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Cupcake Rehab ’round the world, version 8.0!

It’s been over 6 months since I’ve done one of these, so I thought it was about time. Especially since Cupcake Rehab’s second birthday is coming up in September.

The Cupcake Rehab International posts, in case you are unfamiliar, started with my fascination involving who came to visit my site and where they’re from, not to mention how they got here. I was so shocked at how many countries were represented and at times how strange the search terms where that got people here that I made a blog post. The first post was such a big hit that I did 6 more after that, making this post here my 8th Cupcake Rehab International post. If you’d like to catch up on those entries, here they are: parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. Whew. That was a lot of linkage.

Muchos gracias to sitemeter.com & Woopra from whom I get my stats.

Best new visitor’s town name: Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico. I love it, and I love the history behind the name. Also a big ‘Ahoj’ to my new visitor from the Czech Republic and ‘Salaam’ to my new visitor from Pakistan. Last time I kicked it off with the UK so I think this time I’ll start with the Good Ol’ U. S. of A.  And please keep in mind I try to add every single town but it’s so hard to keep up, so if you don’t see yours and you know you’ve been here, tell me & I will most certainly add it. From the U.S., I’ll do it in alphabetical order (by country, not town- that’d take me 6 years!). If I missed anything or misspelled anything, feel free to correct me. And please, feel free to say hi and tell me where you’re from!

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
Epping, New Hampshire; Rancho Cordova, California; Buda, Texas; Mount Vernon, Illinois; Truth or Consequences, New Mexico; San Diego, California; Orlando, Florida; Spokane, Washington; Napa, California; Mahaffey, Pennsylvania; Upland, California; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Fountain Valley, California; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Seattle, Washington; Tampa, Florida; Brooklyn, New York; Miami, Florida; Greensboro, North Carolina; San Francisco, California; Elkhart, Indiana; Houston, Texas; Villa Park, Illinois; Novi, Michigan; Miller Place, New York; Flint, Michigan; Corpus Christi, Texas; Hood River, Oregon; Cleveland, Ohio; California, Pennsylvania; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Perryville, Missouri; Columbus, Ohio; Las Vegas, Nevada; Jackson, Mississippi; Atlanta, Georgia; Penn Valley, California; Rockledge, Florida; Okmulgee, Oklahoma; Austin, Texas; Redmond, Oregon; Fountain Valley, California; Eugene, Oregon; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Bloomington, Illinois; Raleigh, North Carolina; Woodland Hills, California; Castro Valley, California; Twinsburg, Ohio; Glen Allen, Virginia; Corvallis, Oregon; Tylersport, Pennsylvania; Chicago, Illinois; College Station, Texas; Saint Petersburg, Florida; Wind Gap, Pennsylvania; Livonia, Michigan; Rochester, New York; Alexandria, Virginia; San Luis Obispo, California; Arlington, Virginia; Bartlesville, Oklahoma; Hempstead, New York; Eddyville, Kentucky; Las Vegas, Nevada; Hempstead, New York; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Los Angeles, California; Honolulu, Hawaii; Willingboro, New Jersey; Ozark, Alabama; New York, New York; Brooklyn, New York; Londonderry, New Hampshire; San Antonio, Texas; Ponca City, Oklahoma; Bogota, New Jersey; Garden Grove, California; West Grove, Pennsylvania; Glenolden, Pennsylvania; Decatur, Georgia; Seattle, Washington; Ronkonkoma, New York; Fullerton, California; Lincoln, Nebraska; Columbus, Ohio; Warsaw, Indiana; Sherman Oaks, California; Channelview, Texas; Durham, North Carolina; Austin, Texas; Presque Isle, Maine; Atlanta, Georgia; Washington, District of Columbia; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Rosedale, Maryland; Lititz, Pennsylvania; Gainesville, Virginia; Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania; Meriden, Connecticut; Chula Vista, California; Altha, Florida; Merrillville, Indiana; Clermont, Florida; Rockledge, Florida; Canton, Michigan; Auburn Hills, Michigan; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; North Brunswick, New Jersey; Wichita, Kansas; Bedford, New Hampshire; Sherman Oaks, California; Chicago, Illinois; Denver, Colorado; San Diego, California; Metropolis, Illinois; Houston, Texas; Loganville, Georgia; Chesapeake, Virginia; Aurora, Missouri; Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Algona, Iowa; Orange, California; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Levittown, New York; Madison, Wisconsin; Randleman, North Carolina; North Scituate, Rhode Island; Huntington, West Virginia; York, Pennsylvania; Meriden, Connecticut; Plainview, New York; Denver, Colorado; Columbus, Ohio; Beloit, Wisconsin; Bayport, New York; Powell, Ohio; Modesto, California; Bayside, New York; Lake Elmore, Vermont; Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Succasunna, New Jersey; Bellflower, California; El Cerrito, California; Sacramento, California; San Leandro, California; South El Monte, California; Augusta, Georgia; Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington; Grandview, Missouri; Dallas, Texas; Fountain Valley, California; Colleyville, Texas; Kihei, Hawaii; East Aurora, New York; Sewell, New Jersey; San Francisco, California; Columbia, South Carolina; Hayward, California; Mesa, Arizona; Renton, Washington; Glen Allen, Virginia; Fairfield, Connecticut; Pleasant Grove, Utah; Hempstead, New York; Seattle, Washington; Wethersfield, Connecticut; Oakhurst, New Jersey; Candor, New York; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Atlanta, Georgia; Dallas, Texas; Bakersfield, California; Monroe, New Hampshire; Atlanta, Georgia; Wanamingo, Minnesota; Atlanta, Georgia; Burlington, Vermont; Portland, Oregon; Weehawken, New Jersey; Montgomery, Alabama; Passaic, New Jersey; San Francisco, California; Dayton, Ohio; Warriors Mark, Pennsylvania; Ambridge, Pennsylvania; Arvada, Colorado; Rockledge, Florida; Riverside, Rhode Island; Foothill Ranch, California; Culver City, California; Durham, North Carolina; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Salem, Massachusetts; Woodbine, Iowa; Holyoke, Massachusetts; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Denville, New Jersey; Houston, Texas; Renton, Washington; Waverly, Virginia; Lewis Center, Ohio; Arlington, Virginia; Tylersport, Pennsylvania; San Jose, California; Salt Lake City, Utah; Fort Worth, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; Boston, Massachusetts; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Urbana, Illinois; Bakersfield, California; Honolulu, Hawaii; Savannah, Georgia; Othello, Washington; Ronkonkoma, New York; Plainview, New York; Ashland, Louisiana; Matthews, North Carolina; Bakersfield, California; Fresh Meadows, New York; Manhattan, Kansas; Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Wausau, Wisconsin; Mount Pleasant, Michigan; Norfolk, Virginia; Sacramento, California; Smithton, Illinois; Lake Forest, Illinois; Red Bluff, California; Little Neck, New York; Lake Charles, Louisiana; Dallas, Texas; Nashville, Tennessee; Westwood, New Jersey; Borger, Texas; Jensen Beach, Florida; Norfolk, Virginia; Hayward, California; San Clemente, California; Newark, California; Highland Park, New Jersey; Klamath Falls, Oregon; Westbury, New York; Indianapolis, Indiana; Charlotte, North Carolina; Schoolcraft, Michigan; Bronx, New York; Allen, Texas; Sherman Oaks, California; Grosse Pointe, Michigan; Staten Island, New York; Santa Clara, California; Sanford, Maine; Fullerton, California; Hammond, Louisiana; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Malvern, Pennsylvania; Kaneohe, Hawaii; Livonia, Michigan; Chichester, New Hampshire; Williamson, West Virginia; Hamburg, New York; Coram, New York; El Cajon, California; Newtown, Connecticut; Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts; Durham, North Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia; Blacksburg, Virginia; Louisville, Kentucky; Shirley, New York; Rockledge, Florida; Waverly, Ohio; De Soto, Kansas; Sacramento, California; Spartanburg, South Carolina; Ballston Spa, New York; Urbandale, Iowa; Mount Laurel, New Jersey; Hyannis, Massachusetts; Houston, Texas; Aliso Viejo, California; York, Pennsylvania; Chandler, Arizona; College Station, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; Winter Garden, Florida; San Antonio, Texas; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Kailua Kona, Hawaii; Clearlake, California; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Sherman Oaks, California; Fort Myers, Florida; Simi Valley, California; Union, New Jersey; Green Bay, Wisconsin; San Francisco, California; Tucson, Arizona; Pinehurst, Massachusetts; Aliso Viejo, California; Powder Springs, Georgia; Enterprise, Alabama; Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania; Haiku, Hawaii; Navasota, Texas; Pacifica, California.

