Neon Orange Halloween Spider Cakes!

26 Oct

I owed someone a batch of cupcakes, so I decided to go all Halloween-y… Because there’s never enough cupcakes for all the decorating ideas I want to try! Andddd because Halloween is by far the most fun. When else can you put spiders on cupcakes and have them be appetizing?!

These spooky spider cakes are dark chocolate cupcakes stuffed with peanut butter filling and topped with dark chocolate ganache… And a neon spider made using Wilton orange candy melts. Love the colors!

My mom’s had this mold since the early 90s… I remember her making cupcakes for my class in elementary school. She’d top them with these same exact spiders! Even after all these years, spidey looks just as good.

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Still haven’t found the perfect cupcake papers for these. Had some issues with separation between cake and wrapper… Tastes perfect, but still frustrating.

Last, but not least, I snuck in a Halloween teenage mutant ninja turtle, for the #1 fan. Hope he likes it!

Heat Miser Birthday Cupcakes

21 Sep

So I have a little second cousin who is obsessed with The Year Without A Santa Claus’ Heat Miser. It’s watched year round. When asked what theme he wanted for his 3rd birthday party this past August, he answered: Heat Miser.

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While he is part of a Christmas tale, that flaming hair does go nicely with scorching August temperatures.

The littlest Heat Miser requested chocolate cupcakes, so I did just that.

I did my favorite chocolate cupcake recipe topped with a super yummy and creamy vanilla buttercream.

I dyed half the frosting orange, half the frosting yellow, put it side by side in a piping bag (as best I could) and then gave each cupcake it’s own fiery coif. That is MY favorite part of the Heat Miser. I topped them off with some sugar sprinkles, and that was that.

Birthday boy loved them. “Heaaat Miserrr.”

We did have a little cutout of the 2012 Hallmark Heat Miser ornament on a skewer to stick in birthday boy’s cupcake, but he wouldn’t put it down! These would’ve also been cute with some Heat Miser cupcake toppers.

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Heat Miser Birthday Boy, thanks to my friend Mattyo.

Fourth of July Americana Cupcakes

28 Jun

Show your red, white and blue! I love patriotic desserts. Red and blue velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting–Paula Deen’s red velvet cupcake recipe. Always a huge hit. This would also work for Memorial Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day… Everyday!

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Dark Chocolate Raspberry Kiss Cakes

14 Feb

I have to say… I set out to put my own spin on Martha Stewart’s hi hat cupcakes, hit a couple of road blocks, and then ended up with much cuter cupcakes than hi hats!

The frosting was falling into the chocolate when I went to dip, and while everything was tasting great, I didn’t have the time to let them chill for another 2 hours for official hi hat status. Sooo, I improvised.

Here’s my creation: dark chocolate cupcake with vanilla raspberry Italian meringue frosting, drizzled in chocolate and sprinkled with hearts. Love those neon pink Reynold’s foil cupcake wrappers! I had a lot of fun making these.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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It was hard to get the pink coloring to show up, but I swear, the frosting is pink!

Merry Mint Cakes

29 Dec

Dark chocolate cupcakes filled with vanilla mint creme and topped with a chocolate ganache.

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Surf’s Up, Cupcake!

12 Nov

For my latest cupcake job, I was asked to do vanilla/vanilla cupcakes with surfing theme for a 10 year old boy’s birthday party.

I really love theme birthday cupcakes. They let me make cupcakes I may have never gotten to do otherwise! I get a vision and then run with it. I loved everything about these cupcakes… And, I mean, who wouldn’t want to wipe out off their chocolate surfboard into a sea of sparkling buttercream?! Cowabunga!

The surfboard mold is #s-113.

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Spooky spidery candy corny cupcakes!

30 Oct

Orange and yellow velvet Halloween cupcakes with creepy crawlies and candy corn! Loved these so much. Enjoy!

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