Posts Tagged ‘Cupcakes’

Decorating Cupcakes with Chocolate Flowers

I used candy melts in so many ways: creating chocolate covered pretzels, dipping strawberries, making chocolate candy molds…it is so useful! Last week I shared over on the  SCJohnson.com blog, how to create cute cupcake toppers for spring.

Here’s a peek:

Decorating Cupcakes with Chocolate Flowers

 

Creating this spring flowers took less than 15 minutes total! Not only are they simple, but you can really get creative with the chocolate and make different sizes and styles of cupcake decorations.

Be sure to check out my full post for the step-by-step photos and create your own spring cupcakes!

I am a Guest Blogger for SC Johnson and this is a sponsored post. All ideas and opinions are my own.

 

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Reinventing the cupcake topper

I love when I stumble upon talented people, doing creative things that I hadn’t known about before. Recently, I was on the hunt for a creative way to dress up cupcakes that didn’t include a paper cupcake topper (nothing against them, I am just a bit bored with the look), when I discovered Edible Details and their fondant cupcake toppers – BINGO! I loved how  Brittany has taken the matching theme look of the paper cupcake topped yet created something unique, gorgeous, and EDIBLE! Take a look:

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See what I mean? They are darling! What a great way to present a cupcake, don’t you think?

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Wouldn’t this monkey be perfect for a monkey birthday party theme? The possibilities are endless – Brittany is like a magician with fondant!

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She also does adorable 3D fondant toppers and edible sugar flowers … OH MY  the flowers (more on those soon)!

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Be sure to check out all of Brittany’s designs over at Edible Details (like these cute Halloween toppers)! I can’t wait to share the custom toppers she created just for us, details soon!

 

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Raspberry Cupcakes a la Vodka

This cupcake recipe is for adults only. Dark chocolate, raspberries and flavored vodka. Perfect for Valentine’s Day or your next (adult only) gathering. I promise, they are as good as they sound.

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I prefer to make mini cupcakes because you can get all the flavors in one bite, they are smaller (which I like) and well, they are just plain cute. This is my Babycakes maker. I can whip our 8 mini cupcakes about every 6 minutes. I put in red paper liners.

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Next, I filled the liners 1/2 way full with my dark chocolate vodka cupcake batter (top secret recipe below).

Six minutes later, this delicious chocolaty creation emerged.

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Then I whipped up my raspberry chocolate vodka flavored icing. Another top-secret recipe I’ll share with you below.

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And then I created this work of art. A dark chocolate cupcake infused with chocolate vodka and iced with a raspberry chocolate vodka icing. Topped with a fresh raspberry.

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Or fluffy pink heart shaped marshmallow. You pick.

Top Secret Cupcake recipe:

-Your favorite chocolate cake mix. Substitute part of the water for the chocolate vodka. I used a dark chocolate mix that called for 1 1/3 cup water — so I used 1 cup water and 1/3 cup chocolate vodka (I used Godiva).

Top Secret Icing Recipe:

-Your favorite jar of whipped icing. Add in a drop of red or pink food coloring and half a shot of raspberry chocolate vodka (I used Godiva). Whip it up.

What do you think, do you want one?

For more (alcohol-free) Valentine’s Day cupcake ideas, click here.

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Valentine Desserts: Cupcake Ideas

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time of year to brush off your dusty apron and get baking some cupcakes for your sweets! It’s all about the love and thought behind your baked works of art, so why not try something new? Your loved ones will love you just as much if your culinary creations are photo worthy– and I’ll bet they will still taste amazing! Here are some of my favorite Valentine cupcake decorating ideas. Get inspired!

What a simple touch….tie a ribbon around the base of your cupcake for some festive flair! This cupcake has no icing, instead it is dusted with powdered sugar. This fabulous treat was (and the recipe) found on BHG.

This sweet cupcake design if simple enough for anyone, have your kiddos help you! Simple decorate your cupcakes with conversation hearts! For a yummy cupcake recipe visit Bakerella, she is the cupcake goddess behind this creation!

Again, a simple ribbon tied around the cupcake is such a simple touch. The roses on top of these cupcakes were made by rolling colored fondant. Check out Bakerella for the simple cupcake decorating steps and make them yourself!

I hope you feel inspired to whip up some sweets this valentines day! What do you plan on making for your loved ones?
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DIY 4th of July Decor

Embarrassingly enough, I have been so busy that I hadn’t even thought of details for our intimate Fourth of July barbecue (hence the last minute patriotic dessert ideas). So today, I decided to look around the house for some inspiration and boy did I find it — RIBBON! I have about 50 yards of American flag print ribbon lying around and decided to put it to good use today.

This is a simple 4th of July place setting. I just used to clear glass plates and layered strips of coordinating ribbon inbetween them. Paired with a navy blue linen napkin — simple!

I used strips of ribbon to make these DIY ribbon cupcake toppers. These took maybe 5 minutes and I just used ribbon I had on hand. Check out these DIY instructions for more detail on how-to make these.

I even incorporated the ribbon decor outside since that will be where we are cooking and hanging out. About 6 strips of red, white and blue ribbon make up this decoration. I hung it from a tree and it looks really nice blowing in the wind.

I hope I have inspired you to look around your home and revisit supplies you have on hand when thinking of decorating. Remember, your party can look thoughtful … even if you just do a few simple touches.

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Flag Cakes & Cupcakes

If you have found yourself searching for cute {but sorta simple} American flag cake or flag cupcake ideas, we’ve got you covered. There is still time to whip up an impressive patriotic dessert that won’t take a lot of time and doesn’t require odd ingredients you will have to hunt for. I’m pretty sure you will have everything on-hand to make at least one of these festive red, white and blue dessert ideas.

1. Creative Hidden Layered Cake Flag {via 17 and Baking}

2. Blueberry topped Wave the Flag Cupcakes {via SheKnows}

3. Angel Food Flag Cake {via Betty Crocker}

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