ARGENTINA:
Rosario, Santa Fe; Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal.

AUSTRALIA:
Sunbury, Victoria; Pyrmont, New South Wales; Brisbane, Queensland; Perth, Western Australia; Sydney, New South Wales; Melbourne, Victoria; Griffith, New South Wales; Belrose, New South Wales; Canberra, Australian Capital Territory; Geelong, Victoria; Perth, Western Australia; Morrison, Victoria; Box Hill, Victoria; Wollongong, New South Wales; Padstow, New South Wales.

AUSTRIA:
Vienna, Wien.

BAHAMAS:
Nassau, New Providence.

BELGIUM:
Brussels, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest; Villers-le-Bouillet, Liege.

BRAZIL:
Brasilia, Distrito Federal; São Paulo, Sao Paulo.

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM:
Bandar Seri Begawan; Kampon, Junjongan.

CAMEROON:
Yaound, Centre.

CANADA:
Waterloo, Ontario; Winkler, Manitoba; Victoria, British Columbia; Calgary, Alberta; Toronto, Ontario; Victoria, British Columbia; Stonewall, Manitoba; Barrie, Ontario; Winnipeg, Manitoba; New Westminster, British Columbia; Kelowna, British Columbia; Delta, British Columbia; Beamsville, Ontario; Burnaby, British Columbia; Delta, British Columbia; Brampton, Ontario; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Kenora, Ontario; Kamloops, British Columbia; Montreal, Quebec; Brandon, Manitoba; Abbotsford, British Columbia; Lively, Ontario; Prince George, British Columbia; Guelph, Ontario; Port Moody, British Columbia; McMurphy, British Columbia; Coquitlam, British Columbia; Truro, Nova Scotia; Amherst, Nova Scotia; Kitchener, Ontario.

CHILE:
Santiago, Region Metropolitana.

CHINA:
Tianjin; Taichung, T’ai-wan; Shanghai; Hebei.

CZECH REPUBLIC:
Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC:
Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional.

FRANCE:
Bron, Rhone-Alpes; Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon; Strasbourg, Alsace.

GERMANY:
Kabel, Nordrhein-Westfalen; Langenhagen, Niedersachsen; Bremen.

GREECE:
Athens, Attiki.

HONG KONG:
Tai Wai.

HUNGARY:
Budapest.

INDIA:
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh; Bangalore, Karnataka.

INDONESIA:
Jakarta, Jawa Barat.

IRELAND:
Galway.

ISRAEL:
Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv; Jerusalem, Yerushalayim; Yavne, HaMerkaz.

ITALY:
Rome, Lazio; Milan, Lombardia; Cornaredo, Lombardia.

