Tag Archives: frosting

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 …

 

Macaron Gifts

Since my first attempt at making French macarons, I’ve made them twice more – same recipe (from my trusty MacarOn Café recipe book), but I altered the appearance for special occasions.
 

Earlier this year, I made confetti macarons for my friend’s birthday gift and another friend’s graduation gift, which were coincidentally around the same time. As I was browsing Pinterest one day, I stumbled across beautiful confetti macarons from Style Sweet CA. I borrowed the decoration idea because what’s more festive than confetti? Especially for celebrations like graduations and birthdays. The only step in the macaron process was to put some sprinkles …

 

Easter Bunny Cupcakes

Last Easter, I undertook a major baking project and made two versions of Easter bunny cupcakes: one with bunny ears, the other with cute bunny feet and a cotton tail. I wish I can take credit for the creativeness, but I found these awesome ideas on Pinterest. The entire project was very time-consuming (especially if you make each part from scratch – the cupcakes, cookies, frosting, royal icing, and chocolate) but it was well worth it in the end.
 

Bunny ear cupcakes:
For the cupcakes, you can use any recipe – from scratch or from the box, I won’t judge. I referred …

 

French macarons

 
French macarons have been on my baking bucket list for a while now – ever since I tasted it for the first time in 2009 from MacarOn Café in New York City. A macaron (not to be confused with a macaroon with 2 o’s) is a delicate French cookie sandwich, whose main ingredients are egg whites, sugars, and almond powder/flour. It has an eggshell-like texture and chewy consistency. This trendy dessert comes in a variety of colors, flavors, and fillings (i.e. ganache, buttercream, fruit jams).
 
I have visited several famous macaron bakeries, including Ladurée, Bouchon, La Maison du Chocolat, Miette, and Nadège Patisserie. Unfortunately, good ones are …

 

Halloween Oreo Cupcakes

Halloween is around the corner and it is one of my favorite holidays – I love the jack-o-lanterns, costumes, candy, and the endless decorating ideas, especially for baked goods. I haven’t baked anything for this holiday yet so I’m showing you what I made a couple years ago: Halloween Oreo cupcakes. These were a hit at my office and super easy to make – since I cheated and used cake mix from the box; plus, the simple decor didn’t take much effort. My favorite part of these cupcakes is the Oreo cookie bottom of the cupcakes – it’s a nice surprise, …

 

Carrot Cupcakes

I’m a little obsessed with cupcakes – baking, decorating, and of course, eating these cute morsels. Even though cupcakes seem to be fading from the trendy sweets race, they’re still one of my favorite desserts. I remember when I first became interested in baking during college… I was too intimidated to even attempt following a Martha Stewart recipe. Instead, I’d always reach for a box of Pillsbury cake mix, a red-colored container of Betty Crocker‘s pre-made frosting, and a tube of rainbow sprinkles. Let’s just say that I’ve come a long way these past few years, but I’m still no expert. Now, I …

 

Birthday Cake Pops

cake push up pops from nycake.com
It’s my birthday so cake I will eat! In honor of my own big day a cake-gadget had to be in order. Even though turning twenty three isn’t a major milestone like turning twenty one or twenty five, as my father reminded me this morning when he called to wish me a happy day, I still think it’s appropriate to talk about cake today.
I found the cutest little gadget that is perfect for a birthday at any age. Similar to the cake-pop maker that I blogged about many Thursdays ago, the Cake Push Up Tubes …

 

Pop Goes The Cake

cake-pops by babycakes
The hottest new trend in cake design puts a spin on the traditional sense of cake itself. At first glance, a cake pop looks nothing like the birthday or wedding cakes we are so used to seeing, and later devouring. But once you taste the cake-on-a-stick there’s no denying the delicious factor.
Similar to Dunkin’ Donuts‘ beloved munchkins, or as they’re more commonly known, donut holes, cake pops are a round, bite-sized sweet served on a stick like a lollypop.
lemon-poppy seed donut holes from myrecipes.com
They are decorative and adorable, and perfect for any kind of celebration whether it be …

 

To Market, to Market!

We’re at our first “pit stop” of the day at Market inside of the W Hotel. Weren’t we pleasantly surprised to find out not only are they not only serving just one dessert like we originally thought, but four! They are all displayed beautifully in the middle of the dining room. They have a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting that has been a huge hit! Also featured is a strawberry cake with white chocolate filling, devil’s food cake with chocolate buttercream, and last but certainly not least a toasted coconut cake! YUM!
 
The W Hotel in Boston, dessert menu, …