July 26th is All or Nothing Day!

 

Happy All or Nothing DayHow will your day go? Will you have it all….or nothing. When thinking of what All or Nothing Day really means it is a day of extremes! Go Big or Go Home!

If you’re a gambler, it’s a day to go for broke. A little drastic day, perhaps!

 

This is one extreme gambling cake!  Look at all of that detail.  I would hate to be the person cut and serve at the party…it’s too beautiful to eat!

 

Have you ever googled…”extreme cakes”?

Well, I did this morning to find interesting cakes and cupcake images for this holiday.  Did you know the world’s largest cake weighs 15,032 pounds???  I wonder how long it took to make  …and decorate?

 

 

 

What about an over the top wedding cake?

Maybe a full size replica of the bride…

There is even a slideshow on CNN portraying thiscake on the day of the wedding!  There’s definitely no grey area in how you spend this day.

 

One of my favorite shows on the Food Network is Food Network Challenge and by far my favorite pastry chef and cake decorator is Bronwen Weber. Her cakes are amazing and truly an inspiration when I bake. The show always has an extreme twist thrown in…definitely an all or nothing competition.

We hope you have it all on All or Nothing Day, and every day.

 

Until tomorrow, have a sweet day!


July 21st is National Junk Food Day!

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Back to Junk Food Day… 

 

To some people, every day is Junk Food Day. For the rest of us, National Junk Food Day is an opportunity to guiltlessly eat your favorite junk food.

 

 

Dietitians will tell you that junk food is any food that contains little nutritional value. We also include foods that are high in salts, fats, and sugars. In other words, junk food is all that tasty stuff that the dietitians, and Mom, consider to be bad for us.

On Junk Food Day, you get to eat anything you want. Eat any amounts that you want, too. Tomorrow, however, it’s back to a healthy diet.

 

 

 

I found a few interesting ways to use junk food, not only in cupcakes but also as gift ideas and even art! Take a look…

So how about a wedding cake made out of Hostess snacks. This couple definitely wins for the most creative wedding cake.  I want to be the person that gets a pink Sno Ball!

 

 

Need a creative gift idea? How about a Junk Food Gift Bouquet! This beats flowers any day! Easy DIY gift for your favorite snacker…or maybe a funny Father’s Day or Birthday gift?

Deluxe Junk Food Bouquet

 

Instead of making a Diaper Cake for your next family or friend’s baby shower…perhaps a Snickers Candy Cake? What pregnant woman would not want some chocolate! This is even a great idea for a kid’s party as a centerpiece and then the kids can take the candy to put in their goodie favor bag! To make the goodie bags even more personalize, you can use our Printables where you can create custom favor thank you tags for all the children!

Snickers Candy Cake

 

Ok, so onto the cupcakes! Wouldn’t you love a Butterfinger or Almond Joy or even Peppermint Patty Inspired cupcake – yes, please! Check out all of these great recipes from Pardon My Crumbs to try out at your next party!

Peppermint Patties Cupcake
Almond Joy Cupcakes
Butterfinger Cupcakes

 

Would you like your portrait made of junk food? I guess Rosie O’Donnell did!

 

You won’t find a paintbrush in Jason Mecier’s studio. The mosaic portrait artist’s representations of famous faces — including Rosie O’Donnell, Rachael Ray, and Jerry Seinfeld — are made out of candy, potato chips, cookies, and other edible goodies.