As far as Americans are concerned, there’s only one thing better than chocolate: chocolate and football. This Sunday is the big game, and when it comes to Super Bowl fandom in the sweet realm, these cupcakes deliver. Or should we say, “score!”? In either case, whip up a batch of these delectable chocolate cakes, topped with chocolate-dipped marshmallow frosting, and get super festive by opting for team-colored sprinkles or even plastic toppers. Whether you’re hosting or just bringing sweets, you’re sure to be the MVP of the snack collection.
P.S. We know Green Bay’s not in the Super Bowl. Give us some leeway!
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These sunflower cupcakes are perfect for your next social event if you’re responsible for providing the sweets. No matter what the weather may be, these edible sunflower treats will brighten up the day. They may look fancy and a little complicated, but they aren’t, and you’ll be impressed with your piping talents when it comes to the icing. Simple ingredients and simple techniques will have you presenting the best sunflower cupcakes ever.
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One big trend right now when it comes to cupcakes is cuppies, which are mini versions of the standard cupcakes. So when you whip up a batch of these and adorn them with these beautiful baby chicks, you’re sure to have a real hit on your dessert list. They are made with a modified whipped buttercream icing recipe, easy as adding some food coloring. So go ahead and get a batch of chicks nesting on those delectable cupcakes that your family is waiting for.
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Okay, so while this isn’t exactly a cupcake recipe, it MUST be shown to the entire world. Combine cones and frosting with your favorite cupcake recipe – may I suggest trying one or two from our archives? – and you have the BEST cupcake ever! It’s wonderful for parties, summer get togethers at church or just meetings where you want to impress a group of people. Our one tip: don’t overfill the cones! Unless you want a batch for yourself that don’t look as good as they taste…in which case, don’t overfill the SECOND batch you make.
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No doubt your clan would like any of the Sesame Street character cupcakes, but we bet that Elmo becomes their favorite. Not just because they look so darn cute, but because they taste yummy too! Good buttercream frosting makes Elmo’s fur look so realistic. A whole bunch of Elmos can be made using this chocolate batter, then tinting the buttercream frosting with a mix of red and orange coloring.
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WATCH OUT! SHAAAARK!….did I scare you? If I didn’t, maybe these deliciously frightening cupcakes will. These fluffy white cupcakes have been magically turned into wonderful morsels of blue goodness with a little food dye, and with the right frosting job, the most adorable…I mean scary…shark fins appear. These would be great for celebrating Shark Week or a sea-themed party for your favorite little one.
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These may be called Easter cupcakes thanks to the little jellied eggs nestled on top, but they will be a big hit at any time. They’re great for cooking on the go, because they’re so easy and fast to make. You can bet if you were to set these cupcakes next to a chocolate cake, these would be the first to go! They are made with your own fav cake recipe and icing and just some spiffy techniques to make them extra special.
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Turning cupcakes in sparkling patriotic star decorations that liven up your table is pretty simple to do. All that you need are colorful printed straws, star shaped marshmallows, melted white chocolate and either glittery disco dust or mini sprinkles. The marshmallows are placed on the ends of the cut straws, dipped in the melted chocolate, and then, once the chocolate has hardened, brushed with corn syrup and dipped in the disco dust or sprinkles. Slide the straw into the center of your baked and frosted cupcakes before serving.
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Cupcake toppers veer from the simple to the complicated. Some contain a number of fondant bits, assembled to look like a sculpture or fancy piece of art – one that is edible, of course. These flower cake topped fall into the former category, and are simple to assemble. They consist of a fake flower that was been washed well. The stem is covered in a piece of wax paper just in case, and to prevent the stem from getting frosting all over it. Push the stem into the top of a cupcake and your work is done!
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