Thursday, November 18, 2010

Gingerbread House Workshops 2010!

Come and decorate your very own Gingerbread House!
 We provide the pre-assembled gingerbread house and all the toppings, frosting, holiday candies, Santa Clauses, sprinkles, gum drops, candy canes and more!
Cost $25.00

Saturday, December 11 & 18 @ 12:00 N or 3:00 PM
Sunday, December 12 & 19 @ 12:00 N or 3:00 PM

You can also schedule a Gingerbread-Workshop-To-Go!
We can come to you!
Corporate parties, private parties, adult and children parties.

Or if you prefer buy a completely assembled and fully decorated gingerbread house that is ready for display.
Cost: $35
Please call or email to reserve your space!
Tel: 773.777.7535

Friday, October 22, 2010

Our Spectacular Wedding Cake!

The story of our AWESOME cake aired on Univision Chicago this past Monday. Here the clip!

In the News... What!

Another awesome news article!

In the News... More!

Got to love the attention...Our cake was sooo AWESOME folks are writting about it. STOKED!   

Thursday, October 21, 2010

In the News... Again!

Another news article about our cake.. very exiting!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

In the News!

This past weekend we created a 5ft tall wedding cake with an estimated 800 gum paste flowers. Emilce Verez, a local sugar artist, collaborated with the Beautiful Cakes team to create this amazing masterpiece. La Raza Chicago wrote a small article about our super AWESOME wedding cake.

La Raza Chicago
17 Oct 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Spooktacular Cupcakes!

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Iron Cupcake:Chicago

Challenge: Halloween

Come join us for Spooktacular Halloween Cupcakes!

Bakers will create cupcakes inspired by skulls, ghosts and all things Halloween.

Monday October 11, 2010 @ 6pm

Mrs. Murphy & Son's Irish Bistro
3905 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60613

$5 Cover Charge



To register or more information:

Sunday, September 12, 2010

"Under the Sun... Summer Fruits" challenge on video!

Check out the awesome cupcakes of our last challenge. If you're interested in participating as a judge or baker just send an email to

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A is for Apple

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IronCupcake: Chicago

Challenge: A is for Apple

Lets kick off back to school season Iron Cupcake style!For this challenge bakers will use apple as their main ingredient and will decorate their cupcakes inspired be all things back-to-school.

Monday September 13, 2010 @ 6pm

Mrs. Murphy & Son's Irish Bistro
3905 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613-2417
(773) 248-3905

$5 cover charge



To register or more information:

Friday, July 30, 2010

Under the Sun... Summer Fruits!

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In celebration of summer August's Iron Cupcake:Chicago challenge will be "Under the Sun... Summer Fruits".
All bakers are to design cupcakes with a summer theme and include a summer fruit as the special ingredient.
It's summer! Time for fun and fruity cupcakes!

Monday August 9, 2010 @ 6pm

Mrs. Murphy & Son's Irish Bistro
3905 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613-2417
(773) 248-3905

$5 cover charge

To register or more information:

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Berry Patriotic

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July's IronCupcake:Chicago challenge is "BERRY PATRIOTIC". Your cupcake creations should include one type of berry and be decorated with the colors "RED, WHITE and BLUE". This challenge will be in honor of "GOOD OLD USA", so let's celebrate our country's birthday with "CUPCAKES".

Monday July 12, 2010 @ 6pm

Mrs. Murphy & Son's Irish Bistro
3905 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613-2417
(773) 248-3905

$5 cover charge

To register or more information:

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Cupcake Pebbles

Prep Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 43 min.
Makes: 24 servings

(1 cupcake per serving)

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine 1 pkg. (10-1/2 oz.) miniature marshmallows (6 cups) 1 pkg. (13 oz.) Fruity Pebbles Cereal (about 8-1/2 cups) 1 can (16 oz.) ready-to-spread frosting 1/4 cup colored sprinkles (optional)

MICROWAVE butter in 4-qt. microwaveable bowl on HIGH 45 sec. or until melted. Add marshmallows; mix to coat. Microwave 1-1/2 min. or until marshmallows are completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after 45 sec. Add cereal; mix well. PRESS cereal mixture firmly into 24 lightly greased muffin pans to form "cupcakes," using about 1/3 cup cereal mixture for each cup. Cool; remove from pans. SPREAD with frosting just before serving. Decorate with sprinkles. Makes 2 dozen cupcakes.

