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The Perfect Vanilla Cupcake

By on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

As much as I love all the crazy and unique cupcake flavors my favorite cupcake is usually a simple vanilla cupcake.  I noticed She Makes and Bakes blog post for the perfect vanilla cupcake and it peaked my interest.  My favorite vanilla cupcakes usually have real vanilla beans in them in addition to vanilla extract so we will see how these, which only call for extract, turn out.   I haven’t tried these cupcakes yet as I decided to give up desserts for lent but as soon as Easter arrives I’m going to test these out.  Click “continue reading” for She Makes and Bakes’s recipe. Read the rest of this entry »

DIY Cupcake Liner Flowers

By on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Over the years I have seen lots of different cupcake liner flower tutorials.  The instructions for these DIY cupcake liner flowers, which involve spray painting the liners, come from The Sweetest Occasion.  I’m not sure about the messy look of these flowers on the cake, I think instead I would use liners with a pattern on them.   What do you think?  Does the crinkled gold flower work for you?

Handmade Bird Cupcake Toppers

By on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

I found these handmade cupcake toppers featuring a watercolor bird painting on Poppytalk Handmade.  The toppers were created by artist Renee Anne. Renee Anne sells the toppers on her Etsy site for $10.00 for a set of 12.  There are also bee and rabbit cupcake toppers; each topper has a matching garland available for sale on Renee Anne’s Etsy.

Cupcake Pop For Pets

By on Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Do you bake treats for your pets?  Have you made them special birthday cupcakes?  I have yet to try baking homemade dog treats for our dog but if they look like these cupcake pops for pets from the blog of Created by Diane, I think any dog or cat will love these treats!


Cupcake Poster

By on Saturday, February 16th, 2013

I love Kid President! If you have not watched his pep talk, you need to stop everything you are doing to watch it.   Crystal Barlow-Jensen of  Love, Crystal Lane also loves Kid President and was insprider to create this poster.  Kid President is right, you can’t be sad when you’re holding a cupcake!

Last Minute Printable Valentine

By on Thursday, February 14th, 2013

In case you’re running late and need a last minute printable valentine I found this free printable cupcake valentine on The Sweetest Occasion.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

By on Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Happy Valentine’s Day!  According to Perez Hilton, Hilary Duff picked up some Crumbs cupcakes to celebrate Valentine’s Day! I hope your Valentine’s Day includes love and cupcakes!