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Most of us  love toffee, maybe it was helping mum add the ingredients as kids and watching the sugar bubble on the stove or maybe it's the fact it's basically pure sugar,sticky, crunchy and oh so sweet. Praline is the adult version of toffee, essentially the same thing but slightly lighter and spread out on a tray to give you lovely shards of crunchy toffee. You can get creative with praline; add some almonds, crushed hazelnuts, even beautiful edible flowers. Praline is fantastic as a cupcake topping, whether you crumble it or add shards sticking
out of the icing; it compliments a cupcake by adding crunch and texture.
Gorgeous on your wedding cupcakes, you could even wrap shards in cellophane and
tie with string or ribbon as a unique bonbonniere. Never to do things by the book, we thought we'd take things a little further! As you know we love popping candy as a cupcake topping, it's a little surprise for your tastebuds on their way through the cupcake journey and always makes it's way to our topping bar. But the question was can you combine the two?? And the answer is.....Yes!
The result is an amazingly light delicate shard of praline that tingles and giggles in your mouth. Crush it, smash it or eat it anyway you can.
Here is the recipe...


 
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We were recently alerted to the magnificent work being undertaken by Cupcakes for Cancer. This wonderful organisation is dedicated to minimising the impact of cancer on young adults (Age 18-40) through funding cancer research and support programs. The Cupcakes for Cancer beneficiary for 2013 is The Warwick Foundation. Read all about the Warwick foundation in the box below. 
When we heard that Cupcakes for Cancer encouraged people to host "donate and decorate" fundraising events we started to think about ways that we could work together to encourage more people to host events. Of course not everyone likes to bake, and with our busy schedules these days many people simply don't have the time to organise a function and bake cupcakes, organise toppings, utensils and instructions. After a few excited conversations we developed a special Cupcakes for Cancer "donate and decorate" cupcake party pack. 
The pack includes everything you need to host an event including freshly baked cupcakes, icing, toppings, utensils, instruction cards, serviettes, bowls and carry home boxes! All for only $5.50 per guest the packs are affordable and convenient. And of course we wanted to do everything we could to support the Cupcakes for Cancer initiative so every pack is discounted by 10%! Plus we here at The Naked Cupcake Bar will be donating 5% of event packs and 10% of the full price of every event bar directly to Cupcakes for Cancer! We are extremely excited about the new partnership and cant wait to build our business in Perth to further support the initiative.
Check out our page or visit www.cupcakesforcancer.org.au for more information.

 
On May 2nd the team at Support for Mums put together an amazing event to celebrate the launch of their not for profit organisation that assists mums and their families through circumstantial crisis. We were so pleased to be accepted as a sponsor at the event supplying guests with our unique dessert option. The bar was beautifully styled well before the event commenced, with guests very eager for opening time.  What a fabulous night we had, guests (nearly 80 people in a cupcake queue, very cute!) had dutifully lined up for a cupcake before opening time had commenced so we were working overtime to decorate! 
The best request for the evening had to have been the challenge to decorate with as many maltesers as possible, challenge accepted! There were at least 15 little morsels of happiness squished onto a melt in your mouth red velvet cupcake topped with vanilla cream cheese icing. Love love seeing everyone giggle and laugh at the idea of topping their very own cupcake with sprinkles and chocolate melts or mountains of Persian fairy floss. 
Cupcakes were in high demand and we manage to run out just before the event ended as many guests took a few home for the kids. We do have solutions for this if your event is catered (such as wedding cupcakes) or sit down.
The fantastic night, reminds me why I started this little craze! So much fun for everyone, especially us!