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Let’s Talk About These Cupcakes

Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato are performing in Seattle tonight so Cupcake Royale went ahead and sent these cupcakes over to Key Arena. How GOOD are these?! I’m dying at the one that says “Throw some bacon on it” – we still don’t know what that lyric means in that song, but we love these anyways.

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Would You Eat It?

This has my skepticism written all over it, however, I shouldn’t be one to judge. I like to think that I’m someone who is always willing to try something once before writing it off completely. Li’l Woody’s (a Seattle burger joint) and Cupcake Royale (a Seattle cupcake shop) are collaborating together on a new burger in which their cupcakes are being used as a bun and replacing what normally would be a bread. You may recall that I have tried something similar to this before in the past at San Francisco’s Straw in which my buns were donuts and I did NOT love it.

Seattle folks, would any of you try it? And if you do, can you let me know how it is?

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Currently Craving:

I have the cravings of a pregnant woman. I’m not though I swear – I’m only just saying that because… have you seen the types of things I crave on these posts?! No rhyme or reason whatsoever. Well, tonight I forgot to pick up a second dinner for myself (because today I thought I needed two meals in addition to the plate I had at work) and came home wanting to eat my right hand. I’ve been missing Seattle a lot lately and have realized that I haven’t even planned a trip to return home post-holidays. I was a lucky girl when I was living in Capitol Hill just mere blocks away from Pike/Pine and never going hungry. There were just countless times when I would either a) drag my roommate Anna or b) go out on my own and leave my place at 10:30 PM just so I could get a late night snack. Life is SOOOO hard these days because nothing is in walking distance.

I had a very strong craving for Cupcake Royale’s Whiskey Maple Bacon cupcakes which happens to be their current monthly special and one of my all time favorites. In fact, I missed it so much this evening that I even considered going to their website and ordering a box for myself and my coworkers. Unfortunately, they don’t do that and now I’m back at square one and still v. hungry.

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Out on the Town: 5/7

It’s National Teacher’s Day!

Teachers – all over the world…or just in the Seattle area – please stop by your local Cupcake Royale for a free scope of ice cream tomorrow. You deserve it!

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Happy May!

I hope I’m not jinxing it by saying this, but tomorrow we start the streak of hot weather in Seattle! And the best way to celebrate is by stopping by Cupcake Royale for a free scoop of ice cream between 2-8PM.

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Out on the Town: 4/8

photo cred | Jay Friedman

Hey readers, if you love free stuff as much as I do, then I’ve got a treat for ya! To celebrate the Mariners’ opening day this coming Monday, Cupcake Royale will serve you up a free scoop of ice cream if you are donning a Mariners’ hat or jersey. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me! Have you dessert first and then head on down to the game y’all.


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Currently Craving:

Cupcake Royale’s Compost Cupcake!

Our brilliant bakers have thrown in all the good stuff – tasty morsels of coconut, coffee, oats, chocolate chips, vanilla cake crumble and even Tim’s Original potato


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It’s A Valentine’s Day Post!

If you haven’t gotten on top of your gifts for Valentine’s Day this year yet, then you better get moving. Me, being the V-day rookie that I am, completely dropped the ball this week with my midterms and didn’t even realize that ordering Shari’s Berries later would result in a higher shipping cost. No strawberries for Katie this year unfortunately. Of course, I think my friend Alyssa promptly put me in my place when she asked me, “Can’t you just make those yourself?” Touche, Alyssa. Touche.

I meant to make this post a lot earlier for all of you, but life gets in the way sometimes. If you were relying on me to help you out with what to get for Valentine’s Day this year, then I apologize.

Here’s what you can do though if you’re sluffing:

The Stranger via Cupcake Royale

1. Desserts are  great. Shari’s Berries is still awesome and if I could suck up my stubborness, I would dish out that shipping fee, but I can’t. Another alternative is Cupcake Royale’s Deathcake. The deathcake is injected with chocolaty goodness and Stumptown’s espresso ganache.  YUM.

2. Another alternative that I wanted to take advantage of this year was making Valentine’s Day cards. This used to be my favorite thing as a child, buying the cutest Valentine’s Day cards to give to all of my classmates and making sure that the best messages went to my best friends while the generic, “You are sweet!” ones went to everyone else. The makers wouldn’t have made more of the  generic ones and less of the better ones if that wasn’t their point. As young children, they taught us how to play favorites…Anyways! I wanted to make cards for all of my co-workers this year and since all of us are a pretty silly bunch, I knew they would appreciate it. The valentine above was made by a lovely lady named Beth who has constructed a number of cards for the holiday this year revolving around pop culture subjects.

via Refinery 29

3. This little item is called the “Smitten Snuggle” and it is designed for the couple that still wants to hold hands with each other while braving the winter weather. It’s pretty much the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.


