Thursday, August 27, 2009

Official Invitation to the Emmys!!

SugarPlums is sooo excited to be going to the 2009 Emmy Awards! Here is the Official you know it is for real!!!

Of Course, we will be sending our Signature

SugarPlums BerriLicious Cake along with

a selection from our "Newest Addition ~ Carousel Cookies"!

Feel free to let us know what you would love to have

if you were among "The Rich and Famous"!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Going to the Emmy's!!!!! Cakes are!?!

A big THANK YOU goes out to Emerging Magazine as they have invited SugarPlums to the Emmy's in September!!! Well...actually...they have asked for some of my Gourmet Goodies Gifts to include in nominee gift bags! There are 3 of us on Etsy Edibles who have been invited...we are all sooooo excited!

Check it out...and join us at the Emmy's@@

Friday, August 21, 2009

Some "Sweet" Things you might Like to Know...or..Did You Know!!?!

Passed on to me from a very dear person....thought you all might enjoy!!!

DID YOU KNOW ? Why many coin banks are shaped like pigs?

Long ago, dishes and cookware in Europe were made of a dense orange clay called 'pygg.' When people saved coins in jars

made of this clay, the jars became known as 'pygg banks.' When an English potter misunderstood the word, he made a bank that resembled a pig and it caught on.

Did you ever wonder why dimes, quarters and half dollars have notches on their edges, while pennies and nickels do not?

The US Mint began putting notches on the edges of coins containing gold and silver to discourage holders from shaving off small quantities of the precious metals. Dimes, quarters and half dollars are notched because they used to contain silver. Pennies and nickels aren't notched because the metals they contain are not valuable enough to shave.

Why do men's clothes have buttons on the right while women's clothes have buttons on the left?

When buttons were invented, they were very expensive and worn primarily by the rich. Because wealthy women were dressed by maids, dressmakers put the buttons on the maid's right, Since most people are right-handed, it is easier to push buttons on the right through holes on the left and that's where women's buttons have remained ever since.

Why do X's at the end of a letter signify kisses?

In the Middle Ages, when many people were unable to read or write, documents were often signed using an X. Kissing the X represented an oath to fulfill obligations specified in the document. The X and the kiss eventually became synonymous.

Why is shifting responsibility to someone else called 'passing the buck?'

In card games, it was once customary to pass an item, called a buck, from player to player to indicate whose turn it was to deal. If a player did not wish to assume the responsibility, he would simply 'pass the buck' to the next player.

Why do people clink their glasses before drinking a toast?

It used to be common for someone to try to kill an enemy by offering him a poisoned drink. To prove to a guest that a drink was safe, it became customary for a guest to pour a small amount of his drink into the glass of the host. Both men would drink it simultaneously. When a guest trusted his host, he would then just touch or clink the host's glass with his own.

Why are people in the public eye said to be 'in the limelight'?

Invented in 1825, limelight was used in lighthouses and stage lighting by burning a cylinder of lime which produced a brilliant light. In the theater, performers on stage 'in the limelight' were seen by the audience to be the center of attention.

Why do ships and aircraft in trouble use 'mayday' as their call for help?

This comes from the French word m'aidez -

meaning 'help me' -- and is pronounced 'mayday'.

Why is someone who is feeling great 'on cloud nine'?

Types of clouds are numbered according to the altitudes they attain, with nine being the highest cloud. If someone is said to be on cloud nine, that person is floating well above worldly cares.

Why are zero scores in tennis called 'love'?

In France, where tennis first became popular, a big, round zero on scoreboard looked like an egg and was called 'l'oeuf,' which is French for 'egg.'

When tennis was introduced in the U.S., Americans pronounced it 'love.'

In golf, where did the term 'Caddie' come from?

When Mary, later KNOWN AS Queen of Scots, went to France as a young girl (for education & survival), Louis, King of France, learned that she loved the Scottish game of 'golf.' He had the first golf course outside of Scotland built for her enjoyment. To make sure she was properly chaperoned (and guarded) while she played, Louis hired cadets from a military school to accompany her. Mary liked this a lot and when she returned to Scotland (not a very good idea in the long run,) she took the practice with her. In French, the word cadet is pronounced 'ca-day' and the Scots changed it into 'caddie.'

So now you know! Don't you feel a lot better informed.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Dog Days of Summer???!!!

First, let me apologize for not "blogging" regularly! We have had an extremely busy week and weekend at the cupcakery! Thanks everyone for supporting us and sharing "The Sweet Life"!

I have heard the term..."Dog Days of Summer" ...for ..well, all of my life actually. And..with that, wondered just what it references? What exactly "is" a "Dog Day"? If you here for me (and anyone else who wonders). Until then...I am off to "research" a "Dog's Day"! I DO GET..."It's a Dog's Life" fact...I think I am living it! LOL!!!!

