Cupcakes are handy to serve at parties, because they require less utensils and other things. You won’t have to worry about cutting up a cake, making all of the pieces the same size, and handing it around the room on plates. All that you need to serve cupcakes is a napkin and the cupcake itself! These particular cupcakes were designed for a baby shower. They are red velvet, and feature blue tinted cream cheese frosting and edible baby decorations. Tasty and cute at the same time!
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Are you tired of boring, standard cupcakes in flavors like vanilla and chocolate? If so, then these rhubarb and ginger cupcakes with custard buttercream frosting might be just the thing that you have been looking for. Rhubarb is a component in strawberry rhubarb pie, so why wouldn’t it work in a cupcake alongside ginger? The answer? It does, and the results are fabulous! Once these treats have been frosted, they end up being almost too pretty to eat, but don’t let that stop you.
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Chocolate cupcakes pair well with fruit flavors. For instance, this particular recipe uses both chocolate and raspberries. The cupcakes are made from bittersweet chocolate, flour, sugar, vanilla extract and butter, among other ingredients. They are poured into festive cupcake liners and baked, before being topped with raspberry buttercream frosting. The frosting contains both raspberry extract and raspberry puree, in order to give each treat the maximum amount of flavor. Toss on a few fresh raspberries and a sprig or two of mint before serving.
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Kids like to play with blocks, so it makes perfect sense that a child would request a Lego themed birthday party, complete with matching cupcakes. These particular cupcakes come in both chocolate and vanilla flavors, so each attendee has his or her choice. The frosting matches the cupcakes, making it easier to choose. However, the real stand out are the fondant Lego “bricks” placed on top of each treat. They are edible, and really carry out the theme, don’t you think?
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Cookie dough is tasty just by itself, but when it is added to these simple vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting, it becomes something else entirely. Start by making the cupcake batter, baking the cupcakes, and letting them cool. Once they are ready for the frosting, make sure to pipe on plenty, as it needs to support the cookies. The chocolate chip cookies (also known as the cookie dough in these treats) are placed vertically into the frosting with one end peeking out. Delightful!
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You donít have top be prancing around a palace to enjoy this nifty nibble, but it helps. If it looks slightly la-di-dah with the piquant chocolate-ball finish, itís because it is. You can smell the truffle in the cake before it passes through gilded portals. Bite right into it and traverse the rich dark chocolate first before the truffle-flavor – much more subtle than you would have imagined – sinks in. Then only does the cake, delectably draped in honey, come into play. Itís a delicacy not be truffled with.
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Standard white cupcakes are made tastier thanks to the addition of gummy bears and white chocolate frosting. No, the gummy bears don’t go into the cupcake at all – instead they are placed on top of the already baked and frosted treats. However, the real show-stopper here is the white chocolate frosting. It is made from salt, whipping cream, butter, powdered sugar and white baking chocolate. Mix the ingredients together and you’ll be tempted to eat it before you frost these cupcakes!
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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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Limes and cherries seem like a crazy combination, but once you try them together (like in Sonic’s cherry limeade, which was the inspiration for these sweet treats) you will understand how well they mesh. The lime is in the cupcake batter, in the form of both zest and juice, alongside cupcake staples like flour, buttermilk and sugar. The cherries are in the frosting – the recipe calls for butter, pitted fresh cherries and sugar. Bake, frost and fall in love with this formerly “crazy” combination.
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The richness of sweet potatoes makes them a perfect autumn and winter treat. The ones in this particular recipe have maple cream cheese frosting that is topped with a dash of cinnamon, for both color and flavor. The cupcakes themselves are made from a mixture of sweet potatoes (of course), flour, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, sour cream, vanilla extract and several other ingredients. Altogether, these treats are great on a cool winter day!
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