SO…woke up to my cupcake alarm clock “ding ding” it was time for anotha cupcake adventure. I decided to head down to good ol downtown Franklin, TN and see what sort of trouble I could get into.
Tweeted the usual “ ”sounds alarms* let’s roll” and all of twitterville seemed to be needing a cupcake fix along with me. First stop…Naticakes for some Nati-Chino and Nati-bites. Hold onto your skirts ladies and gentlemen…I walked in and right in the middle of Naticakes was News 2 my Fav Julie Kroenig, WKRN Anchor/Reporter with her crew interviewing owner Nicole Sloane! Lordie, I know how to sniff out cupcake FUN!
You all know me…always have my camera handy…so as she was interviewing her I whipped out my big girl camera and started shooting! This was like heaven for me! I tried not to be a distraction..as I stood right there next the camera and Photojournalist Mr Ken Wilson and listened quietly..sort of while snapping pictures and smelling all the cupcakes!
As I listened what I heard wasn’t about cupcakes…it was all about Naticakes story and mission Look at Nicole Sloanes face…tell me that woman is NOT on a freakin mission! Lordie…someone give that girl a cupcake…she’s got passion flowing out of her ears ” Whether it’s cupcakes, coffee or conversation, we hope to “make your life a little sweeter” at Naticakes! In honor of my niece (Nati), our mission at Naticakes is to generate awareness and funds for the Natalie Wynn Carter Foundation.” http://www.nataliewynn.com/
So of course after the interview I sat down and broke cupcake with Julie Kroenig, WKRN Anchor/Reporter it turns out she is a cupcakeluva too *poof* we were instant cupcake friends! As you all know I love makin new cupcake friends!! Well it seems Julie had been on a similar path as I..except her path was Positively Tennessee – ish sharing the coolest most positive stories of Tennessee businesses…she and I talked cupcake about all the great cupcake stories and missions of our local businesses.
So…I got to thinkin and I came up with the GREATEST IDEA IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD…however, you will have to wait to hear about it in my next cupcake adventure blog. Until then click here to see the interview and meet my new cupcake friends!
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MUAH..my cupcake luvah friends!
February 19, 2010 | Categories: #1 CUPCAKE NASHVEGAS, TN | Tags: "channel 2 news", "cupcake mission", "Julie Kroenig", #1 cupcake in Nashville, cake, Christies Cookies, Christies Cupcakes, cupcake cafe, cupcakes, Curios Gourmet, Downtown Franklin, Fiddle Cakes, Food, Franklin, Gigi's Cupcakes, Greenhills, Ivey Cake, nashville, naticakes, postive polly, Postively Tennessee, The Cupcake Collection, TN, WKRN | 2 Comments »
So I thought I was going to FiddleCakes today for lunch..was thinking warm soup…when I walked in the guy in front of me ordered a brownie…so the soup idea flew out the door! I found myself standing in front of the display case drooling over all the great looking treats…then decided I was having a brownie and hot chocolate…a girl can neva have enough chocolate. Did I mention the brownie was the size of my head? oh yes..this was a BBBRRRROOOOOWWNNIIIEEEE baby.
So I decided to have a seat and enjoy my brownie the size of my head and hot chocolate while I tweeted “na nah nana” out to 17, 000 followers on twitter. I just love rubbing it in that I’m running around having fun yapping about brownies and cupcakes!
So the low down, the best hot chocolate I’ve ever had. I have no idea what’s in it but it is sooooo good and not too much chocolate. The brownie..so good I swear I almost had to start a new blog fortheloveofbrownies and maybe that’s the next step in my cupcake filled fun life!
SO if you have a chance go by and visit Fiddle Cakes on Eighth Avenue South, between Douglas and Bradford. If you have a party coming up be sure to swing by and order a cake!
December 10, 2009 | Categories: TN | Tags: brownie, Christies Cookies, cupcake, Curios Gourmet, Downtown Franklin, Fiddle Cakes, Food, Gigi's Cupcakes, Greenhills, nashville, naticakes, The Cupcake Collection, TN | Leave A Comment »
So I went back to review the history of the cupcake (pls see below..you’re welcome) really wanting to understand if the Mini. My first thought was some skinny person decided they would create the Mini to limit themselves – shorely they haven’t had a Naticake, downtown Franklin, TN.. today I discovered the Mini Nati.
NOW WAS THE TIME – I HAD to figure this Mini out…drum roll please….the Mini was created so you can have a selection of MANY cupcakes all at once! NOW THATS GENIUS..now you aren’t limited to 1 cupcake or the cupcake split (I will neva understand this one) the Mini allows everyone to have many cupcakes and nobody has to share! YIPPPPIEEEEEEE!!
Eat on my little cupcake friends!
A Little CupCakE HiStOry!
The term ‘cupcake’ is first mentioned in E. Leslie’s ‘Receipts’ of 1828. Breaking with tradition of weighing ingredients at this time they ingredients began to be measured in cups. According to “Baking in America” by Greg Patent, this was revolutionary because of the tremendous time it saved in the kitchen. “The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America.” explains that the cup name had a double meaning because of the practice of baking in small containers — including tea cups.
Cups were convenient because hearth ovens took a long time to bake large cakes. Gem pans, early muffin tins, were common in households around the turn of the 20th Century and cupcakes were baked directly in these. Throughout the 1900′s cupcakes became popular kids treats partly due to their ease in baking. In the early 1900′s Hostess introduced the snack cupcake, but it didn’t become the Hostess Cupcake we know today until the 1950′s.
Many people associate cupcakes with the popularity of homemaking of the 1950′s and 60′s although this is an myth. Cupcakes were no more popular during that time period then they are today. More likely is that adults associate cupcakes with memories from their childhood. What is different today is that cupcakes have gone crazy. Traditionally they have been made for children in basic flavors. Today the cupcake has gone gourmet and is playful, hip and glamorous. This craze is here to stay.
November 24, 2009 | Categories: #1 CUPCAKE NASHVEGAS, TN, Uncategorized | Tags: #1 cupcake in Nashville, cake, Christies Cookies, cupcake, cupcake cafe, Downtown Franklin, Food, Franklin, Gigi's Cupcakes, Greenhills, Ivey Cake, Ivey Cakes, nashville, naticakes, positive polly, The Cupcake Collection, TN | 2 Comments »
So yeah, I’ve been thinking of ways to share cupcakes with everyone…so today I went and met with Mr. Noel aka Christie Cookie King to share a few ideas for him to chew on. The skinny – he and I are talking in a week (they just opened the coolest smoothie shop in the Greenhills Ymca..how cool is that?) and he seems to think we might be able to figure it all out.
As I was sniffing around…how can you not go in Christies Cookies without having Gelato…a world famous Cookie..and ohhhhhh the Cupcake? Well let me tell you…it’s a MUST. My nose went right over to the cupcake display and there it was…was just screaming HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY! Allow me to introduce Mr. Happiest Cupcake in the WORLD and friends, Apple Pie Love and TOUCHDOWN BABY! (*and the crowd goes ohhhhhh*)