There are many different kinds of cupcake toppers out there to choose from if you don’t want more than just icing to entice. Some are like little toys that can easily be stuck into delicately piped mounds of frosting (or they can be used to cover up the sloppier last minute jobs before a bake sale you forgot about). Others are personalized for birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, weddings, etc. and allow you to slap dozens of copies of a loved one’s face onto treats that allow you to, literally, bite their head off. Then there are cupcake toppers like those produced by blogger Tikkido who has posted a number of cupcake topper tutorials. Read the rest of this entry »
Have you ever wanted to create cupcakes for a special occasion that really seem to celebrate the recipient? I can think of many birthdays and celebrations where I have wanted to really give a personal touch to my cupcakes, but sometimes you just don’t have time to cut up 2-3 dozen pieces of cardboard, then inner cardstock and finally creating and cutting up those photos as well!
Well if you are in this situation, or just want to create something professional, then these toppers from Diva Entertains are seriously worth checking out, inexpensive and customizable, what more could you ask for? Okay, ready cooked cupcakes wouldn’t go astray, but hey, that is where you can add your signature stamp!
Cupcakes of a feather flock together! Apparently, so does good cupcake merchandise, since this is my second great cupcake accessory find from Uncommon Goods. The Tweet Tweet Cupcake Set is $12 and has enough wrappers and toppers for 24 cupcakes, which seems like a decent deal to me. The folks at the Uncommon Goods labs were also kind enough to throw in the recipe for Orange Pineapple Sunshine Cupcakes in their blog post as well:
Orange-Pineapple Sunshine Cupcakes or Cake (Serves 21 or 16)
1 box yellow cake mix
1/4 cup applesauce
1 can mandarin oranges in light syrup (11 oz.)
1 8 oz. container Cool Whip (Lite or Regular)
1 pkg (3-4 oz.) INSTANT vanilla pudding mix
1 can (15 1/2 oz.) crushed pineapple in juice
1) Preheat oven to 350 deg. In a large bowl, stir together all the cake ingredients until moist. Beat by hand for 2 minutes. Chop up the oranges as you mix.
2) Line a muffin pan with cupcake papers or coat a 13×9 cake pan with cooking spray. Pour the batter into the papers/pan. Bake cupcakes for
25 minutes or bake the cake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
3) Frosting: In a large bowl, mix together all the frosting ingredients until well blended. Spread over the cupcakes/cake. Store in fridge. Enjoy!