Flying Cupcake Bakery Serves the Perfect Cupcake

“Let’s go to The Flying Cupcake Bakery” , Wendy suggested. I thought it was a joke… could such a place really exist outside of my dreams? She assured me it was indeed real and we should book a trip immediately. I was much obliged, of course.

The bakery is thumbs sky high! My coconut cupcake kept me extremely satisfied (even with my insatiable need for sweets!) and I considered buying a box of them. If it weren’t true that I would eat them entirely too soon. :p The bakery (+ ice cream parlor) wasn’t perfect enough with the kitsch yet chic charm~ the surrounding area was also fabulously charming. Meat market and all!

ladies in waiting

le menu

i'm coconutty

in the window

nonpareil holiday

stick em' up!

you're welcome

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Ye-Ye Girls, the French Pop Phenomenon

Do you love yé-yé girls? Do you live for the fab lifestyle that shines through music, cinema and print? What a whirl! Soaking up and inspiring yourself with the technicolor yé-yé rays is enough to send any retro fangirl over the edge, so enjoy and stay cute~

go-go dancing began in the early 60s when women at the {Peppermint Lounge} in new york city began to get up on tables and dance the twist. There were many of the 60s-era clubbers who preferred their skirts mini and their boots go-go, so club owners began to pay them to dance and entertain the guests.

yé-yé started on a popular tv show and became a popular kind of singer in the beautiful and fabulous France. The only musical movement to be lead by females was mostly european (french) but it was also pretty popular in Japan. yé-yé girls had a similar mod, stylish fashion to go-go girls, being inspired by the go-go girls from the US and the UK. What wonderful thing do you think would happen if we mixed the adorable, stylish girls of the 60s in the us and the uk with the absolute sweet and beautifully creativeness France and Japan? Exactly! yé-yé is quite a delight and the music is as divine as the record covers!

Teacakes to Bake in the Microwave

Have only a few minutes or a tiny-kitchen but want to make a yummy cake for yourself or friends? Make sure after you’ve finished the cake to pop a few coffee mugs with water for 1.5 mins and add your favorite tea to each cup!

Applesauce Cakes

Ingredients
microwavable coffee mugs or similar
non-stick spray or butter
mixing bowl
flour: 1 1/2 cup
baking soda: 1/2 tsp
salt: 1/2 tsp
cinnamon: 1 tsp
cloves: 1/2 tsp
nutmeg: 1/2 tsp
allspice: 1/2 tsp
shortening: 1/2 cup
packed brown sugar: 1 cup
egg
unsweetened applesauce: 1 1/4 cup

Instructions
Line a 1 1/2 quart glass baking dish with wax paper. Sift flour, baking soda, salt and spices together into bowl. Cream shortening and brown sugar into mixture. add egg and beat thoroughly. Mix well after each addition. Fill greased mugs half-way with batter. Bake in microwave for 10 minutes.

Cheesecakes

Ingredients
microwavable coffee mugs or similar
non-stick spray or butter
mixing bowl
package of cream cheese: 8 oz
sugar: 1/4 cup
egg
vanilla wafers or cookies
vanilla flavoring: 1/2 tsp

Instructions
Soften cream cheese. Mix in other ingredients and beat well until smooth. Place vanilla wafer or cookie in microwavable coffee mug or tea cup. Spoon cheese filling on top and microwave on high 1 1/2 to 2 minutes until filling is set. This will make 6 cakes. when cool, top with pie filling or piece of fruit.