JAPAN:
Tokyo; Yokohama, Kanagawa; Isahaya, Nagasaki; Setaka, Fukuoka; Isahaya, Nagasaki; Chofu, Tokyo; Hakui, Ishikawa; Naha, Okinawa.

JORDAN:
Amman.

KUWAIT

MALAYSIA:
Shah Alam, Selangor; Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan; Kuang, Selangor; Kota Kinabalu, Sabah; Klang, Selangor; Alor Star, Kedah; Kuantan, Pahang; Kuching, Sarawak; Ampang, Pahang; Jerantut, Pahang; Johor Bahru, Johor.

MEXICO
Guadalajara, Jalisco.

NEW ZEALAND:
Christchurch.

PAKISTAN:
Swabi, North-West Frontier.

PHILIPPINES:
Malaya, Rizal; Kumaliskis, San Carlos; Makati, Rizal; Philippine, Benguet; Manila; Quezon, Nueva Ecija; Putlod, Nueva Ecija; Minoyan, Negros Occidental; Mandaluyong, Rizal.

PORTUGAL:
Bucharest, Vaslui; Lisboa; Braga; Esmoriz, Aveiro.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA

ROMANIA:
Bucharest, Vaslui.

SAUDI ARABIA:
Lena, Al Hudud ash Shamaliyah.

SINGAPORE:
Singapore.

SOUTH AFRICA:
Midrand, Gauteng; Pretoria, Gauteng; Parow, Western Cape.

SPAIN:
Badalona, Cataluna.

SWEDEN:
Malm, Skane Lan.

TAIWAN:
Taipei, Tai’-pei.

THAILAND:
Bangkok, Krung Thep.

TURKEY:
Bursa; Instanbul.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES:
Dubai, Dubayy.

UNITED KINGDOM:
Hemel Hempstead, Hertford; York; Thatcham, Berkshire; Bury; Manchester; Brighton, East Sussex; Gloucester, Gloucestershire; Yeovil, Somerset; Paisley, Renfrewshire; Keele, Stoke-on-Trent; Northallerton, North Yorkshire; Great Malvern, Worcestershire; Maidenhead, Windsor and Maidenhead; Saint Albans, Hertford; Salisbury, Wiltshire; London, City of London; Cambridge, Cambridgeshire; Halesowen, Staffordshire; Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh; Nottingham; Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire; East Retford, Surrey; Leeds; Aldershot, Hampshire; Witney, Oxfordshire; Nottingham; Slough.

VENEZUELA:
Caracas, Distrito Federal.

And of course… it wouldn’t be complete without funny search terms! As always, my comments are italicized and I am in no way making fun of my readers, here. I’m laughing at how funny the searches are. Come on, you know you’ve done it too- searched for a barely coherent sentence in a search engine and wound up somewhere totally unrelated. These aren’t all the terms that my stats showed me, but just the funniest/most amusing ones.

  • chocolate melted dry easily cupcake coating (no fucking idea)
  • how to touch my aunts boobs (Okay seriously? SERIOUSLY?)
  • badass cupcake recipe (I got a shitload of those, buddy)
  • cats don’t eat cupcakes (they needed to come here to find that out?!)
  • hello kitty birthday cake fayetteville, nc (I just want to say I’m sorry that I couldn’t help with any of those things, my friend, and I have no idea why they took you here)
  • cupcake firmer frosting (… is this a haiku?)
  • how to make rebab cake (uhmmmmm… rhubarb? rehab? what do you think they’re asking about?)
  • chocolate chip frosting with oil added (I try to avoid using motor oil in my recipes, except for the few times I had to kill those people… but the chocolate color does mask it well… oh wait, you didn’t mean motor oil… nevermind… *cough* what were we talking about?)
  • when the moon hits your eye like an old pizza pie thats aids (yeah uh, that’s possibly creepier than the ‘how to touch my aunt’s boobs’ one…)
  • i  forgot to put the baking powder in my sugar cookies..what do i do? (here’s an idea: stop baking. forever.)
  • thanks for the slumber party (you’re welcome… but when was this party & how did you get into my house?)
  • ice cream rehab (hey now… no copyright infringements allowed, ice cream lovers)
  • crazy muffins (if only you knew how crazy those muffins can really get)
  • why is cupcake crust on top (*blank stare*)
  • making of french sandwich (is this a new MTV show? Like, ‘Making The Band’?)
  • ozzy osbourne cupcake (sweet! is it made of bats?)
  • cupcake pancakes (oh. mah. gah.)

And the NUMBER ONE search term this time around: caramel cupcakes. Thank GOD it’s not ‘chocolate mug cake‘ anymore. At least caramel cupcakes consist of valid culinary recipes and don’t involve a microwave!

This batch of search terms is markedly stranger than previous ones. That’s awesome- I love weirdos. My cupcake metal towers shit flowers search term of last year is nothing compared to ‘when the moon hits your eye like an old pizza pie thats aids’ and ‘how to touch my aunts boobs’!!

So that’s that! Thanks for reading, and making these posts worthwhile. Without you all, there’d be no Cupcake Rehab, let alone Cupcake Rehab International. Well.. okay, there’d be a Cupcake Rehab but really what fun would it be? I’d just be typing all this crap to myself in a padded cell. Yeah, it’s more fun this way :)

Cupcake Rehab International- “La Parte Sette!”

Well- Happy New Year everyone! Its officially 2009 and technically, I have had Cupcake Rehab for 2 years now (although its 2nd birthday isn’t until September). Today’s post is Cupcake Rehab International: La Parte Sette (Part 7).

For anyone who’s confused as to what that means.. here’s a brief history.

