What’s better than a gingerbread cookie? Easy – a gingerbread cupcake, of course! These cupcakes contain both molasses and fresh ginger, as well as cinnamon, cloves and black pepper, as well as the usual traditional cupcake ingredients like flour and sugar. However, the part that makes these cupcakes truly tasty is the homemade whipped cream cheese frosting. Once you’ve baked and frosted these treats, top them off with a little candied ginger, just to give them that extra bit of deliciousness.
A new innovation in the cupcake world is the cupcake cone. They are a great way to give children the joy of having a sweet and tasty looking ice cream cone dessert without all the mess and fuss of melting ice cream. These vanilla cheesecake cupcake cones will not only impress the kids at the next birthday party, but you will have a lot of grateful parents as well. The crunchy cone is the perfect contrast to the moist cupcake and delicate cream cheese frosting.
Who says you can only see Rudolph during Christmas season? With these delicious red velvet cupcakes, you will surely get to see Rudolph quite so often. These cupcakes are made out of egg whites and Chobani that is fat free. The top of the cupcake is made out of that all-time favorite chocolate and butter. Rudolph’s face is made out of M&Ms chocolate candy and wafers; some yummy pretzels for his ears. Rudolph red velvet cupcake is perfect with a warm cup of cocoa.
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Cupcakes are a great treat that can be served at everything from parties to family dinners — and they are made even better when they are served (and baked) in ice cream cones. Yes, you read that right, ice cream cones. Thanks to a handy new baking pan, you can fill either small or full-size cones with cupcake batter and simply pop them in the oven. When they are done, add some frosting and a few other creative toppings, and the serve. Simple and unique – it does not get any better than this!
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Calzone cupcakes are proof positive that cupcakes are not just for dessert anymore. These cute cupcake looking creations are actually little calzones or pocket pizzas that are baked in cupcake tins and take on the shape of the dessert but the taste of the yummy Italian entrée. Encased in pizza dough, fillings are limited only by one’s imagination. Veggie, meat lovers, or cheese calzones are then “frosted” with pizza sauce and topped with a cherry tomato for the perfect on the go meal.
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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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For an interesting twist on healthy junk food, check out these apple cupcakes. Instead of mixing together flour, butter, salt and all of the “classic” ingredients, these treats consist of whole apples, nut butter, breakfast cobbler, unsweetened coconut and pudding. Yes, pudding. (Use a healthy version like chocolate carob pumpkin pudding to make these the ultimate healthy snack.) Serve the apples raw, sliced and topped with these goodies. The results are healthy, tasty and amaziningly good for you!
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Who is the mood for a cupcake milkshake? Before you ask, “a cupcake WHAT?” rest assured that they are exactly what they sound like. A cupcake (unwrapped of course) tossed into a blender along with heavy cream and an ice cream cone that is blended into a milk-shake-like consistency. Another version includes a cupcake, a scoop of ice cream and some milk. Either way, the results are a tasty, thick, cake-flavored milkshake served with sprinkles and a smile. Yum.
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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.
Are you ready to make cupcakes tailored to your favorite sport? All that you need are cupcakes (your choice of flavors) and buttercream frosting, food gel coloring and sprinkles. After baking the cupcakes, decorate them with the tinted frosting to look like baseballs, basketballs, soccer balls or softballs. It is all up to you! A little creativity goes a long way with these treats. Decorate them to match the sporting event you are attending and then eat them while tailgating!
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