Sweet! It’s National Cupcake Day

Published on February 27, 2017

In a perfect pastry world, the cupcake takes the, well, cake. What other confection can fill the need for that just-little-something, stack itself high for special occasions or call itself a “muffin” and claim healthy breakfast status?

Never ones to shy away from whipping up a little magic, TC Media has offered extensive coverage of the little cake that could. Check out these recipes, fundraisers and works of culinary art.
And enjoy the day.

Fight animal cruelty with cupcakes on National Cupcake Day, Feb. 27
The P.E.I. Humane Society invited residents to “bake” a difference in its fifth National Cupcake Day fundraiser.
And they’re not the only ones. Check with your local Humane Society or SPCA to see if they’re whipping anything up.
Get a taste of the plan, and the success, right here.

Cupcake Day.

Food festival returns with reality star chefs
Roots, Rants and Roars is an unlikely named food festival in Bonavista, N.L. In 2016, the icing on top was “Ace of Cakes’” host Duff Goldman, who, among other accomplishments,has launched the “Zombie Cupcake Attack” video game.
That’s something gamers can sink their teeth into.
Sweet music was added to the festival. Read all about their preparations, and maybe start thinking about this year’s festival.

Table talk with Melissa Cormier
Melissa Cormier was a food columnist with The Gulf News who wanted someTHING different for Valentine’s Day.
Her solution? A cheesy chocolate treasure wrapped in a paper cup.
Cupid’s day, Cupcake Day, this is a recipe we’ll take any old way.

Albany's cupcake girls
An oldie but a goodie that begins with the absolute fact: No one seems to be able to say no to a cupcake.
Melissa Stoll and Tracy Perry put that belief into practice in 2011 and created Lucky Penny Cupcakes.
At the time, success seemed certain, with orders for more than 1,000 cupcakes a week.

Food writer Cynthia Stone is never happy to see the end of the berry season, but she sure knows how to make the most of the little fruit.
Her recipe for Partridgeberry Bran Muffins — a cupcake by any other name would taste as sweet — will make you long for your next breakfast.
And if muffin-cakes aren’t your thing, there’s a pretty good tea bread recipe to start.