Red Velvet cupcakes are classics. They usually consist of cocoa powder and red food colored (hence the name). This particular recipe also includes sour cream (to make them moist) and vanilla extract (to enhance the flavor.) Once you have combined these ingredients, along with the other ones, baked them and allowed them to cool, top with a homemade cream cheese frosting, as well as a few sprinkles. To make them even more festive, bake them in cute birthday or holiday-themed cupcake liners.
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The only thing better than celebrating your birthday with cupcakes is celebrating it with cupcakes baked in an ice cream cone. These particular ones are vanilla flavored, but you can make them from any batter or flavor combination that you choose, as long as they are baked in ice cream cones. Because the cones need to stay upright while baking, you need to use standard, flat bottomed ones, not sugar cones. However, the results are worth it!
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What’s cuter than a standard carnival-themed birthday cake? A carnival-themed cupcake tower, of course! These cute cupcakes are topped with magician hats and wands, the letter “S” (in honor of the birthday girl), the number 7 (once again, in honor of the birthday girl), admission “tickets,” and tiny boxes of popcorn — all made out of the frosting. To continue on with the theme, the frosting is in red and yellow, and there is a cake topper that resembles a tent. Cute and edible – that’s a winning a combination!
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Vanilla and chocolate cupcakes coated in buttercream frosting and then topped with edible “plaques” blaring the name of the birthday girl (or boy) and his or her age are a great way to celebrate your loved one’s special day. The best part about serving birthday cupcakes instead of a birthday cake is the fact that they are easier to handle. You won’t need to worry about cutting the pieces of cake unevenly or making sure that everyone has a fork. That’s because cupcakes are self-serve!
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Ice cream cupcakes are tasty, but have one downside – they melt and quickly get soggy, and thus need to be served and eaten right away. However, if you can make ordinary cupcakes look like sundaes, without using ice cream, you have far more options when it comes to eating and storing them. These sundae cupcakes fall into that category. They are topped with a scooperful of frosting that looks like a scoop of ice cream, and are drizzled with chocolate ganache and a few other toppings. Yummy!
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Baking with brown butter is slightly more complicated than simply mixing the ingredients together to form batter — but the results are worth it. These cupcakes contain brown butter, cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, egg whites, sugar, vanilla extract and whole milk. The cream cheese frosting is made from lucuna powder (lucuna is a maple-like sweetener that is native to South America), cream cheese and more unsalted butter. Definitely different, definitely tasty.
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Is there a future geologist in your life? Or just a little boy or girl who is interested in rocks and nature? No matter which of these fits best, check out these creative cupcakes. The cupcake batter and frosting can be any combination that you wish, since the point gets made thanks to the edible decorations that sit atop the frosting. These candy rocks, rock candy and chocolate rock-shaped treats make these treats look like they came straight out of the ground – although their taste states otherwise.
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Give your kids an exciting and different birthday party type of cake, by serving polka dot cupcakes instead, with each cupcake in a different color and having a letter set on the cream cheese topping. All of the letters when the cupcakes are laid side-by-side say “happy Birthday” These polka dot cupcakes are so yummy with their orange zest flavor that kids of any age impatiently wait for their party time to enjoy them.
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You’re in a hammock in the tropics, gently swinging between two palms with a banana daiquiri in hand – what would you have with it as an ideal snack? Something equally exotic surely, equally suited to tropical splendor, equally titillating. Yes, that’s correct – a vanilla bean cupcake. The secret ingredient of this tempting tidbit is the salted caramel frosting which you can smilingly sink your teeth into as the salty sea breeze ruffles your hair.
The only real setback you might experience making these cupcakes for your kids, is that there might not be any left by the time you want to take them out to the eager young birthday party guests. If you do mange to refrain from eating them all yourself, the young recipients will delight in the surprise peanut-butter centre tucked into the depths of what appears to be just another chocolate offering. Talk about a birthday surprise!
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