Rose Cupcakes Recipe

Valentine's Day Rose Cupcakes


I love these beautiful rose cupcakes that I found at the Spoonful website which I think would be enjoyed about any valentine!


Click HERE to get the instructions to do it yourself.



“I Choo-Choose You” Cupcakes Recipe

Valentines I Choo-Choose You Cupcake


I found this fun cupcake idea at the Spoonful website which I think would be enjoyed about any valentine!


Click HERE to get the instructions to do it yourself.


Donald’s Just Ducky Cupcakes Recipe



Below are the instructions on how to make these adorable cupcakes which I found at the Disney website with a few personal changes:


What You Will Need:

–   a batch of baked cupcakes of your choosing

–   white frosting

–   yellow fish candies

–   small black jellybeans

–   black icing for decorating


What You Will Need to do:

1.   Frost the cupcakes.  With a knife, pull the frosting up into a couple feathery peaks at the top of the head.

2.   For the duck bill, slice a yellow fish candy in half lengthwise.  Then press the two halves into the frosting, separating them slightly, at the very edge of the cupcake top (opposite the feathery frosting peaks).

3.   For the eyes, press two black jellybeans into the frosting.  Use the black decorating icing to pipe on curved eyebrows about 3/8-inche above the eyes.


Snickerdoodle Cupcakes Recipe



Take the great taste of a snickerdoodle cookies and wrap it up in a cupcake:


What You Will Need:

For the Cupcakes:

–   2 ¾ cups of flour

–   1 tsp of cinnamon

–   3 tsp of baking powder

–   ½ tsp of of salt

–   ¾ cup of shortening

–   1 2/3 cups of sugar

–   5 egg whites

–   2 ½ tsp of vanilla

–   1 ¼ cups of milk

For the Cinnamon Frosting:

–   6 cups of powdered sugar

–   2 tsp of cinnamon

–   2/3 cup of softened butter

–   1 Tbsp of vanilla

–   3 Tbsp of milk

For Garnishment on Top:

–   2 tsp of sugar

–   ½ tsp of cinnamon


What You Will Need to do:

1.   Preheat your oven to 350°F.

2.   Put paper cupcake liners in a 24-sized muffin sheet.  Grease bottoms and sides of cups with shortening and lightly flour.

3.   In a bowl, mix flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, baking powder and salt.

4.   In a separate bowl, beat the shortening with a electric mixer.  Slowly add 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar, beating well after each addition and scraping bowl occasionally.  Slowly add egg whites, one at a time.

5.   Now beat in 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla.  On low speed, alternately add flour mixture, about one-third at a time, and 1 1/4 cups milk, about half at a time, beating just until blended.

6.   Divide batter evenly among cupcake cups, filling each with about 3 Tbsp of batter / two-thirds full.

7.   Bake for about 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool 5 minutes.

8.   Remove cupcakes from pans; place on cooling racks and let cool completely.

9.   Now in another bowl, mix powdered sugar, 2 tsp of cinnamon and the butter with electric mixer.

10.   Stir in 1 Tbsp of vanilla and 2 Tbsp of milk.  Gradually mix in enough remaining milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to make frosting smooth and spreadable.  Frost cupcakes.

11.   In another bowl, mix garnish ingredients; sprinkle over frosted cupcakes.




Candy Store Cupcakes Recipe


This is a great recipe that I found at the Canadian Living website.  I’ve made a few changes to make this recipe a bit easier.  I think this could be rearranged so that it`s made in to a festive cupcake too.


What You Will Need:  

–   Paste food colouring

–   24 gumdrops

For the Icing:

–   1 ½ cups of butter

–   6 cups of icing sugar

–   ¼ cup of whipping cream

–   2 Tbsp of vanilla

For the cupcake:

–   1 cup of butter

–   2 cups of sugar

–   4 eggs

–   2 tsp of vanilla

–   3 cups of flour

–   1 Tbsp of baking powder

–   ½ tsp of salt

–   1 2/3 cups of milk


What You Will Need to do:

1.   To make the cupcakes:  in a large bowl, add butter and sugar; beat until fluffy.  Beat in eggs, 1 at a time.  Beat in vanilla.

2.   Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; stir into butter mixture alternately with milk, making 3 additions of dry ingredients and 2 of milk.  Spoon into paper-lined or greased muffin cups.

3.   Bake in 350ºF oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean, 20 to 22 minutes. Remove from pan; let cool on rack.

4.   To make the icing:  in large bowl, beat butter smooth.  Beat in sugar alternately with cream, making 3 additions of sugar and 2 of cream. Beat in vanilla.

