Super Bowl Cupcakes

Super Bowl Cupcakes

Did you watch the Super Bowl?

Even though my city’s team wasn’t in the Super Bowl, I still had fun watching the game, all of the commercials and, of course, the FOOD!

I saw this Super Bowl dessert recipe for Pull Apart Touchdown Cupcakes and just had to make it/them! This recipe was a lot of fun – I definitely reached out to some of my boyfriend’s friends to help me with a play-by-play option to set-up all of the players (Sour Patch Kids) on the field (cupcake valley). After all, I wanted it to be as “authentic” as a Super Bowl dessert has the potential to be!

What recipes did you make or do you make for watching sports?

Cheers!

 

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Trophy Cupcakes

A few weeks ago, I went with a few friends to a promotional event that was hosted by Google Places and had the pleasure of trying (for the first time!) an infamous cupcake from Trophy Cupcakes. Although I did not finish the entire cupcake due to an enormous amount of frosting, the salted caramel cupcake I chose was unique and absolutely delicious. Based on taste and presentation alone, I will definitely look to Trophy Cupcakes again when in the mood for a cupcake!

Halloween Cupcakes Part 1: “Mummy” Cupcakes


I love stumbling across old photos. I happened to find a picture of these Halloween-themed cupcakes from last year on a photo from my phone. Although I’ll be making a different Halloween-themed cupcake for this year (in a future blog post coming soon), I wanted to share these because they are extremely simple and oh-so-cute. Plus, you never can go wrong with cupcakes!

How to Make “Mummy” Cupcakes:

Step 1: Bake chocolate cake mix into cupcake tins and let completely cool once done baking.

Step 2: Frost cupcakes with chocolate frosting.

Step 3: Pipe white frosting in strips across the cupcakes for the “mummy layers”.

Step 4: Add M&Ms.

Step 5: Eat!

Cheers!

Easter Cupcakes

Cupcakes are absolutely one of my favorite desserts. Although it may seem strange, the actual ingredients and tastes of cupcakes are not the reasons why I love them. My love of cupcakes stems from the endless possibilities of intricate designs, colors, and presentation features available to put on these quaint little cakes. For example, in the past, I’ve experimented with different icing lettering, vibrant frostings, and cookies/candies galore to add onto the top. Simply, cupcakes are a fun dessert.

One of my favorite cupcake recipe books is titled Hello, Cupcake. Although I did not follow a recipe from this clever book for this blog post, I highly recommend to either buy, peruse the book, or check out their website for fun ideas (in the past year, I made the Snowman and Penguin cupcakes — they seemed daunting, but they turned out really well!).

Anyway, I hadn’t made a “creative” dessert in quite some time. I first became inspired to make cupcakes after a friend bought me a “Cupcake Kit” (from Chronicle Books/Elinor Klivans and seen here).

This kit contains a reusable pastry bag, assorted piping tips, and cupcake baking liners. With this added inspiration, I began to scan the Food Network website for potential cupcake ideas. I finally found a recipe for Chick and Egg Cupcakes and decided to make a version of these to put me into the Easter spirit. I didn’t follow the recipe 100% (I cheated and used boxed cupcake mix to save some time), but I really enjoyed the results!

Step 1: Bake Cupcakes and Let Cool

Step 2: Add Green Dye to Frosting and Coconut

Step 3: Frost; Layer Coconut, Eggs, and Peeps on Top;
Use Pastry Tips to Make Intricate Designs

 

That last picture of a cupcake looks a bit haphazard; however, it was fun to experiment with different pipping techniques. I definitely need to improve with cupcake decorating — my next quest will be to find tips on how to best use the pipping utensil in order to produce the best results.

Until then…


[as seen from “The Cupcake Kit”]

Cheers!