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Monday, February 28, 2011

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

What is Gluten???


What is Gluten???
Gluten is the protein part of wheat, rye, barley, and other related grains. Some people cannot tolerate gluten when it comes in contact with the small intestine. This condition is known as celiac disease (sometimes called non-tropical sprue or gluten sensitive enteropathy).
Celiac disease is now clearly known to be genetically determined.  In other words, if you or your close relatives have a certain gene, then it is more likely that you will get celiac disease some time in your life.  Of great concern and interest is the fact that nine out of ten people with celiac disease do not known they have it.  A simple blood test can give the physician the first clue to this disease.
In patients with celiac disease, gluten injures the lining of the small intestine. This injury can result in weight loss, bloating, diarrhea, gas, abdominal cramps, and/or vitamin and mineral deficiencies. When patients totally eliminate gluten from the diet, the lining of the intestine has a chance to heal.

A gluten-free diet is a diet completely free of gluten (including kamut and spelt), barley, rye, malts and triticale. Gluten is also used as a food additive in the form of a flavoring, stabilizing or thickening agent, often hidden under "dextrin". A gluten-free diet is the only medically accepted treatment for celiac disease, the related condition dermatitis herpetiformis, and wheat allergy.
Additionally, a gluten-free diet may exclude oats, however medical practitioners are divided on whether oats are an allergen to celiac disease sufferers or if they are cross-contaminated in milling facilities by other allergens.

Teacupcakes has decided to dedicate this week to Gluten Free Recipes…Enjoy…


Monday, February 21, 2011

Gluten Free Cupcake Week...

We have been asked by several clients to do Gluten Free Cupcakes, we have done quite a lot of studying and research and we have learned so much about Gluten, we are happy to say that yes we can make some pretty good and nice tasting Gluten Free Cupcakes, so stay with us all week to see our Gluten Free Cupcakes...

Monday, February 7, 2011

Message in a Chocolate Box...


Voila a Special Fudge Pecan Torte for Tiffany's farewell Party with a message in a Chocolate Hand Painted Tete de Kokeshi from our Friends in Montfort LE SHOW COLHA...
Torte is flavored with a coffee-flavored liqueur and topped with a Chocolate Ganache and chopped pecans...


Bon Voyage…
Dear Tiffany,
May this new Chapter in your life, bring you, Joy, Love and Peace of mind…
We are thrilled for you and admire your strength and courage. May new doors and experiences open up to you and show you new adventures.
Know that we will always keep you close in our hearts and that we will always be here for you.
So Bon Voyage to our dear Tiffany, great adventures await you…
Love and Kisses 
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Bon Voyage…
Cher Tiffany,
Que ce nouveau Chapitre dans ta vie, t’emmène de la Joie, de l'Amour et de la Paix intérieure …
Nous sommes ravis pour toi et admirons ta force et ton courage. En espérant que de nouvelles portes et des nouvelles expériences s’ouvreront jusqu'à toi et te montreront de nouvelles aventures.
Sache que nous te garderons toujours très près dans notre coeur et que nous serons toujours là pour toi.
Bon Voyage à notre cher Tiffany … de grandes aventures t’attendent avec impatience  …
Amour et Kisses 
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Cherry Vanilla Cupcakes, with buttercream icing...

Valentine's Day is almost here...did you make a wish list???

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Tom...

Happy Birthday Tom...He is just a fan of our Fruit Cake, so for his 10th BDay teacupcakes did a special one just for him...

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Macadamia Nut Caramel Cheese Cake...

Show someone you love them by telling them you are Nuts about them this Valentine's Day with our Delicious...Macadamia Nut Caramel Cheese Cake, something out of this world...