5.   Now, fit piping bag with large plain tip.  Dip blunt end of wooden skewer into food colouring.  Use skewer to paint 2 vertical lines of food colouring opposite each other on inside of piping bag.

6.   Fill bag with icing.  Pipe onto tops of cupcakes.  Top each with gumdrop.



Mini Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcakes Recipe

 Mini Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcakes


Here is a delicious and easy recipe that I found at the Canadian Living website (with a few personal changes) which will make you never want to buy store bought cake mix again:


What You Will Need

Cupcake Mix:

–   1 ½ cups of flour

–   1 cup of sugar

–   1/3 cup of cocoa powder

–   1 tsp of baking soda

–   ¼ tsp of salt

–   1 cup of cold coffee

–   ½ cup of vegetable oil

–   1 tsp of vanilla

–   4 tsp of cider vinegar

Peppermint Icing:

–   1/3 cup of butter

–   3 ½ cups of icing sugar

–   ½ tsp of peppermint extract

–   ½ tsp of vanilla

–   5 Tbsp of powdered/crushed candy canes


What You Will Need to do:

1.   Preheat your oven to 350°F.

2.   In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.

3.   Whisk in coffee, oil and vanilla; stir in vinegar.  Pour by 1 tbsp into paper-lined mini muffin cups.

4.   Bake in the oven for about 8-10 minutes (test with a toothpick).

5.   Let sit for about 10 minutes to cool down.

6.   For the icing, in bowl, beat butter, icing sugar and salt until fluffy; beat in cream, 2 tbsp at a time, until smooth.

7.   Beat in peppermint extract and vanilla. Beat in 3 tbsp of the candy cane powder.

8.   Pipe or spread onto cupcakes. Sprinkle with remaining powder.


Chocolaty Melting Snowmen Cupcake Recipe

Chocolaty Melting Snowmen


I found this adorable and easy, cupcake recipe at the Better Homes & Garden website which I believe will bring a smile to anyone’s face.

Espresso Cupcake Recipe

Here is a cupcake recipe that I found on the Betty Crocker website, with some personal changes, that is sure to satisfy any coffee and sweet craving:


What You Will Need:


–   1 box of fudge cake mix (and the ingredients that is called for on box)

–   1 Tbsp of instant espresso coffee powder


–   1 cup of mascarpone cheese

–   2 tsp of milk

–   2 tsp of instant espresso coffee powder

–   1 cup of powdered sugar

Frosting and Garnish:

–   1 tsp of instant espresso coffee powder

–   1 container of milk chocolate frosting

–   24 chocolate covered espresso beans


What You Will Need to do:

1.   Preheat your oven to 350°F.

2.   Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular size muffin cups.

3.   Make cake batter as indicated on package.  Add 1 Tbsp of espresso with cake mixture.

4.   Pour cake batter into paper baking cups and bake as indicated on box.

5.   While you are waiting for the cupcakes to bake, in a bowl, beat the cheese, milk, powdered sugar and 2 tsp of espresso powder together.  Spoon mixture into decorating bag fitted with 1/4-inch (#9) writing tip.

6.   To fill each cupcake, insert tip of bag into center of cooled cupcake; gently squeeze bag until cupcake expands slightly but does not burst (each cupcake should be filled with about 1 tablespoon filling).

7.   Stir 1 teaspoon espresso powder into the frosting.  Spoon frosting mixture into decorating bag fitted with 3/4-inch (#824) star tip.  Pipe over tops of cupcakes.  Garnish with espresso beans. Store covered in refrigerator.


Glittery Pumpkin Cupcake Recipe/Idea

Glittery Pumpkin Cupcake

I think this is an adorable recipe that I found on the Real Simple website.

What You Will Need:

–   1 tsp of coarse orange sanding sugar or orange sprinkles

–   1 package of vanilla cupcake mix

–   1 can of vanilla frosting

–   12 x 1” pieces of green licorice


What You Will Need to do:

1.   Make the cupcakes as directed on the package.

2.   Once the cupcakes have cooled, place the vanilla frosting on each cupcake, like you would normally ice a cupcake.

3.   Place the sugar in a small bowl.  Dip each cupcake in the sugar until the frosting is completely covered by the sugar.

4.   Top the licorice to make a stem.




Embroidery Cupcake Pattern

As you may have noticed from previous posts, I’m a fan of cupcakes.  I have a cute embroidery cupcake pattern at the DMC website.  Follow the link to get the pattern.

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