Lemon Cooler Cupcakes! ========== Sure it’s 100 degrees outside, but these lemon cooler cupcakes will make it feel like 98. With the weather this ho

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Sure it’s 100 degrees outside, but these lemon cooler cupcakes will make it feel like 98. With the weather this hot you might think about picking up unfrosted cupcakes from the bakery or grocery store for your decorating projects. We call ahead and ask if they have “naked cupcakes.” That always gets a laugh. We did a taste test at several local bakeshops and grocery store bakeries and now we know where we can get great-tasting unfrosted cupcakes for decorating without having to crank up the oven. In the Technique of the Month you can see how we keep our edge, using craft scissors to create the serrated mint leaves on the coolers. This month’s Candy Corner takes a closer look at some fantastic stick gum colors that can be used for decorating.

Happy cupcaking.
Alan and Karen

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Chill out!

This is a cool dessert idea for summer entertaining. And it’s so easy you’ll be out of the klitchen before the ice can melt. For our lemon coolers, we simply frost naked cupcakes bought from a local market or bakery, drop them into pale green liners, stack them, and garnish with a candy lemon slice and minty stick gum leaves. See the Design of the Month page.

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A cut above!

Crafting scissors give our cupcake designs an edge we love. They come in a variety of fun styles from zig zag to wavy. Here’s a peak at a few of our favorites. Technique of the Month page.

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Stick with us!

You might not think about decorating with stick gum, but shaping it is really simple, and it comes in lots of fun colors and flavors. To learn more, take a look at this month’s Candy Corner.

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On the subject of lemonade

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On July 24th Alan Richardson participated in an Iron Cupcake fundraiser in Pennsauken, NJ. This was a benefit for Alex's Lemonade Stand, a charity that raises funds to fight childhood cancer. Great cupcakes, great fun, all for great cause. To find out more about Alex’s Lemonade Stand, click here.

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