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Out on the Town: 1/26

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Cupcake Royale has already started to roll out the infamous Deathcake. Tomorrow, at every location, they will be holding a tasting party from 5-7PM . At each shop, the Deathcake will include local libations and Capitol Hill’s very own Stumptown Coffee. The entire event is free!

For more details, click here.

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In the News…


Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are covering Vogue’s second annual best dressed issue. The issue highlights the best in fashionable sisters including the Olsen twins, Kate and Pippa Middleton, Dakota and Elle Fanning and many more. [Source]

Dakota Fanning’s ad for Marc Jacobs’ “Oh Lola” fragrance has been banned for being too sexual. [Source]

– In Chloe Sevigny’s recent cover shoot for Candy Magazine photographed by Terry Richardson, the two of them collaborated in…another way. [Source] Must be weird for Terry to make out with someone that completely looks like him.

“There are a lot of pop stars making fashion collections – Kylie and J.Lo, Puff Daddy and Kanye West…Maybe next season, [Domenico Dolce and I] should sing a song.” – Stefano Gabbana


Girl Scout cookies as chap sticks flavors [Source]

Alber Elbaz, the designer behind Lanvin, is writing a book. [Source]

Dakota and Elle Fanning cover W. [Source]


– The lovely and talented Dia Frampton will be releasing her first debut album on December 6th. [Source]

– To celebrate Christmas at the Rockefeller Center, Tony Bennett, Justin Bieber, Michael Bublé, Cee Lo Green, Faith Hill, Carole King, Katharine McPhee, Javier Colon and The Radio City Rockettes will be performing for the live broadcast. [Source]

Justin Bieber is definitely taking the paternity test in two weeks and Maury is trying to recruit him to be on his show when he reveals the results. [Source] I would love to hear Maury announce, “YOU ARE NOT THE FATHER!” or vice versa.

– An acoustic performance by Fun of “We Are Young” featuring Janelle Monae. [Source]

EMI Music has been sold to Universal for $1.9 Billion. Sony bought out EMI Music Publishing for $2.2 Billion. [Source]

Taylor Momsen’s band, The Pretty Reckless, will support Guns ‘N Roses on tour. [Source]


Showtime has renewed Weeds for an eighth season. [Source] I can’t believe this show isn’t over yet.

Billy Crystal will be hosting the Oscars this year replacing Eddie Murphy. [Source]

Lifetime TV is planning a new reality series called “Starving Secrets” to highlight the effects of having an eating disorder. [Source]


Breaking Dawn fans are camping out for the premiere of the movie in Los Angeles. [Source] Wow, that doesn’t sound like fun at all.


– The Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit will open next spring at the Seattle Center and will be the world’s largest Chihuly exhibit to ever exist. [Source] Above is a photograph of our Chihuly sculpture on campus in Pigott.

Cupcake Royale has made Breaking Dawn cupcakes to celebrate the release. [Source]

– Meet Seattle’s most influential people of 2011. [Source]

Seattle made the list for being the 8th shopaholic city. [Source]


– These are the worst action figures of Kate and Pippa Middleton I have ever seen. [Source]

Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves are finally following in the footsteps of their previous characters and are dating! [Source]

– 25- year old Kyla Pratt (One-on-One, Proud Family) has a one-year old daughter. [Source]

– Ex-pornstar, Sasha Grey, read children’s book to elementary students yesterday and parents were not enthused. [Source]

– A 10-year old girl from Mexico gave birth to a baby boy in a 31-week pregnancy. [Source] OH MY GOD.

– A straight rugby player suffers a stroke and goes into a coma – wakes up gay and fabulous! [Source]

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Cupcake Royale Invites You To Decorate Cupcakes Every Monday

Seattle-based business, Cupcake Royale, will be hosting a cupcake decorating event every Monday from 3-5PM. The event will start this Monday and all you have to do is “provide the creativity!” Cupcakes and frosting are provided by your local shop for $3.50, which will get you a freshly-baked cupcake, frosting and sprinkles. Come join the fun at my favorite cupcake shop in Seattle!


