Archive for February, 2011

DIY: Make Your Own Sprinkles

By on Monday, February 21st, 2011

Sprinkles, jimmys, or shots, no matter what you call them, they all mean the same thing, a sugary sweet cupcake topping.  I have always wondered how you make sprinkles and now you can make your own! Brave Tart originally made the sprinkles then Faith Durand blogger for The Kitchn gave them a try documenting her results. I love that you can make any color you want and any size too.  And for those health conscious cupcake eaters out there, this allows you to control everything that goes into and onto your cupcakes! Click continue reading for the instructions.

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Cupcake Earrings

By on Sunday, February 20th, 2011

I saw these cupcake earrings on Accessorize and immediately had to add them to my wish list!  They are only $9.00 or £5.00 and they have $5.00 flat rate US shipping! And they have a matching necklace available in both the US and Europe.

Cupcake Plunger

By on Saturday, February 19th, 2011

Chef Resource offers this Chicago Metallic Cupcake Plunger for $4.95.  Once you remove the center of your cupcakes, you use the plunger to fill them with frosting, fruit, or anything your imagination can think of!

John Lewis Cupcake Products

By on Friday, February 18th, 2011

I frequently find myself wishing I lived in Eurpoe.   Things seem to be so much more sophisticated and lovely across the sea.  When I came across John Lewis’s site I immediately wished I had a UK shipping address so I could buy the Flutters and Fancies Tea Towel, £6.99, which has the image of a cake stand filled with cupcakes and a bird on top.  A similar cake stand is actually sold for £22.50, except the bird is painted on the stand instead of being perched on top. The website has more items that match these two along with tons of other great!


By on Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Since it’s citrus season now would be a great time to try these gluten-free clementine cupcakes by Emily Malone of Daily Garnish. If you are wondering if you have the ingredients necessary to make these gluten-free cupcakes, I have included the ingredients list below.  For the directions check out the original post!

  • 3 tbsp Earth Balance vegan butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp ground flax
  • 5 clementines, peeled and segmented
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 2/3 cup brown rice flour
  • 2/3 cup coconut flour
  • 2/3 cup garbanzo bean flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 cup orange (or tangerine) juice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • (Note: If you don’t want to make these gluten-free, you can simply sub in 2 cups AP-flour for the other flours, and remove the added xanthan gum.)

Lauren Conrad Cupcake Photo

By on Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Reality TV fan or not, you have to agree that Lauren Conrad has great style! Personally I like her LC line carried by Kohl’s.  For one of the dresses in her spring collection, Lauren poses with cupcakes! I love the dress and the spring feeling from the picture, it even has a little Alice In Wonderland vibe. Even though the dress doesn’t have cupcake on it, if you want to look as cute as Lauren you can purchase the dress from Kohl’s for $44.99.

Red Velvet Valentine Cupcakes

By on Monday, February 14th, 2011

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! If you’re still looking for a cupcake idea to bake for this evening or maybe after school, here’s one more idea for you! I originally saw these semi-homemade red velvet cupcakes with hearts cut out of them on Two Tiny Kitchens.  The cupcake and frosting recipe is posted there along with the instructions for how to make the heart shaped cut out.  One important tip she shared for the heart cutout is to fill the cupcake molds all the way to the top of the liners! Happy baking!