A cupcake topped with syrup, whipped cream frosting and buttercream frosting sounds divine, doesn’t it? Now, take into account the fact that these are French toast cupcakes, and you’ll want to make them right now! The cupcakes contain maple syrup, cinnamon, sour cream and vanilla paste, among other things – just what you need to get that French toast flavor. After they’ve baked, they’re topped with a glaze of brown sugar maple syrup, maple cinnamon buttercream, and vanilla bean whipped cream. Amazing!
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It’s hard to resist the perfect banana cupcake. These, combined with their cream cheese filling and salted caramel frosting may just be not only “perfect” but also irresistible. The cupcake batter is made from a mixture of flour, bananas, apple sauce, sugar, eggs, buttermilk and several other ingredients. The resulting treats are moist and tasty, like a banana muffin on steroids. Once they’ve baked, they’re filled with cream cheese and drizzled with salted caramel. Bet you can’t eat just one!
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Red Velvet cupcakes are a classic treat that can easily be served at any function, big or small, fancy or casual. These are flavored with unsweetened cocoa powder, and also contain cake flour, kosher salt, an egg, sugar, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, buttermilk, baking soda, white vinegar, and of course, red food coloring (otherwise they would just be chocolate cupcakes.) In order to follow tradition, top them with cream cheese frosting. If you prefer, you can toss on a few sprinkles as well!
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These butterscotch cupcakes are indeed supreme, thanks to their butterscotch filling, rum syrup and mascarpone frosting. They are a lot less difficult to make than they sound, as well. The cupcakes themselves are a mix of brown sugar, flour, baking powder and other ingredients. Once they have baked, top them with homemade rum syrup (which turns them into an adults only goodie), fill them with butterscotch sauce, top with mascarpone frosting, drizzle on some more butterscotch (and some toffee) and enjoy!
Caramel and coconut go hand in hand, much like peanut butter and chocolate. In order to make these double flavored cupcakes, you will need a tool that holds one side of the batter in place while you pour in the other. It sounds far more complicated than it really is. After these coconut on one side and caramel on the other cupcakes have baked, top them with a layer of caramel sauce, another of coconut flavored buttercream, and then some caramel drizzles. You really do get the best of both worlds!
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If you’ve been on the lookout for inspiration for cute, yet unusual cupcake toppers, then these are exactly what you’ve been hunting for. These fondant (a stiff frosting that is moldable like clay, yet edible) toppers resemble cosmetics, or makeup, if you will. Various shades of “lipstick” and “eye shadow” (plus an applicator) sit on top of tasty vanilla buttercream frosting. The cupcake underneath is a simple vanilla, but you can make them chocolate, honey, or the flavor of your choice.
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What’s better than cheesecake cupcakes? Cheesecake cupcakes topped with caramel sauce and strawberry sauce, of course. These cupcakes consist of crushed graham crackers, cream cheese, sour cream, heavy cream, sugar, vanilla, and several other ingredients. Once they’ve baked, cooled and been refrigerated for several hours, they are ready to be topped with either homemade caramel sauce or homemade strawberry sauce. Feel creative? Add a drizzle or two of chocolate before serving these sweet goodies!
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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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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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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!