One of the biggest food trends around — and the word “trend” barely applies because wheat gluten sensitivity is very real — are gluten free cupcakes. These treats are made from a gluten free cake mix, coconut extract, coconut milk, butter-flavored vegetable shortening, and eggs. When it comes to frosting them, you have two choices: gluten free whipped frosting with coconut extract mixed in, or frozen whipped topping mixed with finely chopped pineapple.
From the outset, birds nest cupcakes sound like some horrible experiment gone wrong, but once you see that the “birds nest” in the title refers to how these treats are decorated, it all makes sense. Without the creative decorating, these vanilla cupcakes with chocolate buttercream frosting seem pretty basic. But, once the sweetened coconut flakes (for the nest) and decorated blue chocolate Cadbury mini eggs have been added, complete with orange buttercream beaks and melted chocolate eyes, these cupcakes become a tasty masterpiece.
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All cuteness in a cup where sugary hedgehogs top these chocolate cupcakes. The toppers taste of pure candy where they are made from royal icing. It goes well with the chocolate cupcake with a pinch of hazelnut. These cute hedgehogs cups has a sugary and chocolatey type of goodness that kids will love. If your kids love Sonic the hedgehog or any kind of hedgehog cartoon, then you just found the perfect cupcake for their birthday party.
These Tahitian vanilla bean cupcakes are a perfect dessert to serve at your next island (or Hawaiian) themed party. On top of the festive and colorful cupcake tins and toppers, the Tahitian vanilla bean, sour cream and vanilla extract in the batter results in a cupcake that is a vanilla-lovers dream come true. Add to the fun with the heavy cream-based Tahitian vanilla bean, powdered sugar and vanilla extract frosting. Follow with some sprinkles and a colorful topper.
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For cupcakes so cute that you almost don’t want to eat them, or a treat that will be the hit of your next Halloween party, look no further than these ghost-topped goodies. The cupcake underneath of these festive fondant ghosts is unremarkable. You can go with chocolate cupcakes, vanilla ones, or any exotic (or Halloween-related flavors). It’s the frosting that counts most, and makes the biggest impact: white ghosts with black eyes made out of standard fondant icing.
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Lavendar Honey Cupcakes, ahhh. The very name sounds sweet, soft, and peaceful, however, these light and tasy cupcakes are no lightweights in the taste department. The ingredients are few and easily found in most local markets, and the recipe promises to be simple and straigh-forward. This is also a quick treat when you consider that the preparation time and bake time combined are less than 45 minutes. With a light frosting this cupcake will be a hit at a tea, pot-luck, or party.
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