The most important part of these cupcakes is the buttercream frosting. The cupcakes are made of a basic vanilla batter, consisting of milk, vanilla extract, salt, eggs, sugar, butter, flour and baking powder. After they have baked and cooled, the fun begins — piping on the buttercream frosting so that it resembles flower petals. Put a chocolate candy in the center of each and voila! You have a pretty springtime treat to serve to your guests.
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This Carrot Pineapple cupcake recipe is a god send for parents whose children are especially susceptible to sugar. Using agave instead of white processed sugar, these treats remain sweet but they are less likely to cause the “sugar high” that causes so many problems in children. The peeled and shredded carrots and pineapples add texture which some children have an aversion to, but pureeing these may alleviate this problem while preserving the flavor.
Chocolate cupcakes with 7-minute marshmallow frosting are a tempting treat for chocolate lovers and just sticky enough for kids to love them. The cupcakes are subtle; not too chocolaty or sweet. The frosting is sweet and gooey but not overpowering. Together these flavors create a balanced dessert that offers just the right amount of sweet. From start to finish this dessert takes about an hour to create, but it will take just a minute to devour the yummy goodness.
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Eyeball cupcakes are creepy and cute and a yummy addition to any eerie party theme whether it is Halloween or just kids who enjoy “grossology”. The base is a standard vanilla cupcake baked in a white paper cup and then topped with a vanilla buttercream frosting. Jelly beans cut in half create the iris and red food coloring added to some of the buttercream creates the veins to create a weird eyeball that is lip-smacking good.
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Regardless of your heritage, you’re probably very aware of St. Patrick’s Day — the traditional Irish holiday celebrated each year on March 17. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a charming cupcake tower. The cake on top is made with the giant cupcake pan and a 5 inch cake pan. Both are covered in fondant and the cake is imprinted with a wood grain impression mat to resemble a tree trunk. Icing grass is piped from a 233 pastry tip.
If you are looking for cupcakes that you can give as a gift, then these vanilla letter cupcakes will certainly do. The cupcakes are made out of vanilla. The frosting is also made from butter cream and vanilla. The letters on top of these cupcakes are made from hard candy. You can have as many vanilla letter cupcakes as you want for you to be able to spell out the name of the person or even your own name. Match these vanilla letter cupcakes with a warm cup of cocoa to compliment the vanilla taste of these cupcakes.
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Oatmeal raisin cookies are delicious, so why not twist the combination and turn them into oatmeal raisin cupcakes? And then add an extra dimension by topping them with a maple glaze? After all, nothing says autumn — or any season, really — like oatmeal and maple. The batter of these cupcakes contains some unusual ingredients, like applesauce, honey vinegar and allspice, but the results are a moist, tasty cupcake. Top with the homemade maple glaze before serving.
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You don’t have to Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s day – or eat these cupcakes – but you should be an adult, thanks to the liquor in the recipe. The cupcakes are a red velvet recipe that has been altered to use green food coloring instead of red, in order to match the holiday. After baking, an edible chocolate liquor cup is inserted into the top of each cupcake. Top them with an Irish whiskey cream cheese frosting, and then fill the chocolate liquor cups with green beer before serving.
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These raspberry cupcakes with pink butter cream and lacy chocolate hearts are definitely perfect for not just valentines, but for any other occasions as well. The cupcakes are made out of vanilla and milk. The insides of these sumptuous cupcakes consist of tiny raspberries. These raspberries will surely compliment the pink butter cream that is places on top of these amazing cupcakes. For the final touch, a heart shaped chocolate is placed carefully in between the pink butter cream frosting.
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With a little work and a whole lot of sugarpaste, you can make a cupcake topper fit for a queen, or a bride to be, in this case. All that you need is a little creativity, some sugarpaste in a variety of colors (but mostly in pink, white and brown) and some vodka or edible glue to hold the layer together. By rolling the sugarpaste into balls and flattening them, you can create the effect of a stacked layer cake. Place on top of a cupcake – any flavor – and your guests will thank you!
Source The Extraordinary Art of Cake