Tag Archives: Cupcakes

Graduation Cupcakes

Graduation is right around the corner. Graduates are getting excited to finish up school and go on their next adventure. They look forward to having a party to celebrate their accomplishments and have some support for their future endeavors. For the person hosting the party, it can be quite stressful thinking of food, decorations, and items to host a fun, relaxing party. For many parties, the dessert is the best part, the highlight of the party, and what people are most excited about. Finding a dessert that you think will be a big hit can be overwhelming. No need to …


Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

Valentine’s day, a day of love where you express and share your love with loved ones. A day where there are symbols of hearts and the share of chocolates. Win over your loved one’s heart by making them some chocolate chip cupcakes topped with a chocolate heart.
You can make the frosting and chocolate hearts any color you want to make them Valentines themed. You can make the frosting and hearts red, pink, purple, or any other color you choose. I used purple for these cupcakes for an event we were doing where the theme color was purple, but you can …


Snowman Cupcakes

Looking for a cute cupcake to make during the winter season? How about cupcakes shaped like snowmen? It’s a fluffy and moist cupcake covered in white frosting, coconut, marshmallows and candy to look like snowmen. Even if you don’t like coconut or have an allergy to coconut, you can make these without the coconut and still have a cute and fun snowman.
After you make the cupcakes, for which the recipe is listed below, you’ll need the following to decorate: 1 container of white frosting, 22 standard marshmallows, 1 package (7 ounces) flaked coconut, 44 large black gumdrops, mini orange candy-coated …


Turkey Cupcakes

Want to make a fun dessert for the Thanksgiving?  How about a cupcake shaped like a turkey!
What? Did you think I meant a turkey in cupcake form? You can make that if you want, but today I’ll be showing you how to make a cupcake that is decorated to look like a turkey. Turkey cupcakes! The ingredients you’ll need is a brownie mix, chocolate frosting, red, orange, yellow gummy fish, and white and black decorating icing as well as cupcake tins, cupcake pans, a wire rack, a knife, a pastry bag or resealable food storage bag, and an oven to …


B4BC Meets: A Home Baker

There is a look that anyone who has successfully prepared a dessert wears when presenting his or her creation. It’s the smile of a toddler coming over to show you a particularly intricate Play Doh monster and it radiates a unique pride. Baking is fun because you are given a strict set of chemical and physical rules to which you must adhere, but you are working to create a product that is unique, beautiful, and tastes good to the largest array of taste buds you can.

Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Strawberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Christmas Gingerbread Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
When I …


Hummingbird Cupcakes

What is hummingbird cake? Before this week, I had never heard of this dessert until my coworker mentioned it. Hummingbird cake is a banana pineapple spiced cake, often served with cream cheese frosting. It’s a traditional Southern dessert since the mid 19th century (Wikipedia). I was intrigued because it’s supposed to taste like a cross between cake and banana bread. I decided to make a cupcake version with a recipe I found on Pinterest. It was delicious and I absolutely loved the dried pineapple flower – isn’t it so pretty?

Hummingbird Cupcakes recipe (yields 24 cupcakes):

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 …


NY Eats

Last Friday, I visited the Big Apple for a day trip. The options for good eats in NYC are endless – so many, that it would probably take me years to blog about all the delicious restaurants, bakeries, food trucks that I’ve tried and would like to try. For today’s post, I’ll share with you some of my favorite dessert stops in the concrete jungle. No cronut visit, unfortunately.

My favorite place to get the best red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting is Two Little Red Hens bakery on the Upper East Side. Yes, I truly think their red velvet reigns supreme …


Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes

It’s been a while since I’ve last baked in the kitchen. I had the baking bug recently and decided to make pineapple upside-down cupcakes. To be honest, I’ve never tried pineapple upside-down cake before! It’s my boyfriend’s favorite cake, so I thought, why not? I decided to make a cupcake version – easier to eat and share. The cupcakes turned out beautiful with a golden brown color and delicious with a wonderful brown sugar taste. Plus, I love the upside-down aspect of them. If you’re a fan of pineapple, this is the cake to try!
Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes Recipe (yields 24):
Ingredients for …


Red, White, and Blue cupcakes

I was looking for an easy enough recipe for Fourth of July – at first I wanted to go all fancy and make a triple layer cake decorated with strawberries and blueberries, but because of time, I needed something straightforward, and you can’t really go wrong with cupcakes. So, in honor of Independence Day, here is a recipe for patriotic cupcakes, courtesy of skiptomylou.org. {Note: The cake recipe is from allrecipes.com}
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1 cup white sugar
½ cup butter
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 ¾ teaspoons baking powder
½ cup milk
Red and blue food coloring


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees …


The Twinkie Comes Back!

Last November I wrote a blog about a world without Hostess!  Unimaginable to live in a world without Hostess and Twinkies!  But Hostess will be back and we don’t have to live in a world without Hostess for much longer!
Hostess is calling this “The Sweetest Comeback in the History of Ever.” They just might be right! Because if you have not heard Twinkies are coming back!

Save the date if you have not seen it on the news! The new owners of our beloved Hostess will bring back our much missed Twinkies on July 15th along with other missed treats like …