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Girl Scout Cupcakes

By on Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

It’s Girl Scout Cookie season again.  I think Girl Scout cookies are pretty great (although I was a Girl Scout myself, so my opinion is slightly biased), and I can’t imagine that one could go wrong with a Girl Scout Cookie Cupcake.  These Samoa Cupcakes look SO delicious, and Samoas just-so-happen to be my hands-down favorite Girl Scout cookie.  If I knew a Girl Scout, I would definitely have to buy a box (or two or three) just to make this recipe!

Healthified Cupcakes

By on Monday, January 7th, 2013

We all know that the New Year is often a time of setting new goals, oftentimes related to our weight and/or health, but that doesn’t mean that you have to give up cupcakes altogether.  Why not take your favorite cupcake recipes and tweak them a bit to make them a tad healthier?  Take a look at Betty Crocker’s Healthified Chocolate Frosted Cupcakes recipe.   With low or no-fat ingredients and the omission of egg yolks, it has 67% less fat than the original recipe and 46% fewer calories.

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

By on Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Christmas might be over, but you don’t have to take down your tree until after the New Year, so it’s not too late to indulge in some of these tasty treats!  (Or, you could just file away this idea for next year!)  Check out The Stir’s recipe.  It involves sugar ice cream cones, lots of green frosting, and candies of your choice for the ornaments.  Your kids (and you, too!) will love decorating these!

Cupcake Gift Ideas

By on Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

One of ATC’s sponsors, Angel Heart Designs, has some really great new cupcake items.  Consider them as you are doing your holiday shopping this year!  Here are some of the latest offerings…

Like cupcake trinket boxes















This holiday cupcake night light















And these beautiful holiday cupcake ornaments

Target Cupcake Ornaments

By on Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Are you wanting to go for a cupcake-themed Christmas tree this year, or just wanting to spruce up your current ornament collection with a few cupcakes?  I was at Target on Black Friday and I stumbled upon these cute cupcake ornaments.  For $10 you get a pack of 4.  I think they look both cute and classy!

Snowman Cupcakes

By on Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

We’re still waiting for that first snowfall here in the Windy City.  Maybe whipping up a batch of these snowman cupcakes would usher in the big snows!


Cranberry Vanilla Cupcakes

By on Thursday, November 8th, 2012

It’s that time of year when I start seeing cranberries in the produce section and I start dreaming up all kinds of recipes that will make my kitchen smell like the Holidays.  Here is a recipe to help you make use of those cranberries!