There are so many different cupcake flavors in the world that it can be tricky to choose one to bake. However, if you’re tired of the more traditional flavors like chocolate and vanilla, these lavender and matcha ones might do the trick. Matcha is a finely ground (or milled) green tea powder that is normally used to make tea, but works just as well in baking. These cupcakes contain matcha, as well as many other, more “traditional” ingredients. What about the lavender, you ask? Well that’s placed on top of the cream cheese frosting!
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Turning cupcakes into sunflowers is not an easy task, but it can be done with a little practice. These particular cupcakes are made with a vanilla batter that include both a scraped vanilla bean and some vanilla extract to really enhance the flavor. A whole Oreo cookie is placed in the center of each to make up the center of the flower, while piped yellow frosted petals are placed around its perimeter. A small m&m candy decorated to look like a ladybug adds an extra touch of authenticity.
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Want a novel way to present your cupcakes? Then this coffee filter flower arrangement could be just what you are looking for. It’s a lovely, easy way of turning your cupcakes into brilliant blooming flowers, using coffee filters and food colouring. The cleverness behind this idea lies in its simplicity, and its ability to be adapted depending on your intended recipients. These would make an excellent anniversary gift or birthday present. Who wouldn’t want to receive a bouquet of bright, beautiful flowers (that also happen to contain your favourite delicious cupcake)?
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Some people may think that pumpkins only exist during Halloween and Thanksgiving, but with these pumpkin cupcakes you will surely want to see them more often. People who are not fond of eating pumpkins may see pumpkins in another light once they taste these cupcakes, because they don’t taste like pumpkins that much due to other spices and additional flavors that are added in these mouth-watering cupcakes. The top part of these cupcakes is made out of cream cheese and maple frosting, which will give these amazing pumpkin cupcakes a heavenly aroma. Match these cupcakes with your favorite cup of tea.
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Roses are red; violets are blue, piped pink rose cupcakes are just perfect for you. They are so pretty to look at, and delicious to eat, at anytime or as a scrumptious treat. When you are on the lookout for something a bitty different for adding to a table setting, these delicate looking cupcakes topped with roses are so picturesque, they are just the thing. Piped rose cupcakes with separate petals and butter cream set on top of cupcakes are ideal showstoppers for any occasion.
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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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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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Usually lavender and cupcakes aren’t thought of in the same sentence. However, when you consider the fact that rosemary is often used in baking, why wouldn’t lavender be as well? These Lavender Trust Cupcakes are made from lavender sugar, flour, butter, eggs, salt and milk. Bake, let cool and then cover in lavender colored royal icing and a few stalks of real lavender just to give them a little extra decoration. Serve this unique treat with a smile!
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Hummingbird cupcakes topped with cream cheese butter cream, flaked coconut and malted mini eggs are so different to look at and delicious to eat. These cupcakes are made with a mixture of butter, sugar, egg, baking soda, flour, cinnamon and salt. Add to this a combination of walnuts, banana, coconut and pineapple. When baked, arrange a frosting of the cream cheese butter cream and flaked coconut and lay on about 3 mini chocolate eggs for the final touch.
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Traditionally in Chinese culture, there is a celebration when a baby is a month old
to mark its first month of life on earth. For girls, the grandparents give a present of
a silver chain and for boys, a gold chain to wear on wrists and ankles. To prevent
dribbling, the babies wear a string of donut shaped walnut cookies on their neck. For
this get together, ‘oil rice’ is enjoyed and taken home for other relatives as well. The
cupcakes eaten at the celebration are red velvet rosettes, with frosting of cream cheese
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