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!
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!
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)
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