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Cupcakes in Coral Gables, Florida

1 year anniversary bonanza!

Please join us all day for our 1 year anniversary celebration on February 11th, 2009.  We will be offering free mini cupcakes and fresh brewed coffee on the house while supplies last.  Its our way of saying thank you! We look forward to many years of continued service to our guests.

Grand Opening (better late than never)

Ok, better late than never I guess…we are proud to announce our grand opening on Friday July 18th. We are honored to have our esteemed Mayor of Coral Gables Donald Slesnick cut the ribbon on our new cupcake shop and cafe.

Please join us at our celebration (1411 Sunset Drive) and enjoy the complementary delicious mini cupcakes, brewed coffee, raffles and other exciting and enticing events and goodies starting at 4:30 PM.

We look forward to many years serving the Coral Gables community with delicious baked cupcakes! See you at buttercream!

Daily Caffeine ‘protects brain’

Coffee may cut the risk of dementia by blocking the damage cholesterol can inflict on the body, research suggests.

The drink has already been linked to a lower risk of Alzheimer’s Disease, and a study by a US team for the Journal of Neuroinflammation may explain why.

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Food for Thought

If the divine creator has taken pains to give us delicious and exquisite things to eat, the least we can do is prepare them well and serve them with ceremony.

~ Fernand Point (1897 - 1955)

Cupcake Humor: The Golden Girls

“Cupcakes” versus “Cup Cakes”

A cupcake is so named because it is a small cake the size of a teacup. In previous centuries, before muffin tins were widely available, the little cakes were often baked in individual pottery cups, ramekins, or molds. The name fairy cake is a fanciful description of its size: an appropriate size for a party of diminutive fairies to share.

Recipes for “cup cake” — recipes whose ingredients were measured using a standard-sized cup, instead of weighing the ingredients — have a confusingly similar name. These cakes could also be baked in cups; however, they were more commonly baked in tins as layers or loaves. In later years, when the use of volume measurements was firmly established in home kitchens, these recipes became known as 1234 cakes or quarter cakes, so called because it is made up of four ingredients in equal ratios; butter, flour, eggs and sugar. They are plain yellow cakes, somewhat less rich and less expensive than due to the reduced proportion of butter. The names of these two major classes of cakes were intended to signal the method to the baker: “cup cake” uses a volume measurement, and “pound cake” uses a weight measurement.

[from wikipedia]

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