Cupcakes In The Air

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August was a crazy month- RBC moved (again, ugh), adding to the insanity of trying to soak up all of the travel and fun of the last month of summer.

Last weekend I had an impromptu BBQ at my house, and naturally before I had even bought the burgers and hot dogs, the cupcakes were made and already out for display. I don’t often mess around with frosting flavors, but had been craving peanut butter so I gave this frosting a go. To say it was addicting is downplaying it. These chocolate cupcakes hit the table for a first round after I had cleared the chips and dips (before dinner) and then again after dinner. And then again muchhhh later in the night. 

While I much prefer to make the typical RBC cupcake that teases the tastebuds, it was a nice way to mix things up. Kind of like trying this temporary tattoo craze. I ordered that cupcake tattoo from Tattly.

Here’s hoping everyone enjoys their last weekend of summer! -A

Funfetti For the Win

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I follow @nycdining on Instagram, and she has posted a few times about Tompkins Square Bagels’ birthday cake cream cheese bagel, and every single time I promise myself I will go and try this enigma out. While I have yet to try the real deal, I decided to recreate a cupcake version of my own. Behold, a funfetti cream cheese bagel cupcake.

I have to admit, this is one of my favorite, if not my favorite cupcake I have made thus far, solely based on taste. This frosting is addicting, and I found myself sneaking bites throughout the day to avoid a serious sugar rush. 

#TGIF 

Sweet Shots

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Last weekend was a time for celebrating- from a 21st birthday, to a dear friend’s wedding, I was gearing up for the festivities all week. The more excited I am, the less capable I am of sitting still, so I made these cupcake shots for the occasions. 

Mini cupcakes (and shots) are dangerous- it’s hard to keep track of how many you’ve had! Over the course of the celebrations, I managed to indulge in both. To quote LMFAO, “Cup(cakes) in the air, everybody let’s take shots”. 

House of Cards

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What do you bake for a 90th birthday party for a woman who loves bridge and golf? A round of golf cupcakes, and a deck of cards…cupcakes. Full disclosure, the cards are actually brownies, but in order to get their shape just right, brownies were the perfect way to go about it.

This order reminded me most of two things: my brother, who is an incredibly skilled poker player, and House of Cards. The show sucked me in, and I could not stop watching it. Kevin Spacey quickly made my list of favorite actors after season 2, and Robin Wright is just on point. Can you tell I enjoyed it? Best.scene.ever. 

If you play your cards right…

Cupcake Chatter

So many people throughout the week have been telling me about the closing of Crumbs. While it’s certainly sad to see a cupcake giant go, I don’t believe this means the end of cupcakes. 

Here are some of the best and worst articles I’ve read this week about the end of Crumbs. 

Love everything from BA:

http://www.bonappetit.com/entertaining-style/trends-news/article/crumbs-closing?mbid=social_20140708_27451496

Steam is coming out of my ears:

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/cupcakes-are-everything-thats-wrong-with-america-2014-07-09?pagenumber=2

And the straight facts:

http://online.wsj.com/articles/sticky-time-for-crumbs-bake-shop-1404770884

Trust me, RBC isn’t going anywhere! 

All American Cupcake

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Happy 4th of July weekend! Since this is one of my favorite holidays, I’m counting down the seconds until I am out of Manhattan and next to some kind of body of water.

The best parts of the 4th of July (for me at least) are the BBQs. This weekend I anticipate that most all of my meals will come off the grill.
To gear up for the weekend, I made BBQ themed cupcakes that were actually featured on Tuesday on @New_Fork_City. This Instagram handle posts some incredible food shots, and RBC was lucky enough to get a shout out for this cupcake trio.
Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday weekend! 

Photo Booth Phiesta

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Here’s to closing out the birthday week with some fun photos from a Photo Booth “Phiesta”. On Wednesday, RBC joined forces with Lindsay’s Necklaces for a party filled with taco cupcakes, beautiful necklaces, and of course, margaritas and Coronas. 

We had such a great time, and possibly a little too much fun with the photo booth. Cheers to the weekend!

Guess Who’s 2!

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This week, RBC is two years old. Can ya believe it?!

It’s going to be a big year- I can feel it. To kick things off, I am debuting the company’s logo for the first time. I am so incredibly excited about it-having worked with an amazingly talented designer since January, it is everything I wanted RBC’s logo to be.

Now that this box is checked, keep an eye out for more exciting things to come. I’m thinking a real website (but don’t worry, the tumblr will still be live), fun events, and of course so many more cupcakes.

Another year and another chance to thank everyone for their continued support and enthusiasm! Customers have become friends, friends have become customers, and you are all doing an amazing job spreading the word. I can’t thank you enough.

My family and dear friends, I owe you big time. I’m not sure where RBC would be if it wasn’t for your taste testing, tags, and never ending love for all things cupcakes.

To another year!

-A

Hats Off To The Graduate

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Well, she did it. Last one in the family to graduate high school, and the sous chef will soon be off to college.  

On top of the hours spent baking the night before the big day, we also spent time going over her graduation speech. She knocked it out of the park. The whole family (cousins, aunts, uncles) were in the audience, and I’m pretty sure my mom wasn’t the only one crying.

A huge congrats to all of the graduates over the past few weekends- I am sure you are all looking forward to summer (first official day is 6/21) more so than anyone. 

Colorful Bites

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Brownies + vanilla frosting + sprinkles = colorful Sunday pick-me-up.

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