It all started back in April of 2008. I was so amazed at the variety of countries that were visible in my sitemeter web tracker, and so fascinated at the amount of people from all over the world that were visiting me, I decided to make a post about it. That post was soon considered part one as it sort of became a tradition for me to make these posts, and since then I’ve done 6 in all. Part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5 and part 6 all include comments from people from all over the globe saying hello from their respective countries. I think its a great way to “meet” some of my readers…

Its become a sort of tribute to my readers and at the same time it satisfies my curiosity with who/why/where the people that come here do. I also post funny or odd search terms that lead people here, and please don’t think I’m laughing at you if you used one of these. I mean, I probably am, but in a good way. I’m not making fun of you- I just think its funny the things people search for. Anyway, on to business. I had a few new countries visit me this time: Cameroon (Hello!), Guatemala (Hola!), Switzerland (Hoi!), and Jordan (Marhaba!).

Last time I started off with the U.S. so this time its last, and I’m going to start things off with the UK. Places are separated by semi-colons. They are in no particular order! And if I misspell something feel free to correct me, I copy and paste these directly from sitemeter, but nobody’s perfect. Andiamo!

UNITED KINGDOM:
Brighton, East Sussex; London, City of London; Cambridge, Cambridgeshire; Halesowen, Staffordshire; Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh; Nottingham; Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire; East Retford, Surrey; Leeds; Gloucester, Gloucestershire; Yeovil, Somerset; Paisley, Renfrewshire; Keele, Stoke-on-Trent; Northallerton, North Yorkshire; Great Malvern, Worcestershire; Maidenhead, Windsor and Maidenhead; Saint Albans, Hertford; Salisbury, Wiltshire.

IRELAND:
Dublin.

FRANCE:
Orlans, Centre; Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon; Paris, Ile-de-France; Billancourt, Ile-de-France; Courbevoie, Ile-de-France; Champs, Limousin; Bondues, Nord-Pas-de-Calais; Melun, Ile-de-France; Boulogne-Billancourt, Ile-de-France; Limoges, Limousin.

SWITZERLAND:
Basel, Basel-Stadt; Langenthal, Aargau.

NETHERLANDS:
Heerlen, Limburg; Amsterdam, Noord-Holland; Krimpen, Zuid-Holland.

SWEDEN:
Göteborg, Vastra Gotaland; Malm, Skane Lan.

FINLAND:
Vantaa, Southern Finland.

POLAND:
Warsaw, Warszawa.

DENMARK:
Stavnsholt, Frederiksborg; Copenhagen, Staden Kobenhavn.

NORWAY:
Visnes, Rogaland.

GERMANY:
Kabel, Nordrhein-Westfalen; Langenhagen, Niedersachsen; Arnsberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen; Hanover, Niedersachsen; Erlangen, Bayern; Hof, Bayern; Frankfurt Am Main, Hessen.

ROMANIA:
Bucharest, Vaslui.

BELGIUM:
Brussels, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest.

ITALY:
Rome, Lazio; Milan, Lombardia; Cornaredo, Lombardia.

PORTUGAL:
Lisboa; Braga.

GREECE:
Athens, Attiki.

TURKEY:
Bursa; Instanbul.

INDIA:
Delhi.

SOUTH AFRICA:
Midrand, Gauteng; Pretoria, Gauteng; Parow, Western Cape.

JORDAN:
Amman.

ISRAEL:
Jerusalem, Yerushalayim; Tayibe, HaMerkaz.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES:
Dubai, Dubayy.

KUWAIT

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM:
Bandar Seri Begawan; Kampon, Junjongan.

SAUDI ARABIA:
Lne, Al Hudud ash Shamaliyah.

PHILIPPINES:
Malaya, Rizal; Kumaliskis, San Carlos; Makati, Rizal; Philippine, Benguet; Manila; Quezon, Nueva Ecija.

MALAYSIA:
Shah Alam, Selangor; Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan; Kuang, Selangor; Kota Kinabalu, Sabah; Klang, Selangor; Alor Star, Kedah; Kuantan, Pahang; Kuching, Sarawak; Ampang, Pahang; Jerantut, Pahang.

CAMEROON:
Yaound, Centre.

INDONESIA:
Jakarta, Jawa Barat.

THAILAND:
Bangkok, Krung Thep.

JAPAN:
Tokyo; Yokohama, Kanagawa; Isahaya, Nagasaki; Setaka, Fukuoka; Isahaya, Nagasaki; Chofu, Tokyo.

CHINA:
Tianjin; Taichung, T’ai-wan; Shanghai.

SINGAPORE:
Singapore.

TAIWAN:
Taipei, Tai’-pei.

HONG KONG:
Tai Wai.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA

AUSTRALIA:
Brisbane, Queensland; Perth, Western Australia; Sydney, New South Wales; Melbourne, Victoria; Griffith, New South Wales; Belrose, New South Wales; Canberra, Australian Capital Territory; Geelong, Victoria; Perth, Western Australia; Morrison, Victoria; Box Hill, Victoria.

NEW ZEALAND:
Auckland; Tauranga; Wellington.

PUERTO RICO

GUATEMALA

VENEZUELA:
Caracas, Distrito Federal.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC:
Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional.

BAHAMAS:
Nassau, New Providence.

BRAZIL:
Brasilia, Distrito Federal.

ARGENTINA:
Rosario, Santa Fe; Salta.

MEXICO:
Guadalajara, Jalisco; Zamora, Michoacan de Ocampo.

