Reeses Owl Cupcakes

By on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Owls seem to be all the rage lately! Why wouldn’t they be with all the cute owl things I see around – checks, wallets, earrings, etc. You want it (with owls), you got it!

If you want Owl Cupcakes, we got those too. These are so stinking adorable!

Reeses Owl Cupcakes from Inside BruCrew Life


Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes

By on Sunday, January 1st, 2012

I think we can all agree that there is no better way to spend New Years Day than eating and baking cupcakes! If you agree with me,  than I have found a great recipe for you to try from the blog La Mia Vita Dolce.

Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes

These look so fabulous and they are visualually stunning!


Guinness and Bailey Irish Cupcakes

By on Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Thinking of what to put together for your New Year’s Eve party?

Why not cook up your brew instead of drinking it?  Here’s a recipe for Guinness and Bailey Irish Cupcakes that strikes me as rather top-o-the-morning.

Take it one step further, and here’s a recipe for Chocolate Guinness and Whiskey Cupcakes with Bailey’s Frosting.  I’d put this into the later-in-the-day category.

And this recipe variation includes a bittersweet ganache with whiskey option within the Guinness Cupcake.



Snowflake Cupcakes

By on Sunday, December 25th, 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone! I woke up this morning to see it spitting snow outside and all I could say was, “Yay!”. I am not a huge fan of snow, but, I always like to have some on Christmas, it really make it feels like Christmas when it snows and there is snow on the ground.

In honor of the spitting snow in New Hampshire, where I grew up and am spending Christmas with my parents, brother and lovely dog, I have found these amazing snowflake cupcakes. The fact that they are pink makes it a million times better.

Pink Snowflake Cupcakes from Glorious Treats


Travel Advisory: the TSA is now seizing cupakes!

By on Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Hot off the press!  Apparently, gel cupcake frosting qualified as a potential security threat at the Las Vegas Airport, causing the TSA to confiscate a cupcake!

The cupcakerie is Wicked Good Cupcakes and just looking at their website has me wanting to fly to their shop to get samples.  The ‘wicked good’ cupcakes made for the MSPCA are pictured here.  If the TSA dogs had discovered these puppies, I might understand what took place.

But my conclusion will simply be this:  it’s just another part of this year’s great cupcake recipe operation

Real Watermelon Cupcakes

By on Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Since watermelon the fruit is such a fun, messy, summer treat, what opportunities doe we have to use watermelon fruit in a cupcake?

From an Indiana kitchen came a watermelon cupcake recipe with instructions for making your own wrappers on a silhouette machine.  The recipe uses watermelon gelatin – very neat.

Getting warmer, I found a recipe for watermelon cupcake frosting that offers a substitution of watermelon juice for milk.

Still on my quest, I landed on What About Watermelon?, where I found a cake recipe with 1-1/3 C of watermelon, using watermelon juice in the frosting.  All the fun of the fruit and no napkins required!

Papaya Cupcakes Galore!

By on Friday, July 29th, 2011

Papaya.  I never buy this fruit here in Upstate New York, having convinced myself that to enjoy it, I would need to be somewhere tropical.

Not true, ATC readers! and here are the papaya cupcake recipes to prove it.

Start with Coconut Rice Pudding Stuffed Cupcakes with Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting & Papaya.  A long name for papaya used as a garnish to top off an unusual cupcake.  You’ll also notice that I’m continuing my recent penchant for lime…

Get more adventurous with Papaya Cupcake.  This recipe appears in Spanish, but, if you’re using Google Chrome as your Internet browser, this nifty top bar pops up asking if you want the page translated into English – answer? yes.  The tip on putting a dye tube inside the frosting piping bag to get the beautiful swirls is just OTT.  I discovered La Depensa del Gnomo during my global cupcakes week, and he never fails to impress.

May this inspire you to venture into the land of tropical fruits this summer no matter your climate!