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Weekly Wrap Up- V10

In my WWU (Weekly Wrap Up), I compile some of the latest trends in the food industry, breaking news and cool things of interest. It’s all about the baking, cooking and general shenanigans brought to you live from the world wide web.

Here’s this week’s lineup:

News: NYC Welcomes First Cupcake ATM

If you're a cupcake lover, you live in New York City and you're a fan of machines that dispense things, there is good news for you.

If you’re a cupcake lover, you live in New York City and you’re a fan of machines that dispense things, there is good news for you.

New York City has yet another thing for the rest of the world to be jealous of. 24/7 access to cupcakes. Yes, it is true. Sprinkles Cupcakes recently launched a cupcake ATM. Gone are the days of getting cash out of your bank account to get cupcakes. Now the middle man is cut out and you can get cupcakes whenever you want. Genius. Read more.

 

Shenanigans: Etiquette for Nude Dining

What happens if your date surprises you with a vacation to a nudist rest? Rest assured we have you covered, at least with etiquette.

What happens if your date surprises you with a vacation to a nudist resort? Rest assured we have you covered, at least with etiquette.

Bon Appetit of all places recently showcased an article highlighting how one should behave and act if they found themselves at a nudist resort. Having never been to one before I was intrigued. At least no longer say I’m naked to the truth of what really goes on. Listen to us discuss, or read more.

 

Must Have: Wake Up to Bacon Alarm Clock

Wake up to the smell of bacon, the only downside is a crispy hot plate is not waiting for you once you wake up.

Wake up to the smell of bacon, the only downside is a crispy hot plate is not actually waiting for you.

Oscar Meyer has created an awful lot of hype for the smell of bacon wafting through your bedroom as you wake up. It’s part of their new iPhone alarm clock app. While the app is simply an alarm clock, the device that hooks into it releases a spray of bacon-y goodness to fool you into breakfast being ready. Dream or reality, bacon is where it’s at. Read more.

 

Fad: The Ice Cream Cleanse

Is ice cream a treat or a part of a cleanse? Hint: this is not a trick question, this is a real thing.

Is ice cream a treat or a part of a cleanse? Hint: this is not a trick question, this is a real thing.

What do you get when you take an alternative health craze meets the tabloids’ truth-is-stranger-than-fiction idea? The Ice Cream Cleanse. But beware, while some people experience weight loss, digestive upset can run amuck. And people talk about all of it. Read more.

 

Video: Litigating for Cupcakes

Negotiating foreign policy? Nope. Cupcakes. 

 

Products: Best and Weirdest New Products

Do you believe yourself an adventurer of all things weird and new?

Do you believe yourself an adventurer of all things weird and new?

The Natural Products Expo West is a place where food and beverage manufacturers can debut the latest in their product lines. Available for showcase and tasting, these products are vying for a spot on your grocers shelves. In some cases buyers have to be willing to go the extra mile for you. This includes trying algae milk as a dairy free substitute. What else was brought to market? Find out here.

 

Quiz: What Cereal Are You?

If you could be any cereal when you grow up, what would you be?  Via kay-aaa.tumblr.com

If you could be any cereal when you grow up, what would you be? Via kay-aaa.tumblr.com

Ever wonder which celebrity your personality reflects? How about what cereal you might represent? Well you’re not alone. BuzzFeed has done it again to give you what you need to put your mind at rest. Take it now.

Written by Tarte Chic

Author Kat Nielsen (formerly Kat Wojtylak) is a creative type with an immense love for food. She maintains a day job handling marketing and brand support to various companies while enjoying her evenings and weekends writing recipes and blogging all about her culinary experiences.

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