Have a great day!

Monday, August 10, 2009

SugarPlums to Participate in Cancer Care for Kids CupCake Week!

At SugarPlums, as you know....we are all about the "kid in you"! We are so excited to be able to participate in this year's Cupcake Week and offer the proceeds of our cupcakes sales for the week to the Cancer Care for Kids program!!!! Here is a copy of the Media Information! PLEASE...mark your calendars and visit us at our brick/mortar location just east of Cincinnati in Milford, Ohio or purchase online at!!!! We will keep updating the information for you! If you would like to volunteer to help us out that week as your contribution...please feel free to give us a call! Such a wonderful cause!

The 6th Annual Cupcakes for a Cause™ Week will take place September 21–27, 2009 during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Renowned bakeries, gourmet grocery stores, and individuals across the country will bake and sell specially decorated cupcakes to benefit CancerCare for Kids.
See our Media Alert (PDF).
Cupcakes for a Cause began in 2004 when CancerCare enlisted a small group of New York City bakeries to bake and sell special cupcakes to support the program. It has since become a week-long event, with over 200 bakeries nationwide participating in 2008.
2008 also marked the first National Bake Sale Contest sponsored by Duncan Hines. Participants from across the country hosted their own bake sales to raise funds for CancerCare for Kids and compete for cool prizes.
The 2008 Cupcakes for a Cause campaign raised nearly $120,000 for CancerCare for Kids.
Members of the media are encouraged to contact Christina Wyman at (212) 712-8325 or for more information about CancerCare, Cupcakes for a Cause, or to arrange interviews with CancerCare staff, our spokesbakeries or a CancerCare for Kids client family.
CancerCare for Kids
CancerCare for Kids is a very distinct program that focuses on a child coping with a cancer diagnosis, either a close loved one or their own. We know from our clinical experience and research that help for children coping with cancer makes a big difference. CancerCare's professionally trained social workers offer counseling, other social services and recreational programs to children and their parents to help them manage this difficult situation and to feel less alone.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

All tied up!

One of my very favorite things to do is bake! Of course! a mother and grandmother, I am always on the look out for some very cute and inspiring aprons! I can still remember watching my mom and grandma baking in the kitchen in their "ruffled" aprons preparing for the holiday dinner at the "grand" dining room table. Here is one of my very favorite aprons...of has cupcakes!

Custom designed and created by "Sassy Apron"!
You can find her and her fabulous work on Etsy at

Friday, August 7, 2009


Since I operate a "Sweet" Enterprise in town...I always try and make sure we know when the "holidays" are...and how we should help celebrate them. (Even the "bizarre" ones)! Too fun!
So, in my research...I discovered there is a National S'Mores is August 10th! If you want to be "One Up" can order SugarPlums CupCakery S'Mores Cupcakes to help in the celebration...and just "sit" around the fire! LOL!!

Here is the scoop...and of course, the 'traditional' S'Mores recipe!!! Sweet Celebrations to all!

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National S'mores Day
When: Always on August 10th
S'mores are a favorite campsite treat for young and old kids. If you're at a campfire, chances are, there's S'mores. Sticky and gooey, and loaded with sugar and carbs, S'mores are nothing short of delicious. Who was the first person to create S'mores? We don't know. But, we're all sure glad they did!
National S'mores Day celebrates this tasty summer treat. It's appropriately placed in August...campfire prime time. But, don't limit your consumption of S'ores to the campfire. They are popular with kids year round, and can be baked in the oven or microwave.
The origin of S'mores dates back to the 1920's. It's believed the recipe was first discovered by Girl Scouts. S'more folklore suggests that S'mores got its name right by the campfire. After eating one, young kids chanted "gimme some more!"
While much is written about National S'mores Day, our research has been unable to verify that this is an officially recognized national day (which requires an act of Congress). Don't let that stop you from celebrating this day with a few S'mores.

How to make S'mores:
Chocolate candy bar
Honey Graham Crackers
Break off a square of Graham cracker
Add a piece of Chocolate.
Toast a big marshmallow over the campfire.
Add the hot marshmallow.
Top it with another graham Cracker.
Eat , savor and enjoy!
Note: You can make S'mores in the microwave. Just put them together and pop them into the microwave on high for 15 to 20 seconds.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Sharing just a little of my "sugar" me yours!

SugarPlums has been very busy during our first 3 months at our brick and mortar location in Milford, Ohio...just east of downtown Cincinnati! Here is just a "taste" of things you can sample when you walk in our purple palace!!