Archive for October, 2011

Mummy Face Cupcakes

By on Friday, October 28th, 2011

Last year we shared with you an idea from the authors of Hello Cupcake/Whats New Cupcake on how to create a mummy out of cupcakes.  For an alternative mummy cupcake Annie from With Sprinkles on Top offers the idea of making the cupcake faces look like mummies! She bought the eye from a local candy store but I’m sure white candy with a drop of chocolate will have the same effect!

Get Your Spook On

By on Friday, October 28th, 2011

Chocolate Orange Marbled Cupcakes

Apparently, Halloween cupcakes don’t have to gross you out. This chocolate orange marbled cupcake from Monistical is gorgeous! Visit their website for detailed instructions on how to make your own marbled masterpiece!

Cupcake Rose Tutorial

By on Thursday, October 27th, 2011

I spent way too much time this morning on a colossal cupcake fail. I was trying to do the Wilton Rose, but all I got were wilted dandelions. Finally, I gave up and went to youtube for some help. Probably should have done that before I frosted two dozen cupcakes. Sigh. Anyway, I found this great video, though I had to watch it in slow motion. One of my problems was the consistency of my frosting. Too stiff won’t work. Neither will too soft. Of course, if you’re smart enough to use premade decorating frosting, then you don’t need to worry about that! So, here’s your professional tutorial!

Halloween Cupcake Toppers Part 2

By on Thursday, October 27th, 2011

If you didn’t see something you liked in earlier this week’s Halloween themed cupcake toppers maybe one of these other fun, free printable toppers will be more your style.  I Heart Naptime’s toppers feature simple patterns and the phrase “trick or treat.”  Paper Squid’s freebies also include cake pop decorations.

Spooky Cupcakes

By on Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Check out these spooky Halloween cupcakes, crafted by Sal Garcia, head baker at Urban Cookies and OllieCake in Phoenix.  He is even giving us the secrets to making our own.  For the cupcake, use this Basic Halloween Cupcake recipe, and then click on each picture to see instructions for the frosting and toppings unique to each cupcake.  The ingredients get pretty creative: fruit chews, chocolate sunflower-seed drops, red raspberries, bistro biscuits, chive sprigs, and chocolate-covered pomegranate seeds.

Spooky Spider Cupcakes









Ghoulish Ghost Cupcakes















Ghastly Graveyard Cupcakes


Beach and Seashell Cupcakes

By on Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Like real seashells on the beach, these edible pastel sea shells sit on a of bed of apple cider icing. These sea-side cupcake creations are available with at least 14 days notice from Retro Bakery in Las Vegas, NV. Please contact them for complete pricing and availability of seasonal flavors.

Click through for 20 other seashell and beach-themed cupcake creations from bakers all over to spark your cupcake imagination for weddings, birthdays, or a rainy weekend.

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Cupcake Headbands for Baby

By on Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

I was at a Sip ‘n See today for a sweet little 3-week-old girl.  As the new Mom unwrapped some sweet bows for her baby girl, I couldn’t help but wonder what kinds of cupcake bows and headbands were out there for babies.  Here’s what I came up with (click on the pictures to see more).