Nothing says summertime quite like a tasty coconut cupcake. If you close your eyes as you bite into it, you can almost pretend that you are on a tropical island! The batter for these luscious treats consists of coconut milk, flour, sugar, vanilla extract and several other ingredients, while the frosting is a mix of corn syrup, egg whites and sugar. Sprinkle on some bits of toasted coconut and serve to your guests, friends and family – or just keep them for yourself!
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Father’s Day Tee Time cupcakes are sweet gifts that the kids can make for their dad on his special day. The cupcake can be any flavor if you will be using a plain wrapper. The Swiss Meringue Buttercream becomes a putting green when covered with green colored sugar and graham cracker crumbs create a sand trap. 18 cupcakes make the perfect golf course for Father’s Day and the kiddos get to enjoy this course too.
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Nothing makes a birthday carrot cake cupcake (say that five times fast!) better than a little customization. Toasted pecans, apple sauce instead of oil, raisins, ground cloves and touch of ginger make these carrot cupcakes unique and just what the birthday girl wanted! Add in the other ingredients (traditional things like flour and sugar, bake, and then top with homemade vanilla maple buttercream frosting. Serve with a smile and enjoy!
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Resembling yellow velvet cupcakes, these golden beet cupcakes are full of goodness.Highlighted by the dulce de leches mousse line butter cream, the cupcake is full of earthy flavors that make you want to indulge in them and have plenty more. The frosting of butter and sugar is not too unhealthy, as half of the sugar content is from the beet puree. These golden beet swirled butter cream cupcakes are certainly yours to enjoy at any time you feel like them.
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Turning a cupcake into a seat for a mermaid can only be accomplished with plenty of fondant frosting and a little creativity. Fondant is kind of like clay, only it is completely edible and tastes as sweet as the cupcakes that it goes on top of. To make the fondant mermaid, you will need fondant in six different colors, tylo glue to hold everything together (this can be made at home as well), pearl dragees to serve as accents and, of course, a host of tools to help make everything. It takes time and patience, but the (edible) results are worth it!
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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.