Cupcakes

Hamburger Cupcakes

I had seen these cupcakes done before online, but hadn’t had a chance to try them until a friend  asked me to make them for her son’s birthday.  They sure were fun to make, and from what I heard, fun to eat as well. 😉  They are yellow cupcakes with a brownie “burger” and icing for condiments.

Hamburger Cupcakes - A Sweet Cake

Minion Cupcakes!

Its hard not to like the Despicable Me movies – and especially those hilarious (and sometimes inappropriate) minions! 🙂  It was sure fun to make up these little faces for my friend’s daughters.  The faces are made of a fondant/gumpaste blend.

Minion Cupcakes - A Sweet Cake

Thin Mint Cupcakes

My daughter had treat duty for her Girl Scout meeting in March and she wanted to celebrate the end of Girl Scout cookie sales with a cookie themed cupcake.  We made up chocolate cupcakes with green icing (not minty only because we didn’t know if all the girls liked mint), and a thin mint cookie stuck in top.  They were a big hit!

Thin Mint Cupcakes - A Sweet Cake

Watermelon Cupcakes

Today my oldest is turning 11!  How time flies… its fun to see her grow into her own personality and interests.  One way I get to see all of her interests is by her avid use of Pinterest!  That girl loves to pin.  So when it came time to figure out cupcakes for her school treat, she looked through her boards and decided on a watermelon theme.   We decided that in addition to a pinkish-red cupcake with mini chocolate chips in it, that we would trip the frosting bag to make a two tone icing, and add on a Sour Patch Kids watermelon candy on top.  Here is the result!

Just say yes to cupcakes!

I do monthly work cakes for my husband’s office and its fun to think of new creations and theme them with the current month’s holidays, etc.  But I also love creating different cupcake flavors for them.  So far it seems my chocolate peanut butter cup one is an overall favorite. 🙂

This month I created some new flavors for them to try…from left to right:

Vanilla Cupcake – Cream Cheese Frosting- Maple Glazed Bacon
Vanilla Cupcake – Chocolate Frosting, topped with Caramel
Chocolate Cupcake – Vanilla Frosting – Cherries on top (black forest-ish)

Pink & Sparkly

That post title says it all! 🙂  These cupcakes were for a friend who likes pink and likes it sparkly!  Paired with these damask black/white liners, they were ooh la la!   Its hard to see the “sparkle” of these but they had a dark pink sugar sprinkled on top.

They Love Cupcakes

I’ve made lots of cakes for my husband’s work over the past few years, but cupcakes always seem to go over well.  I think it is in part because of the variety of flavors I can do.  I must say, it is fun to create these delicious cupcakes ~ almost even more than a decorated one.  I’m guessing that is because I’m a sucker for a delicious dessert!  So for September I did cupcakes again.  I brought back an old favorite (Peanut Butter/Chocolate ~ which always goes over well) and brought in 2 new ones!

Apple Spice Cupcakes with Buttercream and Caramel Drizzle & Pecans

“Almond Joy” Cupcakes ~ Vanilla Cupcake with Coconut Buttercream,
Toasted Coconut & a Chocolate Covered Almond

Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Buttercream & Chopped Peanut Butter Cups

Group pic!

You Are My Sunshine

These cupcakes were for a special birthday party for my cousin’s husband and daughter.  He was celebrating his golden b-day and she was turning 2!  They had a flowery, sunshine theme so we made up some cupcakes in 3 shades of yellow icing with yellow sugar sprinkled on top.