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5 Reasons You Need a Cupcake

5 Reasons You Need a CupcakeNot that I feel like you actually need convincing, but just in case it’s one of those days where you say “No, I really shouldn’t,” here’s why you really should. We all know the difference between a want and a need, and usually cupcakes are a want. But here are 5 reasons you need a cupcake:

1. Your brain runs on sugar.  Your body breaks down carbs and turns it into glucose, which is the primary source of energy for your brain. I’m not saying cupcakes will make you smarter, but your brain will appreciate the energy boost!

2. Giving into cravings once in a while prevents over-indulgence. I know you’re craving that cupcake, and in an effort to be good you eat some carrots instead. But then you’re still hungry so you have some almonds. You’re still going to be craving that cupcake later. So save yourself the calories of the carrots and almonds and just have the cupcake now!

3. Dark chocolate can lower your blood pressure. Scientists have done a study that found dark chocolate may slightly decrease your blood pressure. Don’t rely on chocolate to regulate your blood pressure, but a moderate amount of dark chocolate may be helpful!

4. Chocolate releases endorphins. Seriously! Eating chocolate releases endorphins in the brain. If you’ve seen Legally Blonde, you know what endorphins do. But for those of you that haven’t, endorphins are chemicals in your body that can cause feelings of euphoria and lower pain. Endorphins make you happy!

5. Because you deserve it. Let’s be real. Today was a hard day, or an awesome day, or even just a regular day. No matter what kind of day it is, it’s a good day for a cupcake.

I’m sure you have your own personal reasons you need a cupcake, but there’s five good ones if you’re looking for a reason to treat yourself. And just to brighten your day a bit, here’s a video of a little girl trying to convince her mom to make cupcakes! How aboooout… Cupcakes!

A groom’s cake he’ll love (and wedding cakes for her!)

We’ve gotten some pretty crazy requests for custom cakes, but a groom’s cake tops them all! Your groom’s cake will represent your soon-to-be hubby, and all the things that are important to him. This is when we get to do the really fun cakes, that are made to look like a mountain, a cooler, or even his beloved fur baby! And just to keep things balanced, check out some of these pretty in pink wedding cakes we’ve made recently! Let us know which one is your favorite :)

The Hunt is Over Groom's Cake Sugarland Raleigh Chapel HillThis groom loves to hunt, and the hunt is over now that he’s found his beautiful bride!

Classic Floral Wedding Cake by Sugarland Raleigh Chapel Hill- Robin Lin PhotographyThis beautiful wedding cake is a classic, floral cake. So timeless and pretty! Thanks to Robin Lin Photography for the beautiful pictures of this one!

Pink Floyd The Wall Groom's Cake Sugarland Raleigh Chapel HillFor the groom who’s ready to rock- a Pink Floyd cake!

Pink Ombre Wedding Cake Sugarland Raleigh Chapel HillPink Ombre is trending- and it makes for a beautiful wedding cake!

Basketball Dog Groom's Cake Sugarland Raleigh Chapel HillThis ECU graduate groom loves basketball and his cute pup too!

Gold and Pink Wedding Cake Sugarland Raleigh Chapel HillGold and Pink are so pretty on this gorgeous and detailed wedding cake!

Yeti Cooler Fishing Groom's Cake Sugarland Raleigh Chapel HillFor a groom who loves fishing, there’s nothing better than a big trout in a Yeti cooler!

Pink Ombre Ruffle Wedding Cake Sugarland Raleigh Chapel HillOmbre is definitely in, and we love the fun flair the ruffles give this pink wedding cake!

Porsche Race Car Groom's Cake Sugarland Raleigh Chapel HillThis Porsche loving groom got his dream cake, with a mini Porsche race car on top!