CANADA:
Victoria, British Columbia; Calgary, Alberta; Toronto, Ontario; Victoria, British Columbia; Stonewall, Manitoba; Barrie, Ontario; Winnipeg, Manitoba; New Westminster, British Columbia; Kelowna, British Columbia; Delta, British Columbia; Beamsville, Ontario; Burnaby, British Columbia; Delta, British Columbia; Brampton, Ontario; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Kenora, Ontario; Kamloops, British Columbia; Montreal, Quebec; Brandon, Manitoba; Abbotsford, British Columbia; Lively, Ontario; Prince George, British Columbia; Guelph, Ontario; Port Moody, British Columbia.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
Pocatello, Idaho; Eddyville, Kentucky; Las Vegas, Nevada; Hempstead, New York; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Los Angeles, California; Honolulu, Hawaii; Willingboro, New Jersey; Ozark, Alabama; New York, New York; Brooklyn, New York; Londonderry, New Hampshire; San Antonio, Texas; Ponca City, Oklahoma; Bogota, New Jersey; Garden Grove, California; West Grove, Pennsylvania; Glenolden, Pennsylvania; Decatur, Georgia; Seattle, Washington; Ronkonkoma, New York; Fullerton, California; Lincoln, Nebraska; Columbus, Ohio; Warsaw, Indiana; Sherman Oaks, California; Channelview, Texas; Durham, North Carolina; Austin, Texas; Presque Isle, Maine; Atlanta, Georgia; Washington, District of Columbia; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Rosedale, Maryland; Lititz, Pennsylvania; Gainesville, Virginia; Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania; Meriden, Connecticut; Chula Vista, California; Altha, Florida; Merrillville, Indiana; Clermont, Florida; Rockledge, Florida; Canton, Michigan; Auburn Hills, Michigan; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; North Brunswick, New Jersey; Wichita, Kansas; Bedford, New Hampshire; Sherman Oaks, California; Chicago, Illinois; Denver, Colorado; San Diego, California; Metropolis, Illinois; Houston, Texas; Loganville, Georgia; Chesapeake, Virginia; Aurora, Missouri; Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Algona, Iowa; Orange, California; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Levittown, New York; Madison, Wisconsin; Randleman, North Carolina; North Scituate, Rhode Island; Huntington, West Virginia; York, Pennsylvania; Meriden, Connecticut; Plainview, New York; Denver, Colorado; Ronkonkoma, New York; Plainview, New York; Ashland, Louisiana; Matthews, North Carolina; Bakersfield, California; Fresh Meadows, New York; Manhattan, Kansas; Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Wausau, Wisconsin; Mount Pleasant, Michigan; Norfolk, Virginia; Sacramento, California; Smithton, Illinois; Lake Forest, Illinois; Red Bluff, California; Little Neck, New York; Lake Charles, Louisiana; Dallas, Texas; Nashville, Tennessee; Westwood, New Jersey; Borger, Texas; Jensen Beach, Florida; Norfolk, Virginia; Hayward, California; San Clemente, California; Newark, California; San Diego, California; Orlando, Florida; Spokane, Washington; Napa, California; Mahaffey, Pennsylvania; Upland, California; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Fountain Valley, California; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Seattle, Washington; Tampa, Florida; Brooklyn, New York; Miami, Florida; Greensboro, North Carolina; San Francisco, California; Elkhart, Indiana; Houston, Texas; Villa Park, Illinois; Novi, Michigan; Miller Place, New York; Flint, Michigan; Corpus Christi, Texas; Hood River, Oregon; Cleveland, Ohio; California, Pennsylvania; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Perryville, Missouri; Columbus, Ohio; Las Vegas, Nevada; Jackson, Mississippi; Atlanta, Georgia; Penn Valley, California; Rockledge, Florida; Okmulgee, Oklahoma; Austin, Texas; Redmond, Oregon; Fountain Valley, California; Eugene, Oregon; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Bloomington, Illinois; Raleigh, North Carolina; Woodland Hills, California; Castro Valley, California; Twinsburg, Ohio; Glen Allen, Virginia; Corvallis, Oregon; Tylersport, Pennsylvania; Chicago, Illinois; College Station, Texas; Saint Petersburg, Florida; Wind Gap, Pennsylvania; Livonia, Michigan; Rochester, New York; Alexandria, Virginia; San Luis Obispo, California; Arlington, Virginia; Bartlesville, Oklahoma; Hempstead, New York; Highland Park, New Jersey; Klamath Falls, Oregon; Westbury, New York; Indianapolis, Indiana; Charlotte, North Carolina; Schoolcraft, Michigan; Bronx, New York; Allen, Texas; Sherman Oaks, California; Grosse Pointe, Michigan; Staten Island, New York; Santa Clara, California; Sanford, Maine; Fullerton, California; Hammond, Louisiana; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Malvern, Pennsylvania; Kaneohe, Hawaii; Livonia, Michigan; Chichester, New Hampshire; Williamson, West Virginia; Hamburg, New York; Coram, New York; El Cajon, California; Newtown, Connecticut; Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts; Durham, North Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia; Blacksburg, Virginia; Louisville, Kentucky; Shirley, New York; Rockledge, Florida; Waverly, Ohio; De Soto, Kansas; Sacramento, California; Spartanburg, South Carolina; Ballston Spa, New York; Urbandale, Iowa; Mount Laurel, New Jersey; Hyannis, Massachusetts; Houston, Texas; Aliso Viejo, California; York, Pennsylvania; Chandler, Arizona; College Station, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; Winter Garden, Florida; San Antonio, Texas; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Kailua Kona, Hawaii; Clearlake, California; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Sherman Oaks, California; Fort Myers, Florida; Simi Valley, California; Union, New Jersey; Green Bay, Wisconsin; San Francisco, California; Tucson, Arizona; Pinehurst, Massachusetts; Aliso Viejo, California; Powder Springs, Georgia; Columbus, Ohio; Beloit, Wisconsin; Bayport, New York; Powell, Ohio; Modesto, California; Bayside, New York; Lake Elmore, Vermont; Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Succasunna, New Jersey; Bellflower, California; El Cerrito, California; Sacramento, California; San Leandro, California; South El Monte, California; Augusta, Georgia; Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington; Grandview, Missouri; Dallas, Texas; Fountain Valley, California; Colleyville, Texas; Kihei, Hawaii; East Aurora, New York; Sewell, New Jersey; San Francisco, California; Columbia, South Carolina; Hayward, California; Mesa, Arizona; Renton, Washington; Glen Allen, Virginia; Fairfield, Connecticut; Pleasant Grove, Utah; Hempstead, New York; Seattle, Washington; Wethersfield, Connecticut; Oakhurst, New Jersey; Candor, New York; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Atlanta, Georgia; Dallas, Texas; Bakersfield, California; Monroe, New Hampshire; Atlanta, Georgia; Wanamingo, Minnesota; Atlanta, Georgia; Burlington, Vermont; Portland, Oregon; Weehawken, New Jersey; Montgomery, Alabama; Passaic, New Jersey; San Francisco, California; Dayton, Ohio; Warriors Mark, Pennsylvania; Ambridge, Pennsylvania; Arvada, Colorado; Rockledge, Florida; Riverside, Rhode Island; Foothill Ranch, California; Culver City, California; Durham, North Carolina; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Salem, Massachusetts; Woodbine, Iowa; Holyoke, Massachusetts; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Denville, New Jersey; Houston, Texas; Renton, Washington; Waverly, Virginia; Lewis Center, Ohio; Arlington, Virginia; Tylersport, Pennsylvania; San Jose, California; Salt Lake City, Utah; Fort Worth, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; Boston, Massachusetts; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Urbana, Illinois; Bakersfield, California; Honolulu, Hawaii; Savannah, Georgia; Othello, Washington.

