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Zen Cupcake Presents "The Cupcake Song"

September 25, 2009
This is one of my favorites. For some reason this video is of significant interest to my current blog visitors. Hmmm. Pray tell?!
It’s sing-a-long time….
Crank up the volume.

Poor Little Cupcake is Under Attack Again!

September 25, 2009

Hello Cupcakes.

It looks like those mean malignant Hackers are still hacking this lil ole cupcake blog. We’ve been watching the network attack since early this morning. Among the same usual suspects come a few new interesting developments.

Number of  Entries:
Entry Page Time:
Visit Length:
Browser
OS
Resolution
2
25th September 2009 11:07:02
9 seconds
Safari 4.0
MacOSX
unknown
United States Returning Visits:
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IP Address:
Entry Page:
Exit Page:
Referring URL:
0
Mission Viejo, California, United States
James Hardie Nv.256845 (66.161.123.76) [Label IP Address]
www.zencupcake.com/2008/10/cupcake-hat.html
www.zencupcake.com/2008/10/cupcake-hat.html
www.google.com/search?hl=en&rlz=1G1GGLQ_ENUS330&q=long beach craft mafia&start=20&sa=N

This is a very interesting log entry. The ISP for this entry is “James Hardie” of Mission Viejo, California. The  mean ole lawyer who hired these hackers to break into Ms. Cupcake’s computer also lives in Mission Viejo. 

The public record listing for this ISP is 26300 La Alameda, # 250, Mission Viejo, CA 92691. Here’s where this gets very, very interesting. A certain computer hacker used to live within that apartment complex before he moved to Los Angeles County in September 2008 to work as a web developer. On information and belief, his buddy/former roommate, also a web developer still resides within that same complex. Wow! Is it a small world or what?

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6
24th September 2009 19:25:27
19 hours 52 mins 48 secs
Firefox 3.0
WinXP
1024×768
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Referring URL:
15
Littlestown, Pennsylvania, United States
Embarq Corporation (67.234.241.243) [Label IP Address]
www.zencupcake.com/search/label/celebrity%20cupcakes
www.zencupcake.com/
www.zencupcake.com/search?q=recipes

Hmmm. This person spent 19 hours, 52 minutes and 48 seconds reading cupcake recipes. I bet they’re gonna bake a lot of cupcakes!

Number of Entries:
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 66
25th September 2009 13:40:43
10 mins 46 secs
IE 7.0
WinXP
1280×1024
Brazil Returning Visits:
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0
Betim, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Tele Norte Leste Participações S.a. (189.107.59.85) [Edit Label]
www.zencupcake.com/
www.zencupcake.com/#st=e%3DAOG8GaDvy45pNAyx4g9GkWY%252BuFpRxAsIaiIPSLpECrtsGzZFBcwkW6rZmzun6cEoBhZ6lQuMOYVFL73nkSVOkITDtxyARqSpsQdKvi5huR42ojsB
No referring link

Sixty-six (66) entries of malicious code injected into Zen Cupcake within 10 minutes. That hacker has very nimble fingers! How impressive. I guess hackers build up their finger muscles doing all that malicious coding. Practice makes perfect!

Well, we gotta run.  It looks like Zen Cupcake may need to return to protective custody for her own safety and well being while the good guys go after these bad guys.  And it looks like we better go see the judge!

Cupcake Camp San Francisco October 4, 2009

September 23, 2009

CupcakeCamp founder Ariel Waldman and crew Lauren Caveness, Lynn LaVallee, Marianne Masculino have organized the next CupcakeCamp San Francisco event to be held October 4, 2009.

The event will be held at Automattic Pier 38 (next to AT&T Ballpark, Embarcadero & Brannan) in San Francisco. You can RSVP for CupcakeCamp SF 2009 HERE.

To enter the Best In Show competition for Best Halloween Cupcake, Best Decorated, Best Unique Ingredients and Best Breakfast Inspired, be sure to arrive by 1 PM.

For more information check out the CupcakeCamp website.

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Zen Cupcake is Back Online

September 23, 2009

 Photo by Zen Cupcake
via iPhone

Hi Cupcakes!

I’ll update Zen Cupcake ASAP. 

I’ve got a lot going on right now.

Thank you all for your emails and kind words.

August 21, 2009 Chapel Hill Cupcake Challenge

August 20, 2009

There’s a few minutes left to sign up for the Chapel Hill Cupcake Challenge.

The Preservation Society of Chapel Hill is holding a cupcake challenge at the Horace Williams House. Call local area code + 942-7818 or e-mail psch1858@mindspring.com for contest rules and entry forms.

Attendees will get to sample the cupcake entries and vote on their favorite Chapel Hill Cupcake. The Cupcake Challenge takes place Friday night, August 21, 2009 at 7:00 PM. The winners will be announced at 8:30 PM.

Recipe: Savory Foie Gras Chocolate Cupcake

August 20, 2009

Chef Ludo Lefebvre

Foie Gras Chantilly Chocolate Cupcake

Chocolate Cupcake with Foie Gras Chantilly
and Balsamic-Maple Syrup
by Chef Ludovic Lefebvre

Via LA Weekly by Brooke Burton

“I’m thinking about creating the world’s most expensive cupcake” said Chef Ludovic Lefebvre of Ludo Bites, West Hollywood, as he prepared his savory Foie Gras Chantilly Chocolate Cupcake.
What is a savory cupcake? One that’s not considered inherently sweet because of a dominating salty/spicy meat or vegetable ingredient. Sweet and savory compliment each other. You’ll find many savory cupcakes paired with sweetness from a fruity topping or sauce.

If Foie Gras Chantilly is not your thing, you could always substitute Maple-Bacon Coulis, Caramelized Almond Dragées or Balsamic-Maple Syrup. Yeah. Okay. Like Burger King, you can have this cupcake your way.

The recipe can be found HERE.

Magnolia Bakery Cupcake by Matt Richardson

August 20, 2009

Magnolia Bakery Cupcake
by Matt Richardson

What a beautiful photo! Of course, the fact that it’s a cupcake makes it more so a feast for the eyes. Cupcake by Magnolia Bakery. Photo by Matt Richardson.

Magnolia is a renown New York City Bakery that’s become part of pop culture, due in part for a role in a Sex and the City episode. And, they make iconic cupcakes too. The Hummingbird, Red Velvet and Devil’s Food cupcakes are a few of their best.

It’s been confirmed that Magnolia is indeed opening its first Los Angeles store in the near future. When I was up in L.A. on August 1st, I heard that a “New York” bakery was opening a store ” down the street from Joan’s on Third.” The location is still unknown.

Magnolia has its work cut out for it. West Hollywood is Cupcake Central: Sprinkles, Sprinkles Pantry. Crumbs Bake Shop, Joan’s on Third, Cupcake and Art, Toast, Milk, Susina’s, Canter’s, (yes, they sell cupcakes), Buttercake, Sweet Lady Jane, Cake and Art and, Melli Belli are all within miles of each other.

Too many cupcakes? The more the merrier. I believe in the theory of “Cupcake Darwinism.” Only the best will survive.