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Cannoli Cupcakes

By on Saturday, August 18th, 2012

The other day my dad brought home cannoli and as I ate one I thought they would make great cupcakes.  I thought the outside tube would make a good cake, top it with the filling as frosting, throw some chocolate chips in there and you would have a delicious cupcake!  Then I found Tide and Thyme’s blog and realized some one else already had the idea for cannoli cupcakes! The cannoli cupcakes Tide and Thyme made look as good as the ones I had dreamed up in my head!

How to Make Your Own Gourmet Cupcakes

By on Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Looking for some new cupcake inspiration? Check out this Etsy offering: How to Make Your Own Gourmet Cupcakes! This ebook offers 14 recipes with step by step instructions. Featured cupcakes include “Shoofly Cupcakes,” “Monkey Cupcakes,” “Chocomint Cupcakes” and more. The ebook costs only $3.99. And the best part? Etsy seller Steven Seferi offers a money back guarantee!

Chocolate Beet Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

By on Thursday, August 9th, 2012

I just tried this recipe from Simple Bites, and one word: AMAZING! I am absolutely blown away.

I did do a few things differently from the recipe. She recommends roasting the beets. I was far too lazy and just pureed some canned beets. I also used Neufchâtel cheese, instead of cream cheese, in an effort to cut out some fat. I also used more maple syrup than she recommended, as I just wanted some additional sweetness. I used plain old sugar instead of the more expensive raw, and I baked mine for only 20 minutes, instead of 25. In the end, though, I couldn’t lose and this recipe has made it’s way into my frequently used pile.

Strawberry Butterfly Cupcakes

By on Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Oh my, the thought of white chocolate and strawberries is almost more than I can bear right now. And what better way to craft a butterfly then with a delicious, juicy strawberry? Visit Victorian Strawberries for a recipe and butterfly-crafting instructions!

Ginger Root Beer Float Cupcakes

By on Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Love root beer floats? Me too. Then we’d probably love ginger root beer float cupcakes from 52 Kitchen Adventures. Click here for the recipe!

Hostess Wedding Cake

By on Thursday, July 5th, 2012

I have been a big Hostess fan ever since I was a little kid.  There is something special about opening up one of their plastic packages and enjoying that overly sugary sweetness.  Yum!  While surfing the Hostess website today I found the coolest wedding cake ever!  It took the groom only one hour to make this cake from Twinkies, Cupcakes, Ding Dongs, Ho Hos, Suzy Q’s, Sno Balls and Mini Muffins. 

They also had several recipes that use the desserts to make new and different creations.  I so want to try this Black Forest Dessert that is made with a whole package of Hostess cupcakes!

Deep Dish Cupcake Pizzas

By on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

I won’t speak for your family, but our family eats a lot of pizza. So what better way to snazz up the same old same old than to use the cupcake tin? You’d get more yummy crispy crust this way! Visit Mr. Kate for the recipe!