Wednesday, June 30, 2010


That's right people! Cupcaker extraordinaire, Kim, just got her vuvuzela on and has the sweet pics to show it. It would appear that cupcakes have some big time international appeal. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the cupcakes of South Africa!

First stop: Tasha's in Joburg. What better way to celebrate after the Ghana match than with a deeeelicious Red Velvet? Ahhh, like a little taste of home.

Speaking of home...


Back to the cupcakes.

You know our girl Kim gets the Royale treatment wherever she goes. This here is the head pastry chef at the Mount Nelson in Cape Town, personally serving up some scrumptious lemon cupcakes fresh from the oven for high tea. That's right. High tea. Not to be confused with Hi-C. Or 5 Alive.

So, how did these lemon lovelies match up in a head to head contest with our April Cupcake of the Month, Lemon Mascarpone? It was close, but you just can't beat that creamy mascarpone goodness. Royale wins!


Alright, alright. Back to the cupcakes.

Here's a sweet peek at the ooey-gooey-drippy-goodness of the cupcakes at a seaside bakery on the way to Cape of Good Hope. With their decadent icings and deliciously fudgy aromas, this batch was particularly difficult to keep from the hippos.

Who you callin' hippo? It's all fun and games until someone loses a cupcake.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Free + babycake = Freebiecake

Another month, another ridiculously delicious cupcake. We are tickled pink (even pinker than usual) that it is finally June, and Seattle is about to get its summer on. We're all too aware of the fact that waiting for that summer sun to shine down on the Emerald City can be a looooooooong process, so we've got a tasty little tropical treat to keep you smilin' until it does: Toasted Coconut Lime cupcakes.

Yes, people. We did it. We so went there. We put the lime in the coconut and baked it all up. The result? An island escape for your taste buds. Boom. So good! Moist, summery coconut cake gets a tangy topping of real lime buttercream. We cover that with delicious, golden brown flakes of toasted coconut goodness for a cupcake that is almost too tasty for words. Uh, it's also apparently too tasty for pictures.

So...get on in here and try one! Better yet, try one on the house! Come on in to any Cupcake Royale on Saturday June 5th or Sunday June 6th and tell us your favorite tropical hot spot, and we'll treat you to a Toasted Coconut Lime babycake.

Free + babycake = Freebiecake
Get one.

Aaaaaand...Cupcakes + Muppets = AWESOME