Archive for March, 2012

Pinkie Pie’s Cupcake Song

By on Saturday, March 31st, 2012

I grew up watching the My Little Pony: The Movie from 1986!  Even though the look of the little ponies has changed a lot over the years I still thought this youtube video that my friend shared with me was cute.  The video is Pinkie Pie’s cupcake song where Pinkie Pie teaches Applebloom how to make cupcakes! While I wouldn’t attempt making the cupcakes that the ponies sing about, it is still a fun way to introduce kids to baking.

Easter Egg Cupcakes

By on Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Easter is my favorite cupcake holiday. You can do anything you want with pastels and you’re good to go–so many options! Plus, I’m kind of obsessed with bunnies. Anyway, here is my first attempt this year. (For the grass, I used Wilton tip 233.) If you try this, I HIGHLY recommend Starburst jelly beans. I don’t even like candy, and these are delicious!

Hunger Games Cupcakes

By on Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Any fans of The Hunger Games series out there?  What better way to celebrate the new movie than with cupcakes!  I searched and found these.  Try out one of these ideas or create your own for a pre or post-movie party!

Mockingjay Cupcakes:










Hunger Games Cupcakes:


Colorado Cupcakes

By on Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Last week I visited my friend in Colorado and was lucky enough to see both Boulder and Denver while on my trip.  In Boulder we stopped into Tee and Cupcakes to try three of their cupcakes.  I loved the outside of the cupcake shop, which is shown above, and since we were there pretty early in the day there was a wide selection of cupcakes to choose from.  We decided on the following flavors: girl scout cookie samoas, chocolate with salted caramel frosting, and white on white or vanilla with vanilla frosting.

My friend and I agreed that while we liked the creative flavors and the appearance of the cupcakes we didn’t love the consistency of the frosting or the cake.  The frosting we almost like whipped cream or cool-whip with a very airy texture.  We also weren’t crazy about the cake consistency and flavor so overall we thought they were good cupcakes but not great. Read the rest of this entry »

Move Over Sit-In, Make Way for Cupcake-In

By on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Have a statement? Want to be heard? How about cupcakes? Fans of the new video game Mass Effect 3 are upset with the ending and want it changed. And they’re asking nicely, by sending 400 cupcakes to Bioware, the game’s creators. The cupcakes will be frosted three different colors, but will all taste the same, to symbolize the similar endings of the three video games in the series. This effort will cost $1005 and everyone who contributes to the cause will also get to send along a note with the cupcakes. It’s like a sugary sweet petition. Click here for the campaign website. The cupcakes will be delivered by Fuss Cupcakes of Edmonton, Alberta.

Easter Garden Cupcakes

By on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Looking for some cute treats to make this Easter?  Hop on over to The Family Kitchen on Babble and leave a comment on this post for the chance to win the cookbook where the secret to tasty treats like these can be found.  These is a recipe for these cupcakes on the website, so give them a try for your Easter gathering!

Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper Cupcakes

By on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Oh My Gosh … that is a lot to say without drooling all over your computer. These cupcakes sound amazing and they look great in the mason jars with the bakers twine. These would be great for a children’s birthday party or just for the heck of it!

Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper Cupcakes from the blog Confessions of a Cookbook Queen