July 14, 2009

martha stewart's cupcakes book and what to really do with it

*UPDATE* August 17, 2009 - Taking additional members. Up to 50. After that, there is a waitlist. Please email me your name and blog's URL. Will send out welcome email this week if you are confirmed.

*UPDATE* August 10, 2009 - Sorry, I cannot take anymore memberships.

*UPDATE* August 1, 2009 - Today I sent an email with rules and the first bake along recipe for August 15. If you did not receive this email, please let me know. I need your email address as well as your blog's URL in order to activate your membership.

*UPDATE* July 19, 2009 - So far, 20 or so bloggers are interested and that is more than I anticipated. AWESOME people! I am really really excited. Since most people requested monthly, it shall be monthly. The 15th of each month. Our first cupcake bake-along is scheduled for August 15. I will send out an email with details and general rules by August 1st, so you will some time to prepare accordingly. Again, if you are interested, please leave comment here or email me. I am collecting your info and adding you to the blog roll. Take care and looking foward to baking with you divas.

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I received Martha Stewart's Cupcakes book when it was first released in early June and I figured I would bake every recipe . . . eventually SOME DAY. Well, 4 weeks passed and I have not baked one single recipe from her book. I need to make more of an effort, doncha think?!

With this in mind, I welcome and invite you cupcake lovers to join me in this cupcake baking venture and bake with me from Martha's book on a monthly basis, we shall post and share our cupcake results.

I know you have your SMS, TWD, and DB's out there, but hopefully you can squeeze in a cupcake project, too. :)

It will be fun. If you are interested, please contact me via comment or email and will add you to the blog roll.

If I get 10 or more bloggers, I will initiate and manage the Martha Stewart's Cupcake (aka MSC) monthly group.

Buy the book, check it out, and share your ideas and thoughts.

I will notify for those who are interested before August 1st.

Much Cupcake Love,
Sugar B

44 comments:

Tracey said...

I love the idea of baking from this book but I'm not sure I could commit to posting every week since I have already committed to TWD and SMS. I'm going to think about it and will get back to you soon! Even if I can't do it, I hope enough people respond that you'll start the group as I'd love to see your posts on these treats!

Kim said...

Sugar B,

I'm in. I won't be able to start until mid-August if that is okay with you. Sounds like fun.

karen said...

I have the book and i flagged a bunch i want to bake too. I made one already... and it was just OK.

I'm in, but like kim, i'll start mid-august, too.

pinkstripes said...

Unfortunately, I'm already over-extended, but I look forward to seeing all the delicious results!

Jess said...

I'd love to do this...but with a new baby, it's hard to commit right now...in a few months when you're fighting off new members with a stick, I'll be back to join in the fun.

SUGAR B said...

Seems like some bloggers are interested . . . as long as it's MONTHLY instead of WEEKLY. That works for me as well.

Once I get everyone's feedback and preferences before the end of this month, I will send out notifications on the final plan.

Thanks everyone!

Pamela said...

I would love to participate, but I just can't commit right now. I really look forward to seeing what you all bake up though!

Kayte said...

I'll talk Tracey and Pinkstripes into it at least once a month...LOL...and Nancy at The Dogs Eat the Crumbs also...and Cathy at TheTortefeasor...and maybe Di at Di's Kitchen Notebook, and Caitlin at Engineer Baker...might be another one or two here or there. LOL. I'll see what I can do.
Kayte
www.grandmaskitchentable.typepad.com

Mara said...

Monthly, dollface..!! I watched a recent MS Cupcake show and some of the recipes are intriguing, BUT they are time consuming. Intriguing though. Props for visuals too. I'm game for monthly! XO.

Marthe said...

This sounds like a fun group, I'd just have to buy the booke ;)

Marthe said...

Ow and monthly would be perfect for me

Jennifer said...

I'm in! Monthly would be fabulous. Contact me via my blog: cinemacupcakes.blogspot.com. I am so excited to be a part of this project. I have already made a couple of recipes from the book with mixed results. Yay cupcakes!

Tracey said...

Ok if we're going to post monthly I am absolutely in! Yay!! I've been wanting to get this book and start baking from it.

Brooke said...

Totally in, as long as it is monthly. Weekly is too over the top for me and resulted in me getting burned out on blogging. Learned I couldn't do it all. Can't wait.

Anonymous said...

I've backed a couple of recipes. i don't have a blog but funny enough thought about doing this with a cousin and posting on facebook. I'd be intersted in doing this if it were once a month. also i'd certainly START a blog just for this :) please let me know if there is still room!
Best,
Colleen

Anonymous said...

ugg - excuse the spelling errors! :)

SUGAR B said...

