Blog Archive for March, 2012

Modern Easter

March 30th, 2012

We’ve scoured the internet high and low, and found these awesome modern easter egg decorating ideas.

Yep, that’s right – pull out your Sharpie, 80s neon food coloring, puffy paint, and yarn/mod podge – you’ll be able to revive these trusty craft room regulars to make these beauties.

Check out our Easter Best bundle, which includes a dozen Easter cupcakes, Easter themed Quippies, and a bonus pack of our hand-crafted bird nest cupcakes – all for $38.00, including free delivery (regularly $88 for the bundle). Just order by Thursday, April 5th to take advantage of the special offer.

Have fun gettin’ crafty!

WWF Time

March 21st, 2012

If you are a Words with Friends addict like we are, you’ll want to get in on this.

Invite us to play a game of Words with Friends with you. If we accept (we can only manage 5 at a time, so thanks for being patient!) and you beat us, you’ll win a box of our NEW Seasonal Favorites, available 4/1:

Cinco de Chile (Mexican chocolate chile, anyone?)
Cheerful Churro (Vanilla cake, dulce de leche, and fried churro topping)
Matcha Back Atcha (Matcha green tea cake, cream cheese frosting)
Lemonade Stand (Lemon-filled vanilla cake and candied lemon peel)
Baby Carrot Cake (supermoist carrot cake and cream cheese frosting)
Swizzle (a spring favorite: strawberry-filled vanilla cake with a strawberry-basil frosting)

Invite us to play. Our user name is CupcakeChicago. Let’s get our WWF on!

Weekly Quippie Challenge Winners

March 19th, 2012

We’re a couple of weeks behind, but let’s get going with the winners from 3/12, 3/5 and 2/27:

Mom, you mean more to me than a Chicago Cubs World Series!

– Andrew O., 3/12

Rolllllll Tide Roll!

– Laura J., 3/5

Passover another cupcake (Matzel Toff edition)

– Jessica R., 2/27

Winners, e-mail hey at foiledcupcakes dot com to claim your free dozen!

Thanks to everyone for playing!

Why Knowing Nothing About College Basketball Is Your Golden Ticket

March 14th, 2012

I remember in 2009 when I filled out my first NCAA Tournament bracket. Everyone told me my picks sucked.

Everyone then ate their words as I beat the President (yes, his bracket is public) and continued onto beating 99.7% of the rest of the country.

2010 rolled around, and I thought to myself, “There’s no way I could do that again.”

Results: I finished on ESPN Chicago’s top 10 (I was lucky #7 out of over 100,000 entries) AND I won a Wow Bao party for 10.

2011 was an off year for everyone (thanks a lot, VCU) and only 2 people out of 5.9 million got the Final Four correct. It was an amazing year of upsets, Cinderella stories, and passionate, passionate basketball. And the year I realized I now know too much about college basketball to make golden ticket bracket picks.

The point?

If you know nothing about basketball, it is quite possibly a major advantage. You aren’t tainted by “expert analysis” or historical favorites. You can choose based on school colors, mascots, the average weight of the starting lineup, or if their arena faces East.

Hey, it’s worth a shot. And we have 10 dozen cupcakes to give away to the person who has the closest-to-perfect bracket. If we get 125 people in the Foiled Cupcakes pool, we’ll even give a consolation prize of 5 dozen cupcakes to the loser.

So what are you waiting for? If you’ve never done one before, now’s your chance. Show us how ignorance is bliss… particularly in the unpredictable world of Men’s College Basketball.

1 – Go here:
2 – Set up a login and password if you don’t already have one.
3 – Enter the pool password: foiled (all lower case)

You (and I) have until 11 a.m. Central time on Thursday, March 15, to finalize our brackets.

Good luck!

March Madness!

March 13th, 2012

It’s that time of year again – TOURNAMENT TIME! And that means that we’re giving away 15 DOZEN (yes, that’s 180!) FREE CUPCAKES!

Win the Foiled in Chicago Pool and you will get 10 dozen cupcakes for your office to celebrate your awesome picks.

Lose the Foiled in Chicago Pool and you will get 5 dozen cupcakes for your office to bemoan your awful picks.

But we will only give away the last 5 dozen cupcakes if we can get 125 people playing. So pass it along! And come have a fabulous March Madness with the team at Foiled!

Go to:
Group abbreviation: foiledcupcakes
Password: foiled

Deadline to fill out your bracket is Thursday, March 15th at 11 a.m. Central Time (before first game tips off).

You will have to create a login/password if you don’t already have one.

Happy bracketologizing!