This time around when it came to searches, my number one search was ‘fall leaf sugar cookie‘, or any variation thereof as shown by the list below:

  • fall leaf sugar cookie
  • sugar cookie fall leaf iced
  • iced cookies for fall
  • how to make sugar cookies for fall
  • icing for cookies
  • leaf shaped cookies with icing
  • making icing fall leaf
  • iced leaf cookies
  • frosted fall cookies
  • leaf cookies
  • sugar cookies for fall
  • maple royal icing
  • iced maple cookies
  • sugar cookie icing coloring leaves
  • RECIPE FOR MAPLE ICED COOKIES

I swear I’m not making that up. Literally, there are that many different ways to end up at this post. Hey, at least my number one search isn’t ‘chocolate mug cake‘ anymore! Other searches included:

  • cupcake ny shirt
  • help on foil cupcake liners take paper out? (dude.. seriously?)
  • white wine cupcake (I hope they mean this)
  • how muck baking powder and salt to add to flour to make self rising flour (yeah, its funny they wrote ‘muck’ …but I know what they meant to say and I hope they ended up here)
  • that’s so hot aprons (Paris Hilton must have an apron collection I don’t know about)
  • do you add pudding mix to cake batter?
  • cupcake frosting history
  • simple cookies recipe by using cookie cutter
  • How much cupcake mix do you put in the cupcake paper prior to baking? (oh jeez… REALLY!?! Hmm.. you think this is the same person who asked the second question up there?)
  • elvis muffin recipe (That crazy Elvis and his muffins!!)
  • punk rock cooks aprons (haha, I love it)
  • how to use broken cupcakes
  • rehab gifts (I’m a little freaked out about what that may be)
  • cuppucino cupcakes (cuppucino!?)
  • if the moon was a big pizza, would you eat it (OMG… Harry Caray?!)
  • will special brownies pass drug test (uhmmmm… I don’t know *shifty eyes* who told you I knew anything about that? I don’t… really… *cough*)
  • cupcake shit (thats really appetizing)
  • alcohol in cooking bible (I’m at a loss)

I love it.

My most popular entry, aside from the maple iced fall leaf sugar cookies, are the bomb-diggity brownies. People just love them! Which is awesome because I do too. It really is the best brownie recipe ever. If you haven’t tried it you’re crazy.

I say this everytime, but thanks to everyone who comes here and reads this. Especially the people who come here and spend 38 minutes looking at all my entries! Its great, really. Thanks guys. Its cool to have so many readers. Without all of you I’d be a loser with a website that no one gives a crap about. But this way, I’m a loser with a website that lots of people care about :)

Cupcake Rehab’s passport- stamped again!

Its time, everyone.

Time for what, you say?

Its time for another round of …Cupcake Rehab International!

For those of you unfamiliar with that phenomenon, I’ll sum it up quickly. It all started back in April of 2008. I was so amazed at the variety of countries that were visible in my sitemeter web tracker, and so fascinated at the amount of people from all over the world that were visiting me, I decided to make a post about it. That post was soon considered part one as it sort of became a tradition for me to make these posts, and since then I’ve done 5 in all. Part 2, part 3, part 4 and part 5 all include comments from people from all over the globe saying hello from their respective countries. I think its a great way to “meet” some of my readers and with that said… here is Cupcake Rehab International: Part 6!

This time I only had four new countries: Greece- home of feta cheese and the Acropolis among many other things, Thailand- the “Land of Smiles,” as they say, Trinidad & Tobago, aka “The Jewel of the Carribbean” and Bosnia and Herzegovina, famous home of the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics. So “Geia sou”, “Sawatdi ka”, “Hello” and “Zdravo” to my new visitors!

