The pink fondant pig – with white fondant wings! – attached to the top of each of these cupcakes makes quite a statement. Whether you want something whimsical to serve at your next party, or if people doubt your baking skills and you want to show off what you can do (“when pigs fly” – get it?) then these tasty treats are exactly what you have been looking for. Choose your own cupcake base, then top it with a layer of the frosting of your choice before attaching these cute and edible pigs to the top!
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These orange creamsicle cupcakes are citrus, sweet, light and bright. They look like the perfect sunny day, making them perfect for summer. The citrus cream cheese frosting is free of egg and dairy, vegan and gluten-free as well. The pulp from one orange is added into the cupcake along with orange soda, making this cupcake as orangey as can be. You will love the light citrus cake topped by cream cheese that has been flavored with real orange juice, making this the perfect fruity zesty dessert.
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There’s nothing better than a cheeerfully frosted cupcake – and the best thing about these confections is the fact that you can make any kind of cupcake that you want. Yes, the “candy corn” in this recipe refers to the treatment of the frosting. A combination of orange, yellow and white frosting added carefully to a single piping bag before being cautiously applied to the tops of these tasty treats gives them the appearance of a candy corn, without having to harm any actual candy corns!
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Nightmare Before Christmas cupcakes are chocolate cupcakes decorated to resemble the characters Oogie Boogie and Jack from Tim Burton’s A Nightmare Before Christmas. These cute and creepy cupcakes are easy to decorate and fun to eat whether the occasion is a themed party, a holiday celebration or just a yummy treat. To achieve the look simply bake the chocolate cupcakes and bake both standard and mini versions, tint one batch of buttercream green, and pipe faces in black on both.
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Gluten Free Marble cupcakes are possibly the perfect comfort food for someone with a gluten food allergy. The orange extract is the secret ingredient that makes the chocolate flavor pop in the cake. The marble effect is achieved by adding the chocolate to only half the batter and then spooning it into the cupcake liners. The frosting is vanilla buttercream and chocolate buttercream placed on opposite sides of a frosting bag. They marble as they mix on exiting the bag. The result is delightful.
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The Hot Chocolate cupcake is sure to be a fall favorite in no time. This cupcake begins as a standard chocolate cupcake that has been tweaked with Hersey’s Special Dark hot cocoa and prepared hot chocolate. This cupcake is then cored and filled with chocolate ganache and frosted with a buttercream that incorporates fluffy marshmallow cream and heavy whipping cream. All of these combine to create a cupcake reminiscent of hot cocoa around the campfire or fireplace.
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Even non-peanut butter fans are going to love these ultimate peanut butter cupcakes. The first thing you notice is the adorable mini peanut butter cup sitting above a bigger cupcake. Once you take a bite the chocolate ganache dollop in the middle of this scrumptious cake you will realize it has a tinge of peanut butter that is just so decadent, so rich you will just need to have another one. And another. The frosting is an experience in itself, one you won’t soon forget
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These toffee crunch cupcakes are frosted with caramel. At first bite you will realize that in this cupcake, there is going to be a thin line between gluttony and decadence. On the other hand, the fact that these cupcakes are rimmed with toffee bits covered in chocolate, dipped in chocolate and are frosted with caramel make you reach for another one before you realize it. This is an over-frosted, overfilled over stuffed cupcake that has an over-the-top taste that may just make you forget all other cupcakes that came before this one.
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Possibly one of the very few recipes you will find that puts peanut butter frosting above a vanilla cupcake; this is one batch of cupcakes you will want to keep for yourself. The rich, thick peanut butter swirled on top of a light, moist, perfectly baked vanilla cupcake is the perfect dessert, midnight snack or something decadent to grab from the fridge when it’s time to have afternoon tea or morning coffee.
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Chocolate Cupcakes with chocolate frosting are the quintessential dessert. Chocolate is one of the most appreciated sweets, and having it in a handy dandy little cupcake liner makes it even more fun. This cupcake recipe calls for creamy rich Greek yogurt, which makes for a moist and full bodied treat. There are a few steps to this recipe, but the flavor is worth it. The homemade goodness says you care enough to bake the very best.
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