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In the News…

***** Hey readers! Brace yourself – it was a big news day!

The UK’s Daily Mail published a photo along with a headline naming the wrong Olsen twin. For most of their early lives (Ages 0-16,) I believed they were identical because they were always dressed alike, but these days I can tell the two of them apart within seconds. You don’t have to see it in their faces to tell who is who, but you will see it in the way that they are dressed. Need some help telling the fashion icons apart? Check out Fashionista for their guide here.

– If you loved Lauren Conrad’s recently dyed tips as much as I did then learn how to do them yourself with the help of Lauren’s hair stylist Kristin Ess in this step-by-step tutorial. [Source]

Rihanna will be the star of Armani’s campaigns this fall/winter 2011. [Source]

Kal Penn will have a recurring role on How I Met Your Mother. [Source]

Kurt, Rachel, and Finn will not be returning for Season 4 of Glee, but of course we already knew that when Ryan Murphy said they would be graduating after this next year. [Source]

MTV has renewed Teen Wolf for a second season. I seriously only watch it for these two. [Source]

Lindsay Lohan apparently thought she was good enough and should have been considered for the role of Nina Sayers in Black Swan. Girl, you delusional? [Source]

– An exact replica of the house from “Up” has been built. Would you live in it? [Source]

Miranda Kerr named her son Flynn after a late boyfriend. [Source]

Rosie Huntington-Whitely is the new face of Burberry Body. [Source]

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are also launching a handbag line. Do these girls ever stop working? [Source]

– Today, one of my favorite bands has officially broken up. Sad day Rilo Kiley. [Source]

– The original stars from the classic “American Pie” will all return for the fourth installment “American Reunion.” [Source]

Daisy Lowe will pose in next month’s issue of Playboy. Daisy is the daughter of Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale who is also the husband of Gwen Stefani. [Source]

– Meet the 20 new competitors for Project Runway. They all look like such characters! [Source]

– Who wants to wear a dress with Steve Buscemi’s face on it? Not I… [Source]

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are finally getting married. It’s been 6 years. [Source]

– Time to start building your Bumbershoot schedule! [Source]

Yogurtland is collaborating with Hello Kitty. I wish the real life characters would visit our Capitol Hill location though… [Source]

– In case you missed it (like I did) the US women’s soccer team is headed to the world cup finals! [Source]

Weezer is offering a concert cruise. [Source]

Cupcake Royale ended up raising $10,000 towards the It Gets Better Project selling their rainbow-covered cupcakes last month. Tomorrow, founder of Cupcake Royale Jody Hall, will present Dan Savage with the check at 4:30 PM at the Capitol Hill location. [Source]

Amon Tobin and Moby will headline Seattle’s Decibel Festival. [Source]

The Black Eyed Peas are going on hiatus. Not phased by this. [Source]

Chris Brown is securing his spot as the celebrity no one will ever like again. [Source]

– The first teaser poster for the Dark Knight Rises. [Source]

Weezer and The Flaming Lips will share the stage together in New Jersey on July 28th and New York on July 29th. Literally. As in… all of their gear will be up on stage at the same time and they will take turns performing a song. Yeasayer will open each night. AWESOME. [Source]

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Happy Birthday!

to Columbia City Theater and Bluebird!

Tonight will be an evening of celebrations and it couldn’t possibly be a more perfect day for them!

Seattle music venue, Columbia City Theater, is throwing a free concert tonight featuring  two local bands The Bad Things and Titanium Sporkestra. In addition to our hometown bands, the venue has also invited The Peculiar Pretzelmen from Los Angeles. Happy 1st birthday Columbia City Theater! We’re happy to have you here :)

Bluebird celebrates their second birthday today with a new shop opening in Fremont and Greenwood/Phinney as well as a party at their Capitol Hill location. Don’t miss your chance to try out their newest birthday cake flavor featuring chunks of cake from neighbors Cupcake Royale!

For more details on both events, visit the sources!

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Happy March Capitol Hill!

Dearest Dom and I took a trip down to Cupcake Royale today for a snack break! She picked up a Lavender cupcake and I snagged the Red Velvet and the new Bacon Whiskey Maple w/ real bacon bits for a late night snack. The window decals caught our attention on our way out – cupcakes barfing rainbows. Who would’ve thought that a sight like this would be so stinkin’ cute!


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Out on the Town: 2/3

Tomorrow from 4-6 PM, Cupcake Royale will be having a free Deathcake tasting at their Capitol Hill location. The Deathcake is the shops “Cupcake of the Month” and it is supposedly the best chocolate cake in town right now. The savory dessert is made of Theo Chocolate and Stumptown espresso ganache.


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