I’ll start with the U.S., my home turf, since it was last on my list last time. Places are separated by semi-colons. They are in no particular order! And if I misspell something feel free to correct me, I copy and paste these directly from sitemeter, but nobody’s perfect. And if you decide to be boring, not play along and not to read all of this, at least please scroll down to the bottom and read my announcement about comments. Okay, lets go…

United States:
Pocatello, Idaho; Brooklyn, New York; Olney, Maryland; Reno, Nevada; Elmhurst, New York; Laurel, Maryland; Twentynine Palms, California; Green Bay, Wisconsin; Elmont, New York; Tucson, Arizona; Matthews, North Carolina; Tylersport, Pennsylvania; Chicago, Illinois; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Key Largo, Florida; Omaha, Nebraska; Dexter, Michigan; San Diego, California; Redmond, Washington; Toledo, Ohio; Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania; Mount Prospect, Illinois; Saint Petersburg, Florida; Livonia, Michigan; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Denver, Colorado; Phoenix, Arizona; Detroit, Michigan; Norfolk, Nebraska; Detroit, Michigan; Columbia, Missouri; Monroeville, Pennsylvania; Napa, California; Los Angeles, California; Levittown, New York; Lakewood, Washington; Puyallup, Washington; Troy, New York; Rochester, New York; Chula Vista, California; Modesto, California; Inkster, Michigan; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Monterrey, Nuevo Leon; Miami, Florida; Longmont, Colorado; Paramus, New Jersey; Sacramento, California; Orlando, Florida; Sunnyvale, California; Greensburg, Pennsylvania; Pittsburg, Illinois; Arlington, Virginia; New York, New York; Virginia Beach, Virginia; Seattle, Washington; Martinsville, New Jersey; Monroeville, Pennsylvania; Napa, California; Los Angeles, California; Parsippany, New Jersey; Bellmawr, New Jersey; Tarpon Springs, Florida; Warrensburg, Missouri; Greensboro, North Carolina; Fremont, California; South El Monte, California; San Antonio, Texas; Hartwell, Georgia; Kodiak, Alaska; Dallas, Texas; Buffalo, New York; Waldwick, New Jersey; Fairport, New York; Rockledge, Florida; Washington, District of Columbia; Stamford, Connecticut; Richmond, Virginia; Allentown, Pennsylvania; Brooklyn, New York; Trenton, New Jersey; Garland, Texas; Calhoun, Georgia; Vancouver, Washington; Evansville, Indiana; Woodland Hills, California; Austin, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; Pittsburg, Illinois; Boston, Massachusetts; Presque Isle, Maine; Richland, Washington; Tylersport, Pennsylvania; Saint Petersburg, Florida; Lancaster, Texas; Rockville, Maryland; Corvallis, Oregon; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; York, Pennsylvania; Waltham, Massachusetts; Spring, Texas; Tacoma, Washington; Arlington, Virginia; Oakland, California; Marion, Massachusetts; Fort Dodge, Iowa; Childersburg, Alabama; Portsmouth, Virginia; Charlottesville, Virginia; Corona, California; Elizabeth, New Jersey; Elmont, New York; Summersville, Missouri; Rockledge, Florida; Brea, California; Napa, California; Oak Ridge, New Jersey; Carmel, California; Livingston, New Jersey; Fox Island, Washington; Healdsburg, California; Vienna, Virginia; East Wareham, Massachusetts; Atlanta, Georgia; Owasso, Oklahoma; Santa Ana, California; Tyler, Texas; Ormond Beach, Florida; Chatsworth, California; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Mauldin, South Carolina; Tampa, Florida; San Diego, California; Big Bear Lake, California; South Jordan, Utah; Bellingham, Washington; Naperville, Illinois; Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts; Brooklyn, New York; Chesapeake, Virginia; Austin, Texas; Tacoma, Washington; Groton, Connecticut; Hempstead, New York; Modesto, California; Rego Park, New York; New York, New York; North Salt Lake, Utah; Gilbert, Arizona; Jensen Beach, Florida; Fremont, California; Northampton, Massachusetts; Pomona, California; East Wareham, Massachusetts; Owasso, Oklahoma; Ormond Beach, Florida; Boston, Massachusetts; Little Rock, Arkansas; Chatsworth, California; Alexandria, Virginia; La Mesa, California; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Reno, Nevada; Fargo, North Dakota; Sedalia, Missouri; Seattle, Washington; Mattoon, Illinois; Ogden, Utah; Gonzales, Texas; Elk Grove Village, Illinois; Norco, Louisiana; Des Moines, Iowa; College Point, New York; Alpine, Utah; Somerville, Massachusetts.

Canada:
Kennetcook, Nova Scotia; Calgary, Alberta; New Westminster, British Columbia; Montreal, Quebec; Toronto, Ontario; Maple Ridge, British Columbia; Ajax, Ontario.

Mexico:
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon.

Puerto Rico

Trinidad & Tobago

Australia:
Adelaide, South Australia; Melbourne, Victoria; Sydney, New South Wales; Brisbane, Queensland; Perth, Western Australia.

New Zealand:
Otaki; Tauranga; Auckland; Wellington; Christchurch.

Greece:
Patras, Akhaia.

United Kingdom:
London, London, City of; Manchester; Cambridge, Cambridgeshire; South Bank, Redcar and Cleveland; Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire; Crawley, West Sussex; Ashington, Northumberland; Glasgow, Glasgow City.

Ireland:
Dublin.

Italy:
Rome, Lazio.

Spain:
Mlaga, Andalucia; Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana.

Brazil:
Braslia, Distrito Federal; So Paulo, Sao Paulo; Rio De Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro.

http://sitemeter.com/images/flags/PE.gif Peru:
Lima.

Venezuela:
Caracas, Distrito Federal.

Germany:
Frankfurt Am Main, Hessen; Erlangen, Bayern; Knigs Wusterhausen, Brandenburg.

France:
Paris, Ile-de-France; Caen, Basse-Normandie; Toulouse, Midi-Pyrenees.

