Cupcakes don’t need to actually be mini-cakes – as evidenced by these cupcake-shaped cookies, they can be flattened discs of tastiness, as well. This batch of sugar cookies consists of frosted cupcake cookies, frosted cartoon-y cat cookies, and cookies shaped like lit birthday candles and the number 1. Basically, they work well for birthday parties, but once you remove the birthday candles and numbers, they can be served in lieu of cupcakes for any occasion!
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What’s better than a lightly flavored chocolate cupcake? One that is decorated to resemble Minnie Mouse, of course! This cupcake is just one of the many possible desserts to choose from at Disney’s Polynesian Resort. It consists of a chocolate cupcake with a slight hint of mocha, a ton of chocolate mousse frosting, a ganache-like chocolate coating, a while fondant bow, and, of course, two Oreo cookies perched on top to make the mouse ears. Who can resist such a treat?
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Sometimes the best cupcake designs are cute and uncomplicated. Take these rubber ducky cupcakes for example. All that you need to do is bake the cupcakes (you can choose the flavor), adhere one half of a marshmallow and a doughnut hole to the top with vanilla frosting. Then, dip the top of the cupcake in yellow frosting and voila! Add on the details, like the beak, eyes, and you will end up with a cupcake that is almost too cute to eat.
Are you ready to make some cupcakes that are almost too cute to eat? In order to make these butterfly cupcakes, start with the cupcake flavor of your choice. Bake them, and let them cool before covering them in a thin layer of green-tinted frosting. Then the fun begins! The flattened, sanding sugar coated marshmallows become wings, a gum drop with candy eyes becomes the head, and Fruit Loops cereal bits make up the body. A few licorice antennas and these sweet treats are ready to serve!
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Making cute Halloween-themed treats doesn’t need to be complicated. These spooky spider cupcakes are made from a chocolate cake mix (these particular ones use a dark chocolate fudge mix, but the choice is yours), some frosting, and a few easy to assemble toppings. Once the cupcakes are baked and frosted lightly with chocolate glaze, all that need to be added are the chocolate sprinkles (for the spider body), some black string licorice (for the legs) and two white eyeball candies (self-explanatory)!
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Thanksgiving cupcakes, it’s not too late to create some but perhaps in light of the calendar, you could change the turkey to a chick or a bunny. The base is a pumpkin cupcake, reminiscent no doubt of Thanksgiving celebration, and topped with a chocolate buttercream. A white chocolate or vanilla buttercream would do nicely to change the color of your creation, and the toasted coconut could become a bunny’s fur. With enough buttercream and imagination you can change any cupcakes theme, maybe even the world.
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The best way to make spring chick cupcakes is also the easiest. These are made from chocolate cupcakes. This particular recipe is vegan (meaning that they’re free of meat and animal-by products) but you can always use standard dairy-filled cupcakes. Bake them, let them cool and then remove the cupcake liners before flipping them upside down, frosting them, and then covering them in toasted coconut. Use almonds and cacao nibs for the eyes, feet and beaks to make these cute and tasty at the same time.
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Who says you can only see Rudolph during Christmas season? With these delicious red velvet cupcakes, you will surely get to see Rudolph quite so often. These cupcakes are made out of egg whites and Chobani that is fat free. The top of the cupcake is made out of that all-time favorite chocolate and butter. Rudolph’s face is made out of M&Ms chocolate candy and wafers; some yummy pretzels for his ears. Rudolph red velvet cupcake is perfect with a warm cup of cocoa.
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Finding it hard to feed your little ones? Make these Turkey Cupcakes, which are as tasty as they are cute, and see them munch each cupcake with gusto. Made with Supermoist Devil’s Food Cake mix, it is easy to make and is light on the budget. Plus, you can even engage your kids into helping you prepare the cupcakes so you will have more bonding time. This is also perfect for kiddy parties and birthday parties, be it as food for the guests or as a gift.
With a little creativity, you can make Halloween themed cupcakes that might scare the neighborhood children. Until they bite into them, that is. Start with the cupcake flavors of your choice — you can go with chocolate, vanilla, peanut butter or even something exotic. It is up to you. Then, set up the items needed to decorating the cupcakes: vanilla frosting, food coloring, decorating gel, cookies, cookie crumbs, candy pumpkins… and then get creative!