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My Cupcakes Bring All The Boys To The Yard

my cupcakes, originally uploaded by nichellest.

Sunday, Cupcakes Take The Cake had a bake sale at the Brooklyn Flea and raise $700 for Cupcakes For A Cause. If you want to contribute, go buy a cupcake today at either Baked, Crumbs, or one of the many bakeries across the country.

Tuesday I ate well thanks to Foodbuzz, learned how to make risotto thanks to Chef Brad Steelman from River Cafe and learned about induction cooking thanks to Electrolux.

Wednesday, I drank champagne, got some free Jo Malone performe samples and listened to jazz musician Marcus Goldhaber.

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Baked Book Party and FreshDirect Event

Nato, Matt, Niche and RKB, originally uploaded by nichellest.

Tonight, I went to the book party for Baked at PowerHouse Arena in DUMBO. Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito, the owners of Baked in Red Hook, have written their first cookbook,  Baked: New Frontiers in Baking, which is full of delicious recipes for cakes, brownies, whoopie pies and cupcakes. The Chocolate Malted cupcakes pictured above are so yummy!

Artisanal Cheese and Wine At USQ

Before going to the Baked event, I stopped by the FreshDirect event at Union Square Wine and Spirits.  The event was to promote the FreshDirect’s new online wine store partnership With USQ Wine Store.  There was cheese and wine pairings, sake with edamame,  a few Spanish wines and a really spicy ginger cocktail made with Canton.  I especially liked the Llopart Rose Brut Cava so I may get some for the holidays since they will be here soon.  At the event, I met a couple of writers from Crain’s,  a very cool former model who is a foodie, and actress Robin Mattson who played Heather on General Hospital back in the day. Plus, I talked to fellow foodbuzz blogger Miss Ginsu and the very nice publicists at MWW.

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Cupcakes Take The Cake Bloggers Photo Shoot

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IMG_2795.JPG, originally uploaded by Brooklyn Hilary.

A couple of weeks, the three of us went over to Brooklyn Hilary for a photo shoot. We didn’t have press photos, so I thought it would be a good idea. It was so much fun. We took a lot photos!

See the Flickr Set.

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Martha, Cupcakes, and Key Lime Martinis

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Martha Stewart Blogging Show, originally uploaded by nichellest.

Wednesday, I attended the taping of a very special Martha Stewart show. It was an all blogger show and everyone in the audience were bloggers. My Dell laptop battery lasted about 30 minutes so I couldn’t live blog/twitter the whole show, but it was fun. Martha Stewart and HP kindly gave away All-In-One Printers to everyone in the audience. I can’t wait to get mine in a few weeks!

Wednesday evening, Cupcakes Take The Cake had a Cupcake Social at The Delancey. There were so many cupcakes, that I don’t think I can eat any for the next week.

Friday was LikeMind, and after that I met with the founders of SmartyPig. I stopped by the OMMA Expo Hall, and met Barbi from Kontera.  In the evening I went to the Montauk Club in Park Slope to celebrate Eric’s birthday. I had two delicious Key Lime Martinis and chatted with friends. Today I feel a little anti-social so I’m staying close to home tonight.

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One Thing Leads To Another

Tonight: Come to the Hysterical Festival Fundraiser show at Comix. Hosted by Carolyn Castiglia, the lineup includes Adira Amram, Rachel Feinstein, Heather Lawless, Ophira Eisenberg Bridget Everett and Mel and El.

Saturday: On April 19, you can party with a girl and her instrument. Join Erin and Her Cello as she celebrates the release of her debut CD with a performance at Joe’s Pub. Listen to her song, “Subway Crush“.

May 4: I am hosting a clothing swap at Angels and Kings.

May 8: Be social. Cupcakes Take The Cake is hosting a Cupcake Social 2.0 at The Delancey.

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Short Skirt, Long Jacket

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Am I too old to wear a skirt this short?, originally uploaded by nichellest.

I love bacon more than you drink: A recipe for Bacon Vodka

I tweet; you tweet and then we tweet privately: Group Tweet is a tool for private group twittering.

Thanks to Fred Wilson, I know what music I will be buying this spring. Little Jackie is Imani Coppola’s new music project.

Gawker linked the Martha Stewart segment where my fellow cupcake bloggers and I eat coconut cupcakes.

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The Sweetest Thing

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Happy cupcake bloggers, originally uploaded by Rachel from Cupcakes Take the Cake.

By the way, I run a cupcake blog with my friends, Allison and Rachel. Last week, we went to Martha’s Country Bakery in Astoria for a cupcake meetup.

I also wrote about cupcakes with fondant icing for NewYorkology and New York Mag’s Grub Street picked up my post for their weekly round-up from the blogs.