Sweden:
Upplands-Vsby, Stockholms Lan; Gteborg, Vastra Gotaland.

Czech Republic:
Tn Nad Vltavou, Jihocesky Kraj.

Estonia:
Tallinn, Harjumaa.

Bosnia and Herzegovina:
Srpska, Republika Srpska.

Turkey

Austria:
Vienna, Wein.

Norway:
Oslo.

Qatar:
Doha, Ad Dawhah.

Brunei:
Tutong.

United Arab Emirates:
Dubai, Dubayy.

South Africa:
Johannesburg, Gauteng.

Philippines:
Subic, Batangas; Cainta, Rizal.

Malaysia:
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan; Meycauayan, Bulacan.

Republic of Korea:
Seoul, Seoul-t’ukpyolsi.

Singapore:
Singapore.

China:
Beijing.

Thailand:
Chiang Mai.

Vietnam:
Hanoi, Dac Lac.

Hong Kong:
Central District.

And now… *drumroll* funny/weird/disturbing searches that have lead people here:

  • how to make cupcakes that look like boobs (the really funny thing is I’ve never done that, nor said how to do that… so… hmm)
  • homemade rootbeer tastes like vinegar (Well now- thats appetizing)
  • paralyzed police officers (I know why they got here, but more importantly, why were they searching for this? And better yet, there were three different searches referencing this same thing)
  • punk housewares blog
  • BOOBS ON CUPCAKES (wow.. STOP YELLING, DUDE! I DON’T HAVE BOOBS ON CUPCAKES HERE!)
  • cupcake doha (I know Doha is a place, if you look above you’ll see that.. but I’m sorry I can’t help them!)
  • cup cake microwave
  • easy christmas cupcakes (as opposed to all those really complex Christmas cupcakes that are out there)
  • book bakingwise
  • handmade hot chocolate packages
  • cupcake recipe using cake mix (I don’t really know what to make of this, I mean I’m fairly certain they wanted an Anne Byrn type recipe but then again, on the back of cake mix boxes there are clearly instructions on making cupcakes, so…)
  • Cupcake sweaters
  • macintosh apples flour sugar butter (Hmm.. sounds like they’ve got a recipe already, what exactly did they need me for?)
  • macaroni and cheese cup cake (They definitely were looking for Bake & Destroy with this one, don’t know how they got here!)
  • Mug Cup Cake! baking cocoa milk egg (they were very excited about the Mug Cup Cake! Weren’t they!!!)
  • cupcake sandwich (whoa… whats that!?!?)
  • rehab cookie
  • self saucing sponges microwave in a bowl
  • jonathan apgar (k I had no idea who he even was until I googled him and realized that I’d mentioned him when I copied an article months ago… weird!)

And as usual, my number one search that leads people here is “chocolate mug cake.” I never knew when I posted that recipe that it would be my claim to fame, haha. Although “cupcakes with boobs” is also a big one lately. Why does anyone want a cupcake with boobs on it? I mean, cupcakes that look like boobs, okay. But cupcakes with boobs on them is a disturbing thought.

I won’t be doing another one of these until after the new year. So in case you missed the last ones and aren’t around for the future ones- I’ll say it again: THANK YOU ALL for coming here and reading everything I write! I appreciate it so much. Without all of you, I’d be typing to myself and it wouldn’t be nearly as fun!

*** By the way: I’ve been having some trouble with my comments. It seems my spam filter went wonky and some comments were accidentally deleted (by me, admittedly) that were not spam! I downloaded and installed a new plugin called Bad Behavior that should help prevent this from happening again, and also prevent me from being bombarded by spam but in the meantime… I feel really bad, so if you come here and notice your comments are gone- its not me! It was a total mistake. :( Please replace them! It’d be nice if you left me tons of comments and made me feel better about this.

And I promise you- I’ll be back soon with an actual recipe!!

No-bake cupcakes.

In the vein of Natalie’s posts about the weird ways people use search engines to get to her page, I thought I’d share this with you all since its pretty funny. No, I am not going to give a recipe for ‘no-bake cupcakes’ because, as far as I know, in this realm/universe/earth/world/etc, there is only one way to make a cupcake… and that is to bake it. Even if you buy cupcakes, someone (or something) baked those. So if you read the title of this and got excited for a new recipe that requires no baking I’m very sorry…. I have disappointed you. You, and of course the poor soul searching for the recipe in the first place.

What poor soul you may ask? This one; someone found my page whilst searching on the all powerful Google, and the terms they used were:

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(yep, right there, fourth one down….)

Amazing.

Funny thing about that is… I really don’t know why Google referred them to me seeing as how I know of no ways to create a cupcake without baking it and I’m fairly (fairly meaning 100% in this instance) sure I have never posted such instructions. Interesting. I love Google.

I also think the second one is pretty funny.. but not as amusing as no-bake cupcakes. However, someone found me using that term (that EXACT term) twice in the past two days. Once yesterday and once today. As illustrated below:

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Now, funnier than that, even is the second search. The one that has the lovely, much sought after “tshirt not all dreams can come.” I assume the end of that is “true.” And lemme just say… wow. There’s a happy shirt for ya. Who’d want that shirt?! Well I sure as hell don’t, and I don’t sell them either. Sorry.

Now we have the most interesting and disturbing search engine query. This is by FAR my favorite. For sure. I may frame this one:

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In case you can’t read the third line, it says “cupcake metal towers shit flowers.” Hmm. What can I even say about that. Shit flowers. In metal cupcake towers. Sounds like a weird poem written by a lousy baker.

And here we have something that just doesn’t make much sense at all.

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What is a pull apart cupcake? And what does it have to do with flag design?
I hope to bring even more strange and bizarre and just plain amusing search terms to you in the future.