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2011-02-24 07:10:00

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- And the winner is...Casey's Cupcakes! Last night, the Southern California confection boutique was chosen as the winner on the wildly popular and highly competitive Cupcake Wars on the Food Network. The national recognition on Cupcake Wars caps off a busy and hugely successful month for Casey's Cupcakes. On February 14, Valentine's Day, Casey's Cupcakes opened its second location in Laguna Beach, Calif. The original Casey's Cupcakes is...

2010-07-30 06:04:00

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Katie Rousonelos of Madison, WI has been named Grand Champion in the first ever Duncan Hines Red Carpet Cupcake Challenge for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards. Selected from hundreds of recipe entries, Katie's Red Carpet Glamour, has earned the prestigious baking title. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/duncanhines/45446/ (Logo:...

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2010-03-29 09:34:46

Delicious new cakes and frostings may someday contain less fat and fewer calories, thanks to work by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists such as Mukti Singh. She's based at the ARS National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR) in Peoria, Ill. In experiments at her Peoria laboratory, Singh is formulating low-fat cake mixes and frostings with Fanteskâ“ž¢"”microdroplets of trans-fat-free cooking oil, encapsulated in cornstarch or...

2005-10-20 07:17:17

By Joanne Morrison WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A New Year's resolution a few years ago drove U.S. government litigator Warren Brown to trade the courtroom for the kitchen, reinventing his career and grabbing attention across the United States as the guy who can really bake cakes. After less than two years into his legal career and armed with credit cards, a $125,000 small business loan and no formal culinary training, Brown, 35, founded his bakery, CakeLove, in a trendy part of the U.S....

2005-10-20 07:30:02

By Joanne Morrison WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A New Year's resolution a few years ago drove U.S. government litigator Warren Brown to trade the courtroom for the kitchen, reinventing his career and grabbing attention across the United States as the guy who can really bake cakes. After less than two years into his legal career and armed with credit cards, a $125,000 small business loan and no formal culinary training, Brown, 35, founded his bakery, CakeLove, in a trendy part of the U.S....


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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