Year: 2008

Christmas Cupcakes

I’m home in Wisconsin until the 28th. I think I will be doing a lot of baking to pass the time. :) Here is today’s project:

Shiny cupcake liners were from Crate and Barrel.

Tinkerbell Cupcakes

I was asked to make Tinkerbell cupcakes for Malayna’s 2nd birthday party. Finding ANYTHING Tinkerbell-related that could be plopped on the top of a cupcake proved to be quite the task. But I prevailed, thanks to the Giant Party Mart of Chicago. The vivid frosting colors are thanks to AmeriColor Neon Food Coloring.


Happy Halloween! I baked today!

The inspiration for these cupcakes came from a lot of different sources — Good Housekeeping magazine, various books, and some ideas of my own (like the purple graveyard and the candy corn circles). The cake mix and frostings were store-bought and colored with gel food coloring, which I highly recommend. You can get much brighter and saturated colors if you use specialty gel coloring instead of the stuff you find in the grocery store. I bought my food coloring from Country Kitchen.

Owl Cupcakes

My first venture into creative cupcake-ing! I decided to make the owl cupcakes from Hello, Cupcake. They were super easy to do, which I wasn’t expecting. Here’s a photo along with a list of the ingredients I used:

– The cupcakes were from a store-bought cake mix – Dark Chocolate by Betty Crocker.
– The frosting was also store-bought.
– The eyes on the large and small owls are Oreo cookies (look for Oreo minis for the smaller eyes)
– The eye balls on the large owls are Junior Mins and M&M Minis on the small owls.
– The noses are banana Runts. You could also use yellow M&Ms.