Archive for May, 2012

First Communion Cupcakes

By on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Sometimes I think a particular event just don’t have a cupcake to go with it. But then I find out I am wrong. As evinced by these gorgeous First Communion cupcakes from Cordel de Sabores’ Flickr photostream.

Cupcakes Primeira Comunhão

Glowing Cupcakes

By on Monday, May 21st, 2012

Summer is rapidly approaching and staying outside late, playing with neighborhood friends, is one of my fondest memories of childhood summers.  As kids we would catch fireflies and these glowing cupcakes remind me of the firefly’s glow.  I know that Food Snots originally made these cupcakes for Halloween and there a great idea to store away for the fall but I think these cupcakes would be fun to make on a summer night.  Tonic Water and neon food coloring are among the ingredients used to make these cupcake’s frosting glows!

The ‘Rebuild Joplin’ Cupcake

By on Monday, May 21st, 2012

It’s hard to believe that it has already been a year since the Joplin tornado.  Even so, there are still many people who don’t have homes.  Smallcakes Cupcakery in Joplin is trying to do something about that.  They recently came out with the ‘Rebuild Joplin’ cupcake, and part of the profits from this cupcake will go to Rebuild Joplin, an organization dedicated to getting people back in their homes.

You might think that this cupcake is just an ordinary chocolate and vanilla cupcake, but think again.  The owner of this cupcakery explains that the chocolate on bottom and vanilla on top is meant to show that Joplin is coming out of the darkness and into the light.  Very cool cupcake and a wonderful cause!

Chalkboard Cupcake Toppers

By on Monday, May 21st, 2012

With all the birthdays and special occasions at this time of year, I am forever searching for simple ways to make cupcakes more unique. Have a look at these cool and creative  chalkboard cupcake toppers from All Things Cupcake sponsor, J. Bee Designs.  They come in packs of six for $12.  And if you are thinking that this might be a bit over your budget, have no fear! These toppers are reusable so you can erase and rewrite for your next party too!  How perfect would these be for an end of year school picnic?

Banana Split Cupcakes

By on Saturday, May 19th, 2012

If someone were to ask me to split one of these banana split cupcakes with them, I would probably have to decline, because I would want the whole thing to myself! The combination of bananas, maraschino cherries, marshmallow creme, chocolate, and vanilla frosting sounds absolutely delicious!  Be sure and check out the recipe on the TLC website.

If you go crazy for banana splits, then be sure to check out these other banana split cupcake recipes from a previous ATC post, and don’t forget about National Banana Split Day in August! Start perfecting those recipes now!

Bubble Cupcakes

By on Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Now these are some cool cupcakes–exquisite, abstract, I’m not sure I could eat one. Check out other original and fanciful ideas at Gold Leaf Confections’ website. (These ladies know how to do a cupcake tower!)

Bubble Themed Cupcakes

Tomato Soup Cupcakes

By on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

I’m not sure how I feel about the idea of Tomato Soup Cupcakes, but I might try it if enough of you dare me to. Apparently the secret tomato soup ingredient–okay well, it’s not much of a secret ’cause it’s in the title, but anyway–adds a lot of moisture to the cupcake.

The rest of the ingredients in the recipe are fairly standard, though they do say you can replace the spices with ground pepper. Okay, the curiousity is killing me–I think I will try it. We did have a sale on tomato soup recently.