Love, cupcakes, and other indoor sports.

saint cupcakeFor some reason my daughter has been obsessed with the idea of make your own cupcakes lately. Oh wait…I remember why. Because cupcakes are good.

Or at least they’re supposed to be. We’ve tried a few DIY kits recently have been hardly worth the calories. (HFCS frosting? Yuck.) And then recently we sampled the goodies from Saint Cupcake, whose cupcake kits give new meaning to OH GOD YES.

Portland’s Saint Cupcake does
as magnificent a job as I’ve ever seen with a make-your-own cupcake
kit. Start by choosing your fresh-baked cupcake flavors, from vanilla,
chocolate and red velvet to more adventurous flavors like pumpkin spice
or vanilla toffee. There are even vegan flavors for those of you sweet
on cupcakes but not butter and eggs.

Then select your frostings and
toppings (mmm…coffee buttercream), and add optional accessories like
adorable Valentine’s toppers, pretty candles or greeting cards for all
occassions. Finally, sit back and ferociously count down the 48 hours until
your exquisite gift box arrives at your door.

Cupcake baking kit by Saint CupcakeThe kits make a spectacular gift for a sweet-lover in far-off places.
I’ve only tasted a couple of the flavors, but am ready to taste more,
despite protests from my thighs to the contrary. Considering they start
at just $12 for a fully decked-out box of 3, I don’t even need
Valentine’s Day–or my kids–for an excuse. –Liz

Order delicious make your own cupcake kits from Saint Cupcake. Or if you’re in the Portland area, give them a ring for all kinds of custom goodies including singing cupcake telegrams!

Cool Mom Staff

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  • Reply February 4, 2011


    So sorry, very, very, cute, but ummmm…they bake the cupcakes for you? That doesn’t seem quite “make your own” Liz….what about licking the bowl? For pure flavor the cake mixes and the kids kits from King Arthur Flour beats any other cake mix or cupcake kit around…

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    Reply February 5, 2011

    Cool Mom Picks

    Ha, great point Kerry, they’re definitely NOT make your own! They’re decorate your own and intended for gifts. Think: A mom/pop alternative to Harry + David?

    The day I bake my own cupcakes, package them like this, and send them to friends…well, I might as well go to work for Saint Cupcake then! -Liz

  • Reply February 25, 2012

    Patience Burress

    I am debating participating, I have not yet started to train. Post back and maybe we can figure something out! Always better with someone motivating you!

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