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Lavender Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Frosting

When it comes to unusual cupcake ingredients, dried lavender (the edible variety from a spice shop) and honey are probably at the top of most people’s lists. However, these lavender cupcakes – complete with purple-tinted vanilla bean frosting – are quite tasty. The batter is made from standard yellow cupcake dough, with the addition of the aforementioned honey and dried lavender, plus whole milk. Once they bake, top them with gel-tinted vanilla frosting and enjoy!
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Cupcake Photography Lesson #4: Colors

When you’re looking for the perfect shots for your cupcakes, just the right light and shadow isn’t enough, as the most important feature of your photos should be the colors of your cupcakes – after all, they’ll the first thing that will lure the viewer! Don’t confuse more colors with a better overall effect, as in fact what counts is the perfect balance between them, meaning that two or three colors can be much more appealing to the eye than 10 colors clumsily scattered around your cupcake. Less can actually be more, so put your hands to work and try!
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Honeysuckle And Jasmine Cupcakes & The Little Gifts In Life

Most people think of honeysuckle and jasmine as being beautiful flowers that brighten up gardens and bouquets. Little do they know that both can be added to cupcakes! These treats contain both, but not in the traditional (baked into the cakes) way. Instead, the flowers are steeped in sugar water that is strained and then poured over the baked cupcakes. Then, these unusually flavored cupcakes are frosted and served – just the perfect dessert to lighten up any spring or summer day!
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Ricotta Pound Cake Cupcakes with Whipped Ricotta Frosting

Ricotta cheese is not something that usually goes into cupcakes. But, since it is a sweeter cheese (as compared to, say, provolone) it works well in desserts. These ricotta pound cake cupcakes have the cheese in both the batter and the frosting. The batter is also flavored by almond extract and sugar. There is no milk, since the cheese takes the place of it. The frosting is a simple mixture of ricotta cheese, butter, sugar and orange zest – the perfect complement to these unique cupcakes!
Source Dessert for two

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Mini Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf Cupcakes {Tablespoon Tuesdays}

Cupcakes don’t have to be sweet. When made from savory ingredients, these mini chicken parmesan meatloaf cupcakes are more like appetizers, or can be used as a dish at the dinner table, alongside other things. The best part of these chicken cupcakes may not be the seasonings or even the chicken. Instead, the mozzarella cheese filling, the panko and parmesan topping and the warmed marinara sauce (for dipping!) take the cake – almost literally.
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These 10 crazy cupcake flavors make those made of vanilla, chocolate and even peanut butter look normal. However, just because the flavor is unique and original, that doesn’t mean that they don’t taste good. Some of the ones listed here use a classic candy or drink, like Red Hots or Mountain Dew as an inspiration, while others use things that are good for you, for example, kale or avocadoes as their central ingredient. Are you ready to test your taste buds?
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While including rosewater in cupcakes may sound like a strange idea, in practice it works out well. This particular recipe consists of homemade chocolate cupcakes, complete with vanilla buttercream frosting with rosewater added in. The cupcakes themselves are flavored with cane sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder and organic vanilla extract, while the frosting consists of more cane sugar and organic vanilla extract, with some rosewater. They give off the lovely scent of roses and are quite tasty!
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Father’s Day: Mocha Cupcakes

One way to make Father’s Day great is by baking cupcakes for the man being honored. These cupcakes are made from unsweetened cocoa powder, instant espresso powder and brewed espresso, giving them a “kick” that will help jump start Father’s Day. They are decorated with green tinted cream cheese frosting that has been piped on to look like grass, before being topped with a few choice accessories, like a golf tee, a golf ball and small toothpick flag adorned with the words “Happy Father’s Day!”
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What’s better than a Boston cream donuts, I’ll tell you what; a Boston cream cupcake that’s what. Elevating the traditional cupcake to new heights, the insides of these Boston cream cupcakes has a rich and creamy filling. Glazed with chocolate at the end it not only looks, but also tastes just like a Boston cream donut only better. Sprinkle some red and green confectioneries on them for a perfect Christmas treat.
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White and fluffy angel food cupcakes are the answer for a perfect dessert or else for afternoon tea with friends. Nobody’s taste buds can resist the temptation to indulge in eating these small white cute airy little cupcakes. With their toppings of stiffly whipped creamy peaks, these angel food cupcakes are truly irresistible. Making angel food cupcakes at home, is a far more delicious experience, than going out and buying them ready made.
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