Posts Tagged ‘candy’

The Roger

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Happy Halloween! Oh right… Halloween is way over. Okay how about HAPPY RAGECAKES UPDATE DAY!

I’ll let you guys take a wild guess as to when the cupcakes in this post were made. *Not so subtle hint – it was Halloween.* The post is a little overdue, as all of my posts are. These cupcakes, however, are at least mildly ragey! No small candies are being decapitated or stabbed to death, but skulls and bones are still pretty on par with my ragey ways. This is actually the first ragey cupcake to make it onto RageCakes! I’m a little ashamed.

These I affectionately call “The Roger.”

As you can see from the above picture, not only do the cupcakes have skulls, but I also have a skull that hangs out in my apartment with me. His name is Roger and he is the naming inspiration for these cupcakes. Roger has been hanging out with me for about 10 years now. I named him primarily after Roger Manganelli, the bassist for Less Than Jake, but it worked out too because of the big Jolly Roger flag I used to have hanging on my wall. Naming my skull Roger just seemed to be the right choice at that time.

These cupcakes are a white cake with white chocolate chips, topped with a pumpkin butter cream. I didn’t do a stellar job with the frosting for these. I just did straight butter cream with pumpkin whipped into it. I realized after I really should have spiced it up a little. The next time the Roger makes an appearance I’ll play some more.

I’m always on the lookout for fun sprinkles and candies to use with my cupcakes. Unfortunately “ragey” items appear rarely, so when I saw the little bone sprinkles and the skull and crossbones candies I knew I had to buy them and use them on cupcakes.

If anyone knows of any great places to buy fun and ragey cupcake decorations please let me know!

Pop Rocks and Coke Cupcake

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

I’m really bad at updating. I’d make excuses, say I’ve been really busy with work, friends, family, and it would all be true. It is however also true that I’ve spent hours watching Netflix when I could have been writing something up. I actually just received my one year renewal notice on this domain. A year and this is only my second update. Yikes.

I also was yelled at the other day by my friend and coworker Katie. Consider me motivated (or bored if I’m really being honest).

So… have an update!

A little under a year ago a friend and coworker moved far away to try to find a job and life more suited to his tastes and, being the awesome person I am, I made cupcakes.

I was trying to think of something fun and clever and still a little ragey since this coworker friend was the person that came up with the name AND slogan for this thing. Only seemed fair. Well, with some help from my friend Shayna we came up with the Pop Rocks and Coke idea. I am completely aware that Pop Rocks and soda won’t actually kill anyone but the myth is what makes this cupcake so fun.

We joked that we would rather make his stomach burst so we could hide him in the closet than have him move so far away.

I did discover, to my dismay, that putting pop rocks in frosting doesn’t really work. They popped in the frosting (I’d tried to make it dry to prevent that but to no avail) and were no longer even resembling rocks by the time they made it to the office. If you are going to try the Pepsi cake topped with Pop Rock butter cream thing I’d recommend putting the pop rocks on top only, not in the frosting, and only doing it right before serving. You still want the cupcakes to pop when you eat them! Otherwise what’s the point?

I played with a few names for this one. The Gut Grenade, Tummy Tornado, Gutsplosion… Obviously my naming abilities are limited so I’m open to name suggestions!