The Last Wedding Tip of the Week

The Last Wedding Tip of the Week Sugarland Raleigh Chapel HillWe hope each wedding tip of the week has helped you plan your perfect dream wedding! You’ve got all your vendors booked, your center pieces are done, you’ve picked out your first dance song, and you and your fiancé are happily counting down the days until the big day. So, here’s our last wedding sanity saving tip. Just stay sane :)

If that sounds just a little sarcastic, it’s not meant to be. Despite all your perfect planning, something will still go wrong. It just will. It’s best to accept this ahead of time and be prepared to just let it go.

The photographer will get lost, the flower girl will start crying halfway down the aisle, the ring bearer will poke his finger in the wedding cake, your bouquet will have too much baby’s breath and not enough calla lilies, you’ll spill pinot noir on your dress, or Aunt Susie will get drunk at the reception.

But at the end of the day, you’re married to the man of your dreams. Nothing is going to change that. So stay calm, kick your shoes off, dance, and make sure you get a piece of your wedding cake! (Seriously- we make good cake. Eat a piece!)

Take our advice, we’ve had a lot of experience when it comes to weddings. If you’ve got a wedding tip we didn’t cover, leave us a comment so other brides can share in your wedding wisdom!



Seriously Adorable Cakes!

Not all cakes are created equal, some cakes really are cuter than others. We wanted to get your day going with some adorable cakes that will make you say “aww!!” We’ve got kids cakes, baby cakes, and my personal favorite- little baby smash cakes! Smash cakes are perfect for first birthdays, to give those tiny hands something to play with and snack on without destroying the cake for the rest of the guests. So get your daily dose of “aww” and let us know what you think of these adorable cakes!

Frozen Olaf Birthday Cake Sugarland Raleigh Chapel HillOlaf is just the happiest little snowman on this cute Frozen cake!

Butterfly First Birthday Cake with Smash Cake Sugarland Raleigh Chapel HillWhat a sweet little butterfly cake (of course, with a smash cake!!)

Sports First Birthday Cake Sugarland Raleigh Chapel HillBrett got this cute sports themed cake for his first birthday!

Firetruck First Birthday Cake Sugarland Raleigh Chapel HillHow adorable is this firetruck cake for Braylon’s first birthday?!

Jungle Birthday Cake Sugarland Raleigh Chapel HillThese jungle animals are too cute!

Sailboat Nautical Cake Sugarland Raleigh Chapel HillA sailboat, a pelican, and fluffy white clouds make this Nautical cake absolutely precious.

Mustache Little Man First Birthday Cake with Smash Cake Sugarland Raleigh Chapel Hill

This lil man got his mustache cake- complete with smash cake!

Dog Kids Birthday Cake Sugarland Raleigh Chapel HillGeorgia and Lucy got a puppy on their cake, look at that tiny little tongue!

Little Birds Cake Sugarland Raleigh Chapel HillWhat a sweet baptism cake with baby birds!

Baby Block Cake Sugarland Raleigh Chapel HillIsn’t the teddy bear on this baby block cake perfect?Dinosaur Birthday Cake Sugarland Raleigh Chapel HillDinosaurs are so cute on this little guy’s birthday cake!

Cupcakes for Kidzu!

Cupcakes for Kidzu Charity of the MonthWe have some exciting news Sugarfans! We’re thrilled to announce we’re partnering with Chapel Hill’s own children’s museum, Kidzu! Kidzu provides fun, educational exhibits and programs to inspire the imagination of young children right here in downtown Chapel Hill. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter for more updates and ways to get involved.

Kidzu has been working hard for years towards an amazing new museum that will allow them to do even more for the kids. The Town of Chapel Hill has provided Kidzu with a new location on the Wallace Plaza, and some awesome plans are in the works! The new space is over 15,000 sq ft, plus a fantastic outdoor area for kids to learn and play.

We’re excited to support the expansion by donating 75 of every cupcake sold on Wednesdays in Chapel Hill all month long to Kidzu! So, tell your friends, tell your neighbors and stop by any Wednesday in July to support the kid friendliest fun in downtown Chapel Hill!