@Colleen - Yes, I encourage you to create a cupcake blog! It will be so much fun! :)

So far, I have 12 confirmed participants which is FANTASTIC!

Please pass along, the more, the merrier!

Natalie said...

I would absolutely love to take part in this! I received the book as a present a few weeks ago and also haven't gotten around to trying any of the recipes yet. Count me in! I can start whenever and think that monthly would be fantastic. My e-mail is: dessertsduclare@gmail.com

Natalie
dessertsduclare.blogspot.com

Mary Ann said...

I am interested too. I bought this book a couple of weeks ago and haven't made anything either. Monthly would be better for me.
mareskitchen@gmail.com
http://www.maresfoodandfun.blogspot.com

Megan said...

I bought this book a few weeks ago - and so far, have made at least 5 different cupcakes from it. And so far, they've all been GREAT!! Sure, I'll do it too - but can we pick our own recipe, versus everyone making the same thing?

Megan @ mybakingadventures.com

Chris said...

My cousin Colleen passed this on to me and I am in...realistically, monthly. I have already made three of the recipes, ranging in difficulty but all delicious!

Christina

cgliparini@gmail.com

Jess said...

OK, monthly I can swing. Especially since I've got my eye on the zucchini spice cupcakes to use up some CSA zucchini.

Jessica
cookbookhabit.blogspot.com
cookbookhabit AT gmail DOT com

Kimberly Johnson said...

I'd like to bake along! I love baking cupcakes more than anything! Monthly would work best for me. Thanks!

julie said...

I do not have a blog but am able toput one on my website, if you do it monthly I am in and will blog away about the monthly cupcakes , it is a good place to start. Please let me know my email is juliewmclasses@aol.com

Anonymous said...

ooopppps email should be julieswmclasses@aol.com

Erin said...

As long as it's monthly and not weekly, I should be able to keep up and participate! Sounds like fun!

Lisa Smiley said...

Fun! I have the book and have made a few things so far...I wanna join in! Let me know the details~ thanks~ lmsmiley@surewest.net

Sherry G said...

Hi, I'm a new comer baker so I'd like to see how I'd fare amongst others. Sounds like a lot of fun =) volley_chick23@msn.com

Lauryn said...

Hi!! I have the book and would love to bake monthly cupcakes with you!!! Looking forward to it! :)

Cristine said...

Oh Betty, you know I am SO in!!!! :) I'll have to order the book but I don't know if it will arrive in time for the first month. Do you think you could email me the recipe in case my book hasn't arrived?

What a fun group!!!

SUGAR B said...

@Cristine, no worries, sweetie. If your book doesn't arrive in time for our first bake along, I will send you the recipe.

So very very happy that you can participate! xo

Cristine said...

Thank you!!! I ordered the book last night from Amazon. It usually doesn't take too long for me to receive things from there. :)

April said...

I'm interested. I did one of the Tuesdays with Dorie recipes but couldn't keep up weekly. I signed up for Daring Bakers and Daring Cooks and was NOT interested in the "cuisine" they were making.
I love cupcakes, though. I'm in!

april.rayburn@gmail.com

Marthe said...

Yeah!! So looking forward to the first cupcake!! Have you already decided on a recipe?? I still have to order the book, I'll get right to it tonight!

Nina said...

I just sent you an email so I would love to join. Seems so interesting!

Katiecakes said...

I'd love to join in :D

Tammy said...

Are you still open for new members? I'd love to join, but I will have to start with the September challenge. I'd still like to get the August challenge info- just in case my book arrives in time for me to finish the assignment. Sounds like yummy fun!

Jaclyn said...

If you are still taking people, i'd LOVE to do it. I dont have a blog either,and have been thinking about creating one, but would definately start one for this. jackuhlynn@hotmail.com

Tracey said...

Oooops I left you a comment on your most recent post but I'll add one here too. I'd love to join!

Tracey
traceysculinaryadventures.blogspot.com

isa said...

Are you still open for new members?
I'd love to bake montly cupcakes!

Isabelle

SUGAR B said...

@Jacklyn and Isabelle - I can't anymore members at this point. Too many members for me to handle right now. I will contact you once I have a better handle on the group.

Hope you lovely ladies understand.

Chris said...

Hey all,

My blog is up and running. Please check it out...can't wait to see everyone's creations on the 15th!

http://chris-mscupcakeblog.blogspot.com/

Neev said...

hi,
Im in melb, aust. I would love to join but I cant find the book in any of the book stores here. I have been looking at all the recipes on the 52 cupcakes website and hopefully I will be to bake them fr there.
Actually its ok I just read yr comment above that you cant have anymore joining....thats fine. Good luck to all.
http://neev-homemadecupcakes.blogspot.com

potenta said...

martha is the best i love her so much...and the cupcakes are delicious.