Sweet Technology: iPhone Cupcake Apps

Too lazy to bake cupcakes in the real world? Don't worry, several apps will help you do it in the virtual one. Crumbs Bakeshop released an iPhone app a couple weeks ago, but they're hardly the first to mix up digital batter and throw on electronic sprinkles. Cupcakes are as big a business in the online sphere as they are in the real world.


Cost: Free

Updated: Mar 21, 2011

Current Version: 1.7

Size: 9.6 MB

Description: Find the nearest location, buy a gift certificate that can be redeemed at any location and send it via email. Share on favorite cupcakes on Facebook and Twitter.

Sprinkles Cupcakes

Cost: Free

Updated: Mar 28, 2011

Current Version: 1.0.2

Size: 12.7 MB

Description: Find the nearest location, follow the Sprinklesmobile and find out which cupcakes from Sprinkles' complicated flavor schedule are being every day. Also includes a cupcake-themed version of the classic memory game.

Cupcake Maker

Cost: Free

Updated: Dec 16, 2010

Current Version: 1.01

Size: 19.6 MB

Description: A top-to-bottom cupcake-making app, from adding eggs, oil, and water to choosing toppings. Post your favorites on Facebook or email them to friends. The free app includes only a sampling of cupcake making items. Users must buy content packs within the app to access all of the items.

Julius Hearts Cupcakes

Cost: Free

Updated: Jan 27, 2011

Current Version: 1.6

Size: 21.7 MB

Description: Paul Frank's monkey mascot guides users through the process of making cupcakes against wall-to-wall backgrounds of bright, poppy colors and designs. Share the finished cupcakes on Facebook and Twitter. Very kawaii but frequent crashes had users complaining it was buggy.


Cost: $0.99

Updated: Feb 23, 2011

Current Version: 1.9

Size: 19.3 MB

Description: Targeted at kids, it lets them prepare, decorate and "eat" cupcakes, from cracking the eggs to frosting the finished goodies. 17 batters, 55 types of frosting, 70 toppings and 32 cupcake liners allow for wide variation. Share finished cupcakes via email, Facebook, or save them to a photo album. Users complain the app is loaded with tons of ads. (Also available as an iPad app.)


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