Tips & Suggestions
TIP: For best results, spread "cupcakes" with frosting as you need them. Wrap unfrosted cupcakes securely; store in cool, dry place until ready to frost and serve. Mini "Cupcakes": Prepare as directed, using lightly greased miniature muffin pans and pressing about 1/4 cup of the cereal mixture into each cup. Makes about 4 doz. or 24 servings, two mini cupcakes each. Substitute: Prepare as directed, using Post Cocoa Pebbles Cereal. Note: Microwave ovens vary. Cooking times are approximate.

Recently, Post introduced to the market a new cereal "Cupcake Pebbles". Since the ICC challenge for June is "breakfast cereal", I decided to post the recipe for these tasty treats as inspiration for the coming challenge... enjoy!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

1st Year Anniversary of Iron Cupcake Chicago

For the month of June as a suggestion from our Iron Cupcake bakers the special ingredient will be... breakfast cereal! Think of your favorite breakfast cereal as a kid... fruity pebbles, fruit loops, etc! Or maybe a more healthy alternative like cheerios. Have fun with this one... can't wait!

We're back at The Irish Bistro to celebrate Iron Cupcake Chicago 1st year anniversary. Enjoy their Monday specials and free parking.

If you'll like to participate as a baker in this challenge the deadline is June 4. To register or more info:

Date: Monday June 7 @ 6pm
Location: Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro
3905 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60613

Monday, May 3, 2010

The challenge "Flowers"..

Tonight IronCupcake:CHICAGO, lots of "FLOWER" inspired cupcakes!
Location: Smash Cake
2961 N. Lincoln ave
@ 6 p.m.
$5 cover charge, raffle and prizes!
Don't miss it!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Got Milk!

The challenge for April is "COOKIES" a more simple ingredient this time around. Lots of possible cookie and cupcake combinations. Cookies n Cream, Chocolate Chip and Samoa cupcakes to name a few.

We're back at Smash Cake after an awesome turnout last month, lots of meter parking available!

See you there!

Register or more info:

Thursday, March 11, 2010

$300 donation to Haiti!

A snapshot of my email confirmation for the $300 donated to Haiti recovery efforts. Thanks to every who came out to support Iron Cupcake:Chicago, chocolate challenge. If you have any suggestions of a Chicago local charity we can help, please let me know.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Hot and Spicy!

I'm happy to announce March's challenge CHILE!

The event will be held at Smash Cake, Monday March 8 @ 6 p.m. Michelle Garcia, owner of Bleeding Heart Bakery, has invited Iron Cupcake:Chicago to host March's challenge at one of her locations. The ingredient was chosen by Michelle, since is one of her favorites. She is super excited and looking forward to our CHILE cupcake creations!

To register or more info:

Friday, January 15, 2010

IC:Chicago Aids Haiti

Chocolate is the classic food symbol of Valentine's Day and the ultimate comfort food. The perfect ingredient for our next challenge. Who doesn't like chocolate cupcakes... really?

Are you up for the challenge?
To register:

Iron Cupcake Chicago is donating all proceeds to the Red Cross to support aid efforts in Haiti. Your help is needed!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Cup-a-Cakes containers and more...

Beautiful Cakes is now the proud retailer of the cutest cupcake stuff around. Proceeds from the sales of these items will go to a charitable organization and also help support IC: Chicago challenges. You can purchase these cute cupcake items during IC:Chicago challenges. We hope to add more cupcake items to our inventory soon. Take a look...

Cup-a-Cake Containers
They come in assortment of colors by
Find these and other accessories
@ Miss Famous Store.

These beautiful handmade coin purses are the creation of Rebecca A. Cornish. Her purses, wallets and totes are just gorgeous.

So, please help keep IC:Chicago a success and at the same time help others in need.
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