S’mores Cupcakes

Nothing screams summer like camping! And what do you want most when you are camping? S’MORES! I wanted to recreate one of my favorite treats, but in cupcake fashion. After mulling over some ideas, I came up with the idea to do a graham cracker crust, an ooey-gooey chocolate cake and a marshmallow buttercream frosting….

Irish Cream Cupcakes

I love a festive cupcake – heck, I love cupcakes for all occasions. So, even though I’m not an Irish lass, I celebrated with some green and a nip of Bailey’s to mark St. Patrick’s Day! This super moist cupcake packs a little surprise with the addition of just a few mini chocolate chips and…

“Where The Wild Things Are” Cupcakes

My beautiful and wonderful best friend just recently had her first child – a gorgeous baby boy whom she named Maddox…”Max” for short. For her shower, her very creative (and very talented in their own right), MIL and step-MIL hosted a Where The Wild Things Are themed event. Her step-MIL sent me a note and…

Basketball Cupcakes

A very talented friend of mine had just finished her first major documentary and we wanted to celebrate in a special way when she announced a viewing party at her home. Her documentary subject: Lebron James. The documentary is called Losing Lebron. I highly recommend checking it out if you have some time! Of course,…

Spiderweb Cupcakes

It’s pretty obvious at this point that I’m obsessed with Halloween cupcakes. This is a throwback to a few years ago (ok, more than a few…like five), but this cupcake won’t go out of style! To decorate, I whipped up a chocolate ganache and when my cupcakes were completely cooled, I dipped the tops in…

Red Velvet Gummy Bear Cupcakes

My all-time favorite frosting is a cream cheese frosting. I like butter cream for decorating, but for taste, I’ll pick cream cheese frosting any day of the week. For a friend’s birthday, I decorated with what I knew were one of her favorite candies. These cute little gummy bears were the perfect topper for traditional red…

Corn on the Cob Cupcakes

Another cute idea courtesy of Hello, Cupcake It’s pretty straight-forward to make as well. You’ll just have to spend a little time plucking yellow, gold and white Jelly Belly’s out of the bag unless you head to your local candy store and pick up the right colors. I do recommend that as the charted course…

High Heel / Stiletto Cupcakes

I had admired others as they made high heel (aka stiletto) cupcakes for a long time. I finally got up the guts (and found the perfect occasion when a fashion-forward friend of mine celebrated her birthday AND engagement) to try myself. I had never made them before…and I haven’t made them since (not for lack…

Halloween: Pumpkin Cupcakes

Another cupcake in the Halloween genre is the pumpkin cupcake! Again, this idea came from the Hello, Cupcake series (can you tell I’m obsessed with them yet?). I bought orange cupcake liners in a metallic finish to keep the overall orange theme going. Basic butter-cream recipe on top of a typical vanilla cake. When I…

Halloween Cupcakes

Halloween is probably one of my favorite holidays – especially for baking. You are allowed to go nuts, to make things that are slightly unappetizing, to just experiment with decorations and have FUN! Of course, for Halloween, my go-to source for ideas is the Hello, Cupcakes series – which is where I got the inspiration…

Pretty In Pink

I hosted a jewelry party for my girlfriends a couple years ago (can’t believe it was a couple years ago, and can’t believe it’s taken me this long to post pictures of some of these baking (mis)adventures)! I made my favorite Devil’s Food cake cupcakes and frosted them with pastel colors ( just a regular…

Bagels & Lox Cupcakes

Bagels and Lox Cupcake? Whaaaat?  You betcha. I frosted each cupcake with an orange tinted buttercream frosting. I cut mini donuts in half (I tried to find the “original” kind but my grocer only had the “cinnamon” ones that day). I put a little schmear of white buttercream on one half of the donut. Topped…