cuties at Betty's Speakeasy aren't just a novelty - they have my vote for the best cupcakes in town. Especially with Philly Beer Week on the brain. First up from owner Liz Begosh and baker Adriane Appleby was the "Growler" chocolate cupcake brewed with Victory Storm King stout. Now there's the "Saison" apricot polenta cupcake with Yards saison, "Witty Pear" made with Philadelphia Brewing Co.'s Walt Wit, the "Brawler" made with spiced apple cake cooked with Yards Brawler folded in, and the "Squash Blossom" made with butternut squash roasted down in Weyerbacher's Imperial pumpkin ale. And now for their latest surprise, still unnamed, featuring Yuengling Porter with mint chocolate chip.
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October 21, 2015 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: My son is in fourth grade, and for the last five years, I've happily agreed to bring treats to class celebrations when my turn has rolled around, as I'm an avid home baker. The last time I took decorated cupcakes in, my son's principal took me aside and asked me to bring in "less-elaborate" treats, as it was making the other parents feel bad about their own baking skills. I couldn't believe it. Are the parents really thinking that because they can't stuff a cupcake with chocolate ganache, their kids shouldn't see pretty cupcakes ever?
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April 18, 2015 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Amazing animal sculptures made from recycled material will be on display at the Philadelphia Zoo through Oct. 31. "Second Nature" features works by 12 artists from around the globe (including some from Philly) using recycled and repurposed materials, like a pink eight-foot crocodile made entirely of chewing gum. Philly artist Leo Sewell shows off his 175-pound rhinoceros sculpted from 250 silver serving trays collected from scrap piles, junk sales, and curbsides. Sculptures range from bunnies and gorillas to flowers made from a car hood.
NEWS
February 18, 2015 | ABBY CRUZ, Daily News Staff Writer cruza@phillynews.com, 215-854-5938
VERNON WILKINS travels the city on buses, subways and foot, selling $1 carrot cupcakes he bakes from scratch, using a recipe he has made nearly every day - the exact same way - for the past 35 years. "I never ever, ever, ever changed or skimped on my recipe," he said. "I buy fresh products every day. I go to the market every day. One of my favorite sayings in life is, 'If it's not broke, don't fix it,' and that's how I managed to be successful so long. " In the beginning, Wilkins, 60, sold carrot cake in his West Philly store.
NEWS
July 20, 2014 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
The "Bet" had all the elements of a wager made among titans who swagger with confidence that their towns are the best. OK, it actually was about encouraging residents of all ages to exercise. But that's just fine when the payoff is so sweet. And, oh, how sweet was this week's payoff. In April, Ambler Mayor Jeanne Sorg said, she invited Jenkintown Mayor Ed Foley and Narberth Mayor Tom Grady to publicize Montgomery County's Senior Games - an annual competition promoting an active lifestyle for older residents - by making a friendly bet. It wasn't on which of their towns would score the most medals at the games, which were held in May with events ranging from basketball foul-shooting to a 400-yard freestyle swim to doubles pickleball, which combines elements of tennis, badminton, and Ping-Pong.
NEWS
March 7, 2014
What to eat : As far as we can tell, Sweet Box makes some of the best cupcakes in Philly: orange Creamsicle, chocolate peanut butter, thin mint, strawberries and champagne, chocolate Guinness Stout with whiskey filling and Baileys Irish Cream frosting, espresso hazelnut praline, bacon maple, beer infused, cayenne cinnamon. All served up by the lovely - yet extremely hardworking - Gretchen Fantini. If she doesn't make a flavor you like, your taste buds are on the fritz. Trust us. Don't miss: Based on the amount of strawberries Fantini purees, she believes her strawberries-and-champagne cupcakes are a best-seller.
FOOD
May 2, 2013 | By Maureen Fitzgerald, Inquirer Food Editor
This is the eighth in a series on healthy cooking classes at St. Martin de Porres School in North Philadelphia. Jayla Reeves saw the muffin tin and her hopes soared. "Are we making cupcakes? Maybe organic cupcakes?" she asked. "Well, no. Corn muffins!" I said, trying to summon equal enthusiasm. Not quite as heart-stopping as cupcakes with frosting, I realized. I had planned such an easy weeknight meal - chili and corn bread - a dinner I made for my own family dozens of times.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2013
Cupcake decorating doesn't have to be a big investment, according to Lisa Viola. She recommends these tools to get started. All are easy to find in a craft store or kitchenware shop. - Decorating bag with standard set of tips used to pipe frosting onto cupcakes. These are available in kits. - Tapered or angled spatula for frosting the cupcakes. It's also known as an offset spatula. - Regular spatula for putting icing into the decorator bag. - Food-coloring gels in desired colors.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2013 | BY LARI ROBLING, For the Daily News
LISA VIOLA and her daughter, Maria, have award-winning talents in the cupcake-decorating department. After 14 years building a career as a computer programmer/analyst in the pharmaceutical industry, Viola, of Warrington, decided in 2008 to become a stay-at-home mom and spend more time with her children. She also became a baked-goods-decorating expert. Viola already had been making gingerbread houses for several years, "just for fun - a project with the kids" around the holidays.
NEWS
December 31, 2012 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
"I had two hands back then," Angela Bain says. She's recalling life before she lost her home, family, and left arm - and before she found a Chihuahua named Cupcake, a calling, and a bit of celebrity, too. Cupcake's petite dimensions (6.25 inches, 2.2 pounds) and peerless talent (for love, for fetching necessities) have earned her a 2013 Guinness world record as "the world's smallest service dog. " The long-haired, apple-headed teacup Chihuahua stars on a Guinness home page video; she and Bain also appeared on Good Morning America Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 20, 2012
From Steven Rea's "On Movies" blog at Think local, act global, or think global, and act local - either way, Philadelphia Film Fest 21 has a rich program of homegrown movies on its slate. Some have been made here, while others were shot elsewhere by folks who hail from these here parts. Among the titles in the "Greater Filmadelphia" section of the fest: Alaskaland , a coming-of-age story from Philly filmmaker Chinonye Chukwu; The Atomic States of America , local documentarians Don Argott and Sheena Joyce's nuclear power exposé; Detonator , a Philly-shot drama about a family man haunted by his punk past; From the Shadows , a parental abduction documentary by area filmmakers Matt Antell and David Hearn; Future Weather , with Lili Taylor, Amy Madigan, and Perla Haney-Jardine, from Philadelphia writer/director Jenny Deller; La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus , Mark Kendall's doc about an old, auctioned Philadelphia school bus' second life transporting the citizens of Quetzal City, Guatemala; and This Time Tomorrow , an apocalyptic love story set in Philadelphia, from director Shane Bissett.
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