Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Cupcakes in the News

I'm feeling a little under the weather today so I hung out on the couch watching TV all morning with my cozy blanket. But the upside is that I was lucky enough to catch day two of Cupcake Week on The Martha Stewart Show! She's doing cupcake related stuff all week and even has a "Cutest Cupcake Contest" on her website.
Today, one of her guests was the author of a cupcake cookbook titled Hello, Cupcake!. In honor of April Fool's Day they made wacky and whimsical "TV Dinner Cupcakes" that looked like peas & carrots and fried chicken...oh you silly Martha!

After an hour of Martha I checked out the mid-day news and saw that over the weekend the world's largest cupcake had been created at Mall of Americas in Minnesota. It was done in conjuction with The Great American Bake Sale whose aim is to raise money to end childhood hunger by encouraging folks to hold bake sales in their communities.
The mega-cupcake weighed in at 61.4 lbs. and was 18 inched wide and 12 inches tall. Apparently the frosting alone took 16 lbs. of butter, 10 lbs. of sugar and 3 oz. of food coloring.

You never know what you're going to learn on daytime TV!

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